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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 18,211
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,771
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,665

    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

    • Out of My Mind

    • By: Alan Arkin
    • Narrated by: Alan Arkin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,130

    In this Audible Original “mini-memoir”, the Academy Award-winning star of Little Miss Sunshine and Argo looks back on his life as a series of philosophical turning points, learning experiences, and a-ha moments. Drawn from a collection of seemingly inexplicable stories and encounters from Arkin's 84 years on this planet, Out of My Mind is a candid, relatable and delightfully irreverent take on how one man went searching for meaning and ended up discovering himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting life experience

    • By MelJoy on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • 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 5,041
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,613
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,602

    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

    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23,819
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,625
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21,515

    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, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Other Side of Idaho's Mountains

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Born with Teeth

    • A Memoir
    • By: Kate Mulgrew
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,452

    Audie Award, Narration by Author, 2016. Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil", Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Memoir

    • By Jasmine on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 102,375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94,836
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 94,392

    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
    • Insightful

    • By Cyndi on 05-15-18
    • 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 102,375 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • I Will Find You

    • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
    • By: Joe Kenda
    • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,973

    Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Kenda! Veryv

    • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17
    • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
    • By: Joe Kenda
    • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,150 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • We're Going to Need More Wine

    • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
    • By: Gabrielle Union
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11,117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,983
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,950

    In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 👏🏾👏🏾 thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

    • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • A Sucky Love Story

    • Overcoming Unhappily Ever After
    • By: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Narrated by: Brittani Louise Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,278

    Where does a moderately popular internet star who never leaves her house look for potential suitors? Online. Tinder, Bumble, Match.com, OkCupid - I tried them all. My 31-year-old self clicked and swiped her little heart out, leading to more dates than I could count, and more disappointment than I was prepared for. Maybe you can relate. Maybe you know all too well the perils of modern dating. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful work

    • By Kristin Pollard on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but it was a great

    • By J. James-Long on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,031
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,160

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This gave me a nightmare

    • By Jean on 09-25-18
    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17,031 ratings

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    • 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 1,168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,080

    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

    • 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 6,721
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,078
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,030

    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 6,721 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Heavy

    • By: Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be prepared

    • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Power Moves

    • Lessons from Davos
    • By: Adam Grant
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    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 and New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B, 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.

    • Lessons from Davos
    • By: Adam Grant
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 01-03-19
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Churchill

    • Walking with Destiny
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman, and leader can finally be fully understood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply terrific

    • By Bobby Ellinthorpe on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $63.00

    • In Pieces

    • By: Sally Field
    • Narrated by: Sally Field
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,665
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422

    In this intimate, haunting, literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Life Story of Sally Field's

    • By Doris Anna Wright on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • 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 26,451
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23,784
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23,776

    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

    • Leadership

    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, David Morse, Jay O. Sanders, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 603
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 598

    Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the man make the times or do the times make the man? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely - Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil rights) - to show how they first recognized leadership qualities within themselves, and were recognized by others as leaders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What makes a president great?

    • By tru britty on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $28.34

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