New York Times Best Sellers

A list of best-selling books in the United States, compiled by The New York Times.

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Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 13
    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102,093
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92,828
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92,328

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't know what I was getting into

    • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $35.71

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56,614
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51,091
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50,887

    An unforgettable memoir 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
    • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Truths We Hold

    • An American Journey
    • By: Kamala Harris
    • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    By reckoning with the challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great content, read if possible

    • By TCamp72 on 03-07-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Point of It All

    • A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors
    • By: Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Krauthammer - editor
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Krauthammer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 589
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 526

    Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist’s most important works. It spans the personal, political, and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By robert on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Library Book

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,001
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,818

    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a new narrator

    • By Jessica on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Ben Whishaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,328
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,198
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,193

    Stephen Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet, he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My heart - and mind - are both shattered.

    • By Kim & Tim on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Killing the SS

    • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
    • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205

    As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting and Detailed

    • By Nay717 on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $31.95

    • Factfulness

    • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    • By: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling
    • Narrated by: Richard Harries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,076
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057

    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read not for Listening

    • By carlos gomez on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,921
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,898

    How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these questions than astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

    • By TMort on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Leadership

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

    In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four presidents - Lincoln, the two Roosevelts, and LBJ (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What makes a president great?

    • By tru britty on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Fifth Risk

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,542

    "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awkward and Disappointing

    • By Amit M on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Bad Blood

    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25,068
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,788
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,745

    The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech start-up founded by Elizabeth Holmes by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shocking story of a meteoric rise and fall

    • By Jeff Koeppen on 08-14-18
    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 05-21-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 25,068 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,406

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

    • By BigNutz on 12-15-18
    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20,703 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99