• The Bayou Strangler

    Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer

    The true story of Ronald Dominique’s ten-year murder spree and the detectives who hunted him down.

    Available Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Honor Girl

    A Graphic Memoir

    All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak.

    "In this graphic memoir, Thrash writes with confidence and skill remarkable for a debut." - The New York Times

    Available Tue May 30 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Alive

    By Piers Paul Read

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    The Story of the Andes Survivors

    The gripping true story of courage, adventure, endurance, and sacrifice.

    "A classic in the literature of survival." - Newsweek

    Available Tue May 16 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Presenting Buffalo Bill

    By Candace Fleming

    Read by Eric G. Dove

    The Man Who Invented the Wild West

    A compelling biography of the "hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman."

    "Fleming's even-handed biography of William Cody, the 'hardscrabble frontiersman who became America's legendary showman,' is more than just the story of a larger-than-life figure." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

    Available Tue May 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Iris Grace

    By Arabella Carter-Johnson

    Read by Anna Bentinck

    How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

    The unexpected tale of a cat who helps a family with an autistic daughter learn how to connect.

    "Iris' story, as told and photographed by her mother, beautifully deciphers the way a child with autism sees and approaches the world, with a deft touch that makes for compelling reading." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Vincent and Theo

    By Deborah Heiligman

    Read by Phil Fox

    The Van Gogh Brothers

    An incredible story about brotherly love and the famous artist who was shaped by it.

    "A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love." - Kirkus, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 25 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Grace, Gold & Glory

    By Gabrielle Douglas and Michelle Burford

    Read by Haleakala Wilson

    My Leap of Faith

    Gabrielle Douglas overcame tremendous odds to bring glory to her team, her country, and her Creator.

    "This inspiring autobiography will be enjoyed by young fitness enthusiasts, dedicated gymnasts, or Christian adolescents..." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Lucky Jim

    By James Hart

    Read by Pete Cross

    The memoir of writer Jim Hart, detailing his personal struggles and eventual successes.

    "In this searching, honest, and emotionally nuanced narrative, Hart navigates the struggle with his personal demons and the celebrity world with which he unexpectedly became enmeshed with elegance, grit, and artistry. The result is memoir that makes for exceptionally poignant, lyrical reading. A finely written, painful, but profound book." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Apr 11 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • H.H. Holmes

    By Adam Selzer

    Read by David Bendena

    The True History of the White City Devil

    Discover the truth behind the killing spree that peaked during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

    "...comprehensive, compelling, and surprising." - Booklist, Starred Review

    Released Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Yellow Envelope

    By Kim Dinan

    Read by Laurence Bouvard

    One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World

    What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope?

    "This is a capably narrated, decidedly introspective, soul-searching travel memoir of the Eat, Pray, Love variety and will likely draw the same audience." - Booklist

    Released Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Bonhoeffer Student Edition

    By Eric Metaxas

    Read by Stu Gray

    Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    What would you do if your faith could cost you your life?

    "This is a unique, informative biographical story of one of the lesser known individuals of the Resistance movement, but one who is unmistakably important." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Lenin on the Train

    By Catherine Merridale

    Read by Gordon Griffin

    A gripping account of how Lenin’s 1917 train ride to Petrograd ignited the Russian Revolution.

    "A superbly written narrative history that draws together and makes sense of scattered data, anecdotes, and minor episodes, affording us a bigger picture of events that we now understand to be transformative." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • This Long Pursuit

    By Sir Richard Holmes

    Read by Charles Armstrong

    Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

    The biographer’s own story fused with a history of the genre, somehow telling both fiction and fact.

    "Riveting...The author's focus remains sharp throughout...Unparalleled research, transparent prose, and wide eyes can serve as a model for other biographers-indeed, for all other writers." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Mar 28 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Isaac the Alchemist

    By Mary Losure

    Read by Steven Crossley

    Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

    A true story of Isaac Newton’s boyhood suggests an education owing as much to magic as science.

    "...the author adds details from history and from her understanding of human behavior that make this splendid story both convincing and accessible to her readers...Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    "...detailed yet accessible text...A profoundly successful work." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    By Nellie Bly

    Read by Rebecca Gibel

    In 1887, Nellie Bly went undercover to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums.

    "Rebecca Gibbel's narration is filled with tension and fervor..." - Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Revolution Where You Live

    By Sarah van Gelder

    Read by Natalie Hoyt

    Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

    YES! Magazine cofounder van Gelder uncovers the local heroes in our country’s diverse communities.

