Rachael Xerri - Audible Editor

AUDIBLE EDITOR

Rachael Xerri

Rachael is a firm believer in unapologetic self-care and positive personal intention. When she’s not catching up on her latest listen, she’s either trying to perfect her downward dog or eating a bowl of ice cream. Follow her on Twitter @EditorRachael.

Rachael's Recent Reviews

    • The Case Against Fragrance

    • By: Kate Grenville
    • Narrated by: Belinda McClory
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enlightening

    • By Lila on 08-06-18
    • By: Kate Grenville
    • Narrated by: Belinda McClory
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 08-01-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings
    • Sensitive to smell?
    • Kate Grenville is a novelist and sense-triggered migraine sufferer with some questions: What is fragrance made of, how is it regulated, and what is it doing to our bodies? In this well-researched and skeptical exploration of what’s (quite literally) under our noses, Grenville reports that the smells we covet are often made from questionable, and even known carcinogenic, substances—and there’s little being done to regulate them. Hidden in the elusive label parfum are ingredients such as hydroxyphenol, linalool, ethylhexyl palmitate, hexyl benzoate, methyl phenylacetate, formaldehyde, and more. Everything from the air we breathe to the clothes we wear contains chemical cocktails that Grenville alleges could be making you sick. This debut audiobook performance from narrator Belinda McClory (best known for her role as Switch in The Matrix) delivers exactly what a perfume promises: allure, hypnotism, and delight—without the potential side effects. As a migraine sufferer myself, I’m looking forward to seeing if choosing unscented products and politely asking my friends to forgo the cologne will positively affect my health.
    • Like She Owns the Place

    • Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic
    • By: Cara Alwill Leyba
    • Narrated by: Cara Alwill Leyba
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Most women who are insecure look for the equivalent of a sugar rush, such as telling themselves they're better than other people or changing the way they look. But those tricks won't protect them from losing confidence in the future....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cara delivers!

    • By Jackie on 07-18-18
    • Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic
    • By: Cara Alwill Leyba
    • Narrated by: Cara Alwill Leyba
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 07-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 176 ratings
    • While Cara Alwill Leyba’s Girl Code provided the pep talks needed to get through a tough workday, Like She Owns the Place promises to "ignite confidence from within." In her latest book, Cara focuses on lifestyle changes to help you find and assert your most authentic self—like dumping that toxic boyfriend, forgiving yourself for skipping your cycling workout, and blocking out the idea that you need to chase promotions to find success. Even though some of us don’t share a deep bond with our hair stylists (or have the funds to take champagne breaks at our desks), we can still learn a thing or two from our categorically metropolitan, pink-haired powerhouse. Her real-talk reminders, such as "stop saying you’re sorry when you have nothing to apologize for," "you don’t need plastic surgery," and "check your f*cks at the door," are confidence-building mantras intended to inspire all women to rock a neon 'do if they want to.
    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14,891
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,585
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,516

    An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Haley on 05-27-18
    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 02-20-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 14,891 ratings
    • Tara Westover's story of survival will heal you
    • While listening to Educated on the bus, a curious coworker asked me if it was enjoyable. Given the heavy themes of abuse and mental illness, I had to hesitate before landing on my answer: Yes, but only in the way getting your breath back after crying is. Sticking with this narrative requires patience, empathy, and faith (ironic given the context); you have to see yourself in Tara and you have to believe that she will be OK. So, if you’ve ever paid tears and tremors to become yourself then yes, these words will move you and you will come to a revelation—they are you. Even if you haven’t yet realized your abilities but know you have to, even if you only know it deep down. If I could choose only one book to add to my library this year, this would be it.
    • Five Stars

    • The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great
    • By: Carmine Gallo
    • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Ideas don’t sell themselves. As the forces of globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence combine to disrupt every field career, having a good idea isn’t good enough. Mastering the ancient art of persuasion is the key to standing out....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • repetitive word vomit

    • By Darius on 07-19-18
    • The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great
    • By: Carmine Gallo
    • Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 06-05-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings
    • Build your soft skills—no training required
    • Carmine Gallo, the best-selling author of Talk like TED, explores the power of persuasion in his new book Five Stars. In this inspirational and informative business listen, Gallo provides insight into some of the toughest questions troubling the workforce today. Namely, “How can I outsmart the robots so they don’t take my job?” and “What would it take for me to make a successful career switch?” Through compelling interviews with today’s most successful minds—from Fortune 500 company leaders to neuroscientists and historians—Gallo argues that he has found the common thread that makes humans irreplaceable: communication. Does this philosophy sound familiar? That’s because Aristotle conceived of this message centuries before the first AI. To hammer home the importance of voice, Gallo performs each passage with an assured and encouraging tone.
    • You Think It, I'll Say It

    • Stories
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 355

    Throughout the 10 stories in You Think It, I'll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Potato Chips, You Can’t Read Just One

    • By Gretchen SLP on 08-04-18
    • Stories
    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Mark Deakins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 405 ratings
    • What would you sacrifice for stability?
    • Curtis Sittenfeld's characters are successful, settled, suburban, and yet, their pasts continue to haunt them. The mean girl from high school, the unlikely hookup, and the persistently present friend from college all threaten to disrupt carefully crafted lives. Tensions rise through inner monologues; outlets for relief come at a premium; change becomes an ever-moving target. Set in post-2016 election America, the stories told in You Think It, I’ll Say It are told through a semi-nihilistic lens and grapple with the question: What is the true price of contentment?
    • Creative Quest

    • By: Questlove
    • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove - inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Questlove once again is my fairy godmother

    • By Richard on 04-26-18
    • By: Questlove
    • Narrated by: Questlove, Fred Armisen, Tariq Trotter, Dion Flynn, Robin Thede, Norm MacDonald
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 348 ratings
    • Required listening for the artistic soul
    • Questlove has some impressive points on his CV. To name a few: he’s the percussionist for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots (also known as the in-house performers on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), a guest star on shows ranging from The Chappelle Show to Top Chef – and he has a producer credit for the Broadway hit, Hamilton. Not to mention his collaborations with artists such as Jay-Z, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, and John Legend. His latest achievement? Published author and narrator of his breakthrough ode to the artistic process, Creative Quest. It has expertly woven personal anecdotes, quotable musings (“If you think you’re a creative person, then you are one”), punctuated facts about advancements in the culinary, musical, and visual arts, and thoughtful assertions seasoned with charming laughter, mellifluous melodies, and meditational interludes. In this immersive audiobook, Questlove has created something truly admirable: a pastiche of inspirational advice that is, in and of itself, an innovation.
    • The Strangest Secret

    • Enhanced for the 21st Century
    • By: Earl Nightingale, Janice Bryant Howroyd
    • Narrated by: Janice Bryant Howroyd
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    This new version includes updated statistics and additional quotes from some of the greatest thought leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Buddha. It is written as gender-neutral, and for the first time it contains a women's point of view....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reminders and food for thought

    • By lmlewis517 on 03-15-18
    • Enhanced for the 21st Century
    • By: Earl Nightingale, Janice Bryant Howroyd
    • Narrated by: Janice Bryant Howroyd
    • Series: Nightingale-Conant: Motivational
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Release date: 02-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings
    • Listen to This on Your Run
    • As the first African-American woman to own a billion-dollar company, Janice Bryant Howroyd knows a thing or two about achieving goals. In her words, “success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal…We become what we think about.” Make this 40-minute listen your daily-mantra to help you get the most out of your exercise routine.
    • Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

    • By: Patty McCord
    • Narrated by: Patty McCord, Alex Hyde White
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595

    When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant & Insightful

    • By Jessica Lea Nolette on 02-26-18
    • By: Patty McCord
    • Narrated by: Patty McCord, Alex Hyde White
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 680 ratings
    • Netflix's Strong Female Lead
    • Former chief talent officer of Netflix Patty McCord knows how to build a better team. Through close analysis and firm decision making, McCord brought Netflix from the brink of bankruptcy to leading entertainment platform. She’s tough on convention, weary of procedure, and strict on discipline. Whether you're a manager at large company, or a thought leader invested in the early stages of defining company culture for a budding startup, McCord's tested advice on boosting productivity, predicting growth, and overcoming challenges will help you empower your staff, create better products, and attract customers.
    • Thinking in Bets

    • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
    • By: Annie Duke
    • Narrated by: Annie Duke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 989
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 982

    Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insights on improving decision making

    • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18
    • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
    • By: Annie Duke
    • Narrated by: Annie Duke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124 ratings
    • How to play the hand you’re dealt
    • American Professional Poker Player Annie Duke knows all about luck. More specifically, how it can skew our perception of what’s a good idea, or a bad one. Duke teaches us that while there are forces outside of our control, there are strategies to better play the hand we’re dealt. Thinking in Bets is not a book about gambling, but it is about making decisions when you don’t know all the details. Learn why the choices that lead to your success aren’t always the best ones, and why the ones that end in failure aren’t always the worst. This book will challenge everything you think you know about making predictions and reflecting on your actions. . .you can bet on it.
    • Close to Om

    • Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
    • By: Andrea Marcum
    • Narrated by: Andrea Marcum
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    By the end of Close to Om, listeners will not only know a lot about yoga and its poses, but they'll also know more about themselves: who they are, what they want, and how to get there....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book. Very insightful!

    • By Mari on 01-27-18
    • Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life
    • By: Andrea Marcum
    • Narrated by: Andrea Marcum
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 12-26-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings
    • Andrea Marcum's yoga-as-lifestyle approach is just what I need to stretch past my current physical and mental limits—and keep my wellness resolutions on track.
    • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

    • By: Gary Chapman
    • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,625
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,365
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,265

    Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected Brilliance

    • By Vanessa on 02-08-07
    • By: Gary Chapman
    • Narrated by: Gary Chapman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 07-15-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16,625 ratings
    • Reliable Relationship Advice
    • For most millennials, love truly is a four-letter word. It’s not that we want to connect any less than our parents did, in fact, we’re over-connected—to the point where we obsess over micro-actions, such as a swipe right or a thumbs up, to determine if things are going well with a certain someone (or someones). So this year, stop tirelessly attempting to decode social media posts and resolve to listen to your elders. Gary Chapman tells it like it is (in a twangy, but firm, Southern accent): you have to learn how your partner expresses love, and vice versa, in order for it to work. You might not speak the same love language—after all, there are five of them—but you can work to understand each other. Whether you want to turn your situation-ship into a relationship, or revitalize your marriage, start here for solid, time-tested advice on how to communicate—without character limits. –Rachael
    • When to Jump

    • If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
    • By: Mike Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mike Lewis, full cast, Sheryl Sandberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    An inspirational audiobook that lays out the "Jump Curve" - four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do you hear a voice inside you?

    • By Everett Libby on 01-18-18
    • If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
    • By: Mike Lewis
    • Narrated by: Mike Lewis, full cast, Sheryl Sandberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 122 ratings
    • Go Your Own Way
    • “Life is what you make it.” For Mike Lewis, who left a high-paying corporate job at the young age of 24 to become a professional squash player, these words could not be truer. Which, is not to say that accomplishments happen overnight. In the course of his own “jump,” Lewis spoke to over 40 highly qualified experts, everyone from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, to the designer of the Lyft logo, Ethan Eyler, and learned that fulfillment requires risk. When to Jump isn’t just a kick-ass collection of stories narrated by an impressive full cast, it’s also a road map to creating your own success. Change is intimidating, but these experts have handed us a parachute. Make the jump. –Rachael
    • 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 2,527
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256

    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 2,527 ratings
    • Get Smart about Sleep
    • Getting to sleep does more than just keep you energized, it’s also crucial to your health. Sleeping better can even help you meet your weight-loss goals. But if you’re anything like the millions of Americans who have a tough time falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting deep sleep, then it’s time to Sleep Smarter. Shawn Stevenson used sleep to repair his body after a degenerative bone disease crushed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete. Through his 14-day sleep makeover, you can rejuvenate your health, mind, and even career—that’s a manageable amount of time to spend on a resolution, don’t you think? –Rachael
    • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787

    Daniel H. Pink, the number one best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun. Enlightening. Fast Paced.

    • By W. Brooks on 01-11-18
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022 ratings
    • Timing is everything
    • Daniel H. Pink (#1 New York Times best-selling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human) explores why, how, and, yes, when timing really does matter. If you’ve ever asked yourself, "What time should I go to sleep? Is it better to be the first person interviewed, or the last? Am I going through a mid-life crisis? When should I get married? What time of day should I schedule my surgery? Why do I procrastinate so much?" or even, "What are my chances of making it to the next round in a national singing competition?" then this book is for you. Pink’s writing isn’t just informative and backed by leading research in psychology, biology, and economics, it’s eerily relatable—like listening to the plot of what your life could be if only you were in all the right places at all the right times. So, when should you listen to this book? Now.
    • The Disaster Artist

    • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,388
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,365

    The Disaster Artist is Greg Sestero's laugh-out-loud funny account of how Tommy Wiseau defied every law of artistry, business, and friendship to make "the Citizen Kane of bad movies"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Have to Listen to This Book!

    • By Henry Strickler on 08-28-14
    • My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
    • By: Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell
    • Narrated by: Greg Sestero
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,874 ratings
    • The Role Greg Sestero Actually Deserves
    • The first time I watched The Room, I laughed, cringed, gasped, and teared up -- for all the wrong reasons. The story behind the "worst movie ever made" is arguably everything director Tommy Wiseau envisioned, but ultimately failed to deliver. Greg Sestero (actor who played Mark) tells his side of the story -- one that's ripe with creative passion, friendship, and betrayal -- on the making of this flub film turned cult classic.
    • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 789
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time for Audible members. A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Esther is my favorite therapist to listen to!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-17
    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Series: Where Should We Begin? Season 2, Book 1
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Release date: 10-24-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 789 ratings
    • My favorite this year
    • Relationships are complex and with so much controversy in 2017, there seems to be a shortage of common ground. People lie, they cheat, they have hang-ups, and they aren’t always there for the ones they love. Thankfully, this year also brought two seasons of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel. In this Audible Original audio show, expert relationship counselor and celebrated author, Esther Perel, helps real-life couples understand their own shortcomings, leading them on the path to mutual resolution, even when the answer is to go separate ways. Esther offers insight on everything from healing after trauma, to overcoming infidelity, to navigating mental health issues. Esther’s empathy and truthfulness is refreshing in a time of uncertainty, and it’s what makes her show the very best of 2017.

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    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 984
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Oscar

    • By Wanda O.Hughes on 03-06-17
    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 12-20-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 984 ratings
    • Wondrous, Indeed
    • Junot Díaz’s prose is already animated on the page—but when I first heard the talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) perform The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, I couldn’t help but wonder if Díaz designed this work for audio. As Miranda narrates in the first person as Oscar’s friend, Yunior, the colorful language, teen angst, identity crisis–fueled awkwardness, and cringe-worthy adolescent male attempts to “get a girl” seamlessly come together to produce undeniably human characters.
    • Beloved

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps best read on paper

    • By Cathy on 07-29-06
    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,492 ratings
    • New Love for Beloved
    • My hard copy of Beloved is bursting at the seams with sticky notes, so when I first heard Toni Morrison through my earbuds, I nearly gasped. All of the lines sound like a first line: they hook you in and haunt you for some time after. Embedded in Morrison’s lyricism are powerful truths about the horrors of American slavery. Morrison explores how humanity in the face of oppression could turn an unspeakable act into a defiant display of autonomy. The character of Baby Suggs seeks to prove that there are fates worse than death.
    • I Am Malala

    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,218

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much more than expected...

    • By Jan on 10-10-13
    • How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
    • By: Malala Yousafzai
    • Narrated by: Archie Panjabi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,038 ratings
    • Impressive Courage from a Young Woman
    • In a world where terror begets violence, upends lives, and paralyzes the masses, Malala Yousafzai (winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2015) is among the brave who fight back. But Malala wasn’t a trained soldier or an undercover journalist when the Taliban in Pakistan shot and almost killed her in 2012—she was a fifteen-year-old girl. Archie Panjabi seamlessly performs the voice of a triumphant young Muslim woman navigating a dangerous landscape to fight for the right to receive an education.
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