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It Calls You Back (Excerpt)

By Luis Rodriguez
Narrated by Jacob Vargas /  29 minutes

Listen to a free excerpt and get the full-length audiobook of It Calls You Back.

Growing up on the streets of East L.A., Luis Rodriguez narrowly escaped a serious jail term and then struggled to overcome his powerful addiction to heroin and alcohol. Eventually, Rodriguez embarked on a career as a successful journalist and a highly regarded... Read More »



God (29-Minute Excerpt)

A Human History
By Reza Aslan
Narrated by Reza Aslan /  29 minutes

Listen to this 29-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of God: A Human History.

More than just a history of our understanding of God, this audiobook is an attempt to get to the root of this humanizing impulse in order to develop a more universal spirituality. Whether you believe in one God, many gods, or no god at all, God:... Read More »



The Listening Life (26-Minute Excerpt)

Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction
By Adam McHugh
Narrated by Xe Sands /  26 minutes

Listen to this 26-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction.

How would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first? In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear. People talk past each other,... Read More »



Zero to Five (23-Minute Excerpt)

70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far)
By Tracy Cutchlow
Narrated by Xe Sands /  23 minutes

Listen to this 23-minute excerpt of Tracy Cutchlow's international bestseller and then get the full-length audiobook of Zero to Five.

Journalist Tracy Cutchlow cuts to the chase, summarizing the best parenting research in bite-sized chunks. She knows from her own experience with motherhood: new parents are too busy and sleep-deprived. Zero... Read More »



Bart Ehrman (The Triumph of Christianity) at Quail Ridge Books

By Bart Ehrman
Narrated by Bart Ehrman /  49 minutes

Quail Ridge Books hosted Bart Ehrman, author of The Triumph of Christianity, to discuss his new book.

The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art,... Read More »



Peter Heller (Celine) at Watermark Books

By Peter Heller
Narrated by Peter Heller /  58 minutes

Watermark Books hosted Peter Heller, author of Celine, to discuss his new novel.

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter , a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. combines... Read More »



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