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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

ALEXANDER THE GREAT His Life and His Mysterious Death

by Anthony Everitt | Read by John Lee

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Balance is the defining feature of this first-rate audiobook history of the life and mysterious death of Alexander the Great, a story now 23 centuries old. Anthony Everitt is one of our most reliable and accessible classical historians, and John Lee, as he's demonstrated so many times, is the most compatible of narrators, a distinctive, compelling voice with the uncanny ability... Read More

AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE

AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

by Steven M. Gillon | Read by Tim Andrés Pabon

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

This entertaining audiobook gives listeners an insider's look at John F. Kennedy, Jr.--his personality and ambitions, and the people in his life. The author's knowledge of many familiar stories, such as John's salute at his father's funeral procession and his venture as an adult into the publishing business, adds depth to these aspects of Kennedy's life. Narrator Tim Pabon has... Read More

AND HOW ARE YOU, DR. SACKS?

AND HOW ARE YOU, DR. SACKS? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

by Lawrence Weschler | Read by Jonathan Davis

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Jonathan Davis is a top-notch narrator. Here he gives a nicely drawn rendition of a larger-than-life neurologist/author/caregiver. The late Oliver Sacks is presented as flamboyant, impulsive, intuitive, and brilliant. He was born in Great Britain--Davis uses a slight British accent to good effect--but practiced mostly in the States, where his passions were weight lifting,... Read More

BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE

BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE

by Adam Rippon | Read by Adam Rippon

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Figure skater Adam Rippon made as much news off the ice as on it during the 2018 Winter Olympics. If you were captivated then, you'll want to hear his memoir. With a poised delivery and lots of personality, Rippon details training with a succession of coaches; his close and complicated relationship with his mother; and coming out as gay, first to friends and family and then on... Read More

BECOMING SUPERMAN

BECOMING SUPERMAN My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

by J. Michael Straczynski, Neil Gaiman [Intro.] | Read by Peter Jurasik

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

If you're going to reveal your life story, it's good to have a friend and fellow "Babylon 5" cast member perform it. Peter Jurasik, known to "Babylon 5" fans as the sleazy alien Londo Mollari, narrates the startling life of the series creator, J. Michael Straczynski, and his victories over a monstrous father, an abusive family, and, seemingly, an entire world out to destroy... Read More

BEFORE HER

BEFORE HER The One, Book 1

by Jacqueline Woodson | Read by Jacqueline Woodson

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

In this brief yet affecting memoir, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson narrates select moments from her personal history, describing the various loves and losses that have shaped her life and eventually led her to her partner, Juliet. It's an account that's both poignant and joyful, and often contextualized by the events of the 1980s and '90s, when Woodson was coming up,... Read More

THE BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN

THE BOOK OF GUTSY WOMEN Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton | Read by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

The powerful voices of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton deliver their new audiobook. Based on a lifelong series of conversations between mother and daughter, this work gives listeners an opportunity to embrace the impact, major and minor, of various women throughout history. Whether fighting for equality or going where no woman has gone before, the women in this... Read More

CARVING OUT A LIVING ON THE LAND

CARVING OUT A LIVING ON THE LAND Lessons in Resourcefulness and Craft from an Unusual Christmas Tree Farm

by Emmet Van Driesche | Read by Emmet Van Driesche

Chelsea Green Publishing | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Emmet Van Driesche narrates his own informative guide for successfully running a small family farm. In a clear and pleasant voice, he describes his years managing a Christmas tree farm in rural Massachusetts. The author describes every nuance of working with a forest, and the audiobook provides detailed suggestions for farmers in similar situations. This type of guidebook,... Read More

DAD'S MAYBE BOOK

DAD'S MAYBE BOOK

by Tim O'Brien | Read by Tim O'Brien

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

This audiobook is a memoir, a tribute, and a collection of advice by a 58-year-old first-time father who knows he loves his children and wants to be there, if not physically, then spiritually--as a wise guide throughout life's challenges. Bestselling author Tim O'Brien (THE THINGS THEY CARRIED) narrates with a gravelly delivery and a tone of love and hope for his sons, knowing... Read More

