Lily and the Octopus
Narrated by Michael Urie / 8 hours 3 minutes
“Lily and the Octopus is a profound book about all the important things in life -- love, how to let go, how important it is to live in the moment, and how one big love can lead to another. And Lily, dear Lily, is at the center -- a smart, movie-loving dog who would never pass up the chance at some good ice cream, tofurkey dinner, or beaming her unconditional love at her human companion, Ted. Told with humor, compassion, and a quirky sense of life's possibilities, Lily and the Octopus will hold you by the heart long after the final page is turned.”Pam Cady, University Book Store
The Boston Girl
Narrated by Linda Lavin / 7 hours 38 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable coming-of-age novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.
Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were... Read More »
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Narrated by David Sedaris / 10 hours 53 minutes
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays,... Read More »
The Science of Sleep
By John Medina
Narrated by John Medina / 49 minutes
The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts—and the prescription to sleep well—in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well:10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, in this chapter you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension... Read More »
Leonardo da Vinci
Narrated by Alfred Molina / 17 hours 1 minute
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
“A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.”—The New Yorker
“Vigorous, insightful.”—The Washington Post
“A masterpiece.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Luminous.”—The Daily Beast
He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?
The... Read More »
By Stephen King
Narrated by Will Patton / 18 hours 39 minutes
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He... Read More »
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
By Ruth Ware
Narrated by Imogen Church / 14 hours 14 minutes
“Does Ruth Ware keep getting better and better? Yes, she does. A down-on-her-luck protagonist, a too-good-to-be-true inheritance, and a creepy old mansion combine for a deliciously suspenseful tale. The plucky heroine, Hal, believes she’s mistakenly been identified as an heir to a great estate, but she decides to play along in the hopes of scamming a couple thousand pounds out of the situation. Once she’s arrived at the reading of the will, she quickly realizes that she is in way over her head. This is a deceptive and suspense-riddled thrill ride!”Connie Brooks, Battenkill Books
Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)
How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
By John Medina
Narrated by John Medina / 9 hours 26 minutes
What's the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child's brain? What's the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain... Read More »
Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
By John Medina
Narrated by John Medina / 8 hours
Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.
How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so... Read More »
Brain Rules for Aging Well
10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp
By John Medina
Narrated by John Medina / 8 hours 38 minutes
How come I can never find my keys? Why don’t I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts—and the prescription to age well—in his signature engaging style.
... Read More »
All the Light We Cannot See
Narrated by Zach Appelman / 16 hours 2 minutes
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris... Read More »
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Narrated by Angela Duckworth / 9 hours 22 minutes
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.”
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her... Read More »
The Dance of the Possible
By Scott Berkun
Narrated by Scott Berkun / 2 hours 26 minutes
This short, fast paced, irreverent guide to creativity is for everyone who wants better ideas and to finish projects they inspire. In 21 short chapters you'll discover a fresh way to understand creative thinking, how ideas work, plus insights from decades of study on both how to be more productive and creative at the same time.
With challenging... Read More »
By Phil Knight
Narrated by Norbert Leo Butz / 13 hours 21 minutes
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and... Read More »
Life and Work
By Ray Dalio & Jeremy Bobb
Narrated by Ray Dalio & Jeremy Bobb / 16 hours 4 minutes
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment... Read More »
The Restless Wave
Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
By John McCain & Mark Salter
Narrated by Beau Bridges & John McCain / 14 hours 15 minutes
In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most.
“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read... Read More »
By Sandra Brown
Narrated by Kevin T. Collins / 13 hours 56 minutes
Preacher's daughter Lauren thinks that she is going to work for wealthy Olivia Lockett as a secretary. Instead, the matriarch makes Lauren a scandalous offer to marry her son in name only. Lauren has strong feelings for him but are they strong enough? Read More »
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
By Cal Newport
Narrated by Jeff Bottoms / 7 hours 44 minutes
Georgetown University professor and popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life.
An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ
Deep work is the ability to focus without... Read More »
The Obsidian Chamber
Narrated by Rene Auberjonois / 12 hours 55 minutes
A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE
After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
A SHOCKING RETURN
Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy... Read More »