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Brazos' Fall Author Schedule Playlist

Brazos' Fall Author Schedule Playlist

We have a jam-packed lineup of incredible contemporary authors coming to Brazos this fall. Here are a few of our favorite titles they've produced. You can find a complete list of events at

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Rising Strong

How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

By Brené Brown
Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 8 hours 50 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her... Read more »

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By Attica Locke
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 13 hours 13 minutes


From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter—hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising—return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are...

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The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

By Elif Batuman
Narrated by: Elif Batuman
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year 


No one who read Elif Batuman's first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. "Babel in California" told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University... Read more »

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Little Soldiers

An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve

By Lenora Chu
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 11 hours 29 minutes

In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bébé, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China’s widely acclaimed yet insular education system—held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence—that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.

When students in...

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A Novel

By Michael Chabon
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 14 hours 41 minutes


“The intersection of world history and family history, the interplay of memory and imagination, a tangle of humor and grief, and the blurred and shifting line that separates sanity and madness all come into play in this stunning book. In the months before his death, Chabon's grandfather revealed much of his life to his grandson. On that foundation, Chabon has built a novel filled with family stories, World War II episodes -- including an appearance by Wernher von Braun -- an obsession with rocketry, and a vividly realized, against-all-odds love story. While all the characters are richly developed, the narrator's grandfather -- the brave, eccentric, anger-fueled, and deeply loving center of this novel -- will remain with readers forever.”

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The Color of Water

A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

By James McBride
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Susan Denaker
Length: 8 hours 46 minutes

The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's... Read more »

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The General vs. the President

MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War

By H. W. Brands
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 15 hours 21 minutes

From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II.

At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a... Read more »

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A Kind of Freedom

By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin & Adenrele Ojo
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes

Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of black society, and when she falls for no-name Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves.In 1982, Evelyn's daughter Jackie is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent... Read more »

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Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha - Abridged

By Roddy Doyle
Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
Length: 2 hours 50 minutes

Winner of the Booker Prize – Roddy Doyle’s witty, exuberant novel about a young boy trying to make sense of his changing world

It is 1968. Patrick Clarke is ten. He loves Geronimo, the Three Stooges, and the smell of his hot water bottle. He can't stand his little brother Sinbad. His best friend is Kevin, and their names are all over Barrytown,... Read more »

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By David Abrams
Narrated by: David Drummond
Length: 10 hours 32 minutes

Fobbit 'fä-bit, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative.

In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph. The Forward... Read more »

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The Secret Lives of the Brain

By David Eagleman
Narrated by: David Eagleman
Length: 8 hours 48 minutes

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you...

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Steve Jobs

By Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Dylan Baker
Length: 25 hours 3 minutes

2012 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and... Read more »

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The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

By Reza Aslan
Narrated by: Reza Aslan
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A lucid, intelligent page-turner” (Los Angeles Times) that challenges long-held assumptions about Jesus, from the host of Believer
Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he... Read more »

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