DANCING WITH BEES

DANCING WITH BEES A Journey Back to Nature

Earphones Award Winner

by Brigit Strawbridge Howard | Read by Brigit Strawbridge Howard

Chelsea Green Publishing | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

The author narrates this work in a slow, warm, mellifluous tone that, were this a scientific treatise on the native bees of the British Isles, would be sleep inducing at best. But listeners will quickly discern that this is a love story that begins with bees in the backyard and spreads to a wide array of native fauna and flora. One does not have to be a trained naturalist to... Read More

DANTE AND THE EARLY ASTRONOMER

DANTE AND THE EARLY ASTRONOMER Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

by Tracy Daugherty | Read by David Stifel

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator David Stifel delivers this audiobook in a steady, unadorned performance. Author Tracy Daugherty illuminates the scientific and literary contributions of early-twentieth-century British amateur astronomer Mary Acworth Evershed. Her overlapping passions, astronomy and Dante Alighieri's narrative poem THE DIVINE COMEDY, fueled her professional trajectory and personal... Read More

THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST

THE EDUCATION OF AN IDEALIST A Memoir

by Samantha Power | Read by Samantha Power

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Samantha Power's appealing voice exhibits gravitas, humility, and humor in this remarkable memoir. She is clear and compelling as she reflects on multiple turning points in her life--emigrating from Ireland as a child, visiting Dachau and Anne Frank's house, reporting on the Bosnian genocide, being a foreign policy advisor to President Obama, and becoming U.N. ambassador. Power... Read More

FORMATION

FORMATION A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line

by Ryan Leigh Dostie | Read by Ryan Leigh Dostie

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Ryan Dostie pulls no punches in narrating her raw, mesmerizing memoir. She entered the army right after high school because it seemed to be the road to freedom for a young woman raised in a strict Christian community. What she discovered in her military experience was alcohol, and what followed was a rape that no one believed happened because she had had too much to drink at... Read More

GIRL ON THE BLOCK

GIRL ON THE BLOCK A True Story of Coming of Age Behind the Counter

by Jessica Wragg | Read by Billie Fulford-Brown

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Billie Fulford-Brown's inviting, friendly narration quickly draws listeners into the world of high-end steaks in this memoir about coming-of-age as a woman in the male-dominated field of butchery. Her measured yet easygoing tone perfectly captures Wragg's enthusiasm for the trade, as well as the pain and confusion of her youthful missteps. Wragg's analysis of sexism in butchery... Read More

GOLD DUST WOMAN

GOLD DUST WOMAN A Biography of Stevie Nicks

Earphones Award Winner

by Stephen Davis | Read by Christina Delaine

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Christina Delaine's performance often feels like rock singer Stevie Nicks herself is telling her story. Delaine conjures up visions of Stevie with her melodious voice, which can turn sharp as a knife when the story makes it necessary. And what a story it is: Everyone wanted her, but no one wanted to love her. This audiobook relies heavily on interviews with friends and... Read More

A GRIP OF TIME

A GRIP OF TIME When Prison is Your Life

by Lauren Kessler | Read by Hollis McCarthy

HighBridge Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Both author and narrator deliver high-quality work in this audiobook. Kessler is journalist and teacher who went inside Oregon State Penitentiary to teach writing to men serving life terms for murder. Narrator Hollis McCarthy does a good job portraying both the teacher and the inmates. She conveys empathy for the men while evoking deep sympathy for their victims, both the dead... Read More

A GUEST OF THE REICH

A GUEST OF THE REICH The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre's Dramatic Captivity and Escape from Nazi Germany

by Peter Finn | Read by Rebecca Lowman

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Rebecca Lowman introduces listeners to Gertrude Legendre, a Southern woman of privilege with a yearning for adventure. Even though she was married and the mother of two young children, she joined the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Her job gave her access to highly classified information, but it wasn't enough. Gertie, as she was known, was constantly scheming to get... Read More

