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By: Leslie Jamison Leslie Jamison
Narrated by: Leslie Jamison
Length: 9 hours 3 minutes
Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book.
ONE... Read More »
By: Jim Holt Jim Holt
Narrated by: David Stifel
Length: 15 hours 18 minutes
From Jim Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, an entertaining and accessible audiobook guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries
Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right... Read More »
By: Erling Kagge & Becky L. Crook Erling Kagge & Becky L. Crook
Narrated by: Atli Gunnarsson
Length: 2 hours 3 minutes
What is silence?
Where can it be found?
Why is it now more important than ever?
In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and... Read More »
By: John Lewis John Lewis
Narrated by: Keith David
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes
Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography.
In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful principles for anyone interested in challenging injustices and inspiring real... Read More »
By: Ariel Burger Ariel Burger
Narrated by: Jason Culp
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher.
The world remembers Elie Wiesel-Nobel laureate, activist,... Read More »
By: Nancy L. Rosenblum & Russell Muirhead Nancy L. Rosenblum & Russell Muirhead
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes
How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy—and what can be done about it
Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new—conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. In A Lot of People Are... Read More »
By: Matthew B. Crawford Matthew B. Crawford
Narrated by: Max Bloomquist
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes
A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands
Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" by The Boston Globe, Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On... Read More »
By: James Williams James Williams
Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes
Former Google advertising executive, now Oxford-trained philosopher James Williams launches a plea to society and to the tech industry to help ensure that the technology we all carry with us every day does not distract us from pursuing our true goals in life. As information becomes ever more plentiful, the resource that is becoming more scarce... Read More »
By: Seneca Seneca
Narrated by: Stephen Vernon
Length: 1 hour 3 minutes
On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher, sometime around the year 49 AD, to his father-in-law Paulinus. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough... Read More »
By: John Kaag John Kaag
Narrated by: Daniel Henning
Length: 4 hours 49 minutes
From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James In 1895, William James, the father of American philosophy, delivered a lecture entitled "Is Life Worth Living?" It was no theoretical question for James, who had contemplated... Read More »
By: Eric Lerner Eric Lerner
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
A memoir of the author's decades-long friendship and spiritual journey with the late singer, songwriter, novelist, and poet Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen passed away in late 2016, leaving behind many who cared for and admired him, but perhaps few knew him better than longtime friend Eric Lerner. Lerner, a screenwriter and novelist, first met ... Read More »
By: Daniel Kahneman Daniel Kahneman
Narrated by: Patrick Egan
Length: 20 hours
The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first... Read More »
By: Jordan B. Peterson & Norman Doidge, M.D. Jordan B. Peterson & Norman Doidge, M.D.
Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
Length: 15 hours 40 minutes
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and... Read More »
By: David Brooks David Brooks
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 12 hours 57 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.
“Deeply moving, frequently eloquent and extraordinarily incisive.”—The Washington Post
Every so often, you meet... Read More »
By: Dan Carlin Dan Carlin
Narrated by: Dan Carlin
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future.
Do tough times create tougher people? Can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No... Read More »
By: Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche
Narrated by: Ava Samual
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes
Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future.
In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional... Read More »
By: Saint Albert the Great Saint Albert the Great
Narrated by: Harry Jones
Length: 1 hour 13 minutes
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great1 towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one’s hopes. Simply... Read More »
By: Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius
Narrated by: Ron Welch
Length: 5 hours 29 minutes
Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.
Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is unlikely that Marcus Aurelius ever intended the... Read More »
By: Robert Wright Robert Wright
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes
From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.
At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the... Read More »
By: Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm & January LaVoy
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others’ expectations to achieve real happiness.
The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold,... Read More »
By: Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Narrated by: Ellen Archer & Judith Thurman
Length: 39 hours 9 minutes
UNABRIDGED AND AVAILABLE ON AUDIO FOR THE FIRST TIME
Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. This unabridged edition of the text reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English... Read More »
By: Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday
Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller & Wall Street Journal Bestseller
In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist... Read More »
By: Frank Ostaseski Frank Ostaseski
Narrated by: Frank Ostaseski
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes
Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most.
Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations... Read More »
By: Rob Hopkins Rob Hopkins
Narrated by: Rob Hopkins
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes
“Big ideas that just might save the world”—The Guardian
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.
In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a... Read More »
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