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    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,591

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history. Learn intimate details of Elizabeth's childhood, her courtship and marriage, and the tragic moments following the death of Princess Diana. Born a minor royal in 1926, Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning British monarch and also the most recognizable woman in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

    • By Julia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86,089
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78,361
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77,914

    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

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46,158
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41,729
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41,548

    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

    • 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 41,429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37,635
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37,516

    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
    • I'M A 60 YR OLD WOMAN AND LOVE THIS BOOK!

    • By Christine on 12-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    • ...And You Too!
    • By: Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,004
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,000

    This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible: Narration adds another layer to this

    • By Kelly Armbruster on 04-09-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    • By: Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated by: Sarah Vowell, John Slattery, Nick Offerman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122

    From the best-selling author of Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes, a humorous account of the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette - the one Frenchman we could all agree on - and an insightful portrait of a nation's idealism and its reality. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is a humorous and insightful portrait of the famed Frenchman, the impact he had on our young country, and his ongoing relationship with instrumental Americans of the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already waiting for Sarah Vowell's next adventure

    • By Michael on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Path Made Clear

    • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
    • By: Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 969
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 866

    Oprah Winfrey shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gave me many doses of just what I needed to hear..

    • By CA Mountain Sea on 03-28-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Next Level Basic

    • The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook
    • By: Stassi Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Stassi Schroeder
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Discover how to embrace your best basic self in this laugh-out-loud funny guide from the breakout star of Bravo’s hit reality show Vanderpump Rules, perfect for fans of the relatable and entertaining books by the Betches and Andi Dorfman.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I cant belive I wasted a credit on this

    • By Kela Carie on 04-16-19

    Regular price: $17.00

    • 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 116,125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107,496
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 106,979

    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
    • Disjointed stories without an overall narrative

    • By Frost on 04-04-19
    • 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 116,125 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • This Time Together

    • Laughter and Reflection
    • By: Carol Burnett
    • Narrated by: Carol Burnett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do not listen while driving

    • By Robin on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $22.60

    • 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 5,373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,000
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,974

    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”. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Free on Spotify

    • By restaurantattorney on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Shortest Way Home

    • One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
    • By: Pete Buttigieg
    • Narrated by: Pete Buttigieg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 963
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 957

    Once described by The Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of", Pete Buttigieg, the 36-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city", and transformed it into a shining model of urban reinvention. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME! 5 Star book!!!

    • By Sonsart2 on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    • A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
    • By: Lori Gottlieb
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 284

    One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear your schedule and take a ride

    • By Erin M. Bleier on 04-08-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Love, Lucy

    • By: Lucille Ball
    • Narrated by: Lucie Arnaz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book

    • By SCOTT on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Trillion Dollar Coach

    • The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
    • By: Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is a eulogy, not a "playbook."

    • By intangiblereverie on 04-17-19

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Medium Raw

    • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
    • By: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,288

    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

    • Total Recall

    • My Unbelievably True Life Story
    • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,171
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,166

    Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Worth It

    • By Russell on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Road to Jonestown

    • Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
    • By: Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

    In the 1950s a young Indianapolis minister named Jim Jones preached a curious blend of the Gospel and Marxism. His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement. Eventually Jones moved his church, Peoples Temple, to Northern California. He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Important Accurate Historical Report

    • By Julia on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Troublemaker

    • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
    • By: Leah Remini
    • Narrated by: Leah Remini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,062
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,843
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,788

    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
    • ✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

    • By Cyndi on 07-10-18
    • Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
    • By: Leah Remini
    • Narrated by: Leah Remini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 15,062 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Mom & Me & Mom

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 789
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 688

    The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple best-selling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Enough Mom Books

    • By SydSavvy on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $21.00

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