HERE WE ARE

HERE WE ARE American Dreams, American Nightmares

by Aarti Namdev Shahani | Read by Aarti Namdev Shahani

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

This is simply a beautiful, moving memoir read exceptionally well by Shahani, a reporter for NPR. She shares her family's story of moving to the U.S. from Casablanca when she was a baby. Her father spoke five languages but initially could find only menial labor while living in near squalor in New York City. Eventually, the family finds success, but it all comes crashing down... Read More

HERE'S THE CATCH

HERE'S THE CATCH A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More

by Ron Swoboda | Read by Ron Swoboda

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Ron Swoboda, a player for the famed 1969 New York Mets, delivers his autobiography. While he is far from a polished narrator, his reading leaves an authentic impression on the listener. Swoboda's moment in the sun came in the World Series when he made a spectacular catch, one of the greatest ever. But he doesn't dwell on that, instead detailing his youth, moments with teammates... Read More

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

by Sara Quin, Tegan Quin | Read by Sara Quin, Tegan Quin

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Sara and Tegan Quin narrate their own journey through the tumultuous high school years in the '90s before they became the celebrated musicians and LGBTQ icons they are today. Memoirs tend to be best when read by the authors, and this is no exception. Being identical twins, Tegan and Sara have similar qualities to their voices but are able to differentiate themselves with their... Read More

HOME WORK

HOME WORK A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton | Read by Julie Andrews

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Following her bestselling memoir HOME, Julie Andrews, along with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, have put together an elegant memoir of Andrews's Hollywood years. In that charming, familiar voice, Andrews fills in the years between 1963 and 1986, recounting her arrival in Hollywood, her marriage to designer Tony Walton, its eventual end, and her astronomical rise to stardom... Read More

HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES

HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES

by Saeed Jones | Read by Saeed Jones

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Listeners gain an intimate sense of Saeed Jones's life through vignettes he presents with grace, compassion, and ferocity. His poetic memoir was born when he turned to writing to heal in the aftermath of an assault, and it centers around struggling as a young, black, and gay boy in the South. He and his mother were close, and when she dies, his anguish is palpable. Jones... Read More

I'M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I'M LYING

I'M TELLING THE TRUTH, BUT I'M LYING Essays

by Bassey Ikpi | Read by Bassey Ikpi

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Nothing is off-limits in author/narrator Bassey Ikpi's unflinching look at her life as a poet, performer, woman, mother, and child. Her years as a spoken-word poet and performer are evident in the creation of this smooth listening experience. Ikpi is completely in control of her wide-ranging memoir as it switches between levity and seriousness. Listeners will laugh along when... Read More

IN PAIN

IN PAIN A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids

by Travis Rieder | Read by Travis Rieder

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

You may have to hit the pause button to lower your heart rate during Travis Rieder's moment-by-moment retelling of the motorcycle crash that upended his body and his life. But Rieder brutally reveals that this pain is only the pre-show. The worst of his suffering would come from getting off the opioids he was prescribed during his lengthy medical treatment. Transformed by his... Read More

I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I'M NOT GOING

I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I'M NOT GOING The Art Scene and Downtown New York in the 1980s

by Peter McGough | Read by Peter McGough

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Artist Peter McGough doesn't hold back in this tell-all memoir of his early life and rapid rise to success with his partner, the eccentric David McDermott. McGough's witty delivery of narrative is loud and clear and is interspersed with wildly comical performances of McDermott and many other colorful characters. During the pre-AIDS art scene of the Lower East Side in the 1980s,... Read More

KNOW MY NAME

KNOW MY NAME A Memoir

by Chanel Miller | Read by Chanel Miller

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Chanel Miller is the real name of Jane Doe, a survivor of sexual assault on Stanford University's campus. She was unnamed in the trial and maintained her anonymity afterward--until now. She gives voice to her perspectives on her trauma after the event, the trial, and what followed. Miller's narration is precise, steady, considered. She recounts the pressure of feeling like she... Read More

