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    • The Dead Drink First

    • By: Dale Maharidge
    • Narrated by: Dale Maharidge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,870
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,856

    Dale Maharidge’s father, like many World War II veterans, never talked about “the good war”. There was just one clue to his dad’s experience as a US Marine - a portrait with a close friend that hung permanently in their home. In The Dead Drink First, Dale, now a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, recounts his 18-year quest to find and repatriate the missing remains of his dad’s buddy, Herman Walter Mulligan, 73 years after he was killed in action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • read it even if it's not your usual genre

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-07-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 107,264
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97,481
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 96,952

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Michelle Obama

    • By Celeste Resvaloso on 07-05-19

    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 60,747
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54,819
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54,604

    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 54,817
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49,699
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49,543

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,748
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,244

    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
    • Great listen, great narration

    • By elizabeth on 04-09-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered

    • The Definitive How-To Guide
    • By: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
    • Narrated by: Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark, Paul Giamatti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7,123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,662
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,611

    Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation. In Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered, Karen and Georgia focus on the importance of self-advocating and valuing personal safety over being "nice" or "helpful." They delve into their own pasts, true crime stories, and beyond to discuss meaningful issues with empathy and frankness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No murder--but so much to love

    • By Lesley on 06-02-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 5,272
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,817
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,782

    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
    • Raw Chelsea Hander

    • By Leslie Snider on 04-14-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Woman Who Smashed Codes

    • A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies
    • By: Jason Fagone
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,030

    In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Biography

    • By Jean on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $36.50

    • It's a Long Story

    • My Life
    • By: Willie Nelson, David Ritz - contributor
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

    This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great doesn't do this justice

    • By drlamarca on 06-23-15

    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 18,832
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,509

    "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

    • 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 1,839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598

    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

    • 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 287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 265

    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

    • 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 1,113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,044
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,030

    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

    • 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 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • 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 20,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,439

    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

    • 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 8,450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,643
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7,608

    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

    • Between the World and Me

    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18,969
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,076
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16,989

    "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

    • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 1,240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142

    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 1,240 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 619
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 573

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,183
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,632

    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
    • Excellent

    • By Latoya on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $25.09

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