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How to Be an Antiracist
Narrated by Ibram X. Kendi / 10 hours 43 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times
NAMED ONE OF THE... Read more »
Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot
Narrated by Mikki Kendall / 6 hours 57 minutes
“Powerful. Important. Compulsively readable. Kendall’s narrative style is top notch - riveting and un-put-down-able. Not only is this a must read, it's a must pay attention. It's a must revisit and keep learning kind of book. Kendall dives deep and doesn't pull punches, but she doesn't seek to shame either. This is necessary reading for anyone who considers themselves a feminist. Because solidarity needs to be for ALL.”Britt, Second Star to the Right
The Splendid and the Vile
A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
By Erik Larson
Narrated by John Lee & Erik Larson / 17 hours 48 minutes
“Erik Larson has done it again! With years of impeccable research into diaries, archives, dossiers, biographies, and official British documents, he has presented an intimate and detailed account of Winston Churchill in his first years as prime minister as he dealt with the London Blitz and his own personal and family issues. This is Churchill as few of us can imagine, in his silky pajamas entertaining major dignitaries at his weekend retreat, all the while continuing to reassure the British people during their darkest days that they have what it takes to withstand the German onslaught. The Splendid and the Vile reads like an engrossing novel, with all the fascinating details and facts that Erik Larson can provide.”Gail Meyer, The Bookstore Plus Music & Art
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The Purpose of Power
How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
By Alicia Garza
Narrated by Alicia Garza / 9 hours 31 minutes
An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter
In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old... Read more »
My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
By Talia Lavin
Narrated by Talia Lavin / 8 hours 2 minutes
A HARROWING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF WHITE SUPREMACY
Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers.
Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of... Read more »
So You Want to Talk about Race
By Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by Bahni Turpin / 7 hours 41 minutes
A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide
In So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in... Read more »
The Witches Are Coming
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West / 6 hours 27 minutes
“Lindy West is hilarious and timely in this must-listen audio book! It is more enjoyable because Lindy reads it herself, so the jokes are perfectly timed and hearing her words in her own voice works very well for this book. Round up all your fellow witches and gather your coven, the witches are coming for the patriarchy!”Chelsea, Tattered Cover
The Only Plane in the Sky
An Oral History of September 11, 2001
Narrated by A Full 45-Person Cast / 15 hours 54 minutes
“Today I had a day off and listened to Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff on Libro.fm. I was in tears after the first 30 minutes. Has it really been 18 years since 9-11-01? It seems like it happened yesterday since it's still all so raw. I listened to the whole book nonstop until I was finished today. The style of the book reminds me of one of my favorite authors Studs Terkel. Let the people tell their own stories and the overall heart of the story will be told clearly and honestly. This will be a great gift suggestion for book buyers looking for the perfect gift for fathers, history bluffs, anyone that lived through those very tough days surrounding 9-11-01. Never forget!”Suzie, Tattered Cover
I'm Still Here
Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
Narrated by Austin Channing Brown / 3 hours 54 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
“Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist.... Read more »
Narrated by Gabra Zackman / 19 hours 16 minutes
Prizewinning bestselling author David Michaelis presents a breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women.
In the first single-volume cradle-to-grave... Read more »
The End of Policing
Narrated by Michael Butler Murray / 8 hours 17 minutes
Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in... Read more »
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Narrated by Bryan Stevenson / 11 hours 10 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice... Read more »
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella / 24 hours 16 minutes
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.
In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the... Read more »
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Native America from 1890 to the Present
By David Treuer
Narrated by Tanis Parenteau / 17 hours 44 minutes
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal.
"Chapter after chapter, it's like one... Read more »
By Bob Woodward
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 13 hours 21 minutes
Bob Woodward’s new book, Rage, is an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.
Woodward, the #1 international bestselling author of Fear: Trump in the White House, has uncovered the precise moment the president was warned that the Covid-19... Read more »
His Very Best
Jimmy Carter, a Life
Narrated by Michael Boatman / 31 hours 3 minutes
From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian.
Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter... Read more »
What Unites Us
Reflections on Patriotism
Narrated by Dan Rather / 7 hours 4 minutes
In a collection of original essays, the venerated television journalist, Dan Rather, celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us,... Read more »
We Were Eight Years in Power
An American Tragedy
Narrated by Beresford Bennett / 13 hours 37 minutes
In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.
