Audiobooks self-development for fall
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to get back to basics—revisit the advice that you thought you already knew and see if you’re actually taking it. It’s not as simple as it seems to eat right, go outside, get some sleep, or remember that “you are special,” which is why sometimes these are just the words we need to hear.

x Rachael Xerri, Audible Editor

    • Simply Said

    • Communicating Better at Work and Beyond
    • By: Jay Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jay Sullivan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone who presents or is in a sales position should read this book!!

    • By ben daughdrill on 12-04-17
    • Communicating Better at Work and Beyond
    • By: Jay Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jay Sullivan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 75 ratings
    • Say the right things
    • If you’re focused on getting ahead in the workplace this fall, you’re going to need to communicate better, and that means learning more than just how to enunciate. Communications expert and executive at a large communications firm, Jay Sullivan, explains how to write better emails and make your meetings more effective so you can approach success with confidence.
    • Social

    • Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
    • By: Matthew D. Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Bowling Alone" For Your Brain...

    • By Douglas on 12-08-13
    • Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
    • By: Matthew D. Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 649 ratings
    • Make more friends—your brain wants you to!
    • Wondering why all that communication is necessary for success? Not only will it get you ahead in the workplace, our brains are actually hardwired to be social. UCLA professor and psychologist Matthew Lieberman shares his groundbreaking work in social neuroscience to explain how connecting to others is can be a huge advantage and is a need more basic than the desire for food or shelter. Think twice about eating lunch alone; your brain depends on it.
    • Sleep Smarter

    • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
    • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,453

    Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some parts good, but be careful

    • By Brian A. Shenk on 12-05-16
    • 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success
    • By: Shawn Stevenson, Sara Gottfried MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Sara Gottfried, Shawn Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-16-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,749 ratings
    • Get some sleep
    • I first recommended Sleep Smarter in January as one of the 18 Ways to Win 2018, and I will continue to share Shawn Stevenson’s message on the importance of sleep. With the end of daylight saving on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to rethink your sleeping habits. This title as a critical tool in improving your overall health and wellness. The author used sleep to repair his body after battling a degenerative bone disease. Now he’s sharing how catching some Zs can lead to better health, including weight loss and increased cognition.
    • Body Love

    • Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever
    • By: Kelly LeVeque
    • Narrated by: Kelly LeVeque, Erin Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    Kelly has studied the science behind familiar diets to understand how they trigger the body to lose pounds - and why they aren't sustainable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knowledge is Power!

    • By Shannon on 07-11-17
    • Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever
    • By: Kelly LeVeque
    • Narrated by: Kelly LeVeque, Erin Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 06-27-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 566 ratings
    • Reach your fitness goals
    • The summer is over, which means pies and candy are just mere days away. What if you could make better eating decisions in this festive season and avoid the guilt-induced purchases of pricey gym memberships and diet plans come January? Nutritionist Kelly LaVeque’s fitness approach prioritizes balance and self-assuredness over restriction and obsession. No fad diets. No cleanses. If you’re looking for an excuse to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle—and have it stick—this is it.
    • Kick Ass with Mel Robbins

    • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
    • By: Mel Robbins
    • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,330

    Want more out of life? You're not alone. And best-selling author Mel Robbins is here to help with no-bullshit life and business advice that you won't get anywhere else....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I related to every session somehow! Unbelievable

    • By Ben on 05-14-18
    • Life-Changing Advice from the Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
    • By: Mel Robbins
    • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 05-08-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,048 ratings
    • Kick Ass!!!
    • Need some more motivation? Not ready to commit to change just yet? There’s nothing like hearing the slightly intimidating, yet totally on-point, motivational speaker and bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins tell others what to do with their lives. For when you need to hear others realize their potential before being able to approach your own problem areas.
    • You Are Special

    • By: Fred Rogers
    • Narrated by: Fred Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 159

    You Are Special is an inspiring collection of Fred Rogers' self-esteem boosting wisdom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audiobooks

    • By scotty on 08-28-17
    • By: Fred Rogers
    • Narrated by: Fred Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-09
    • 5 out of 5 stars 176 ratings
    • Be a better neighbor
    • When I first found this title, I thought I had stumbled on the self-development book to replace all others. Imagine, our favorite childhood neighbor, immortalized in an hour-and-a-half of affirmational phrases we all knew and loved him for. What’s more essential than having Mr. Rogers tell you that you’re special? This is one listen that will be cherished for a long time.
    • Unstuff Your Life

    • Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good
    • By: Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated by: Andrew J. Mellen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,845
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,813

    One of the country's most sought-after professional organizers makes his foolproof rescue plan available for everyone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stuff

    • By Judy on 12-07-12
    • Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good
    • By: Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated by: Andrew J. Mellen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 02-14-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,194 ratings
    • Get organized
    • If it weren’t for Audible, I’d most definitely have a whole pile of organization books. So why do I recommend this book above others? Well, for starters, it’s by the “most organized man in America,” professional organizer Andrew J. Mellen, and he promises to find a permanent home for my keys and wallet (and drastically cut down on my morning routine).
    • The Barefoot Investor

    • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
    • By: Scott Pape
    • Narrated by: Scott Pape
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    This is the only money guide you'll ever need....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sure It's An Aussie Book But--

    • By Gillian on 03-27-18
    • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
    • By: Scott Pape
    • Narrated by: Scott Pape
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 01-01-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 724 ratings
    • Make more money
    • This title has a lot to live up to as the self-purported “Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need”, and it delivers. You probably don’t know a single person who doesn’t want more of the green stuff—and for good reason. Need to save up for a down payment? Make higher payments on your mortgage? What about saving for your kids? Retirement? If all of those needs make your head spin, take a deep breath, and let Aussie Scott Pape lead you on the path to financial success, one barefoot step at a time.
    • Work, Sex, and Money

    • Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Sherab Chödzin Kohn (editor)
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    We all hope that these aspects of our life will be a source of fulfillment and pleasure, and they often are. Yet they are also always sources of problems for which we seek practical advice and solutions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so much wisdom

    • By Ian on 11-10-16
    • Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness
    • By: Chögyam Trungpa, Carolyn Rose Gimian (editor), Sherab Chödzin Kohn (editor)
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 12-09-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 146 ratings
    • Find balance
    • If you ask most people what’s troubling them and what it is that they want more of, the answers will probably have some serious overlap. Work, Sex, and Money might not sound like spiritual tools, but according to the late Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa, understanding how these three key areas affect us emotionally is integral to more than our relationships and bank accounts. Imagine if you never had to worry again…
    • Getting Unstuck

    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524

    With Getting Unstuck, she offers us a first look at "both the itch and the scratch": what Tibetan Buddhists call shenpa....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concrete solutions for addictive behavior

    • By Annie M. on 05-12-09
    • Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality
    • By: Pema Chodron
    • Narrated by: Pema Chodron
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 09-16-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,351 ratings
    • Relax
    • Fair warning, this is not the most technically sophisticated audio recording. It echoes, the music sounds like it’s being played on a cassette tape, and it was recorded in front of a live audience in 2005—yet, I find myself searching for it in my library often. Letting you in on a little secret—I’m still afraid of change and this book is my go-to for coping with it. America’s favorite Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön’s message is loud and clear: treating symptoms of discomfort isn’t the same thing as curing what’s causing your pain. This spiritual healer’s message is a refreshingly reassuring guide to emotional well-being. This essential tool for finding your center will lead you into this season of transformation with a grounded sense of self.