Experience our world: as it was, as it is, as it might become with these audiobooks about history, the arts, culture, education, and politics. Don't miss Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, or Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Writers, or Gwen Ifill's The Breakthrough.
A riveting, you-are-there account of the tightly-knit forest service engine crew that perished battling “the perfect storm of wildland fires,” which led to the first-ever conviction of a wildland arsonist for first degree murder. Learn More
John C. Bogle; read by Alan Sklar with introduction and afterword read by the author
Bogle offers his unparalleled insights on money, on the values we should emulate in our business and professional callings, and on what we should consider as the true treasures in our lives. By explaining what "enough" truly is, he demonstrates how close everyone can be to having it. Learn More
An extraordinary re-creation of the terrible beauty of Antarctica, the awful destruction of the ship The Endurance, and Shackleton’s crew’s heroic daily struggle for survival. A thrilling account of one of the last great adventures in the brave age of exploration. Learn More
An “engrossing” (The Christian Science Monitor), “fascinating” (TimeOut New York), and “delightfully nuanced” (Entertainment Weekly) exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. Learn More
N E W ! Now Available A New York Times Bestseller!
From the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants comes a rousing tour through the botanical origins of our most cherished libations that is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Learn More
This is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s vivid memoir of a childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia, and a personal account of three major wars and three decades of political upheavals in the Middle East. Learn More
Introduction read by Studs Terkel; read by Shirley Venard and Allen Hamilton
For Coming of Age, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Peabody Award-winning radio host Studs Terkel interviewed a diverse assortment of men and women ranging in age from 70 to 99. This audio includes the stories of 14 people who lived through the defining moments of the 20th century. Learn More
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning God: A Biography, Jack Miles posited the notion that the Old Testament God was a person, and then pondered his motives and actions as though the deity were a character in a novel. Now he turns his attention to Jesus in the New Testament. Learn More
Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr; read by Kate Mulligan
On the 20th anniversary of Teach For America, its founder offers an inspiring summation of the lessons learned: The achievement gap can be closed, and there’s nothing elusive about what it will take. Learn More
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Natalie Angier takes a joyride through the major scientific disciplinesphysics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Her approach is smart, funny, and sure to inspire a new appreciation of science. Learn More