    "I love that this book documents the incredibly powerful and dynamic movements that are taking root around the country. Read it!" - Mark Ruffalo, actor, director, activist, and film producer

    Released Mon Jan 09 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged

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  • Pride Over Pity

    By Kailyn Lowry

    Read by Renee Chambliss

    An inspiring account of Teen Mom Kaily Lowry’s resolve not only to survive but to succeed.

    "...Kailyn Lowry reveals heartbreaking details about the traumatic years before she became a 'Teen Mom.'" - HollywoodLife.com

    Released Tue Dec 13 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Sachiko

    By Caren B. Stelson

    Read by Katherine Fenton

    A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

    The true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb and aftermath.

    Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature - Awards

    Released Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Souls of Black Folk

    By W.E.B. DuBois

    Read by Rodney Gardiner

    A collection of essays on race and equality that laid the groundwork for the field of sociology.

    "...narrator Rodney Gardinar captures listeners' attention...His ability to emphasize the most important elements...carries listeners through the production, making this a power experience..." - AudioFile

    Released Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Secret Formula

    By Frederick Allen

    Read by Kevin Stillwell

    The Inside Story of How Coca-Cola Became the Best-Known Brand in the World

    The story of how a Victorian-era medicine spawned one of the nation's richest companies.

    "A clear, convincing, anecdotal, often fascinating portrayal not just of Coca-Cola's corporate brilliance, but of how it inveighed its way into the center of American, and world, consciousness." - Financial Times

    Released Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Last Madam

    By Christine Wiltz

    Read by Donna Postel

    A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

    Witness Norma Wallace’s shocking rise from teenage streetwalker to legendary madam of The Big Easy.

    "Wonderful...Admirably re-creates a little slice of a life otherwise devoured by time." - New York Times Book Review

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Ada's Ideas

    By Fiona Robinson

    Read by Rosalyn Landor

    The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

    A compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art!

    "The text's lilting quality will stick with aural learners long after the book is over...Robinson celebrates Lovelace for her powerful analytical mind in spite of an overbearing mother, an absent father, and a restrictive social position...VERDICT A fascinating and uplifting STEAM selection, highly recommended for biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Nov 22 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Inga

    By Scott Farris

    Read by Scott Farris

    Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect

    She was an actress, a journalist, an explorer, a MGM screenwriter, and also a suspected Nazi spy.

    "A little-known great beauty who led an intriguing life is brought to life..." - AudioFile

    Released Sun Oct 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Human Heart, Cosmic Heart

    By Dr. Thomas Cowan

    Read by David Drummond

    A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

    Dr. Thomas Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body’s most central organ.

    “This book blew my mind. I will admit...I thought I was simply going to be reading an interesting memoir of a good physician. Instead, I discovered the most groundbreaking, unorthodox, outside-the-box treatise on the heart I have ever stumbled upon. If you have a heart and you want to live a long time, you must, must read this book.” - Ben Greenfield, author of the New York Times bestseller, Beyond Training

    Released Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Daring & Disruptive

    By Lisa Messenger

    Read by Laurence Bouvard

    Unleashing the Entrepreneur

    This practical guide can help you dig deep and stay true to your ideas in challenging times.

    "Full of stirring wisdom that's particularly relevant to entrepreneurs but also to anyone chasing success." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 25 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Sacagawea

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Christina Moore

    Girl of the Shining Mountains

    Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark, tells her life story.

    "[Sacagawea] provide[s] insight into the discoveries and tribulations of both settlers and Native Americans." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Washington and Hamilton

    By Stephen F. Knott and Tony Williams

    Read by Ron Butler

    The Alliance That Forged America

    This unlikely duo set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.

    "An elegant dual study resurrects Alexander Hamilton as one of George Washington's most valued advisers...Knott and Williams expertly show how Hamilton was often attacked because Washington was untouchable. " - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • UnSlut

    By Emily Lindin

    Read by Erin Yuen and Elizabeth Cottle

    A Diary and a Memoir

    Emily Lindns published version of The "Unslut Project", which helps bullied girls around the world.

    "[A] sometimes tender, sometimes painful look at the stigmas that surround girls growing up in modern society." - Booklist

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Elizabeth and Michael

    By Donald Bogle

    Read by Michael Early

    The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop - A Love Story

    An eye-opening biography of two larger-than-life legends and their unlikely yet enduring friendship.