LATE-LIFE LOVE

LATE-LIFE LOVE A Memoir

by Susan Gubar | Read by Pamela Almand

Audible, Inc. | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Pamela Almand's audible composure works well with the thoughtful writing of this seasoned author and professor. Though Susan Gubar's literary perspective could have sounded erudite, Almand's performance gives listeners access to the warmth and humility that pervade this autobiographical account of a late-life partnership. The author is at peace in the face of physical... Read More

LOUIS XIV

LOUIS XIV The Power and the Glory

by Josephine Wilkinson | Read by Kate Reading

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Kate Reading's expressive and energetic narration of this birth-to-death biography of France's Louis XIV animates a history that is itself refreshingly brisk, factual, and accessible. "The Power and the Glory" is author Wilkinson's weighty subtitle, but her focus is more on the private and court life of the king, and is intended for a general audience. Reading's command of... Read More

MALAYA

MALAYA Essays on Freedom

by Cinelle Barnes | Read by Cinelle Barnes

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Cinelle Barnes's tender narration of her immigration experience contrasts with her arduous journey from the Philippines to legal status in the U.S. Despite her luxurious lifestyle at home, she became an illegal immigrant in this country. She recounts how her failed adoption led to her being undocumented and to working a variety of jobs such as nanny, cleaner, and café hostess,... Read More

A MONTH IN SIENA

A MONTH IN SIENA

by Hisham Matar | Read by Hisham Matar

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Author Hisham Matar takes the listener on a melancholy amble around Siena, Italy. His somber voice and precise enunciation enhance his eloquent writing. As he considers great masterpieces from the Sienese School of painting and other works that bring insight to his own life, we learn how the power of art can enlighten us. Meditations on art, love, and existence intertwine with... Read More

OVER THE TOP

OVER THE TOP A Raw Journey to Self-Love

by Jonathan Van Ness | Read by Jonathan Van Ness

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Jonathan Van Ness narrates his hilarious and moving memoir with all the bright energy he's known for--no one but the queer icon himself could narrate his story. Van Ness rocketed to fame on the "Queer Eye" reboot, and his audiobook touches on serving up excellence on the reality show. His story starts with his childhood with a loving family in a small town, where he idolized... Read More

PAT CONROY

PAT CONROY Our Lifelong Friendship

by Bernie Schein | Read by Brian Troxell

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

From their unexpected meeting at a high school pickup basketball game, through the ups and downs of life, to Pat Conroy's death in 2016, he and Bernie Schein had a unique, culture-crossing friendship. Sadly, Brian Troxell's delivery doesn't bring this heartfelt memoir to life. His tempo never varies, whether he is recounting high school escapades, early civil rights activities,... Read More

QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINEERS

QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINEERS The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman

by Cathryn J. Prince | Read by Elizabeth Wiley

Tantor Media | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Elizabeth Wiley's stentorian voice takes listeners on the lifelong adventures of Fanny Bullock Workman, a most determined woman, who summited most of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Beginning in the 1880s, Workman and her husband, Hunter, scaled the New Hampshire peak of Mt. Washington, and then the highest peaks of the Alps, the Himalayas, and the Andes, as well as... Read More

RUNNING HOME

RUNNING HOME A Memoir

by Katie Arnold | Read by Katie Arnold

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

You don't have to think that running an ultramarathon sounds like fun to enjoy the ride that Katie Arnold takes you on as she delivers her memoir on her complicated relationship with her father and her adventures while writing for OUTSIDE magazine and running--always running. She narrates it all with genuine emotion and self-reflection, an appealing slightly raspy timbre, and a... Read More

SERVING THE SERVANT

SERVING THE SERVANT Remembering Kurt Cobain

by Danny Goldberg | Read by Danny Goldberg

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Rock musician Kurt Cobain was loved by millions but understood by only a few. One was manager Danny Goldberg, who narrates his book about his friend, sparing no detail, good or bad, about the founder of Nirvana. Goldberg's narration adds authenticity but reduces the craft of audiobook performance. He doesn't pause when he's supposed to, sometimes running one sentence into... Read More

THE SIXTH MAN

THE SIXTH MAN A Memoir

by Andre Iguodala, Carvell Wallace [contributor] | Read by Sullivan Jones, Andre Iguodala [Intro.]

