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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 203

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From the heart

    • By Ann on 11-14-18

    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 20,641
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18,773
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18,675

    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
    • Exceptional

    • By Haley on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Queen

    • Aretha Franklin
    • By: Mikal Gilmore
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,260
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,031
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,017

    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 15,463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,871
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,774

    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 15,463 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 98,593
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 91,315
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 90,890

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but repetitive

    • By marianne russell on 05-23-17
    • 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 98,593 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Beastie Boys Book

    • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
    • Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 369

    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing!

    • By Danny Savage on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Shook One

    • Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
    • By: Charlamagne Tha God
    • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 838
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 733

    Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne; it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he is ahead of the game and should have nothing to worry about, he is still plagued by anxieties - fear of being weak; fear of being a bad dad; fear of being a worse husband; and, ultimately, fear of failure. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat back those fears and empowers you to no longer be held back from your potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No sophomore slump!!

    • By Ola Alabi on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • 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 1,606
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,485
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,471

    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

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,539
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,496

    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
    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6,129 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • In Pieces

    • By: Sally Field
    • Narrated by: Sally Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917

    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

    • No Land's Man

    • A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch
    • By: Aasif Mandvi
    • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 700

    If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Witty and Thoughtful

    • By The Reading Date on 11-06-14
    • A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch
    • By: Aasif Mandvi
    • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 11-04-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 780 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 724
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    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.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, Really Funny. Listen with your boo.

    • By Nancy Jundi on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 354

    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

    • Troublemaker

    • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
    • By: Leah Remini
    • Narrated by: Leah Remini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13,992
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,863
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,815

    The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is fascinating and funny! Fantastic!

    • By Kim on 11-04-15
    • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
    • By: Leah Remini
    • Narrated by: Leah Remini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13,992 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

    • By: Lysa TerKeurst
    • Narrated by: Lysa TerKeurst, Jolene Barto
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • grateful for your insight

    • By kim small on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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 1,076
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 962

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nashville Native

    • By David D. on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 25,750
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23,143
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23,137

    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

    • 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 25,837
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23,187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,091

    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

    • 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 15,845
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,981
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,885

    "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

    • Bossypants

    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,017
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,840

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • what was the point of this book

    • By Nobody on 11-11-18
    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 04-05-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 49,131 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

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