    "Exhaustively researched...with a fresh and fair-minded perspective...Devoted fans of either star may be familiar with much of this material, but they will appreciate the balance and compassion underscoring Bogle's treatment. A grounded and consistently absorbing biography." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • What It Takes

    By Mark Herzlich

    Read by Mark Herzlich

    Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game

    Herzlich’s story embodies powerful lessons achieved through persistence and belief.

    I truly believe Mark's story will motivate and inspire anyone who reads it. - Former New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin

    Released Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Danger Close

    By Amber Smith

    Read by Rachel Fulginiti

    My Epic Journey As a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

    A riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "Covers each mission with edge-of-your-seat detail and a coolness that demonstrates how she gained the respect of fellow pilots and soldiers on the ground... A rare outlook in a field of wartime memoirs, Smith's account is a must-read." - Library Journal

    Released Tue Sep 06 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • I, Columbus

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Pat Grimes

    My Journal 1492-1493

    A firsthand account of Columbus's famous voyage to the East, taken from his journal entries.

    "These excerpts make for engrossing reading...direct and surprisingly accessible text...delicate but fresh flavor of the ink drawings." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Assignment to Hell

    By Timothy M. Gay

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle

    Their work on the front lines made headlines.

    "The stories are so vivid and alive all these years later that I felt I was there with the legendary correspondents of World War II as they wrote their way from France to Germany." - David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Menachem Begin

    By Daniel Gordis

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The Battle for Israel's Soul

    Daniel Gordis's biography about a figure whose influence continues to be felt throughout the world.

    "The story of Menachem Begin is an inspiring story of Israel, and his legacy is one that lives with us still. Daniel Gordis expertly recreates that epic and passionately passes that tradition on to his listeners. Anyone wishing to understand Israel-its past as well as it current affairs-must turn to Gordis' Begin." - Michael Oren, author of Six Days of War

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Maimonides

    By Joel L. Kraemer

    Read by Sean Pratt

    The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

    A definitive biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential intellects in history.

    "...a definitive biography of medieval Judaism's chief intellectual sage..." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Confucius

    By Michael Schuman

    Read by Steven Menasche

    And the World He Created

    This is the story of an enigmatic philosopher, told by philosophy, history, and current affairs.

    "Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book...traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite enormous political and social changes in Chinese society." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 23 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Book of Joe

    By Vincent Price

    Read by Victoria Price

    About a Dog and His Man

    Actor Vincent Price shares a heartwarming tale about his mischievous yet endearing mutt Joe.

    "For the omnivorous reader of dog stories, this is sure to please." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Housebroken

    By Laurie Notaro

    Read by Laurie Notaro

    Notaro recounts her best efforts and failures in the domestic arts like cooking and cleaning.

    “Notaro is a scream, the freak-magnet of a girlfriend you can’t wait to meet for a drink to hear her latest story.” - The Plain Dealer

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Fragments of Isabella

    By Isabella Leitner

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A Memoir of Auschwitz

    The true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp. 

    “Profoundly moving...Leitner writes with a searing sensitivity that can move one to tears.” - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Fragments of Isabella (ABR)

    By Isabella Leitner

    Read by Isabella Leitner

    A Memoir of Auschwitz

    The true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp.

    "Profoundly moving...Leitner writes with a searing sensitivity that can move one to tears." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Abridged

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  • Girls Against Girls

    By Bonnie Burton

    Read by Christina Morales Hemenway

    Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change

    Girls Against Girls is a must-read for today's strong, smart, and capable generation of young women.

    "Burton never talks down to her readers, nor does she pull her punches. Readers will respond to the author's clear respect for the painful nature of the problem...A great addition for teen collections." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Louis D. Brandeis

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Read by Sean Pratt

    A Life

    A huge and galvanizing biography, a revelation of one man's effect on American society.

    [A] monumental, authoritative and appreciative biography of the man Franklin D. Roosevelt called Isaiah . . . [Urofsky] demonstrates, deploying a Brandeisan array of factual material, why Brandeis still matters, nearly 70 years after his death. - New York Times

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • ARIK

    By David Landau

    Read by Walter Dixon

    The Life of Ariel Sharon

    An in-depth biography of Ariel Sharon, the most dramatic Israeli leader of the last forty years.

