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Dive into bestselling audiobook excerpts, samplers, and a collection of exclusive author events, recorded live at independent bookstores.

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Super Human (58-Minute Excerpt)

By Dave Asprey
Narrated by: Dave Asprey
Length: 58 minutes

Listen to this 58-minute excerpt of Dave Asprey's new book and then get the full-length audiobook of Super Human.

From Bulletproof creator and bestselling author Dave Asprey comes a revolutionary approach to anti-aging that will help you up your game at any age. Read more »

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The Woman in the Window (23-Minute Excerpt)

A Novel

By A. J. Finn
Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 23 minutes

Listen to this 23-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of The Woman in the Window.

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Tana French comes one of the decade’s most anticipated debuts, to be published in thirty-six languages around the world and already in development as a major film from Fox: a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller... Read more »

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Grit (44-Minute Excerpt)

By Angela Duckworth
Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
Length: 44 minutes

In this must-listen audiobook for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit.” Read more »

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Sloane Crosley (Look Alive Out There) at Skylight Books

By Sloane Crosley
Narrated by: Sloane Crosley
Length: 42 minutes

Skylight Books hosted Sloane Crosley, author of Look Alive Out There, to discuss her new book.

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! These small doses of wit and sass make for an exuberant, unforgettable audiobook.

Look Alive Out There arrives a decade after I Was... Read more »

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Sarah Smarsh, John Freeman, Whitney Terrell (Tales of Two Americas) at Watermark Books

By Sarah Smarsh, John Freeman & Whitney Terrel
Narrated by: Sarah Smarsh, John Freeman & Whitney Terrel
Length: 1 hours 4 minutes

Watermark Books hosted authors Sarah Smarsh, John Freeman, Whitney Terrell to discuss Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation.

In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation. Their extraordinarily... Read more »

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James McLaughlin (Bearskin) at The King's English Bookshop

By James McLaughlin
Narrated by: James McLaughlin
Length: 44 minutes

The King's English Bookshop hosted James McLaughlin, author of Bearskin, to discuss his new novel. Read more »

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John Hart (The Hush) at Quail Ridge Books

By John Hart
Narrated by: John Hart
Length: 45 minutes

Quail Ridge Books hosted John Hart, author of The Hush, to discuss his new book.

Set in the same dark world as his beloved novel The Last Child, John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world — rarely seen — in this unforgettable audiobook.

More than an exploration of friendship, persistence, and forgotten power, The Hush leaves... Read more »

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (45-Minute Excerpt)

By Stephen R. Covey
Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
Length: 45 minutes

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. Read more »

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Peter Heller (Celine) at Watermark Books

By Peter Heller
Narrated by: Peter Heller
Length: 58 minutes

Watermark Books hosted Peter Heller, author of Celine, to discuss his new novel.

From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter , a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. combines... Read more »

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Bored and Brilliant (30-Minute Excerpt)

By Manoush Zomorodi
Narrated by: Manoush Zomorodi
Length: 29 minutes

It’s time to move “doing nothing” to the top of your to-do list. Read more »

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Sometimes I Lie (35-Minute Excerpt)

By Alice Feeney
Narrated by: Stephanie Racine
Length: 35 minutes

From renowned journalist Alice Feeney comes a riveting new audiobook, Sometimes I Lie. Read more »

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The Wife Between Us (45-Minute Excerpt)

By Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Narrated by: TBD
Length: 45 minutes

Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us deftly explores the hidden complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love. Read more »

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Bart Ehrman (The Triumph of Christianity) at Quail Ridge Books

By Bart Ehrman
Narrated by: Bart Ehrman
Length: 49 minutes

Quail Ridge Books hosted Bart Ehrman, author of The Triumph of Christianity, to discuss his new book.

The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art,... Read more »

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Getting to Yes (36-Minute Excerpt)

By Roger Fisher & William Ury
Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
Length: 36 minutes

Getting to Yes offers a concise, step-by-step, proven strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Read more »

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The Hummingbirds (17-minute Excerpt)

A Novel

By Ross McMeekin
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 17 minutes

Listen to this 17-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of The Hummingbirds.

In The Hummingbirds, Ross McMeekin captures people yearning for deep connections in a shallow world defined by the twin obsessions of power and beauty. It is a story of love and redemption, of murder and betrayal, and of the darkness that lurks in... Read more »

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Brain Rules for Aging Well (73-minute Excerpt)

By John Medina
Narrated by: John Medina
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected. Read more »

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The World of Lore (15-Minute Excerpt)

Monstrous Creatures

By Aaron Mahnke
Narrated by: Aaron Mahnke
Length: 15 minutes

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series. Read more »

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Attack of the Teenage Brain (52-minute excerpt)

Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner

By John Medina
Narrated by: John Medina
Length: 52 minutes

Listen to this 52-minute excerpt and then get the full-length audiobook of Attack of the Teenage Brain.

Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder to teach. The eye-rolling, the moodiness, the wandering attention, the drama. It's not you, it's... Read more »

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Penguin Random House Audio History Sampler Vol 1

By Multiple Authors
Narrated by: Multiple Narrators
Length: 59 minutes

A sampling of the new history releases from Penguin Random House Audio. Read more »

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