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    The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    Unabridged

    18 hours 57 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Marie ClaireIn late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved ... Read more

    $25.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    Unabridged

    24 hours 2 min

    A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free and equal innocents, or thuggish ... Read more

    $32.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Between the World and Me

    Narrated by Ta-Nehisi Coates ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 35 min

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENTHailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the ... Read more

    $17.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 44 min

    As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer ... Read more

    $22.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Four Hundred Souls

    A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

    Narrated by Various ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 2 min

    A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.The story begins in 1619—a year before the Mayflower—when the White Lion disgorges “some 20-and-odd Negroes” onto the shores ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dying of Whiteness

    How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

    Narrated by Jamie Renell ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 42 min

    A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to helpNamed one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston GlobeIn the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the policies that ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)

    A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

    Narrated by Gabra Zackman ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 11 min

    You get ready to die the way you get ready for a trip. Start by realizing you don't know the way. Read a few travel guides. Study the language, look at maps, gather equipment. Let yourself imagine what it will be like. Pack your bags. This book is one of those travel guides-a guide to preparing for your own death and the deaths of people close to you. The fact of death is hard to believe. Sallie ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Social Engineering

    The Science of Human Hacking 2nd Edition

    Narrated by Christopher Hadnagy ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 28 min

    Social Engineering: The Science of Human Hacking reveals the craftier side of the hacker's repertoire-why hack into something when you could just ask for access? Undetectable by firewalls and antivirus software, social engineering relies on human fault to gain access to sensitive spaces; in this book, renowned expert Christopher Hadnagy explains the most commonly-used techniques that fool even the ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Raise a Feminist Son

    Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family

    by Sonora Jha ...
    Narrated by Sonora Jha ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 40 min

    A compelling story that will resonate with feminists who hope to change the world, one kind boy at a timeThis book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who raise them.”—Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race and MediocreA beautifully written and deeply personal story of struggling, failing, and ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    by John Perkins ...
    Narrated by Brian Emerson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 17 min

    This phenomenal New York Times bestseller is an exposé of international corruption and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations.John Perkins was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States, from Indonesia to Panama, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative projects ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Hunt, Gather, Parent

    What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans

    Narrated by Michaeleen Doucleff ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 11 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?“Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book ReviewWhen Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff becomes a mother, she examines the studies behind modern parenting... ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Living History

    Abridged

    7 hours 1 min

    Author of the Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller What HappenedThe Phenomenal #1 Worldwide Bestseller—With a New AfterwordHillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class ... Read more

    $17.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    On My Own

    The Art of Being a Woman Alone

    by Florence Falk ...
    Narrated by Donna Postel ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 33 min

    At some point over the course of the average American woman's life, she will find herself alone, whether she is divorced, widowed, single, or in a loveless, isolating relationship. And when that time comes, it is likely that she will be at a loss as to how to handle it. As a society, we have an unspoken but omnipresent belief that a woman alone is an outcast, inherently flawed in some way. In this ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Strong Female Lead

    Lessons from Women in Power

    by Arwa Mahdawi ...
    Narrated by Brenda Iyalla ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 23 min

    A response to the woeful inadequacy of male leadership, and an investigation into the qualities demonstrated by the female leaders showing us how it's done. Including original research and interviews with Madeleine Albright, Mary Robinson, Alicia Garza, and many others.The first two decades of the 21st Century have seen financial collapse, a global pandemic, the devastation of our environment and ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

    by Emmanuel Acho ...
    Narrated by Emmanuel Acho ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 26 min

    **"Acho’s gregariously pragmatic delivery educates with clarity and makes the book come alive." -- BooklistThis program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation.**An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series**“Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”“You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential ... Read more

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The House of Gucci

    A True Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed

    Unabridged

    16 hours 20 min

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE from director Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam DriverThe sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty, now fully updated with a new afterwordOn the morning of March 27, 1995, four quick shots cracked through Milan’s elegant streets. Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, had been ambushed, slain on the ... Read more

    $36.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cultish

    The Language of Fanaticism

    Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 21 min

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice

    Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation

    Narrated by Allyson Johnson ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 50 min

    In our era of mass incarceration, gun violence, and Black Lives Matters, a handbook showing how racial justice and restorative justice can transform the African-American experience in America. This timely work will inform scholars and practitioners on the subjects of pervasive racial inequity and the healing offered by restorative justice practices. Addressing the intersectionality of race and the ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ceremony

    Narrated by Pete Bradbury ...
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    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    Leslie Marmon Silko's sublime Ceremony is almost universally considered one of the finest novels ever written by an American Indian. It is the poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II. Tormented by shell shock and haunted by memories of his cousin who died in the war, Tayo struggles on his impoverished reservation. After turning to alcohol to ease his ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    What the Dog Saw

    And Other Adventures

    Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 49 min

    The bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia focuses on "minor geniuses" and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this "delightful" (Bloomberg News) collection of writings from The New Yorker.What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us ... Read more

    $26.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sand Talk

    How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

    Narrated by Tyson Yunkaporta ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 49 min

    A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living.As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Sun Does Shine

    How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)

    Unabridged

    9 hours 11 min

    **Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 SelectionA powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.“An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu**In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Maid

    Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

    Narrated by Stephanie Land ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 34 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX LIMITED SERIES, HAILED BY ROLLING STONE AS "A GREAT ONE.""A single mother's personal, unflinching look at America's class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work."-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, Obama's Summer Reading ListAt 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of a... ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bunker

    What It Takes to Survive the Apocalypse

    Narrated by Adam Sims ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    “A kind of apocalyptic Super Size Me” (The Guardian) that is both “page turning and thoughtful” (Financial Times) about “prepper” communities around the world that are building fortresses against an array of threats.Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves preppers. Millions more prep without knowing it. Bradley Garrett, who began writing this book years before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial