TED-Ed's thoughtful, curiosity-invoking animations are viewed by millions of people around the world every day. And now, the producers of the TED-Ed video library are building an audiobook library.

TED-Ed, on partnering with Audible

“If you're interested in diving deeper into some of the topics covered in our animated videos, you've come to the right place! We're on a quixotic quest to pair every TED-Ed lesson with a great book recommendation, and thanks to Audible, we've created our very own audiobook library full of books loved by the TED-Ed team. Check back regularly for new book recommendations and accompanying TED-Ed animations!”

TED-Ed's Top Picks

    • By: Madeline Miller
    • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 04-10-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24,747 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • "Circe is my favorite telling of mythological stories in any medium. I grew up obsessed with mythology; my copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths has been picked over more than Prometheus's liver. Circe takes the gods, heroes, and monsters I found so enchanting as a child, and weaves their stories together into a lush tapestry that takes on the most ancient subjects of storytelling, like power and transformation and identity, in a way that couldn't be any more modern. It's fascinating and smart and beautifully written." —Alex Rosenthal, TED-Ed Editorial Producer

    Regular price: $29.65

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 1
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 36,140 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a zany thrill ride of a novel that sticks to your brainy bits long after you've chuckled through the last page. The larger-than-life characters that populate this wicked and whimsical satire hilariously hurtle through the depths of space as they investigate life, the universe, and everything. Adams' witty, irreverent, and delightfully British humor have kept Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and the rest of the hitchhiking crew zipping around my mind for decades." —Emilie Soffe, TED-Ed Team

    Regular price: $21.00

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3,756 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • "Filled with supernatural phenomena so common that normal events become magical, One Hundred Years of Solitude follows the lives of seven generations of the Buendía family in the fictional town of Macondo. The novel recounts their challenges, triumphs, and failures in such lush detail that if you skip a sentence you might lose your place in the narrative. Just below the surface, you can also find parallels between the fictional events of the book and the actual events of Latin American history, reflecting both the omnipresence of tragedy and the possibilities for hope in even the worst situations." —Francisco Díez-Buzo, TED-Ed Team

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 08-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12,419 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • "This book is an intense exploration of the atrocities of slavery through a blend of historical fact and fiction that borders on magical realism at times. The underground railroad shows up as an actual train system that delivers the protagonist, Cora, to a series of radically different states in a Gulliver’s Travels-esque epic struggle for freedom. I found it to be a powerful, moving, and insightful read; it has informed the way I think about the legacy of slavery in America." —Alex Rosenthal, TED-Ed Team

    Regular price: $28.00

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 11-06-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 663 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • "Hallucinations opened my eyes to a whole world of phenomena, which Oliver Sacks explores through a combination of neuroscience and case study. Some, like phantom limbs, were fascinatingly unfamiliar. Others, like the hypnagogic hallucinations associated with falling asleep, were exciting because they were so familiar—I'd experienced them myself without having a name for them or realizing how common they are. Throughout this book, Sacks simultaneously exposes his readers to the wildest extremes of perception and points out the experiences we all have in common, though we might not know it." —Elizabeth Cox, TED-Ed Team

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Regular price: $29.95

    • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Brian Christian
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 04-19-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12,012 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • “If you’re the type of person who likes the idea of alphabetizing your bookshelf as quickly as possible, finding the optimal parking spot, or just generally making the most of your limited time and resources, this is the book for you. This book doesn’t shy away from complexity, but it does so without requiring a technical background. As someone who couldn’t program his way out of a microwave oven, I appreciated this approach.” —Alex Rosenthal, TED-Ed editorial producer

    Regular price: $20.99

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 47,964 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • “Neil Gaiman brings the Norse pantheon to life with his signature, masterful storytelling style while staying true to the source material. The gods in these stories occupy a murky moral space and have some pretty zany adventures, so it’s a joy to go along for the ride.” —Alex Rosenthal, TED-Ed editorial producer

    Regular price: $23.95

  • Regular price: $19.95

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 08-04-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 858 ratings
    • Why we love this book...
    • “This novel explores the intertwined relationship between women, art, literature, and financial independence... This book is so prescient and evergreen that it's hard to believe it was written almost 100 years ago.” —Jessica Ruby, TED-Ed production coordinator

    Regular price: $16.35

Take a listen with TED-Ed

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition
  • Algorithms to Live By
  • Norse Mythology
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales
  • A Room of One's Own
  • Hallucinations

How to start

Log in securely with your Amazon account.

Sign up for your free 30-day trial. Your first book is free.

Download the free Audible app and start listening!

Click to Try Audible Free $14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.