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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 40,831
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37,398
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37,180

    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
    • Didn't know what I was getting into

    • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $35.71

    • Power Moves

    • Lessons from Davos
    • By: Adam Grant
    • Narrated by: Adam Grant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,549

    Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • there should be more interview books like this

    • By Paul on 01-05-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Can't Hurt Me

    • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    • By: David Goggins
    • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19,024
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,371
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17,311

    For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • STAY HARD

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29,224
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,531
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26,396

    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.

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

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 106,027
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98,231
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97,766

    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
    • Sounds similar to my poor white youth in 1950's US

    • By Mary on 08-06-17
    • 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 106,027 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Love, Lucy

    • By: Lucille Ball
    • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400

    Love, Lucy is the valentine Lucille Ball left for her fans—a warm, wise, and witty memoir written by Lucy herself. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. No comedienne had made America laugh so hard, no television actress had made the leap from radio and B movies to become one of the world’s best-loved performers. This is her story—in her own words. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Out of My Mind

    • By: Alan Arkin
    • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,167

    In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting life experience

    • By MelJoy on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • So Sad Today

    • Personal Essays
    • By: Melissa Broder
    • Narrated by: Melissa Broder
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings and that quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • You don’t have to read this

    • By Chris on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • 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 504
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 439

    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: $21.67

    • My Own Words

    • By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams
    • Narrated by: Linda Lavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 - a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacularly Dry

    • By CMP on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 7,421
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,709
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,652

    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 7,421 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Truths We Hold

    • An American Journey
    • By: Kamala Harris
    • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 75

    By reckoning with the big 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 in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read!

    • By Lynn on 01-15-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 18,322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,285

    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
    • 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 18,322 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 2,014
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,865
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,851

    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
    • License to Listen - The Illest Communication

    • By J. Combs on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 27,209
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,470
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24,463

    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

    • We're Going to Need More Wine

    • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
    • By: Gabrielle Union
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,999
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,738

    In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 👏🏾👏🏾 thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

    • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • True Crime Addict

    • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
    • By: James Renner
    • Narrated by: James Renner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

    When 11-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011 James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honest. Surprising. Fascinating.

    • By River Holmes-miller on 05-27-16
    • How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
    • By: James Renner
    • Narrated by: James Renner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Heavy

    • By: Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 906

    Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be prepared

    • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,906
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,922

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

    • By Peter on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Inheritance

    • A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 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 30

    Inheritance is an audiobook about secrets - secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman's urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than 50 years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A spellbinding book

    • By asdasklda on 01-18-19
    • A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
    • By: Dani Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Dani Shapiro
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

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