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Stretch your brain, discover a new interest, and impress your friends at trivia with these books that finally make learning fun

The Five

The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

By: Hallie Rubenhold
Narrated by: Louise Brealey
Length: 10 hours 19 minutes

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden, and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran... Read more

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Say Anarcha

A Young Woman, a Devious Surgeon, and the Harrowing Birth of Modern Women's Health

By: J. C. Hallman
Narrated by: Ariel Blake & Peter Ganim
Length: 19 hours 16 minutes

A compelling reckoning with the birth of women’s health that illuminates the sacrifices of a young woman who changed the world only to be forgotten by it—until now

For more than a century, Dr. J. Marion Sims was hailed as the “father of modern gynecology.” He founded a hospital in New York City and had a profitable career treating gentry and... Read more

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What the Dead Know

Learning About Life as a New York City Death Investigator

By: Barbara Butcher
Narrated by: Barbara Butcher
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes

“Butcher chronicles her career path and her journey to sobriety in unflinching detail, while her voice remains deliberate and measured, occasionally slipping into what sounds like a half-smirk when cracking a joke….She has a way with words, telling stories that are at turns hilarious, thought-provoking and, as might be expected, disturbing….This... Read more

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Where Are Your Boys Tonight?

The Oral History of Emo's Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008

By: Chris Payne
Narrated by: Graham Halstead & Chris Abell
Length: 13 hours 53 minutes

“Relive your younger years with this book on emo's heyday. Where Are Your Boys Tonight? is a chaotic ride, told entirely through interviews with the major players of the day with no editorializing. Even a regular reader of early 2000s fansites will find something new here. Read more

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Raw Dog

The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

By: Jamie Loftus
Narrated by: Jamie Loftus
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes

“Funny, informative, and fantastic, this has to be the most American book ever written. It has: a road trip with a relationship on line, plus pets; hot dogs; baseball; the COVID-19 pandemic; the trials and tribulations of small businesses; corporations pretending to be the small guy; the Great Depression; local communities who love their local... Read more

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South to America

A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation

By: Imani Perry
Narrated by: Imani Perry
Length: 16 hours 32 minutes

“An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South—and thus of America—by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration.” —Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our DiscontentsAn essential, surprising journey... Read more

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Burnout

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

By: Emily Nagoski, PhD & Amelia Nagoski, DMA
Narrated by: Emily Nagoski, PhD & Amelia Nagoski, DMA
Length: 7 hours 1 minute

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to Lead

This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize...
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Belabored

A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women

By: Lyz Lenz
Narrated by: Natalie Peyser
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

In Belabored, Lyz Lenz will "make you cry in one paragraph and snort-laugh in the next" (Chloe Angyal, contributing editor at MarieClaire.com).

Written with a blend of wit, snark, and raw intimacy, Belabored is an impassioned and irreverent defense of the autonomy, rights, and dignity of pregnant people. Lenz shows how religious, historical, and... Read more

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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

Native America from 1890 to the Present

By: David Treuer
Narrated by: Tanis Parenteau
Length: 17 hours 44 minutes

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIMEThe Washington Post, NPRHudson BooksellersThe New York Public LibraryThe Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal.


"Chapter after chapter, it's like one...
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Hail Mary

The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League

By: Britni De La Cretaz & Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
Narrated by: Kimberly Austin
Length: 9 hours 37 minutes

In 1967, a Cleveland businessman had a brilliant idea: why not start a women's football team? It was conceived as a gimmick and a publicity stunt in the vein of the Harlem Globetrotters. He recruited women to compete as a traveling football troupe; much to his surprise, he learned that women really wanted to play—and play hard. Hail Mary is the... Read more

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Ringmaster

Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America

By: Abraham Josephine Riesman
Narrated by: Alyss Weissglass
Length: 15 hours 11 minutes

This definitive biography of Vince McMahon, former WWE chairman and CEO, is “riveting, essential reading” (Rick Perlstein, New York Times bestselling author) as it charts his rise from rural poverty to the throne of one of the world’s most influential media empires. Featuring exclusive interviews with more than 150 people who witnessed, aided,... Read more

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Bloodlands

Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

By: Timothy Snyder
Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
Length: 19 hours 13 minutes

“A comprehensive work of scholarship documenting the nightmarish history of the 'bloodlands' that stretch from Poland to St. Petersburg and then southwest to where Ukraine runs into the Black Sea. In these areas the policies of Stalin and Hitler resulted in the deaths of 14 million people. Snyder asks -- how could so many human lives be brought... Read more

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"You Just Need to Lose Weight"

And 19 Other Myths About Fat People

Myths Made in America

By: Aubrey Gordon
Narrated by: Aubrey Gordon
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

“I am so onboard with everything about this book, and I wish everyone would read it. It has been impeccably researched, yet is presented in an incredibly approachable volume. Fat activist Aubrey Gordon discusses things like the intersections of fatness and desirability politics and why 'fatphobia' isn’t the best word to describe the oppression of... Read more

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Fuzz

When Nature Breaks the Law

By: Mary Roach
Narrated by: Mary Roach
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

One of Audible's Best of 2021
One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2021
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller
A Washington Post and Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
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All the Single Ladies

Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

By: Rebecca Traister
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
Length: 11 hours 39 minutes

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY *

The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is “an informative and thought-provoking book for anyone—not just the single ladies—who...
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Mythos

By: Stephen Fry
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 15 hours 24 minutes

“Stephen Fry has dusted off the Greek myths. Starting with the creation and going through all the infights, back-stabbings, and just plain stupid mistakes of the Greek pantheon, he breaths new life into these tales with his characteristic wry humor and witty asides. A great added feature of the video book is that Fry himself reads it, so sit... Read more

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The Rise and Reign of the Mammals

A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us

By: Steve Brusatte
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 13 hours 25 minutes

New from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (“A masterpiece of science writing.” —Washington Post) and “one of the stars of modern paleontology” (National Geographic), a sweeping and revelatory history of mammals, illuminating the lost story of the extraordinary family tree that led to us.We humans are the... Read more

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I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

By: Austin Channing Brown
Narrated by: Austin Channing Brown
Length: 3 hours 54 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.

“Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist. This book will break open... Read more

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Hood Feminism

Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot

By: Mikki Kendall
Narrated by: Mikki Kendall
Length: 6 hours 57 minutes

Hood Feminism touches on many subjects that mainstream feminists may not think of as feminist issues. Issues like food and housing insecurity, parenting, and disability rights, among others. Mikki Kendall calls out mainstream feminism as existing only for the advancement of white women, to the detriment of women of color. Some of my biggest... Read more

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

Big Questions from Tiny Mortals

By: Caitlin Doughty
Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop... Read more

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