Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Read by the author.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past. Read by the author.
Presents a detailed account of the Aaron Hernandez case, drawing on investigative reports, first-person accounts, and previously untold stories to share insights into the youth, fame, imprisonment, and suicide of the NFL star-turned-convicted murderer. Read by Peter Coleman.
Carl Sagan retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Read by Seth MacFarlane, LeVar Burton, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Ann Druyan.
Collects some of the author's speeches delivered throughout the course of his career that celebrate distinctly American principles and characteristics. At a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, these speeches by David McCullough remind listeners who they are as a people and what they stand for, to help them find their way forward. Read by the author.
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Read by Scott Brick.
From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy. Read by the author.
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors's story asks listeners to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Read by Patrisse Khan-Cullors.
Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. This is her raw, honest memoir about being a star, activist, and unstoppable force for change. Read by the author.
2044: Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS--a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be. OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune--and remarkable power--to whoever can unlock them. Then one day, Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Read by Wil Wheaton.
In this historical novel, Anna Kerrigan recounts a time in her youth when her father forged a secret agreement with the powerful Dexter Styles that she senses saved her family during the Depression. Later, while working as the first female diver repairing ships at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, she encounters Styles and begins to understand the consequences of her now-vanished father's decision. Read by Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz & Vincent Piazza.
Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece. Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Scout Finch, daughter of the town lawyer Atticus, has just started school; but her carefree days come to an end when a black man in town is accused of raping a white woman, and her father is the only man willing to defend him. Read by Sissy Spacek.
February 1862: The Civil War is less than one year old and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery, finding himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state, called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul. Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris and George Saunders, with a full cast.
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. One day, a stranger arrives., and Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. Read by Ruthie Ann Miles and Kimiko Glenn.
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. A new recording read by Kenneth Branagh.
When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother's death. Read by Steven Weber.
Author Alan Conway's latest tale has detective Atticus Pünd investigating a murder at a local manor house. There are dead bodies and intriguing suspects, but editor Susan Ryeland is convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript. Read by Samantha Bond and Allan Corduner.
Bodine Longbow is the manager of her family's resort in Western Montana where there aren't enough hours in the day - for life, for work, for loved ones. She certainly doesn't have time for love, not even in the gorgeous shape of her childhood crush Callen Skinner, all grown up and returned to the ranch. But when a young woman's body is discovered on resort land, everything changes. Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. Read by Jeremy Irons.
Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction, Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey is now a free man—and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile where his lawyer introduces him to eccentric private investigator Amanda Pharrell, herself a convicted murderer. Not entirely convinced Amanda is a cold-blooded killer, Ted agrees to help with her investigation while secretly digging into her troubled past. Read by Euan Morton.
Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Read by Allison Hiroto.
Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale. Read by Emily Rankin.
A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haikus from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Yes Please offers Amy's thoughts on everything from her "too safe" childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and "the biz," the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a "face for wigs." Read by the author with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and Amy's parents.
The former secretary of state relates her experiences as the first woman candidate nominated for president by a major party, discussing the sexism, criticism, and double standards she had to confront, and how she coped with a devastating loss. Read by the author.
A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. Read by Gabra Zackman with an introduction read by Gillian Flynn and an afterword read by Patton Oswalt.
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. Read by Erin Bennett.