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    • The Queen

    • Aretha Franklin
    • By: Mikal Gilmore
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 659

    You know her voice. Now hear her story.

    Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 13,144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,734

    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. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely Depressing...

    • By Sena on 09-11-18
    • 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 13,144 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,932
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,336
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,246

    Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • This Will Only Hurt a Little

    • By: Busy Philipps
    • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 245

    Busy Philipps’ autobiographical audiobook offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her painful and painfully funny teen years to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens of all sizes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to like it so much...

    • By Amy Isbell on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    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 - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

    Regular price: $35.71

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 95,867
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88,792
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 88,375

    One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and perfect narration

    • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 95,867 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • In Pieces

    • By: Sally Field
    • Narrated by: Sally Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

    In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

    • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Whiskey in a Teacup

    • By: Reese Witherspoon
    • Narrated by: Reese Witherspoon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639

    Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said a combination of beauty and strength made Southern women “whiskey in a teacup”. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside, we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s Southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of Southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Home Sweet Home story. PROBLEM No .pdf came

    • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

    • An Oral History
    • By: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    At last, the full story behind Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, including stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle. How did they do it? They came from completely different families, endured a significant age difference, and were separated by the gulf of several social strata. Megan loved books and art history; Nick loved hammers. But much more than these seemingly unsurpassable obstacles were the values they held in common: respect, decency, the ability to mention genitalia in almost any context, and an abiding obsession with the songs of Tom Waits.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect comedy memoir audiobook

    • By Ruthi on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,600
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,069
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,025

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful trip

    • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 150

    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (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

    • Cole and Sav

    • By: Cole LaBrant, Savannah LaBrant
    • Narrated by: Cole LaBrant, Savannah LaBrant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 156

    Cole and Savannah LaBrant’s lives have been a series of trials and triumphs - but also full of redemption and grace. They were on seemingly different paths but were brought together by God in a surprising way, which culminated in a public love story on the Internet that was witnessed by millions of viewers. Now Cole and Sav are giving listeners a chance to go beyond the small glimpses of their lives offered on their YouTube videos, sharing the full richness of God’s work in their lives through their powerful, inspiring story. Listeners will be reminded that hope is always possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a good story!

    • By Mariel Pindar on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Braving the Wilderness

    • The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,464
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,565

    "True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

    • By Gillian on 09-14-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Yes Please

    • By: Amy Poehler
    • Narrated by: Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45,227
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39,391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,210

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good enough to speed through, not enough to rave

    • By JD on 12-02-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • By: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25,103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,574
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,570

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

    • By Brock on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Elon Musk

    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36,907

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of competence porn

    • By Tristan on 08-20-16
    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41,383 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Billion Dollar Whale

    • By: Bradley Hope, Tom Wright
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude - one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. An epic true tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting story as I now work on his yacht

    • By Adam Bodiam on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Last Black Unicorn

    • By: Tiffany Haddish
    • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25,269
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,670
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,577

    Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad it ended

    • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Kitchen Confidential

    • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
    • By: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,246

    Last summer, The New Yorker published chef Anthony Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading This." Now, the author uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable audiobook, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kitchen Confidential

    • By Holly on 02-20-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • My Squirrel Days

    • By: Ellie Kemper
    • Narrated by: Ellie Kemper
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

     

    There comes a time in every sitcom actress’ life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper’s number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husband’s feet, My Squirrel Days is a funny, freewheeling tour of Ellie’s life - from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a vivid imagination and a crush on David Letterman to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love Ellie Kemper get this book!

    • By Samantha on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $20.99

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