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    Galileo's Daughter

    A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

    by Dava Sobel ...
    Narrated by George Guidall ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 48 min

    Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years ... Read more

    $12.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Be Human

    An Autistic Man's Guide to Life

    by Jory Fleming ...
    Narrated by Jory Fleming, Lyric Winik ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 37 min

    An unforgettable, unconventional narrative that examines the many ways to be fully human, told by the first young adult with autism to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.As a child, Jory Fleming was wracked by uncontrollable tantrums, had no tolerance for people, and couldn’t manage the outside world. Slightly more than a decade later, he was bound for England, selected to attend one of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    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

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    Thunderstruck

    by Erik Larson ...
    Narrated by Bob Balaban ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 56 min

    A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Oh Sh*t, I Almost Killed You!

    A Little Book of Big Things Nursing School Forgot to Teach You

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    Do no harm. Take no sh*t. Whether you're a new nurse or a veteran member of the clan, the nursing learning curve is a vast one. Part how-to-guide with a touch of memoir thrown in, take the time to laugh and cry with an author that says what everyone else in the field is thinking. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fortunate Pilgrim, The

    by Mario Puzo ...
    Narrated by John Kenneth ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 24 min

    Before The Godfather and The Last Don, Mario Puzo wrote The Fortunate Pilgrim, a novel many believe to be one of the classics of Italian-American fiction. In this special edition, Mario Puzo's legions of fans will discover a different side of this legendary author, writing for the first time about an Italian family in which a woman holds the power.Lucia Santa has traveled three thousand miles of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Reluctant Mr. Darwin

    An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    by David Quammen ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 46 min

    In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that natural selection among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed between that epiphany and publication of On the Origin of Species. The human drama and scientific basis of that time constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that illuminates this cautious ... Read more

    $25.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Operation Greylord

    The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust

    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 14 min

    Operation Greylord was the longest and most successful undercover investigation in FBI history, and the largest corruption bust ever in the U.S. It resulted in bribery and tax charges against 103 judges, lawyers, and other court personnel, and, eventually, more than seventy indictments. And it was led by Terrence Hake, a young assistant prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in ... Read more

    $16.99 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

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    I Shall Not Hate

    A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

    Narrated by Patrick Lawlor ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 10 min

    Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish-now known simply as the "Gaza doctor"-captured hearts and headlines around the world in the aftermath of horrific tragedy: On January 16, 2009, Israeli shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip, killing three of his daughters and his niece. By turns inspiring and heartbreaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is Abuelaish's account of an extraordinary life. A ... Read more

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    Riding Rockets

    The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut

    by Mike Mullane ...
    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 32 min

    In 1978, the first group of space shuttle astronauts was introduced to the world-twenty-nine men and six women who would carry NASA through the most tumultuous years of the space shuttle program. Among them was USAF Colonel Mike Mullane, who, in his memoir Riding Rockets, strips the heroic veneer from the astronaut corps and paints them as they are-human. Mullane's tales of arrested development ... Read more

    $23.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Elon Musk

    Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

    by Ashlee Vance ...
    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 23 min

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Leonardo da Vinci

    Narrated by Alfred Molina ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 1 min

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hidden Valley Road

    Inside the Mind of an American Family

    by Robert Kolker ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 8 min

    OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEARONE OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEARPEOPLE'S #1 BEST BOOK OF THE YEARNamed a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, TIME, Slate, Smithsonian, The New York Post, and AmazonThe heartrending story of a ... ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Code Breaker

    Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

    Narrated by Kathe Mazur ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 4 min

    The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Last Lecture

    by Randy Pausch ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 13 min

    After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, a professor shares the lessons he's learned—about living in the present, building a legacy, and taking full advantage of the time you have—in this life-changing classic."We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." —Randy PauschA lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise ... Read more

    $13.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Spare Parts

    Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

    by Joshua Davis ...
    Narrated by Will Damron ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 51 min

    **Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book PrizeNew York Times Best SellerFour undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture**In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, ... Read more

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    An Unquiet Mind

    A Memoir of Moods and Madness

    Abridged

    2 hours 46 min

    WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs ... Read more

    $7.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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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

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Wright Brothers

    Narrated by David McCullough ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Poisoner in Chief

    Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

    Narrated by James Linkin ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 17 min

    The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Einstein

    His Life and Universe

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 31 min

    Winner of the 2008 Audie Award for Biography/MemoirThe definitive, internationally bestselling biography of Albert Einstein. Now the basis of Genius, the ten-part National Geographic series on the life of Albert Einstein, starring the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Award–winning actor Geoffrey Rush as Einstein.How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how Einstein’s ... Read more

    $29.95 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

    $20.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Brain on Fire

    My Month of Madness

    Narrated by Susannah Cahalan ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    INCLUDES A NEW AUDIO AFTERWORD!NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZAn award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial