By: Hunter S. Thompson
Narrated by: Scott Sowers
Length: 29 hours 7 minutes
Hunter S. Thompson won literary renown -- and cult status -- with books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels. The Great Shark Hunt features Thompson's early writings, which focus on the political and social turbulence of mid-20th-century America. With his signature style, these essays show his evolution from a sports reporter... Read more »Learn more
By: Marc Maron
Narrated by: Marc Maron
Length: 5 hours 30 minutes
People make a mess.
Marc Maron was a parent-scarred, angst-filled, drug-dabbling, love-starved comedian who dreamed of a simple life: a wife, a home, a sitcom to call his own. But instead he woke up one day to find himself fired from his radio job, surrounded by feral cats, and emotionally and financially annihilated by a... Read more »
By: Selena Coppock
Narrated by: Selena Coppock
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes
Writer, comedienne, and full-time Blonde, Selena Coppock offers up adventures, misadventures, and golden-hued nuggets of wisdom in a laugh-out-loud anthem for those of us who really do have more fun. . . .
The modern blonde is savvy, wise, confident, capable, and not afraid to laugh at herself when the occasion calls for it. She knows who she is...Read more » Learn more
Length: 2 hours 19 minutes
Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR!
Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year.
Interviews include: Charlie...
By: Orhan Pamuk
Narrated by: John Lee
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes
A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy–or... Read more »Learn more
By: John Brockman
Narrated by: John Allen Nelson & Khristine Hvam
Length: 12 hours 6 minutes
What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will... Read more »Learn more
By: Kelly Oxford
Narrated by: Kelly Oxford
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes
Kelly Oxford is . . .
A wunderkind producer of pirated stage productions for six-year-olds
Not the queen of the world
An underage schnitzel-house dishwasher
The kid who stood up to a bully and almost passed out from the resulting adrenaline rush
A born salesman
Capable of willing her eyesight to be 20/20
That girl who peed her pants in the gas station...Read more » Learn more
By: Orson Scott Card
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Arthur Morey, Janis Ian, various narrators & Orson Scott Card
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game is a classic of science fiction. Though it began its life as a short story, it was later expanded into a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel, served as a springboard for a much larger universe of stories, and finally, has been made into a feature film.
In Ender's World over a dozen writers of science fiction,...Read more » Learn more
By: Bob Dotson
Narrated by: Bob Dotson
Length: 9 hours 14 minutes
The host of the NBC TodayShow’s popular segment shares his favorite stories of citizens making adifference around the country.
For the six millionpeople who watch the Emmy Award–winning “American Story with Bob Dotson” onNBC’s Today Show, Bob Dotson’s reports celebrate the inspirationalstories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing...Read more » Learn more
Josh Wolf--one of the stars and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately--delivers a hilarious collection of essays that reminds us all what it takes to conquer fatherhood without sacrificing manhood. Struggling to make it as a stand-up comic didn't always fit with being a single parent. But Josh figured out his own set of rules--through... Read more »Learn more
By: Joyce E. Chaplin
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
Length: 19 hours 53 minutes
For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth—by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived the attempt: in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan left Spain with...Read more » Learn more
By: Jonathan Franzen
Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen & Brian d'Arcy James
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes
Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the...
By: Rebecca Dana
Narrated by: Rebecca Dana
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes
The ultimate fish-out-of-water tale . . .
A child who never quite fit in, Rebecca Dana worshipped at the altar of Truman Capote and Nora Ephron, dreaming of one day ditching Pittsburgh and moving to New York, her Jerusalem. After graduating from college, she made her way to the city to begin her destiny. For a time, life turned out exactly as...Read more » Learn more
By: W. R. Bolen & the Creators of TotalFratMove. com
Narrated by: Alden Ford
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes
THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Put simply, it's time for a national update on college fraternities. Greek life today makes Animal House look like a Pixar movie. The amount of alcohol that is being consumed, promiscuous sex that is being enjoyed, and intense drug-induced raging that is taking place on campuses across the country has quietly... Read more »Learn more
By: William Least Heat-Moon
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 17 hours 53 minutes
Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank... Read more »Learn more
By: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Narrated by: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Length: 28 minutes
Just in time for Christmas comes a collection of the very best holiday essays from the bestselling Mother/Daughter writing duo.
Whether their shopping for matching reindeer dog sweaters or having second helpings of eggnog, Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will keep you warm with their humor and heart. So give yourself some holiday cheer...
By: Penn Jillette
Narrated by: Penn Jillette
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes
Let’s be honest—nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette—the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller—whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day...Read more » Learn more
By: Greg Gutfeld
Narrated by: Steve Kramer
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes
From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture.
Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most... Read more »
By: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Narrated by: Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
Length: 5 hours 29 minutes
From the bestselling mother/daughter writing duo comes another hilarious collection of essays about motherhood, daughterhood, womanhood, and "does this hood look good on me?"
Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca's mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to...
By: Michael Savage
Narrated by: Pete Larkin
Length: 5 hours 14 minutes
“A marvelous storyteller.”
—The New Yorker
“A blazing flamethrower of truth.”
—Ted Nugent, Washington Times
A #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar radio personality, Michael Savage is admired by millions for his tough talk and no-punches-pulled common sense about the state of our union and its leaders. In Train Tracks, a more personal...Read more » Learn more
By: David Foster Wallace
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff & Katherine Kellgren
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes
Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review).
Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.
Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this... Read more »
By: Kevin Pollak
Narrated by: Kevin Pollak
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes
Kevin Pollak rose through the comedy club ranks at the feet of Don Rickles and Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson and George Carlin. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, he’s a killer impressionist—Falk, Shatner, Walken, Nicholson—a versatile actor with one of the most respected filmographies around, and an Internet...Read more » Learn more
By: Marja Samsom
Narrated by: Lidia Bastianich, Madhur Jaffrey, others & Marja Samsom
Length: 1 hours 4 minutes
Join us in this exclusive audio program for candid conversations with luminaries in the food world. Kitchen Round Table brings you inside the homes and hearts of Lidia Bastianich, Madhur Jaffrey, Judith Jones, Betty Fussell, and Deb Perelman. We hear about their earliest food memories and how each slowly made their way into the kitchen and...Read more » Learn more
By: James Wood
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 12 hours 20 minutes
A new, far-ranging collection of essays from “the strongest…literary critic we have.” (New York Review of Books)
Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works—books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation—The Fun Stuff confirms Wood’s preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as...Read more » Learn more