New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book... Read more »
A People's History of the United States
1492 to Present
By Howard Zinn
Narrated by Jeff Zinn / 34 hours 9 minutes
"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast
For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with... Read more »
The Dead are Arising
The Life of Malcolm X
By Les Payne & Tamara Payne
Narrated by Dion Graham / 18 hours 6 minutes
An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the authors interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prizewinning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X?all living... Read more »
My Hopey, Changey White House Years
By David Litt
Narrated by David Litt / 9 hours 28 minutes
“This was the first political book I was able to pick up after 2016, and I loved it. David Litt was one of Obama’s speechwriters, and I enjoyed traveling back in time to those happier, more innocent political times. I'd suspected too that his speechwriting credentials would make his memoir pleasant to read, and I was right—I particularly appreciate when form mirrors content, like the run-on sentences illustrating Obama’s style or the sentence-ending prepositions up with which Valerie Jarrett would not put. Oh, and it’s funny—and who doesn’t need a good laugh these days?”Claire, East City Bookshop
Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
By Debby Irving
Narrated by Debby Irving / 9 hours 23 minutes
Debby Irving is an emerging voice in the national racial justice community. Combining her organization development skills, classroom teaching experience, and understanding of systemic racism, Irving educates and consults with individuals and organizations seeking to create racial equity at both the personal and institutional level.
Irving grew up... Read more »
Dreams from My Father
A Story of Race and Inheritance
By Barack Obama
Narrated by Barack Obama / 7 hours 8 minutes
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death... Read more »
The Anti-Fascist Handbook
By Mark Bray
Narrated by Keith Szarabajka / 7 hours 37 minutes
In the wake of tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Donald Trump’s initial refusal to denounce the white nationalists behind it all, the “antifa” opposition movement is suddenly appearing everywhere. But what is it, precisely? And where did it come from?As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism—also known as... Read more »
My Own Words
Narrated by Linda Lavin / 13 hours 16 minutes
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.
My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender... Read more »
Hiding in Plain Sight
The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
Narrated by Sarah Kendzior / 9 hours 31 minutes
New York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior documents the truth about the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and how the erosion of our liberties made an American demagogue possible.
This program is read by the author.
The story of Donald Trump’s rise to power is the story of a buried American history – buried because... Read more »
A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Narrated by Matthew Blaney / 14 hours 40 minutes
One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE
ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old... Read more »
The Road to Unfreedom
Russia, Europe, America
Narrated by Timothy Snyder / 10 hours 9 minutes
“Perhaps you read Snyder's bracing pamphlet, On Tyranny (or the Facebook post it was based on)—from its title, I had imagined this new, much larger book as an expansion of those ideas, but, while it's written in the same level-headed-but-urgent tone (which Snyder's voice for the audiobook perfectly represents), it's doing something related but different, focusing less on tyranny in the abstract than on the very specific case of Putin's Russia. And while there are many excellent books on that subject, what's most impressive, enlightening, and disturbing is the way he systematically traces the intellectual structure of Putin's regime and his foreign interventions, introducing concepts like "eternity politics" and "implausible deniability" that give some order to the disorder we're living through.”Tom Nissley, Phinney Books
Why We're Polarized
By Ezra Klein
Narrated by Ezra Klein / 8 hours 31 minutes
This New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller shows us that America’s political system isn’t broken. The truth is scarier: it’s working exactly as designed. In this “superbly researched” (The Washington Post) and timely book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us—and how we are polarizing it—with disastrous... Read more »
The Poison Squad
One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
By Deborah Blum
Narrated by Kirsten Potter / 11 hours 5 minutes
“Let us harken back to the turn of the twentieth century, when coffee was a mix of scorched sawdust and peas, meat was preserved by formaldahyde-fueled additives, and “brown sugar” consisted of ground-up bugs. Let us then meet Dr. Harvey Wiley, who faced a nation that believed people should eat what they want and took the renegade position of “Hey, maybe poisoning ourselves is a bad thing?” While there are shiver-inducing descriptions of the food people were consuming, the more terrifying fact exposed here is that businesses were willing to bribe, lie, and threaten the government in order to save costs and continue manufacturing poisoned food. (Terrifying but not surprising, and an activity that continues to lurk in our politics.) The writing is deft, and I highly recommend this book.”Rachel, Bookshop Santa Cruz
The Truths We Hold
An American Journey
Narrated by Kamala Harris / 9 hours 25 minutes
A New York Times bestseller
From Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders and Joe Biden’s pick for his 2020 running mate, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country
Senator Kamala... Read more »
Melania and Me
The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady
Narrated by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff / 11 hours 22 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
What Melania wants, Melania gets.
