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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 10,225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,455

    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

    • 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 79,047
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 73,340
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73,000

    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 79,047 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 1,279
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,171
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,159

    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

    • Home Game

    • An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first, this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Michael Lewis gives his account of fatherhood

    • By Adam Shields on 10-26-14

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,848
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,304
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,267

    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 358
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 329

    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 17,401
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15,882
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15,816

    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

    • 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 4,509
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,503

    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 13,192
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,658
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,572

    "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

    • 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 1,257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

    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 1,257 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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 21,527
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,247

    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

    • 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

    • Leonardo da Vinci

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,424

    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

    • Robin

    • By: Dave Itzkoff
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    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

    • 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 4,663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,131

    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

    • Bossypants

    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46,899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,846

    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 46,899 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Member of the Family

    • My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties
    • By: Dianne Lake, Deborah Herman
    • Narrated by: Dianne Lake
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the 20th century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls". While much has been written about Charles Manson, this riveting account from an actual Family member is a chilling portrait that recreates in vivid detail one of the most horrifying chapters in modern American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dianne sets the record straight . . . Finally.

    • By Polly Poizendem on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 21,965
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,788
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,782

    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 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 3,542
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,181
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,174

    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

    • AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

    • By: David Miller
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,033
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,021

    In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller’s account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but severely lacking.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $17.99

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