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    • More Than Enough

    • Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
    • By: Elaine Welteroth
    • Narrated by: Elaine Welteroth, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 302
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      5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 280

    In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own - on your own terms. Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Bargain shopper on 06-25-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Alexander Hamilton

    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,992
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,945
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13,870

    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

    • Sea Stories

    • My Life in Special Operations
    • By: William H. McRaven
    • Narrated by: William H. McRaven
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,063
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,049

    Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of bravery and heroism from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing & Totally Enthralling Book!

    • By Richard Paul Reynolds on 05-24-19

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

    • A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
    • By: Jeff Hobbs
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031

    When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I've Heard This Before

    • By Jami on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Let Love Have the Last Word

    • By: Common
    • Narrated by: Common
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    Courageous, insightful, brave, and characteristically authentic, Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer. It is a powerful call to action for a new generation of open hearts and minds, one that is sure to resonate for years to come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Insightful!

    • By Jennifer Grayer on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Dirt

    • Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    • By: Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and others
    • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Roger Wayne, Fred Berman, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 263

    Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1000x more detail than the movie

    • By C. K. Lyons on 06-27-19

    Regular price: $34.22

    • 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 2,798
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,584
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,569

    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
    • Reveals a Person Wise & Experienced & Literate

    • By dbbks3 on 03-17-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 29,331
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26,352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,239

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad it ended

    • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Elon Musk

    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,577

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of competence porn

    • By Tristan on 08-20-16
    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 45,500 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • American Predator

    • The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
    • By: Maureen Callahan
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history American Predator is the ambitious culmination of years of interviews with key figures in law enforcement and in Keyes's life, and research uncovered from classified FBI files. Callahan takes us on a journey into the chilling, nightmarish mind of a relentless killer, and to the limitations of traditional law enforcement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • riveting!

    • By deborah on 07-06-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Bully Pulpit

    • Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
    • By: Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676

    Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press, Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that gave power away to the Democrats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Patience Rewarded!

    • By Carole T. on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $46.95

    • Kitchen Confidential

    • Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
    • By: Anthony Bourdain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,451

    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

    • Darkness to Light

    • A Memoir
    • By: Lamar Odom, Chris Palmer - contributor
    • Narrated by: Chris Palmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    The world knows Lamar Odom as a two-time NBA world champion who rocketed to uncharted heights of fame thanks to being a member of both the storied Los Angeles Lakers and the ubiquitous Kardashian empire. But who is Lamar, really? Fans have long praised his accessibility and genuine everyman quality - he is a blinding talent who has suffered a series of heartaches, setback, and loss. But until now, his most candid moments have remained behind closed doors...sometimes face-down on the floor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was disappointed when it ended!

    • By Consummate Consumer on 06-28-19

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Just Mercy

    • A Story of Justice and Redemption
    • By: Bryan Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,650
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,615

    Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

    • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Bossypants

    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51,817
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,228

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tina Fey is not my kind of funny.

    • By Amanda on 08-15-16
    • By: Tina Fey
    • Narrated by: Tina Fey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 04-05-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51,817 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • America's Reluctant Prince

    • The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.
    • By: Steven M. Gillon
    • Narrated by: Tim Andrés Pabon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times best-selling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated and rich life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I feel bad saying this, but the narrator was awful

    • By Gail Meyer on 07-16-19

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Sixth Man

    • A Memoir
    • By: Andre Iguodala
    • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones, Andre Iguodala
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors’ third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too - for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing insight

    • By ninamooreris on 07-01-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 1,484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

    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

    • From Scratch

    • A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
    • By: Tembi Locke
    • Narrated by: Tembi Locke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153

    A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written!!

    • By sarah m vazquez on 05-11-19
    • A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
    • By: Tembi Locke
    • Narrated by: Tembi Locke
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Killer Across the Table

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI's Original Mindhunter
    • By: John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Groff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 586

    In The Killer Across the Table, John E. Douglas, the legendary FBI criminal profiler, number one New York Times best-selling author, and inspiration for Netflix’s Mindhunter, delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process and divulging the strategies used to help crack some of America’s most challenging cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration, finally some new insight

    • By T. Kennedy on 05-17-19

    Regular price: $30.79

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