By: Amanda Montell
Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes
The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.
What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson...
By: Amanda Montell
Narrated by: Amanda Montell
Length: 6 hours 56 minutes
A brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us, written with humor and playfulness that challenges words and phrases and how we use them.
“I get so jazzed about the future of feminism knowing that Amanda Montell’s brilliance is rising up and about to explode worldwide.”—Jill Soloway
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By: Oren Jay Sofer
Narrated by: Oren Jay Sofer & Mark Bramhall
Length: 10 hours 59 minutes
Find your voice, speak your truth, listen deeply—a guide to more meaningful and mindful conversations.
We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to... Read more »
By: Gina Wilkinson
Narrated by: Raghad Chaar
Length: 10 hours 27 minutes
Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennium.
At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad,... Read more »
By: HowExpert & Virginia Fidler
Narrated by: Cody J. Johnson
Length: 3 hours 44 minutes
English Grammar Lessons covers the basics of word usage, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, propositions and adjectives. It shows how they work together to form sentences and ideas, and how misuse of grammar can lead to serious misunderstandings.
Nouns take on plural or singular meaning. Verbs take on past, present, and future tenses. The meaning...Read more » Learn more
By: Stephen King
Narrated by: Stephen King, Joe Hill & Owen King
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King
ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S TOP 100 NONFICTION BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him... Read more »
By: Benny Lewis
Narrated by: Benny Lewis
Length: 6 hours 19 minutes
Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any...Read more » Learn more
By: Bill Bryson
Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells...Read more » Learn more
By: Lisa Cron
Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story.
It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story... Read more »
By: Anne Lamott
Narrated by: Susan Bennett
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes
An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.
For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious,... Read more »
By: Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes
From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession:... Read more »
By: Benjamin Dreyer
Narrated by: Benjamin Dreyer & Alison Fraser
Length: 9 hours 38 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine • Paste • Shelf Awareness
“Essential (and delightful!)”—People
We all write, all the time: books, blogs,... Read more »
By: Spanish Academy
Narrated by: Luna Sanches & Leandro Bianco
Length: 12 hours 4 minutes
Looking for a Spanish book?Do you want to learn Spanish very fast?
If so, this bundle is for you.
Most people approach a new language completely wrong. They focus way to much on grammar and learn irrelevant words. Think about it, do you really need to know what a e.g. Chimney is called in Spanish? No - Of course not. That's why it's so strange why...Read more » Learn more
By: Jessica Brody
Narrated by: Jessica Brody
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes
The first novel-writing guide from the best-selling Save the Cat! story-structure series, which reveals the 15 essential plot points needed to make any novel a success.
Novelist Jessica Brody presents a comprehensive story-structure guide for novelists that applies the famed Save the Cat! screenwriting methodology to the world of novel writing.... Read more »
By: Jane Friedman
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 11 hours 33 minutes
Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business... Read more »Learn more
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-host Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes that offer wisdom, courage, and hope—the perfect gift for Mother's Day!
Several years ago, Today show co-host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were... Read more »
By: Courtney Maum
Narrated by: Courtney Maum
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes
Everything you've ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum. Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book has over 150 contributors from all walks of the industry, including... Read more »Learn more
By: Daniel Joshua Rubin
Narrated by: Daniel Joshua Rubin
Length: 13 hours 4 minutes
A master class of 27 lessons, drawn from 27 diverse narratives, for novelists, storytellers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more.
Author Daniel Joshua Rubin unlocks the secrets of what makes a story work, and then shows how to understand and use these principles in your own writing. The result is “an invaluable resource” (Publishers Weekly,...Read more » Learn more
By: Chuck Palahniuk
Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk & Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 5 hours 51 minutes
Renowned, bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk takes us behind the scenes of the writing life, with postcards from decades on the road and incredible examination of the power of fiction and the art of storytelling.
In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes... Read more »
By: Mary Norris
Narrated by: Mary Norris
Length: 7 hours 3 minutes
"Hilarious. . . . This book charmed my socks off." ?Patricia O'Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous... Read more »Learn more
By: Colum McCann
Narrated by: Colum McCann
Length: 2 hours 38 minutes
From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that.
Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the... Read more »
By: Carmine Gallo
Narrated by: Carmine Gallo
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes
Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking...Read more » Learn more
By: Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren
Narrated by: Edward Holland
Length: 15 hours 25 minutes
A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It’s masterfully done.” —Farheed Zakaria
Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic... Read more »
By: Patrick Foote
Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
Length: 4 hours 51 minutes
From the person behind the popular Youtube channel, NameExplain, comes the second volume of his bestselling book The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between. This new book is a fun, interesting and educational journey through the world of etymology. It covers a huge array of names from a variety of topic areas, and includes a bunch of ... Read more »Learn more