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    Song in a Weary Throat

    Memoir of an American Pilgrimage

    by Pauli Murray ...
    Narrated by Allyson Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 44 min

    Poet, memoirist, labor organizer, and Episcopal priest, Pauli Murray helped transform the law of the land. Arrested in 1940 for sitting in the whites-only section of a Virginia bus, Murray propelled that life-defining event into a Howard law degree and a fight against "Jane Crow" sexism. Her legal brilliance was pivotal to the overturning of Plessy v. Ferguson, the success of Brown v. Board of ... Read more

    $34.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Unabridged

    12 hours 31 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment WeeklyNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Eden

    David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

    Narrated by Susan Ericksen ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 54 min

    When Dr. David Hosack tilled the country's first botanical garden in the Manhattan soil more than two hundred years ago, he didn't just dramatically alter the New York landscape; he left a monumental legacy of advocacy for public health and wide-ranging support for the sciences. A charismatic dreamer admired by the likes of Jefferson, Madison, and Humboldt, and intimate friends with both Hamilton ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Sickness

    A Memoir

    Narrated by Barrett Rollins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 25 min

    A medical emergency forces a brilliant Harvard oncologist to reveal that she has been hiding her advanced breast cancer for a decade. Her husband—also an oncologist—must set aside his anger and feelings of betrayal so that he can care for her during her final year of life. When Jane, a world-famous Harvard oncologist, suddenly collapses at work, the medical team resuscitating her makes a shocking ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine

    Unabridged

    8 hours 12 min

    As gripping as it is gruesome, How to Solve a Murder is a fascinating insight into the career of a pathologist told by experts in the field. Includes a foreword from Dr Richard Shepherd, bestselling author of Unnatural Causes.FRACTURED SKULLS. GAS MASKS. BRAIN BUCKETS. VATS OF ACID. PICKLED BODY PARTS.Not the usual tools of trade, but for Chief Forensic Medical Scientist Derek and Forensic ... Read more

    $21.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

    by Corey Robin ...
    Narrated by Larry Herron ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 51 min

    The Enigma of Clarence Thomas is a groundbreaking revisionist take on the Supreme Court justice everyone knows about but no one knows.“One of the marvels of Robin’s razor-sharp book is how carefully he marshals his evidence.... It isn’t every day that reading about ideas can be both so gratifying and unsettling.” – The New York TimesMost people can tell you two things about Claren... ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Relentless Pursuit

    My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein

    Narrated by Steven Weber ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 40 min

    “A thrilling page-turner about the pursuit of justice” (New York Post), this is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and the corrupt system that supported them, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented their victims for more than a decade.In June 2008, Florida-based victims’ rights attorney Bradley J. Edwards was thirty-two years old and ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Call the Midwife

    A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    Narrated by Nicola Barber ...
    Audiobook 1 - Call the Midwife

    Unabridged

    12 hours 1 min

    At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can’t speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side ... Read more

    $27.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

    Adventures of a Curious Character

    Unabridged

    11 hours 32 min

    Richard Feynman, one of the world’s greatest theoretical physicists, thrived on adventure. His outrageous exploits once shocked a Princeton dean’s wife to exclaim: “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!”In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel Prize–winning physicist recounts in his inimitable voice his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    My Stroke of Insight

    Narrated by Jill Bolte Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 43 min

    The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment.On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life—all ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Midwife’s Tale

    The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

    Narrated by Susan Ericksen ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 42 min

    Drawing on the diaries of one woman in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812, a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in twenty-seven years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When Life Gives You Pears

    The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People

    Unabridged

    8 hours 3 min

    The Big Sick meets Dad is Fat in this funny and heartfelt New York Times bestselling memoir from writer, director, wife, and mother, Jeannie Gaffigan, as she reflects on the life-changing impact of her battle with a pear-sized brain tumor.In 2017, Jeannie's life came to a crashing halt when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. As the mother of 5 kids -- 6 if you include her ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Physics Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by Richard Trinder ...
    series Big Ideas

    Unabridged

    15 hours 45 min

    Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each ... Read more

    $25.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    A Memoir

    by Felicia Day ...
    Narrated by Felicia Day ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 48 min

    The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world.When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Secret Life of Plants

    A Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man

    Unabridged

    16 hours 28 min

    Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller!In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants' response to ... Read more

    $36.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Kelloggs

    The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

    by Howard Markel ...
    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 22 min

    John Harvey Kellogg was one of America's most beloved physicians; a bestselling author, lecturer, and health-magazine publisher; founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium; and patron saint of the pursuit of wellness. His youngest brother, Will, was the founder of the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, which revolutionized the mass production of food and what we eat for breakfast. In The ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What is Life?

    With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 8 min

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. A distinguished physicist's exploration of the question which lies at the heart of biology, it was written for the layman, but proved one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of the structure of DNA. The philosopher Karl Popper hailed it as a ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Next Pandemic

    On the Front Lines Against Humankind's Gravest Dangers

    Narrated by Ben Sullivan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    An inside account of the fight to contain the world's deadliest diseases -- and the panic and corruption that make them worse.Throughout history, humankind's biggest killers have been infectious diseases: the Black Death, the Spanish Flu, and AIDS alone account for over one hundred million deaths. We ignore this reality most of the time, but when a new threat -- Ebola, SARS, Zika, coronavirus -- ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Little Closer to Home, A

    How I Found the Calm After the Storm

    by Ginger Zee ...
    Narrated by Ginger Zee ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 19 min

    In Ginger Zee's follow-up to the bestselling Natural Disaster, the ABC chief meteorologist takes readers on a much deeper journey of self discovery. When Ginger Zee opened her life to readers in Natural Disaster, the response was enormous. She put a very relatable if surprising face on depression and has helped lessen the stigma surrounding mental health issues. But Ginger tells us, Natural ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Covering

    The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

    by Kenji Yoshino ...
    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life. Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Mind Unraveled

    A Memoir

    Unabridged

    14 hours 53 min

    The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—how, through personal resilience and the support of loved ones, heovercame medical incompetence and institutional discrimination to achieve once unthinkable success.“REMARKABLE . . . inspirational in the true sense of the word.”—The New York Times Book ReviewThis is the story of ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Beautiful Mind

    The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

    by Sylvia Nasar ...
    Narrated by Anna Fields ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 12 min

    John Forbes Nash, Jr., a prodigy and legend by the age of thirty, dazzled the mathematical world by solving a series of deep problems deemed “impossible” by other mathematicians. But at the height of his fame, Nash suffered a catastrophic mental breakdown and began a harrowing descent into insanity, resigning his post at MIT, slipping into a series of bizarre delusions, and eventually becoming a ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    First Man

    The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

    Narrated by Jeremy Bobb ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 26 min

    Soon to be a major motion picture, this is the first—and only—definitive authorized account of Neil Armstrong, the man whose “one small step” changed history.When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial