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    • 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 7,409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,661

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Voters and Especially Non Voters Should Read This

    • By Ila in Maine on 09-15-18
    • 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 7,409 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • In Pieces

    • By: Sally Field
    • Narrated by: Sally Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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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

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,446
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,091
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,020

    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

    • 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 93,104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86,250
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85,841

    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 93,104 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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
    • If you love the south, you’ll love this book!

    • By Shannon on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $28.34

    • 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 5,011
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,538
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,497

    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

    • Titan

    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229

    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

    • By Rick on 11-04-13
    • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,593 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • A Full Life

    • Reflections at Ninety
    • By: Jimmy Carter
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Carter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605

    Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Scott Volltrauer on 08-19-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Polaroid Guy in a Snapchat World

    • By: David Spade
    • Narrated by: David Spade
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961

    Written and performed for the Audible experience, Spade’s new comic memoir takes listeners along for the sometimes embarrassing and always hilarious ride of getting older in our fleeting “Snapchat World”. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the first one!

    • By Ashley on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Unhinged

    • An Insider's Account of the Trump White House
    • By: Omarosa Manigault Newman
    • Narrated by: Omarosa Manigault Newman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,268

    Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned 15 years - through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship has come to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa is finally ready to share her side of the story in this explosive, jaw-dropping account.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Take if for what it's worth...

    • By Clay on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 24,488
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,024
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,019

    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

    • Billion Dollar Whale

    • By: Bradley Hope, Tom Wright
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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 15,053
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,200

    "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

    • 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 16,090
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,728

    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

    • 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 24,675
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,039

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting...

    • By The2ndhorseman on 12-24-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 29 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly funny and very informative.

    • By Trent on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $38.46

    • The Restless Wave

    • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
    • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
    • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964

    In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true patriot

    • By Diane Peresie on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Scrappy Little Nobody

    • By: Anna Kendrick
    • Narrated by: Anna Kendrick
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,005
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,858

    Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle-class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anna Kendrick: Scrappy Little... Revelation

    • By Andrew on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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