    A thorough, extremely candid description and assessment of the military and political lives of the controversial Sharon, who has been in a vegetative state since a massive stroke in 2006. The author...displays a deep familiarity with the details and contexts of Sharon’s career....[and] is also adept in the descriptions of the labyrinthine political world of Israel during Sharon’s era. Splendid reporting, comprehensive research and probing analysis inform this unblinking view of a complicated man and a sanguinary geography. - Kirkus (starred review)

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Flawless

    By Scott Andrew Selby

    Read by Don Hagen

    Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

    The heist of the century!

    ...a fascinating chronicle...Like a finely cut gem, this well-polished, multifaceted book sparkles. - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jun 21 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Funny Bones

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Armando Duran

    Posada and His Day of the dead Calaveras

    Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, in this 2016 Sibert winner.

    "Playful but informative... a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work." - Booklist

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • 14 Days

    By Lisa Goich

    Read by Lisa Goich

    A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

    How do you let go of a hand you've held your whole life?

    "...an intimate, sacred pilgrimage into the soul-bond between a mother and daughter who genuinely lived the meaning of unconditional love. Written with honesty, humor, and above all, great love and respect, Lisa Goich-Andreadis offers us a memoir that lights up the experience of loss with a comforting grace." - Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Our Auntie Rosa

    By Sheila McCauley Keys and Eddie B. Allen Jr.

    Read by Robin Eller

    The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons

    The family of Rosa Parks tells stories of growing up with the mother of the civil rights movement.

    "...listeners will be rewarded with insights about both the continuing work and the private life of this Civil Rights hero." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • En busca de la felycidad (Pursuit of Happiness - Spanish edition)

    By Chris Gardner

    Read by Bob Borquez

    A man and his son become homeless in a tough economy as the father pursues a challenging career.

    "Gardner's inspiring rags-to-riches memoir of his transformation from homeless single father to philanthropic owner of a multimillion-dollar brokerage house... Blake has an excellent, manly voice, perfect intonation and excellent streetwise cursing abilities (a crucial part of Gardner's account of his relationship with his stepfather). - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Feb 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    Spanish, Unabridged

  • The Marriage Test

    By Brook Silva-Braga and Jill Andres

    Read by Nick Podehl and Amy McFadden

    A crash course in commitment: forty dates that could make or break a couple's relationship.

    "A 240-page love letter... Someone, somewhere is going to option this as a romantic comedy." - The Washington Post

    Released Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Always Too Much and Never Enough

    By Jasmin Singer

    Read by Jasmin Singer

    A woman's journey to find herself goes from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.

    “You will read this treasure and be so much richer from it.” - Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness

    Released Tue Feb 02 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Ostend

    By Volker Weidermann

    Read by Dennis Kleinman

    The true story of two great writers and their struggles during WWII being exiled from Nazi Germany.

    “Taut, novelistic. . . . In lyrical prose, Weidermann re-creates the atmosphere of an ephemeral moment. . . . Evocative, sharply drawn portraits and a wry, knowing narrative voice make for an engrossing history.” - Kirkus Review (Starred Review)

    Released Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

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  • Out of a Far Country

    By Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan

    Read by Christopher Yuan and Nancy Wu

    A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope.

    Coming out, then coming home.

    "Christopher & Angela Yuan have told the story of their miraculous journey from broken lives, relationships, and dreams to a place of hope and healing... brings home the living truth that in the midst of a broken and hurting world, God is at work to redeem, renew, and reconcile his beloved. " - Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

    Released Tue Dec 22 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Inventor's Secret

    By Suzanne Slade

    Read by Susie Berneis

    What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

    The story of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, focusing on their friendship and inventions.

    "Reinhardt's mixed-media artwork includes several lighthearted moments. It's a rewarding look at the importance of persistence, as well as the friendship that developed between these prominent inventors." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Dec 15 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • My Misspent Youth

    Essays

    An incisive collection that marked the start of a new millennium and became a cult classic.

    Best of 2015 - *Slate Book Review's Best Audiobooks List*

    Released Tue Nov 03 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • You Can't Ruin My Day

    By Allen Klein

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around

    Contains 52 themes, helping listeners prevent outside influences from ruining their day.

    Released Tue Oct 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Stars Between the Sun and Moon

    By Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland

    Read by Janet Song

    One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

    An incredible memoir of North Korea by a woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.