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Sullivan Jones narrates this sports memoir with the appropriate amount of energy. NBA fans know Andrew Iguodala as a force--the first man to be taken off the bench to replace one of the five starters. As a "sixth man," he's known for giving his team a boost through his determination on the court. Jones's delivery is never too emotional but never too understated or low-key, a... Read More

STEALING THE SHOW

STEALING THE SHOW A History of Art and Crime in Six Thefts

by John Barelli, Zachary Schisgal | Read by Mack Sanderson

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

With his deep, authoritative voice, Mack Sanderson is the perfect narrator for this memoir by the former chief security officer of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is so believable that at times listeners may believe they're hearing the author himself as he recounts his experiences on the job. While primarily about the theft of paintings, precious objects, tapestries,... Read More

THIS MUCH COUNTRY

THIS MUCH COUNTRY

by Kristin Knight Pace | Read by Kristin Knight Pace

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Kristin Knight Pace's emotions are unmistakably present in her voice throughout this memoir of moving from Texas as a teenager to Montana and then Alaska, getting divorced and finding true love, learning how to run sled dogs, and competing in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. Pace seems to relive all those feelings and experiences as she delivers her own words. Crystal clear... Read More

TOIL & TROUBLE

TOIL & TROUBLE A Memoir

by Augusten Burroughs | Read by Augusten Burroughs, Gabra Zackman, Robin Miles, Anne Bobby

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

An ensemble cast supports Augusten Burroughs in the narration of his whimsical memoir, and it is a quirky romp indeed through a genuinely fertile imagination. He reveals, with his slow and sharply articulated wry drawl, that he is a witch, as are other members of his colorful family. Burroughs performs his own story with both the humor and pathos it requires. The supporting... Read More

THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE

THE UNGRATEFUL REFUGEE What Immigrants Never Tell You

by Dina Nayeri | Read by Dina Nayeri

Dreamscape | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

The Iranian-American novelist's quick, steady pace creates an adventurous narration as she asks pivotal questions about what it means to be a refugee. Nayeri also explores what it means to call a place home. Her words and tone are filled with contrasting levels of discomfort and youthfulness that underscore the trauma of the experiences she describes and their long-term effect... Read More

THE VAGABONDS

THE VAGABONDS The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip

by Jeff Guinn | Read by Josh Hamilton

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Josh Hamilton expertly captures what two prominent Americans, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, may have sounded like. While this audiobook focuses on their friendship, it's also a history lesson and a look back at a time when automobiles were just beginning to change the country. The story of Ford and Edison's road trips together has its ups and downs. Ford was a taciturn... Read More

VALEDICTORIAN OF BEING DEAD

VALEDICTORIAN OF BEING DEAD

by Heather B. Armstrong | Read by Heather B. Armstrong

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Heather B. Armstrong narrates her own memoir of treatment- resistant depression with groundbreaking vocal intensity. She bravely welcomes listeners inside her painful, yet often hilarious, internal dialogue. She isn't portraying emotional desperation--she relives it for listeners. Her voice cracks because she is really crying as she screams for relief from her ceaseless desire... Read More

WE ARE OUR MOTHERS' DAUGHTERS

WE ARE OUR MOTHERS' DAUGHTERS Revised and Expanded Edition

Earphones Award Winner

by Cokie Roberts | Read by Cokie Roberts

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Broadcaster and political commentator Cokie Roberts narrates this revised and expanded edition of her bestselling essay collection with grace, perfect timing, and an expert knowledge of how to tell a story. The essays are an engaging mix of the personal and reportage, all focused on how women work together to build the political, cultural, and social world we know. They're... Read More

