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THE BOOK OF FORGIVING The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

by Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu, Douglas C. Abrams [Ed.] | Read by Mpho Tutu, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Yetide Badaki

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Resonant, heartfelt performances by the British-Nigerian actor Hakeem Kae Kazim and Archbishop Tutu's daughter, Mpho, will transport listeners in a visceral way to that place and time when so much healing was needed in South Africa. With calm intensity, Kazim delivers the author's melodic prose and thoughtful teachings; both narrators read the first-person stories of victims... Read More


FINISH Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Earphones Award Winner

by Jon Acuff | Read by Jon Acuff

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Author Jon Acuff's entertaining narration encourages listeners to maximize their potential and finish their projects. FINISH reexamines the premise that Acuff put forth in his previous book, START: Starting is the hardest part of a goal. In his lively and encouraging narration, Acuff now explains why finishing is even harder than starting and describes how to overcome the... Read More


THE FOUR TENDENCIES The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

by Gretchen Rubin | Read by Gretchen Rubin

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Read by the author, this audiobook delivers a thorough examination of how and why we make our daily choices. Gretchen Rubin explains her well-researched, home-grown four-tendencies matrix in a conversational tone. Her casual style gives listeners the sense they're hearing advice while having a cup of coffee with a friend. Rubin uses changes in pitch and speed to help to... Read More


L'ART DE LA SIMPLICITE How to Live More with Less

by Dominique Loreau, Louise LaLaurie [Trans.] | Read by Jenny Funnell

Macmillan Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Jenny Funnell narrates this guide to simplifying life in a clipped, businesslike British accent that's a fine match for Dominique Loreau's no-nonsense advice on simplifying one's life. Funnell speaks with the authority Loreau earned through years of living, studying, and reflecting in Japan--ultimately leading to this collection of practical tips for building a calm, elegant... Read More


LIFE IS LIKE A MUSICAL How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star

by Tim Federle | Read by Tim Federle

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

With his theater background and two Odyssey honors under his belt, it's no surprise that Tim Federle provides a stellar performance of his latest book. A swelling musical introduction places the listener in a theater, awaiting the start of a magnificent show. Federle's narration delivers on the promise, with anecdotal evidence backing up his suppositions on the similarities... Read More


THE LITTLE BOOK OF LYKKE Secrets of the World's Happiest People

by Meik Wiking | Read by Meik Wiking

Penguin UK | Unabridged
Personal Growth

With good cheer, author Meik Wiking (THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE) offers friendly-sounding advice on why the Danes are consistently named among the world's happiest people, and steps we can all take to increase our personal happiness. Tips include biking to work, getting to know your neighbors, volunteering, and saving money for future experiences that you can look forward to. As... Read More


A MIND AT HOME WITH ITSELF How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around

by Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell | Read by Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell, Pete Simonelli, Madeleine Maby

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Byron Katie's latest book, like her others, focuses on vanquishing painful thoughts by courageous self-examination of our words and assumptions. Her co-author, Stephen Mitchell, an expert on the ninth- century Buddhist text THE DIAMOND SUTRA, ably narrates the introductory chapters. The rest of the audiobook has the clear-speaking Katie explaining her views or conversing with... Read More


OF MESS AND MOXIE Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life

Earphones Award Winner

by Jen Hatmaker | Read by Jen Hatmaker

Thomas Nelson | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Jen Hatmaker's twelfth book is an unreservedly honest and heartfelt guide to how women can approach their messy lives with moxie. The self-described low-grade Christian author narrates her own story. She provides anecdotes not included in the written text, which add more fun to the listening experience. The chapters start with interesting quotes delivered in her upbeat Southern... Read More


OPERATION HAPPINESS The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss

by Kristi Ling | Read by Kristi Ling

Blackstone Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

People don't find happiness; they make it happen with daily actions that make a difference, according to a life coach who is an appealingly assertive writer and a crackerjack narrator. Her performance is the embodiment of confidence without arrogance and a desire to help that is authoritative but never pushy. Speaking to each listener personally throughout this audio, she... Read More


OVERRIDE My Quest to Go Beyond Brain Training and Take Control of My Mind

by Caroline Williams | Read by Caroline Williams

Bolinda | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Science journalist Caroline Williams visited neuroscientists to learn what works and doesn't work to improve brain functioning. She narrates her information-packed discoveries quickly but with the clear articulation of a UK resident and the charm of someone who sounds open to the world. While listeners will have to focus to absorb the sheer amount of information she's... Read More


SOLVE FOR HAPPY Engineering Your Path to Joy

by Mo Gawdat | Read by Mo Gawdat

Simon & Schuster Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Mo Gawdat, both the author and narrator of this equation for happiness, presents his philosophy on happiness as well as his personal story of finding happiness even in the midst of family tragedy. Gawdat's reading is engaging and personal. While his exploration of happiness goes back many years, his process was tested with the sudden death of his son. While his narration is... Read More


UNPLUG A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers

by Suze Yalof Schwartz, Debra Goldstein | Read by Suze Yalof Schwartz

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Personal Growth

Fashion editor turned meditation guru Suze Yalof Schwartz never loses her connection with listeners as she explains how she discovered meditation, how busy people can adopt the practice, and why it works. She's a recovering Type-A New Yorker who still speaks quickly but sounds appealingly breezy. She sounds like your neighborhood friend who enjoys being helpful. Here she offers... Read More

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