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    Learning to Be a Son and a Father

    by Craig Melvin ...
    Narrated by Craig Melvin ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 39 min

    A deeply personal exploration of fatherhood, addiction, and resiliency from Craig Melvin, news anchor of NBC’s Today show.For Craig Melvin this book is more an investigation than a memoir. It's an opportunity to better understand his father; to interrogate his family's legacy of addiction and despair but also transformation and redemption; and to explore the challenges facing all dads--including ... Read more

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    The Literature Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Katherine Press ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 21 min

    Exploring more than 100 of the world's most important literary works and the literary geniuses that created them, this book is the perfect introduction to the subject of literature and writing.The Literature Book features some of the world's most celebrated books, plays, and poetry, including Latin American and African fiction, and best-selling masterpieces from the most renowned authors ever to ... Read more

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    Into Thin Air

    A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

    by Jon Krakauer ...
    Narrated by Philip Franklin ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 7 min

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six ... Read more

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    Me Talk Pretty One Day

    by David Sedaris ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 51 min

    A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern ... Read more

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    The Nightmare Years, 1930–1940

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 57 min

    The famous journalist and author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich documents his front-row seat at the pivotal events leading up to World War II.In the second of a three-volume series, William L. Shirer tells the story of his own eventful life, detailing the most notable moments of his career as a journalist stationed in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich. Shirer was there while ... Read more

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    We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It

    A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

    by Tom Phelan ...
    Narrated by Gerard Doyle ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 13 min

    “You don’t have to be Irish to cherish this literary gift—just being human and curious and from a family will suffice.” —Malachy McCourt, New York Times bestselling author of A Monk SwimmingIn the tradition of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes and Alice Taylor’s To School Through the Fields, Tom Phelan’s We Were Rich and We Didn’t Know It is a heartfelt and masterfully written memoir of growing up in ... Read more

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    Darkness Visible

    A Memoir of Madness

    Narrated by William Styron ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 13 min

    A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape, as well as the illuminating path to recovery. ... Read more

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    Gabo y Mercedes: una despedida

    Narrated by Rodrigo García ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 19 min

    La crónica íntima de los últimos días de un genio.En marzo de 2014, Gabriel García Márquez, probablemente el escritor más querido en lengua española del siglo XX, ya anciano y enfermo, cayó resfriado. «De esta no salimos», le dijo Mercedes Barcha, su esposa desde hacía más de cincuenta años, a Rodrigo, el hijo de ambos. Estas páginas son la crónica... ... Read more

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    by Maya Angelou ...
    Narrated by Maya Angelou ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 11 min

    Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can ... Read more

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    by Maya Angelou ...
    Narrated by Maya Angelou ...

    Abridged

    3 hours

    Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can ... Read more

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    Angela's Ashes

    by Frank McCourt ...
    Narrated by Frank McCourt ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 8 min

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the ... Read more

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    The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

    Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life

    Narrated by Catherine Gray ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush SobrietyEver sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? ... ... Read more

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    If I Die in a Combat Zone

    Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

    by Tim O'Brien ...
    Narrated by Dan Miller ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 46 min

    Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully ... Read more

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    The Year of Magical Thinking

    by Joan Didion ...
    Narrated by Barbara Caruso ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 10 min

    Didion's journalistic skills are displayed as never before in this story of a year in her life that began with her daughter in a medically induced coma and her husband unexpectedly dead due to a heart attack. This powerful and moving work is Didion's "attempt to make sense of the weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness, about marriage and children ... Read more

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    Letter to My Daughter

    by Maya Angelou ...
    Narrated by Maya Angelou ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 32 min

    For a world of devoted fans, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers.Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, ... Read more

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    True Crime Addict

    How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray

    by James Renner ...
    Narrated by James Renner ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession leads James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. In 2011, James began researching the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a UMass student who went ... Read more

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    Surprised by Joy

    The Shape of My Early Life

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

    Unabridged

    6 hours 39 min

    In the closest thing we have to an autobiography, C. S. Lewis, an unfailingly honest and perceptive observer of self, here shares the story of his personal spiritual journey. With characteristic candor and insight, he describes how his “search for joy” led him from the conventional Christianity of his childhood to a youthful atheism, and finally back to an assured Christianity compatible with his ... Read more

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    Papillon

    Narrated by Michael Prichard ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 26 min

    Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape. After planning and executing a series of treacherous yet failed attempts over many years, he was eventually sent to the notorious prison, Devil's Island ... Read more

    $34.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Professor and The Madman

    A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

    Narrated by Simon Winchester ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 21 min

    A New York Times Notable BookThe Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, ... Read more

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    This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them)

    How I Became a Professional Hockey Fan

    Unabridged

    10 hours 22 min

    Steve Dangle’s incredible odyssey, from self-starting Leafs lover to sports-media starHow do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve “Dangle” Glynn is a YouTuber, podcaster, and sports personality from Toronto, who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media. From video blogging in his parents’ house at 19 to yelling on televisions across ... Read more

    $5.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Sherman Alexie ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 9 min

    A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    'Tis

    A Memoir

    by Frank McCourt ...
    Narrated by Frank McCourt ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 5 min

    Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. ... Read more

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    The Monk of Mokha

    by Dave Eggers ...
    Narrated by Dion Graham ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war.Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay ... Read more

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    Where the Past Begins

    A Writer's Memoir

    by Amy Tan ...
    Narrated by Amy Tan, Daniel Halpern ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 32 min

    In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older.Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial