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Hudson's Best Audiobooks of the Year 2017 / Non-Fiction

Hudson's picks for best non-fiction audiobooks of the year

Sons and Soldiers

The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned With the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler
By Bruce Henderson
Narrated by Brett Barry /  13 hours 18 minutes

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory.

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Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
By David Grann
Narrated by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee & Danny Campbell /  9 hours 4 minutes


"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review


Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's...
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Radical Candor

Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
By Kim Scott
Narrated by Kim Scott /  9 hours 23 minutes

Now a New York Times bestseller

This program is read by the author.

"Radical Candor is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable."--Gretchen Rubin... Read More »



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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken
12 hours 5 minutes

#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

A True Story
By Douglas Preston
Narrated by Bill Mumy /  10 hours 29 minutes


#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller!

A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe

One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic

Included in Lithub's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List

A Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science News

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The Undoing Project

A Friendship that Changed Our Minds
By Michael Lewis
Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris /  10 hours 18 minutes

Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the... Read More »



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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

By Samantha Irby
Narrated by Samantha Irby /  9 hours 16 minutes

*A New York Times Bestseller*

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire.

With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets,... Read More »



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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

By Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson /  3 hours 41 minutes

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth... Read More »



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