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This playlist features the best audiobooks, read by their authors!

The House of Hidden Meanings

A Memoir

By: RuPaul
Narrated by: RuPaul
Length: 7 hours 7 minutes

***An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!***From international drag superstar and pop culture icon RuPaul, comes his most revealing and personal work to date--a deeply intimate memoir of discovery, found family, and self-acceptance. The House of Hidden Meanings is a self-portrait of the legendary icon on the road to global fame and changing... Read more

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Bookshops & Bonedust

Legends & Lattes

By: Travis Baldree
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 8 hours 1 minute

Bookshops & Bonedust is the perfect read to curl up with on a stormy night, steaming mug in hand. It's a cozy adventure with a colorful cast of characters, casual necromancy, old books, and delicious gnomish pastries! Read more

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Who's Afraid of Gender?

By: Judith Butler
Narrated by: Judith Butler
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes

This program is read by the author.

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by Time, Elle, Kirkus, Literary Hub, The Millions, Electric Literature, and them.


"A profoundly urgent intervention.” —Naomi Klein


"A timely must-read for anyone actively invested in re-imagining collective futurity.” —Claudia Rankine

From a global icon, a bold, essential...
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The Covenant of Water

By: Abraham Verghese
Narrated by: Abraham Verghese
Length: 31 hours 16 minutes

“Seven decades (in book time!) and more than 700 pages later, I closed The Covenant of Water, the story of a family haunted by drownings. Abraham Verghese has written a spellbinding novel set in a Christian community in India. Verghese draws, as he did in the other two books, on his vast knowledge of medicine, and exhibits his ability to delve... Read more

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There's Always This Year

On Basketball and Ascension

By: Hanif Abdurraqib
Narrated by: Hanif Abdurraqib
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

“Using basketball as a vehicle for reflection of East Columbus history and personal memoir, There’s Always This Year is a triumph of contemplative, emotionally-rich writing that will have you wiping tears and on the edge of your seat. Read more

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The Fox Wife

A Novel

By: Yangsze Choo
Narrated by: Yangsze Choo
Length: 14 hours 36 minutes

“Author Yangsze Choo reads her magical novel as no one else could. In her tale of foxes, spirits and Chinese folklore, mystery and magical realism intertwine, and Choo's performance includes all of the subtlety, humor and enunciation that guarantees a rich experience. I listened to fox-woman Snow tell her story of love and revenge to follow her... Read more

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Sociopath

A Memoir

By: Patric Gagne
Narrated by: Patric Gagne
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

“WOW. This memoir was absolutely riveting and the author's narration was incredible. I found myself looking for chores to do and walks to take just to continue listening to the author's story. For anyone who loves a good memoir, is interested in mental health issues, or wants an audiobook that will keep them glued to their earbuds, Sociopath is... Read more

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Burn Book

A Tech Love Story

By: Kara Swisher
Narrated by: Kara Swisher
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

Instant New York Times Bestseller

From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing, but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.

“Swisher, the bad-ass journalist and OG chronicler of Silicon Valley…takes no prisoners in this highly readable look at the evolution... Read more

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Fat Talk

Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture

By: Virginia Sole-Smith
Narrated by: Virginia Sole-Smith
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

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In this illuminating narrative on the daily onslaught of body shame that kids face from peers, school, diet culture, and parents themselves, journalist Virginia Sole-Smith offers a compelling, reported look at how families can change the conversation around weight, health, and self-worth.

By the time they reach... Read more

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Quietly Hostile

Essays

By: Samantha Irby
Narrated by: Samantha Irby
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

“The audiobook is absolutely stellar. Hearing the book in Irby's literal voice is a delightful way to enjoy her authorial voice. Funny, relatable, engaging, and rewarding. Read more

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Outlive

The Science and Art of Longevity

By: Peter Attia, MD
Narrated by: Peter Attia, MD
Length: 17 hours 7 minutes

“A perfect guide on everything you need to know about how to live better for longer. Peter Attia draws on years of medical expertise to make us aware of modern medicine’s shortcomings so we can come to the doctor better prepared. My favorite part of this book’s approach is its emphasis on the art of longevity. Outlive will teach you how to apply... Read more

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How Far the Light Reaches

A Life in Ten Sea Creatures

By: Sabrina Imbler
Narrated by: Sabrina Imbler
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

“Imbler’s full-length debut is as much about their personal evolution as a queer, mixed race writer as it is an exploration of the deep sea creatures whose eccentricities inspire them. Imbler's tender approach and tactile prose toggles between expansive aquatic research and personal experiences, expanding the portrait of our world as we know it... Read more

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Family Lore

A Novel

By: Elizabeth Acevedo
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acevedo, Sixta Morel & Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLERGOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK!Winner of the NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work, FictionShortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeFrom National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo comes the story of one Dominican American family told through the voices of its womenFlor has a gift: she can... Read more

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Crying in H Mart

A Memoir

By: Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes

“I was struck by just how much I loved this book for how it walks through grief not as a way to leave it behind, but as a way to remember its exact shape. I’m grateful for its funny, self-deprecating, and wise observations, and for its difficult beauty. Read more

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Grief Is for People

By: Sloane Crosley
Narrated by: Sloane Crosley
Length: 5 hours 51 minutes

"An unflinching and deeply absorbing memoir of grief and loss, expertly narrated by the author."—Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Crosley's fresh imagery and pithy one-liners are delivered with perfect timing."—AudioFile

This program is read by the author.

Disarmingly witty and poignant, Sloane Crosley’s memoir explores multiple kinds of loss... Read more

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Selling the Dream

The Billion-Dollar Industry Bankrupting Americans

By: Jane Marie
Narrated by: Jane Marie
Length: 6 hours 14 minutes

A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read for March 2024 * A Bustle Best New Book of Spring 2024

Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist Jane Marie expands on her popular podcast The Dream to expose the scourge of multilevel marketing schemes and how they have profited off the evisceration of the American working class.

We’ve all heard of Amway, Mary... Read more

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Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

A Memoir

By: Matthew Perry
Narrated by: Matthew Perry
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

"Going into his "why," Perry's audiobook is a fascinating listen."- AudioFile

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A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY TIME, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, GOODREADS, USA TODAY, AND MORE!

The beloved star of
Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory... Read more

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The Collected Schizophrenias

Essays

By: Esmé Weijun Wang
Narrated by: Esmé Weijun Wang
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

The Collected Schizophrenias is a heartbreaking and honest collection about chronic mental illness and its effects on Wang. Through personal narrative and scientific research, Wang has created a collection of essays that are challenging in the sense that they confront you with the reality of a misunderstood condition. Her mission is not to... Read more

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In the Dream House

A Memoir

By: Carmen Maria Machado
Narrated by: Carmen Maria Machado
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes

“Welcome to the Dream House in this daring new kind of memoir that defies boundaries and boldly discards the conventions of genre. Inside, Carmen Maria Machado bares her soul in all of its pain and beauty, offering an intimate and profoundly vulnerable look at her own life, love, and sexuality. Machado has a gift for exposing the raw nerves and... Read more

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How the Word Is Passed

A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

By: Clint Smith
Narrated by: Clint Smith
Length: 10 hours 6 minutes

“From plantation to Angola Prison. From Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA to the African Burial Ground in New York City. From Île de Gorée to Whitney Plantation. From the Emancipation Proclamation to Juneteenth. Clint Smith takes us on an unforgettable journey through the history of slavery in the United States, revealing many truths we’ve... Read more

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