The former director of special events at Vogue and producer of nine legendary Met Galas, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff met Melania Knauss in 2003 and had a front row seat to the transformation of Donald Trump’s then girlfriend from a rough-cut gem to a precious diamond. As their... Read more »
A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement
Narrated by Charlene Carruthers / 5 hours 49 minutes
This 21st-century activist's guide to upending mainstream ideas about race, class, and gender carves out a path to collective liberation.
Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us... Read more »
The Jakarta Method
Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
Narrated by Tim Paige / 9 hours 58 minutes
The hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.
In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist... Read more »
The Deficit Myth
Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy
Narrated by Stephanie Kelton / 10 hours 52 minutes
A New York Times Bestseller
The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.
Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary... Read more »
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Narrated by Fareed Zakaria / 7 hours 24 minutes
COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?
Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and bestselling author Fareed Zakaria helps listeners to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the... Read more »
Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Narrated by Rachel Maddow / 15 hours 32 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All
“A rollickingly well-written book, filled with fascinating, exciting, and alarming stories about the impact of the oil and gas industry on the world today.”—The New York Times Book Review
In 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. That same... Read more »
Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Narrated by Grover Gardner / 17 hours 48 minutes
Now in audio, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years,... Read more »
You Never Forget Your First
A Biography of George Washington
By Alexis Coe
Narrated by Brittany Pressley & Alexis Coe / 6 hours 39 minutes
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe
Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our first--and finds he is not... Read more »
OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?
A Non-Boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work
By Ben Sheehan
Narrated by Ben Sheehan & Candice Renee / 4 hours 30 minutes
Do you know what the Constitution ACTUALLY says?
This witty and highly relevant annotation of our founding document is the go-to guide to the ins and outs of how our government really works. Packed with digestible notes and clear infographics on everything from the meaning of the Second Amendment to the stated rules around Supreme Court... Read more »
The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
By Jane Mayer
Narrated by Kirsten Potter / 16 hours 53 minutes
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?
The... Read more »
The Soul of America
The Battle for Our Better Angels
By Jon Meacham
Narrated by Fred Sanders & Jon Meacham / 10 hours 54 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living
Our current climate of... Read more »
One Billion Americans
The Case for Thinking Bigger
Narrated by Matthew Yglesias / 6 hours 2 minutes
What would actually make America great: more people.
If the most challenging crisis in living memory has shown us anything, it’s that America has lost the will and the means to lead. We can’t compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace by keeping our population static or letting it diminish, or with our... Read more »
By Ron Chernow
Narrated by Scott Brick / 41 hours 47 minutes
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Bestseller, a landmark biography of George Washington.
In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the... Read more »
How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People
Narrated by MacLeod Andrews / 10 hours 23 minutes
From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes a journey through the history of the United States, from the nation’s founding to the twenty-first century, which examines and debunks the American myths we've always told ourselves.
In recent years, Americans have faced a deluge of horrifying developments in politics and culture:... Read more »
The Tyranny of Merit
What's Become of the Common Good?
Narrated by Michael J. Sandel / 11 hours 17 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good?
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social... Read more »
The Broken Heart of America
St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States
Narrated by Jamie Renell / 15 hours 45 minutes
A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis.
From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book, the city exemplifies how... Read more »
Capital and Ideology
Narrated by Rick Adamson / 48 hours 56 minutes
The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system
Thomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up,... Read more »
Break It Up
Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America's Imperfect Union
Narrated by Adam Verner / 15 hours 41 minutes
From journalist and historian Richard Kreitner, a "powerful revisionist account"of the most persistent idea in American history: these supposedly United States should be broken up (Eric Foner).
The novel and fiery thesis of Break It Up is simple: the United States has never lived up to its name -- and never will. The disunionist impulse may have... Read more »
The Price of Peace
Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 22 hours 50 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas
“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always... Read more »