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Essays & Letters Audiobooks

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    I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies)

    True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl

    by Laurie Notaro ...
    Narrated by Hillary Huber ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 52 min

    Laurie Notaro is married, mortgaged, and now-miraculously-employed in the corporate world, discovering that bosses come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of mental stability. After maxing out her last good credit card at Banana Republic, she's dressed for success and ready to face the jungle: surviving feral, six-foot-plus Gretchen ("The Three Thousand Faces of Eve") before battling the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hijab Butch Blues

    A Memoir

    by Lamya H ...
    Narrated by Ashraf Shirazi ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    “A masterful, must-read contribution to conversations on power, justice, healing, and devotion from a singular voice I now trust with my whole heart.”—GLENNON DOYLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of UntamedA queer hijabi Muslim immigrant survives her coming-of-age by drawing strength and hope from stories in the Quran in this daring, provocative, and radically hopeful memoir.AN AUDACIOUS ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    It Came from the Closet

    Queer Reflections on Horror

    Unabridged

    10 hours 59 min

    Through the lens of horror—from Halloween to Hereditary—queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences.Horror movies hold a complicated space in the hearts of the queer community: historically misogynist, and often homo- and transphobic, the genre has also been inadvertently feminist and open to subversive readings. Common tropes—such as ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

    A Low Culture Manifesto

    Narrated by Chuck Klosterman ...

    Abridged

    5 hours 57 min

    Over half a million copies sold!From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City, comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture—set in Chuck Klosterman’s den and your own—covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixie Chicks.Countless writers and artists have ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Happy-Go-Lucky

    by David Sedaris ...
    Narrated by David Sedaris ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 30 min

    David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso.Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Anthropocene Reviewed

    Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

    by John Green ...
    Narrated by John Green ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 3 min

    A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green.The Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this remarkable symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his groundbreaking podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    Narrated by Jesse Martin ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 25 min

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER - The book that galvanized the nation, gave voice to the emerging civil rights movement in the 1960s—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. - “The finest essay I’ve ever read.” —Ta-Nehisi CoatesAt once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

    Essays

    Narrated by Daniel K. Isaac ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art.As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by the New York Times, and “brilliant” by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he is sure to secure his place as one ... Read more

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    Teaching a Stone to Talk

    Expeditions and Encounters

    by Annie Dillard ...
    Narrated by Randye Kaye ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 2 min

    In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer. Annie Dillard is one of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Creatures of a Day, and Other Tales of Psychotherapy

    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 40 min

    In his long career, eminent psychotherapist andauthor Irvin Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life’stwo greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us isresponsible for leading a life worth living. In Creatures of a Day, he and his patients confront the difficulty ofthese challenges. Although these people have come to Yalom seeking relief,recognition, or ... Read more

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    Arguably

    Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    Narrated by Simon Prebble ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 22 min

    "All first-rate criticism first defines what we are confronting," the late, great jazz critic Whitney Balliett once wrote. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. For nearly four decades, Hitchens has been telling us, in pitch-perfect prose, what we confront when we grapple with first principles-the principles of reason and tolerance and skepticism that define ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Trick Mirror

    Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    Narrated by Jia Tolentino ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—EsquireBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.” ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sister Outsider

    Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...
    Audiobook 1 - Crossing Press Feminist

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Best of Me

    by David Sedaris ...
    Narrated by David Sedaris ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 8 min

    “Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book ReviewDavid Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected and read by the author himself. Featuring fresh and classic recordings, including a new essay and an interview exclusive to the audiobook.A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice<s... ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mr. Know-It-All

    The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

    by John Waters ...
    Narrated by John Waters ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    "[Just] like reading a description of a Waters film is nothing like seeing it on the screen, listening to him tell his own stories brings the context and inflection needed to truly appreciate his art. A singular experience." — Booklist**This program is read by the author and includes a bonus conversation.No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    C. S. Lewis

    Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    Narrated by Ralph Cosham ...

    Unabridged

    38 hours 58 min

    This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis that have been brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters, and poems, Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Myth of Sisyphus And Other Essays

    by Albert Camus ...
    Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini ...
    series Default Blank

    Unabridged

    5 hours 39 min

    One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyric eloquence, Albert Camus brilliantly posits a way out of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Danse Macabre

    by Stephen King ...
    Narrated by William Dufris ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 6 min

    The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974's Carrie to his epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror-what scares us and why-in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present.Informal, engaging, tremendous fun, and tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an ... Read more

    $44.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Little Weirds

    by Jenny Slate ...
    Narrated by Jenny Slate ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 19 min

    Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, Stage Fright, as the creator of Marcel the Shell, or as the star of "Obvious Child." ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    Essays and Arguments

    Narrated by Paul Garcia ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 46 min

    In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Consider the Lobster (A Story from Consider the Lobster)

    And Other Essays

    Unabridged

    15 hours 9 min

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person?David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    84, Charing Cross Road

    Unabridged

    1 hour 55 min

    This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Parsnips, Buttered

    Joe Lycett: the artist, comedian, consumers' rights defender, political firebrand, the people's revolutionary

    by Joe Lycett ...
    Narrated by Joe Lycett ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 43 min

    Dear Listener,Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, ... Read more

    $18.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Letters from Father Christmas

    Narrated by Derek Jacobi ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 7 min

    The complete series of Father Christmas letters written by JRR Tolkien for his own children between 1920 and 1943.Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial