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Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

Essays

By Lauren Hough
Narrated by: Cate Blanchett & Lauren Hough
Length: 9 hours 10 minutes

"This is a memoir in essays about so many things—growing up in an abusive cult, coming of age as a lesbian in the military, forced out by homophobia, living on the margins as a working class woman and what it’s like to grow into the person you are meant to be. Hough’s writing will break your heart." —Roxanne Gay

Searing and extremely personal... Read more »

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Love in Color

Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold

By Bolu Babalola
Narrated by: Ajjaz Awad, Nneka Okoye, Bolu Babalola & Olukemi Babalola
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

“Perfection in short story form, I am in love with every single word Bolu Babalola has written. So rarely is love expressed this richly, this vividly, or this artfully.”
— Candice Carty-Williams, international bestselling author of Queenie

A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs to... Read more »

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Victories Greater Than Death

Unstoppable: Book #1

By Charlie Jane Anders
Narrated by: Hynden Walch
Length: 12 hours 45 minutes

Buckle up your seatbelt for Victories Greater Than Death, a thrilling YA sci-fi adventure set against an intergalactic war from internationally bestselling author Charlie Jane Anders.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

Outsmart Your Enemies. Outrun the Galaxy.

“Just please, remember what I told you. Run. Don’t stop running...
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Bird Uncaged

An Abolitionist's Freedom Song

By Marlon Peterson
Narrated by: Marlon Peterson
Length: 6 hours 3 minutes

From a leading prison abolitionist, a moving memoir about coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration—and a call to break free from all the cages that confine us.
 
Marlon Peterson grew up in 1980s Crown Heights, raised by Trinidadian immigrants. Amid the routine violence that shaped his neighborhood, Marlon became a high-achieving and... Read more »

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Empire of Pain

The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

By Patrick Radden Keefe
Narrated by: Patrick Radden Keefe
Length: 18 hours 6 minutes

A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing
 
The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions—Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of... Read more »

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Mona

A Novel

By Pola Oloixarac & Adam Morris
Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes

Mona, a Peruvian writer based in California, presents a tough and sardonic exterior. She likes drugs and cigarettes, and when she learns that she is something of an anthropological curiosity—a woman writer of color treasured at her university for the flourish of rarefied diversity she brings—she pokes fun at American academic culture and its... Read more »

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The Good Sister

A Novel

By Sally Hepworth
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes

The Good Sister

“Having a title like The Good Sister might lead a reader to assume there is also a bad sister. Here we meet twin sisters Rose and Fern, whose mother was a sociopath. That upbringing affected Fern the most, so Rose cared for her sister during most of their childhood. Now adult women, Fern begins to come out of her shell and experience life on her own; she likes the freedom and the adventures. But Rose does not. When Fern makes a huge sacrifice to mollify Rose, the story grows more tense as it becomes clear who the good sister is and how bad the bad sister can be. Readers might change allegiances during the book, but no one will see the end coming! Highly recommended!”

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Permission to Dream

By Chris Gardner & Mim Eichler Rivas
Narrated by: Chris Gardner
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

In the spirit of The Last Lecture, The Secret, and The Alchemist, this small book presents BIG ideas for turning your “one day” into today, including the generational transfer of a dream and a powerful blueprint for a masterpiece life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and major motion picture The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

As we look to the future as a Social Purpose Corporation, we’re committed to serving readers and independent bookstores. Read our 2020 Annual Report to see an overview of the year.

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How to Resist Amazon and Why

The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future!

By Danny Caine
Narrated by: Danny Caine
Length: 3 hours 39 minutes

When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, and its business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own companies, and its CEO is the richest person in the world while its workers make minimum wage with impossible quotas...wouldn't you want to resist? Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas,... Read more »

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Second First Impressions

A Novel

By Sally Thorne
Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine comes the clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women—under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.

Dazzle (n): Brightness that blinds someone temporarily. 

Position Vacant: Two ancient old... Read more »

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When the Stars Go Dark

A Novel

By Paula McLain
Narrated by: Marin Ireland
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

When the Stars Go Dark

“No matter what the genre, McLain is a masterful storyteller. Her protagonist in this latest novel is one of the most authentic and powerful characters I have ever experienced. Anna Hart, a missing persons detective, shares not only her knowledge as an expert on missing children but she lays bare her own personal demons as she struggles to find a teen who has disappeared. I was captivated from page one and couldn’t stop until I finished this intense and provocative story. Absolutely mesmerizing!”

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Near the Bone

By Christina Henry
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes

A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive more than one kind of monster, in a dread-inducing horror novel from the national bestselling author Christina Henry.

Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. She must never make him upset. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the... Read more »

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Big, Bold, and Beautiful

Owning the Woman God Made You to Be

By Kierra Sheard-Kelly
Narrated by: Kierra Sheard
Length: 3 hours 50 minutes

Includes an audiobook-exclusive bonus chapter called “The Vibes You Feel”!

In this immersive and inspirational book, Grammy Award-nominated singer Kierra Sheard shares her hard-won advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith, empowering you to grab the life you’re meant to lead.

Every... Read more »

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The Way of Integrity

Finding the Path to Your True Self

By Martha Beck
Narrated by: Martha Beck
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes

"This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it."--Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Martha Beck's genius is that her writing is equal parts comforting and challenging. A teacher, a mother, a sage, she holds our hand as she leads us back home to ourselves."--Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times...
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Early Morning Riser

A novel

By Katherine Heiny
Narrated by: Kate Rudd
Length: 10 hours 11 minutes

“You’ll have no choice but to stay up reading all night, and then you'll be sad when you've run out of pages. Katherine Heiny's voice is unlike anyone else's, and it's just what the world needs now."
⁠—J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author of Friends and Strangers
 
A wise, bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and...
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What Comes After

A Novel

By JoAnne Tompkins
Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Kristen DiMercurio & Kirby Heyborne
Length: 13 hours

What Comes After

“Abandoned and homeless, a pregnant 16-year-old finds shelter in the home of a man who has recently lost his son and his faith. Achingly poignant, What Comes After by JoAnne Tompkins brims with raw emotions and conflicting feelings. A redemptive story of loss and love. Keep tissues nearby.”

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There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

By Kikuko Tsumura
Length: 9 hours 41 minutes

A young woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that has the following traits: it’s close to her home, and it requires no reading, no writing, and, ideally, very little thinking.Her first gig—watching the hidden-camera feed of an author suspected of storing contraband goods—turns out to be inconvenient. (When can she go to the... Read more »

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On the House

A Washington Memoir

By John Boehner
Narrated by: John Boehner
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

This program is read by the author.

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus.


John Boehner is the last of a breed. At a time when the arbiters of American culture were obsessing over organic kale, cold-pressed juice, and... Read more »

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Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel: Book #31

By John Sandford
Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Length: 12 hours 35 minutes

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra... Read more »

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The Devil's Hand

A Thriller

By Jack Carr
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 14 hours 36 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

“Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf***er. Get ready!”—Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime

The fourth thriller in the “so powerful, so pulse-pounding, so well-written” (Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Terminal List series follows former... Read more »

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