By: Robert Kolker
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, Smithsonian, and Amazon
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's... Read more »
By: Lulu Miller
Narrated by: Lulu Miller
Length: 4 hours 55 minutes
A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.
“At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…comes up for air, and realizes she’s in love. That’s... Read more »
By: Anna Wiener
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Narrator Suehyla El-Attar has a strong voice for this memoir of a woman's journey into the mostly male world of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. She is energetic, funny, and swift while telling the story of Anna Wiener's acculturation from book publishing in Manhattan to the dot-com boom in San Francisco." —... Read more »
By: Michael Pollan
Narrated by: Michael Pollan
Length: 13 hours 34 minutes
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018
A New York Times Notable Book
The #1 New York Times bestseller.
A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences
When Michael Pollan set out to research... Read more »
By: Jenny Odell
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes
A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is... Read more »Learn more
By: Shoshana Zuboff
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 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 »
By: Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Alfred Molina
Length: 17 hours 1 minute
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing... Read more »
By: Ainissa Ramirez
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes
In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips—and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who... Read more »Learn more
By: Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Dylan Baker
Length: 25 hours 3 minutes
2012 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year
Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.
Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and... Read more »
By: Rebecca Burgess & Courtney White
Narrated by: Tia Rider
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes
A new "farm-to-closet" vision for the clothes we wear--by a leader in the movement for local textile economies
There is a major disconnect between what we wear and our knowledge of its impact on land, air, water, labor, and human health. Even those who value access to safe, local, nutritious food have largely overlooked the production of fiber,... Read more »Learn more
By: Brad Smith, Carol Ann Browne & Bill Gates
Narrated by: Brad Smith & Carol Ann Browne
Length: 11 hours 11 minutes
The instant New York Times bestseller.
From Microsoft's president and one of the tech industry's broadest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.
“A colorful and insightful insiders’ view of how technology is both empowering and threatening... Read more »
By: Luke Timmerman
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 11 hours 16 minutes
Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled scientists to see things they couldn’t see before and do things they hadn’t dreamed of doing. Scientists can now sequence complete human genomes in a day, setting in motion a revolution that is personalizing medicine.
Hood, a son of the American West, was an unlikely candidate to transform biology.... Read more »
By: Brett Cyrgalis
Narrated by: Kyle Tait
Length: 8 hours 31 minutes
Just as Michael Lewis’s Moneyball captured baseball at a technological turning point, Brett Cyrgalis’s Golf’s Holy War takes us inside golf’s clash between its beloved artistic tradition and its analytic future.
The world of golf is at a crossroads. As technological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has... Read more »
Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
Length: 8 hours 1 minute
From Archimedes to Einstein, discover the lives and works of the scientists who helped shape the world we live in today.
Delve into the lives, inspirations, motivations, and achievements of the greatest scientists in the world and through all time.
Explore the stories of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential scientists... Read more »
By: Adam Greenfield
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes
Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our Information Age, leading technology thinker Adam Greenfield forces us to reconsider our relationship with the networked objects, services, and spaces that define us. It is time to re-evaluate the Silicon... Read more »Learn more
By: Peter Bebergal
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 7 hours 47 minutes
A journey through the attempts artists, scientists, and tinkerers have made to imagine and communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, from cameras to radiowaves.
Strange Frequencies takes readers on an extraordinary narrative and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own... Read more »
By: Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer
Narrated by: Jason Culp & Allyson Ryan
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes
Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies
There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while... Read more »
By: Adam Alter
Narrated by: Adam Alter
Length: 8 hours 16 minutes
“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take
Welcome to the age of... Read more »
By: Erik Larson
Narrated by: Bob Balaban
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes
A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”
In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of... Read more »
By: Sara Hendren
Narrated by: Sara Hendren
Length: 7 hours 12 minutes
A fascinating and provocative new way of looking at the things we use and the spaces we inhabit, and a call to imagine a better-designed world for us all.
Furniture and tools, kitchens and campuses and city streets—nearly everything human beings make and use is assistive technology, meant to bridge the gap between body and world. Yet unless, or... Read more »
By: Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Narrated by: Andrea Emmes
Length: 5 hours 42 minutes
Buying groceries, tracking our health, finding a date: whatever we want to do, odds are that we can now do it online. But few of us ask how all these digital products are designed, or why. It's time we change that. Many of the services we rely on are full of oversights, biases, and downright ethical nightmares. Chatbots that harass women. Signup... Read more »Learn more
By: Ruth Goodman
Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes
"The queen of living history" (Lucy Worsley) returns with an immersive account of how English women sparked a worldwide revolution—from their own kitchens. No single invention epitomizes the Victorian era more than the black cast-iron range. Aware that the twenty-first-century has reduced it to a quaint relic, Ruth Goodman was determined to... Read more »Learn more
By: Jaron Lanier
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 4 hours 44 minutes
"Narrator Oliver Wyman brings his full complement of vocalizations to this polemic on social media and what it is doing to us. His cadence and delivery are spot-on..." — AudioFile Magazine
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now is a timely call-to-arms from a Silicon Valley pioneer.
You might have trouble imagining life... Read more »
By: Stephen Kinzer
Narrated by: James Linkin
Length: 12 hours 16 minutes
The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.
The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer—the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind... Read more »