    Starred Review. "Highly recommended for readers interested in North Korea as well as those who enjoy inspirational stories." - Library Journal

    Released Mon Oct 05 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • The Orpheus Clock

    By Simon Goodman

    Read by Derek Perkins

    The Search For My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

    The true story of one man's single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family.

    Starred Review. "With a novelist’s narrative gifts, Goodman movingly portrays his family’s victimization by the Nazis and the post-war repercussions of those events....In combining a modern-day detective story with nuanced context for its importance, Goodman produces much more than another Holocaust book." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 25 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Goldie Takes a Stand!

    By Barbara Krasner

    Read by Erin Yuen

    Golda Meir’s First Crusade

    Based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

    “…a delightful and educational listening experience. This is an important addition to both school and public library collections. Recommended.” - School Library Journal, starred review

    Released Tue Aug 11 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Mess

    By Barry Yourgrau

    Read by Peter Brooke

    One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act

    A glimpse into the mind of someone who is both a sufferer from and an investigator of clutter.

    "Folks who enjoy watching the television show Hoarders, especially those fascinated by the psychological underpinnings of the behavior, will find this an interesting listen." - Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Mon Aug 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Life Among the Savages

    By Shirley Jackson

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    America's celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children.

    "At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, “free-range” parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to “have it all” but to “be it all” — to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday — Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane. Children, she tells us, are essentially savages and demons, and ought to be treated as such: at a cautious distance, without losing sight of one’s own way of life." - The New York Times

    Released Tue Jul 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Wondering Who You Are

    By Sonya Lea

    Read by Sonya Lea

    In exploring her husband's memory loss, Sonya Lea’s memoir is a powerful story of perseverance.

    Starred Review. "(Lea's) prose is elegant, and her reading is heartfelt and professional. This inspiring audio will touch listeners with its compassion and grace." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released Mon Jul 13 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • The Quiet Man

    By John H. Sununu

    Read by Qarie Marshall

    The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

    An overdue appreciation of George H. Bush and his underrated and misunderstood presidency.

    Released Tue Jun 30 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Raising Demons

    By Shirley Jackson

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    In the sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children.

    "At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, “free-range” parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to “have it all” but to “be it all” — to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday — Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane. Children, she tells us, are essentially savages and demons, and ought to be treated as such: at a cautious distance, without losing sight of one’s own way of life." - The New York Times

    Released Tue Jun 09 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Viva Frida

    By Yuyi Morales

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    The Caldecott Honor Book and the 2015 Pura Belpre Award winner is now on audiobook.

    Starred review. "...an ingenious tour de force." - The Horn Book

    Released Tue May 26 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Benchwarmer

    By Josh Wilker

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    An Anxious Dad’s Almanac of Fatherhood and Other Failures

    Josh Wilker weaves his life into an A-to-Z reference on failing at sports.

    "Lutkin's vocal presence yields a comforting, storyteller's approach that is worthy of a well-written memoir about a dad learning to be a dad." - AudioFile

    Released Tue May 19 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • The Folded Clock

    By Heidi Julavits

    Read by Tavia Gilbert

    A raucous, deliriously smart diary of two years in the life of the incomparable Heidi Julavits.

    Best of 2015 - *New York Times Notable List*

    Released Tue Apr 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

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  • Thomas Jefferson

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Susie Berneis

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything

    Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.

    Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Looking at Lincoln

    By Maira Kalman

    Read by Elizabeth Cottle

    Celebrate Lincoln's remarkable life in a fresh and exciting way.

    Starred review. "Kalman's fond and bittersweet account of our lanky 16th president evokes both a schoolgirl crush and a Yankee's steely, sorrowful perspective on the price of freedom... Rather than pen a textbook profile, Kalman portrays heartfelt admiration through poignant imagery." - Publisher's Weekly

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Ben Franklin's Big Splash

    By Barb Rosenstock

    Read by Susie Berneis

    The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

    Starred review. "As inventive as Ben himself..." - Kirkus Reviews

    Starred Review. "...The alliterative, sibilant text is a rollicking read to share aloud with young students... The watercolor and ink artwork conveys joy and motion, with young Ben splashing into the water, gleefully trying out his fins... This is a fun introduction to one of the nation's founding fathers and a solid addition to collections needing a different perspective on this American icon." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    "This is a story that deserves to be heard and experienced by all." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Grace of Monaco

    By Jeffrey Robinson

    Read by Jeffrey Robinson

    The True Story

    The acclaimed biography of Grace Kelly, now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman.

