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    • Kitchen Confidential

    • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
    • By: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,355

    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

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,231
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,115

    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
    • Interesting

    • By Kathleen Adams Olsen on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 78,929
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73,232
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72,893

    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 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 78,929 ratings

    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 6,787
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,249
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,215

    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 and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening!

    • By W. K. Caldwell on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Sun Does Shine

    • Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection
    • By: Anthony Ray Hinton, Lara Love Hardin, Bryan Stevenson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson - foreword, Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 311

    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only 29 years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free. But with an incompetent defense attorney and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in despairing silence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary Man

    • By APD on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Higher Loyalty

    • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
    • By: James Comey
    • Narrated by: James Comey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,335
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,825
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15,759

    In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

    • By Gillian on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Molly's Game

    • From Hollywood’s Elite, to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
    • By: Molly Bloom
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,125

    In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a twenty something petite brunette from Loveland Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game Hollywood had ever seen - she was its mistress, its lion tamer, its agent, and its oxygen. Everyone wanted in, few were invited to play. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls, and millionaires.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Zero payoff. *Semi-Spoilers*

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-16
    • From Hollywood’s Elite, to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
    • By: Molly Bloom
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Medium Raw

    • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
    • By: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,484

    In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly tender.

    • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 13,170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,555

    "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

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • 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 21,496
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,218

    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

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,416

    Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

    • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Trump: The Art of the Deal

    • By: Donald J. Trump, Tony Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith, Donald J. Trump
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,659
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128

    Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding the President of the USA!

    • By Jose on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Mother of Black Hollywood

    • A Memoir
    • By: Jenifer Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,523
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,165
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,157

    Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutally honest memoir!

    • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Robin

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh Robin...

    • By Leigh on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bossypants

    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,880
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,832

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated and exhausting

    • By Easy Rider on 10-27-13
    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 04-05-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46,880 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Facts and Fears

    • By: Trey Brown, James R. Clapper
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 304

    When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US Intelligence Community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation on the 2016 US election.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Recent History

    • By Colleen Collins on 05-25-18

    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 21,944
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,771
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,765

    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 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 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    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

    • 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 39,187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34,960

    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 39,187 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

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