By: Chiara Marletto
Narrated by: Katharine Lee McEwan
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes
A luminous guide to how the radical new science of counterfactuals can reveal that the scope of the universe is greater, and more beautiful, than we ever imagined
There is a vast class of things that science has so far almost entirely neglected. They are central to the understanding of physical reality both at an everyday level and at the level... Read more »
By: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Narrated by: Rachael Beresford
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes
A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today
Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of... Read more »
By: Albert Camus
Narrated by: Pere Arquillué
Length: 3 hours 12 minutes
«Mamá se ha muerto hoy. O puede que ayer, no lo sé.»
Publicada originalmente en 1942, El extranjero es la primera novela de Albert Camus y una de sus obras más emblemáticas. Ahora con nueva traducción al español de María Teresa Gallego Urrutia y Amaya García Gallego, este libro capital para la cultura del siglo XX transcurre en Argelia y narra...Read more » Learn more
By: Patrik Svensson
Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 6 hours 24 minutes
Part H Is for Hawk, part The Soul of an Octopus, The Book of Eels is both a meditation on the world’s most elusive fish—the eel—and a reflection on the human condition.
Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has...Read more » Learn more
By: Paul Kalanithi
Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra & Cassandra Campbell
Length: 5 hours 34 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?
NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR... Read more »
By: Marie Kondo
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes
Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate... Read more »
By: Sebene Selassie
Narrated by: Sebene Selassie
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes
"A POWERFUL WORK OF SPIRITUALITY AND ANTI-RACISM"—Publishers Weekly
"IF YOU READ ONE BOOK IN 2020, MAKE IT THIS ONE."—Tricycle
From much-admired meditation expert Sebene Selassie, You Belong is a call to action, exploring our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other
You are not separate. You never were. You never will be.
We...Read more » Learn more
By: Michael J. Sandel
Narrated by: Michael J. Sandel
Length: 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...
By: Tom Nichols
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes
People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows... Read more »Learn more
By: Rebecca Giggs
Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
Length: 12 hours 5 minutes
Winner of the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction * Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction * Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
A “delving, haunted, and poetic debut” (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about... Read more »
By: Greg Epstein
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
A provocative and positive response to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and other New Atheists, Good Without God makes a bold claim for what nonbelievers do share and believe.
Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of... Read more »
By: Oliver Burkeman
Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
Length: 5 hours 54 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“This is the most important book ever written about time management. Oliver Burkeman offers a searing indictment of productivity hacking and profound insights on how to make the best use of our scarcest, most precious resource. His writing will challenge you to rethink many of your beliefs about getting things done-and... Read more »
By: 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: 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: Jason Stanley
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
Length: 5 hours 44 minutes
“No single book is as relevant to the present moment.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
“One of the defining books of the decade.”—Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. A Yale... Read more »
By: 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: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 3 hours 18 minutes
Zen master Thick Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill.
How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear?
How can we listen with compassion and...Read more » Learn more
By: Larissa MacFarquhar
Narrated by: Larissa MacFarquhar
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes
What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas.
By: Alan Watts
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes
Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work.
Narrated by Sean Runnette, this audio program presents Alan Watts's classic bestseller, introducing Western listeners to Zen Buddhism and elaborating on the key concepts including:
• The history of Zen
• The principles and...
By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Narrated by: David Chandler
Length: 14 hours 19 minutes
Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events-no matter what the experts think-are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world. "[Taleb]... Read more »Learn more
By: 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: Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 16 hours 39 minutes
Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from twenty-four Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of eighty years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy,...Read more » Learn more
By: Timber Hawkeye
Narrated by: Timber Hawkeye
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes
Buddhism is all about training the mind, and boot camp is an ideal training method for this generation's short attention span. The chapters in this small book can be read in any order, and are simple and easy to understand. Each story, inspirational quote, and teaching offers mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to. You don't...Read more » Learn more
By: Slavoj Zizek
Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
Length: 5 hours 14 minutes
Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World: We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions. When toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds. And when, according to Slavoj Žižek, a new... Read more »Learn more