WE FED AN ISLAND

WE FED AN ISLAND The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time

by José Andrés, Richard Wolffe | Read by José Andrés

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

With a heavy Spanish accent, chef José Andrés gives an authentic and sincere narration of this fascinating account of his grassroots, on-the ground experience beginning days after Puerto Rico's ravaging by the deadly Hurricane Maria. The humanitarian chef accomplished the impossible by circumnavigating the bureaucratic efforts of the Red Cross and FEMA to instead effectively... Read More

WE WERE RICH AND WE DIDN'T KNOW IT

WE WERE RICH AND WE DIDN'T KNOW IT A Memoir of My Irish Boyhood

by Tom Phelan | Read by Gerard Doyle

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Narrator Gerard Doyle's Irish brogue takes listeners back in time to Tom Phelan's childhood. Phelan's stories have a way of branching out to show us the Irish town in which he grew up. The story of his birth, for example, includes his parents' courtship and a tale about the nurse who delivered him. When Doyle emphasizes a phrase, such as the words "having notions," it tells a... Read More

A WELL-READ WOMAN

A WELL-READ WOMAN The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport

by Kate Stewart | Read by Christa Lewis

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

This audio biography begins when Ruth Rappaport, who grew up in Leipzig, emigrated to the U.S. at age 15. Escaping the Nazis, Rappaport ended up in Seattle and ultimately became a librarian. In 1959 she set up libraries for the Army, first in Okinawa and then in Saigon; after that, she was a cataloguer for the Library of Congress (1971-1993). Shifting effortlessly from German,... Read More

WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR?

WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR? A Modest Proposal

by E. Jean Carroll | Read by E. Jean Carroll

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll brings her unique brand of no- nonsense truth to her new audiobook. Carroll sets out on a cross- country tour, visiting only towns with female names, eating only female-named foods, and wearing only clothes designed by women. Her goal is to ask women everywhere: What do we need men for? Carroll's delivery is both irreverent and sarcastic as she... Read More

WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON'T TALK ABOUT

WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON'T TALK ABOUT Fifteen Writers Break the Silence

by Michele Filgate [Ed.] | Read by Michele Filgate, Fajer Al-Kaisi, Roger Casey, Janina Edwards, Emily Ellet, Cynthia Farrell, Soneela Nankani. David Sadzin, Keong Sim, Candace Thaxton

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

In this audiobook unflinching essayists peel back layers of long-held pain in their lives. Writer/editor Michele Filgate narrates the introduction in a tone of earnestness that pulls the listener in as she reflects on her life-changing essay about being abused by her stepfather, along with the universal expectations of motherhood. Fajer Al-Kaisi, Roger Casey, Janina Edwards,... Read More

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE

WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD IS TRUE A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

by Carolyn Forché | Read by Carolyn Forché

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Carolyn Forché narrates her in-depth audiobook, which offers a historical retrospective on how the U.S. supported the Salvadoran persecution of dissidents in the 1980s. At that time, the journalist unsuccessfully tried to wake Americans up to the atrocities being committed by the government against its own people. Her narration is deliberate, professional, and measured, despite... Read More

A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE

A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE A Memoir

by Edie Windsor | Read by Donna Postel, Joshua Lyon

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Joshua Lyon, coauthor of this audiobook, describes it as a memoir/biography hybrid. Lyon delivers the introduction with rich appreciation for his coauthor and subject, the late Edie Windsor, who was a major figure in the gay rights movement. Donna Postel takes over the main narration, shepherding listeners through Windsor's early years in a middle-class Jewish neighborhood in... Read More

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

by Patti Smith | Read by Patti Smith

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Biography & Memoir

Her best days as a punk rock priestess may be behind her, but even at age 70, Patti Smith is still a working-class hero asking questions about life, love, and dreams. And since no one else can do justice to her words, Smith narrates her latest audiobook herself. Even if her performance sometimes sounds a bit flat, almost disaffected, it seems appropriate, considering her... Read More

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