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    • Educated

    • A Memoir
    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,000
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,614
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,587

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Read

    • By Mel on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 2,895
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,601
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,592

    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

    • 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 21,351
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19,243
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19,237

    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

    • Call the Midwife

    • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,900
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,351

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book I've listened to this year

    • By Richard on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Glass Castle

    • A Memoir
    • By: Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,733

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What's normal?

    • By Kmrsy on 11-30-13

    Regular price: $27.93

    • American Pharoah

    • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
    • By: Joe Drape
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 898
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 820
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 820

    History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This wasn't to my taste

    • By Patroo on 05-09-18
    • The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise
    • By: Joe Drape
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 898 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • On Writing

    • A Memoir of the Craft
    • By: Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Stephen King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,978
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,424

    The prolific, perennially best selling author recounts his early life and writing struggles, gives advice on the crucial aspects of the writing art, and talks about his much-publicized, near-fatal accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who needs a print edition when King reads King?

    • By Cather on 11-18-05

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Girl Walks Out of a Bar

    • A Memoir
    • By: Lisa F. Smith
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796

    Lisa Smith was a bright young lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York City when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. What was once a way she escaped her insecurity and negativity as a teenager became a means of coping with the anxiety and stress of an impossible workload. Girl Walks Out of a Bar explores Smith's formative years, her decade of alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and her road to recovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helped my real struggle with alcohol.

    • By LARECIA R BRISENO on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Hunger

    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,367

    In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined", Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, thought provoking, sometimes frustrating

    • By River Holmes-miller on 06-21-17
    • A Memoir of (My) Body
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Roxane Gay
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • 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 14,144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12,925
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12,880

    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

    • Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)

    • By: Jenny Lawson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Lawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,011
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,537
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,536

    For fans of Tina Fey and David Sedaris - Internet star Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, makes her literary debut. Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How the Bloggess almost made me crash my car!

    • By D. S. Smith on 05-19-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Hope

    • A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
    • By: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, and others
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Marisol Ramirez, Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,216

    On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland area home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry.... I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for 10 years." A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained in the basement. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A moving read.

    • By caroline on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 74,462
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69,102
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 68,781

    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 74,462 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

    • By: Alan Cumming
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,309
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,819
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,785

    With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Part of Saturday

    • By George Knight on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Negroland

    • A Memoir
    • By: Margo Jefferson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 158

    At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac - here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ARE YOU BLACK ENOUGH

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    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
    • Open Up!

    • By Patrick Fast on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Light Within Me

    • An Inspirational Memoir
    • By: Ainsley Earhardt
    • Narrated by: Ainsley Earhardt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    In her best-selling children's book Take Heart, My Child, Ainsley Earhardt drew on her childhood and the inspirational notes her father wrote her before school each morning. In this moving memoir, she reminisces about growing up with a father who loved his children unconditionally - a cherished model of parenthood she has adopted with her own daughter - how her Christian faith has shaped her life, and the dynamic journalism career that has made her a trusted household name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Anonymous User on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Love Warrior (Oprah's Book Club: A Memoir)

    • By: Glennon Doyle
    • Narrated by: Glennon Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,793

    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. The highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage. Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured out—three happy children, a doting spouse, and a writing career so successful that her first book catapulted to the top of the New York Times bestseller list—her husband revealed his infidelity and she was forced to realize that nothing was as it seemed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By Leah B on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $18.89

    • I Can Only Imagine

    • A Memoir
    • By: Bart Millard
    • Narrated by: Bart Millard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 373

    MercyMe's crossover hit, "I Can Only Imagine", has touched millions of people around the world. But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing that inspired it. Now Bart Millard, award-winning recording artist and lead singer of MercyMe, shares how his dad's transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history. Go behind the scenes of Bart's life - and the movie based on it - to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not put down this book--gripping

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Happiness: A Memoir

    • The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
    • By: Heather Harpham
    • Narrated by: Heather Harpham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542

    Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant - Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like Being At A Riveting One-Woman Show

    • By Erin - Audible on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $34.95

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