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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 3,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,451

    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
    • Enjoyable...

    • By Mckai on 04-06-19

    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 87,703
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79,819
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 79,368

    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 47,011
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42,487
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42,304

    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 42,293
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38,411
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38,291

    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 1,526
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,411

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chelsea Handler's Best Book

    • By Raja on 04-12-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 1,222
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,088
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

    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

    • 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 116,691
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108,012
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 107,492

    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
    • Repeats parts of story

    • By Richard Palmer on 09-01-17
    • 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 116,691 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew

    • By: Annejet van der Zijl, Michele Hutchison - translator
    • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 427
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 426

     Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a local dance, having no idea that the mercurial charmer she would impulsively wed was heir to one of the wealthiest families in America. But when he died twelve years later, Allene packed her bags for New York City. Never once did she look back. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • American princess

    • By ZOE R on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 439
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 408

    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

    • 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 1,219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,122

    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

    • 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 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    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

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • 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 2,385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171

    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

    • 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 9,246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,338
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8,267

    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 9,246 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 29,786
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,780
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26,768

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198

    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
    • My Brutally Broken Heart Needed This Book

    • By Heidi Ranae on 12-20-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • 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 17,750
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,558

    "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

    • 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 5,442
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,066
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,040

    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

    • 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 1,945
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

    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

    • 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 1,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

    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

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