By: Garrett M. Graff
Narrated by: A Full 45-Person Cast
Length: 15 hours 54 minutes
2020 AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR AUDIE AWARD WINNER!
2020 MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE AUDIE AWARD WINNER!
Audio bonus! The audio edition includes an exclusive interview with Garrett Graff and Holter Graham as well as archival audio from United States Presidential addresses, In-Flight Communications, and Air Traffic Control.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“This... Read more »
By: Michael Shellenberger
Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
Length: 11 hours 12 minutes
National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America’s faltering cities.
Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.
Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty...Read more » Learn more
By: Bryan Stevenson
Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
Length: 11 hours 10 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice... Read more »
By: Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes
"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."
This program is read by the author
By: Ron Chernow
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 35 hours 56 minutes
The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!
In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust... Read more »
By: Howard Zinn
Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
Length: 34 hours 9 minutes
"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast
For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with...Read more » Learn more
By: Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Narrated by: Jennifer Garner, Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea--deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans--to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.
With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us... Read more »
By: Paul Hawken
Narrated by: Feodor Chin, Bahni Turpin, Lauren Baldwin, Geoffrey Boyes, Gisela Chipe, Alana Kerr Collins & Caroline Mclaughlin
Length: 18 hours 17 minutes
A radically new understanding of and practical approach to climate change by noted environmentalist Paul Hawken, creator of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown
Regeneration offers a visionary new approach to climate change, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, equity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and... Read more »
By: Spencer Ackerman
Narrated by: Spencer Ackerman
Length: 13 hours 54 minutes
"An impressive combination of diligence and verve, deploying Ackerman’s deep stores of knowledge as a national security journalist to full effect. The result is a narrative of the last 20 years that is upsetting, discerning and brilliantly argued." —The New York Times
"One of the most illuminating books to come out of the Trump era." —New York... Read more »
By: Stephanie Grisham
Narrated by: Stephanie Grisham
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes
The most frank and intimate portrait of the Trump White House yet
Stephanie Grisham rose from being a junior press wrangler on the Trump campaign in 2016 to assuming top positions in the administration as White House press secretary and communications director, while at the same time acting as First Lady Melania Trump’s communications director...Read more » Learn more
By: Andrew Yang
Narrated by: Andrew Yang
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A lively and bold blueprint for moving beyond the “era of institutional failure” by transforming our outmoded political and economic systems to be resilient to twenty-first-century problems, from the popular entrepreneur, bestselling author, and political truth-teller
“A vitally important book.”—Mark Cuban
Despite being... Read more »
By: Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes
For readers of On Tyranny and Why Nations Fail, a bracing look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world--and a roadmap for rescuing our own
Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent two... Read more »
By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Narrated by: Linda Lavin
Length: 13 hours 16 minutes
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.
My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender... Read more »
By: bell hooks
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes
Everyone needs to love and be loved—even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.
In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental... Read more »
By: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
Narrated by: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes
The founder of Latina Rebels and a “Latinx Activist You Should Know”(Teen Vogue) arms women of color with the tools and knowledge they need to find success on their own terms
For generations, Brown girls have had to push against powerful forces of sexism, racism, and classism, often feeling alone in the struggle. By founding Latina Rebels,... Read more »
By: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Narrated by: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Length: 8 hours 7 minutes
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for... Read more »Learn more
By: Alec MacGillis
Narrated by: Danny Gavigan
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes
An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.
In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while...
By: Michael J. Sandel
Narrated by: Michael J. Sandel
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good?
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social...
By: Nathaniel Philbrick
Narrated by: Nathaniel Philbrick
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Travels With George…is quintessential Philbrick — a lively, courageous, and masterful achievement.”—Boston Globe
Does George Washington still matter? Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick argues for Washington's unique contribution to the forging of America by retracing his journey as a new president through all... Read more »
By: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Narrated by: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes
From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life
Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology,... Read more »
By: Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Pe'Tehn Raighn-Kem Jackson
Length: 2 hours 22 minutes
This chapter book edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America
RACE. Uh-oh. The R-word.
But actually talking about race is one of the most important things to learn how to do.
Adapted from the groundbreaking... Read more »
By: Kate Aronoff
Narrated by: Erin Bennett
Length: 16 hours 15 minutes
This damning account of the forces that have hijacked progress on climate change shares a bold vision of what it will take, politically and economically, to face the existential threat of global warming head-on.
It has become impossible to deny that the planet is warming, and that governments must act. But a new denialism is taking root in the...
By: Jon Meacham
Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
Length: 17 hours 15 minutes
The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington forever
Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and... Read more »
A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to appease the living. Renowned and beloved as a prizewinning novelist, Dara Horn has also been publishing penetrating essays since she was a teenager. Often asked by major publications to write on subjects related to Jewish culture—and increasingly in response to a recent... Read more »Learn more