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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 73,842
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67,305
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66,926

    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 40,144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36,338
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36,177

    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 35,246
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32,010
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31,913

    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

    • Remembering Roth

    • By: James Atlas
    • Narrated by: James Atlas
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 300

    In 1977, when he was 28, James Atlas published his first book, a biography of the poet Delmore Schwartz, and was stunned to receive a congratulatory letter from Philip Roth. He had been moved by the tragic story it told. Thus began a friendship that lasted, with a few intervals, until his death. He was living in rural Connecticut then, having exiled himself from the literary noise of Manhattan in order to focus on his work, and was on his own. He invited Atlas to come visit, which he did - the first of numerous pilgrimages to the Roth homestead. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • made me think as much as many long books.

    • By K D on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 112,462
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104,154
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 103,656

    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 112,462 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Folsom Untold: The Strange True Story of Johnny Cash's Greatest Album

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Danny Robins
    • Narrated by: Danny Robins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7,487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7,472

    This is the story of one of the greatest records ever made - Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison - and its shocking and tragic aftermath. Join award-winning journalist Danny Robins on the 50th anniversary of the album as he takes you on a road trip back to 1968, a pivotal year in US history, to investigate the dramatic and unlikely friendship between Johnny Cash, American icon, and Glen Sherley, armed robber and Folsom inmate, and how that friendship was violently torn apart. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing.

    • By Margaret on 02-04-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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 999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884

    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

    • The Case for Trump

    • By: Victor Davis Hanson
    • Narrated by: David Lertham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    From an award-winning historian and regular Fox contributor, the true story of how Donald Trump has become one of the most successful presidents in history - and why America needs him now more than ever. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for either side

    • By Lynn on 03-18-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 8,603
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,770
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,705

    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 8,603 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 1,085
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945

    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

    • 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 28,806
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25,892
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25,884

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,872

    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.

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

    • By A lane on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • How to Be a Good Creature

    • A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
    • By: Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Sy Montgomery
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals - Sy's friends - and the truths revealed by their grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchanting Start To 2019....

    • By Rory on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 17,361
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,210

    "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

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14,971
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,034
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,962

    Historians have long told the story of America’s birth as the triumph of Jefferson’s democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding & Riveting Book!

    • By Kevin on 03-04-05

    Regular price: $56.00

    • 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 10,093
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,903
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,869

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disorganized

    • By mike a on 01-16-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Trial of Lizzie Borden

    • By: Cara Robertson
    • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Based on 20 years of research and recently unearthed evidence, this is the remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology - the trial of Lizzie Borden. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration Ever

    • By CKB on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • 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 3,155
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,927
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,911

    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

    • So, Anyway...

    • By: John Cleese
    • Narrated by: John Cleese
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

    In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway..., John Cleese takes listeners on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman) to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cleese, the early years, in his own voice

    • By G. Beauchamp on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $31.50

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