    "Wonderful." - USA Today

    Released Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Pin Action

    By Gianmarc Manzione

    Read by Chris Lutkin

    Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler Who Became a Bowling Champion

    The true story of how the most notorious action bowler of all time became a Hall of Famer.

    "A thoroughly entertaining slice of twisted Americana, New York gangster style. Only in the Big Apple could something so pure and Middle America as bowling become so infused with most of the seven deadly sins. Put it on the shelf with The Big Lebowski and Jersey Boys." - Dary Matera, author of Quitting the Mob and The F.B.I.'s Ten Most Wanted

    Released Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

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  • Soldier Girls

    By Helen Thorpe

    Read by Donna Postel

    The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

    Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.

    “…a solid chunk of American history…” - The New York Times Book Review

    Released Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

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  • Brave Girl

    By Michelle Markel

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

    A young immigrant overcomes adversity and leads the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.

    Starred review. "Markel's informative text buzzes with details of the oppressive conditions and neatly plays up Clara's can-do spirit... A detailed note about the garment industry and a selected bibliography conclude. This book has fighting spirit in spades - you go, Clara!" - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • A Nation's Hope

    By Matt de la Peña

    Read by J.D. Jackson

    The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

    Starred Review. “Sometimes a boxing match is just that…but sometimes it is so much more.” - Booklist

    Starred review. "Spare, evocative verse melds with the eloquent illustrations to create palpable energy around the fight and Louis's struggle to the top." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jun 17 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Separate is Never Equal

    By Duncan Tonatiuh

    Read by Adriana Sananes

    Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation

    A touching account of one family’s quest for equality in America.

    Starred review. “An extremely important story that should be widely known. Highly recommended for all libraries.” - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue May 27 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip

    By Kevin Brockmeier

    Read by Kirby Heyborne

    A Memoir of Seventh Grade

    Novelist Kevin Brockmeier recalls the most difficult year of his life.

    "Heyborne's gentle and thoughtful narration complements the personality of the young Kevin...Heyborne also excels at capturing the mocking tones and insensitivity of Kevin's questionable friends." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 1357
    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Not for Everyday Use

    By Elizabeth Nunez

    Read by Elizabeth Nunez

    A Memoir

    A fierce love holds a family together in this poignant memoir from award-winner Elizabeth Nunez.

    Earphones Award winner. "Self-effacing and honest, Nunez gives listeners a unique window onto a foreign world." - AudioFile Magazine

    Released Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 1486
    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak

    By Black Hawk

    Read by Michael Lackey

    Dictated by Himself

    In his own words, the polarizing leader of the Sauk tribe recounts his life story.

    Starred review. "...Michael Lackey narrate(s)...in an engaging manner that is appropriately matter-of-fact, defiant, or poignant...an invaluable resource" - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 147
    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • The Tao of Martha

    By Jen Lancaster

    Read by Jen Lancaster

    My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog

    A hilarious self-improvement memoir from New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster

    "Humor abounds in the short, commuter-friendly segments..." - Booklist (audio review)

    Released Tue Jun 04 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 481

  • I Can't Complain

    By Elinor Lipman

    Read by Elinor Lipman

    (All Too) Personal Essays

    From the beloved and acclaimed novelist, a collection of witty, moving essays.

    "A feast of bite-sized morsels of humor and wisdom." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue May 07 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 397
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  • Give Me Everything You Have

    By James Lasdun

    Read by Robin Sachs

    On Being Stalked

    A true story that chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a stalker.

    "Narrator Robin Sachs delivers a stirring performance as he relates Lasdun's tumultuous account...he knows how to command an audience and bring the story to new heights as he manipulates his tone for great dramatic effect. Sachs is a true professional and his performance is thoroughly engaging and a testament to his skill." - Publishers Weekly (audiobook review)

    Released Tue Feb 12 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged
    Sales Rank 997
    Other available formats MP3 CD

  • 12 Years a Slave

    By Solomon Northup

    Read by Richard Allen

    Now a major motion picture, this is Northup's true story of being kidnapped and sold into slavery.

    "Narrator Richard Allen does an excellent job conveying Northup's thoughts and emotions. His rich voice imparts the frustrations, hopes, and fears of the author." - Library Journal

    Released Tue Jan 22 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

    Other available formats MP3 CD