By: Emily Thomas
Narrated by: Esther Wane
Length: 5 hours 55 minutes
How can we think more deeply about our travels? This was the question that inspired Emily Thomas's journey into the philosophy of travel. Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on... Read more »Learn more
By: Scott Dominic Carpenter
Narrated by: Scott Dominic Carpenter
Length: 4 hours 58 minutes
FRENCH OR FAUX?
When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps—not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even... Read more »Learn more
By: Mark Galeotti
Narrated by: Mark Galeotti
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes
A Library Journal 2020 Title to Watch
Russia’s epic and dramatic history told in an accessible, lively and short form, from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin via Catherine the Great, the Russian Revolution and the fall of the USSR.
Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnic group, no true central identity. At the crossroads of... Read more »Learn more
By: Rinker Buck
Narrated by: Rinker Buck
Length: 16 hours 41 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • #1 Indie Next Pick • Winner of the PEN New England Award
“Enchanting…A book filled with so much love…Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Amazing…A real nonfiction thriller.” —Ian Frazier, The New York... Read more »
By: Tembi Locke
Narrated by: Tembi Locke
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes
A 2020 Audie Award Finalist
One of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2019!
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in... Read more »
By: Bill Bryson
Narrated by: Rob McQuay
Length: 9 hours 43 minutes
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and... Read more »Learn more
By: John Hodgman
Narrated by: John Hodgman
Length: 5 hours 23 minutes
“I love everything about this hilarious book except the font size.” —Jon Stewart
Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.
Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only... Read more »
By: Jhumpa Lahiri & Ann Goldstein
Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes
From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession:... Read more »
By: Bill Buford
Narrated by: Bill Buford
Length: 16 hours 51 minutes
A hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, in the world of French haute cuisine, for anyone whose ever found joy in cooking and eating food with their family--from the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat.
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Bill Buford turns his inimitable attention... Read more »
By: Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: Philip Franklin
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had... Read more »Learn more
By: Maximillian Potter
Narrated by: Donald Corren
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes
Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romance-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine.
In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romance-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an... Read more »
By: Jedidiah Jenkins
Narrated by: Jedidiah Jenkins
Length: 12 hours 13 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things
On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn’t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream... Read more »
By: Blair Braverman
Narrated by: Blair Braverman
Length: 9 hours 8 minutes
A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North.
Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.
By turns funny and... Read more »Learn more
By: Cheryl Strayed
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Length: 13 hours 1 minute
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.
A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again.
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon... Read more »
By: Scott Jurek & Jenny Jurek
Narrated by: Scott Jurek & Jenny Jurek
Length: 8 hours 55 minutes
From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.
Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable endurance and speed, accomplished on a vegan diet, he's... Read more »
Following Atticus is the remarkable true story of a man and a dog embarking on the challenge of a lifetime. This is author Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the dead of... Read more »Learn more
By: Bill Bryson
Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
Length: 14 hours 2 minutes
A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and... Read more »
By: Karen Smith & Matt Smith
Narrated by: David Colacci & Susan Ericksen
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes
A funny and heartfelt travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3 brings to life the joy of the road trip and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. This book is a follow-up to the bestselling book Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country's... Read more »Learn more
By: Jon Krakauer
Narrated by: Philip Franklin
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for... Read more »Learn more
By: Earl Swift
Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hours 50 minutes
A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction.
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post, NPR, Outside, Smithsonian, Popular Science, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Review of Books, Science Friday, and Kirkus
"BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND... Read more »Learn more
By: Daniel James Brown
Narrated by: Michael Prichard
Length: 10 hours 55 minutes
From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier
“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review
In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better... Read more »Learn more
By: Conor Knighton
Narrated by: Conor Knighton
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A delightful sampler plate of our national parks, written with charisma and erudition.”—Nick Offerman, author of Paddle Your Own Canoe
From CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton, a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America's National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and... Read more »
By: Robert Macfarlane
Narrated by: Robin Sachs
Length: 11 hours 23 minutes
From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places comes an engrossing exploration of walking and thinking.
In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond.... Read more »Learn more
By: Eric Weiner
Narrated by: Eric Weiner
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes
The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times.
We turn to philosophy for the same reasons... Read more »