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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,812
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,418
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      5 out of 5 stars 3,410

    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As you’d expect

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-11-2018

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Can't Hurt Me

    • Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
    • By: David Goggins
    • Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,664
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4,649

    For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, heart wrenching, inspiring true story

    • By gary c compton on 07-01-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 984
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 977

    Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At 16, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE in this family = loyalty to a bipolar father

    • By Zoonda on 08-11-2018

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Any Ordinary Day

    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192

    As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered audiobook, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Mrs. J. C. Bodnarchuk on 06-10-2018
    • Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life
    • By: Leigh Sales
    • Narrated by: Leigh Sales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 01-10-2018
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,346 ratings

    Non-member price: $27.99

    • This Is Going to Hurt

    • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    • By: Adam Kay
    • Narrated by: Adam Kay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 474

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the prudish but well written/read

    • By Carron on 11-08-2018

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered

    • The Definitive How-To Guide
    • By: Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff
    • Narrated by: Georgia Hardstark, Karen Kilgariff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 176

    In Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark open up about their lives more intimately than ever in their confessionally honest and hilarious debut audiobook, titled after their podcast sign-off. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the podcasting world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than I expected

    • By Erin Brealey on 19-06-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • I Can't Make This Up

    • Life Lessons
    • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960

    Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 29 year old female photographer

    • By Stacey on 11-06-2017

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Every Tool's a Hammer

    • Life Is What You Make It
    • By: Adam Savage
    • Narrated by: Adam Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    MythBusters’ Adam Savage - Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech - shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully turning your idea into reality. Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a thousand-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Adam, you'll like this book

    • By Tom Saleeba on 17-06-2019

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • The Trauma Cleaner

    • By: Sarah Krasnostein
    • Narrated by: Rachael Tidd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

    Sandra Pankhurst founded her trauma cleaning business to help people whose emotional scars are written on their houses. From the forgotten flat of a drug addict, to the infested home of a hoarder, Sandra enters properties and lives at the same time. But few of the people she looks after know anything of the complexity of Sandra's own life. Raised in an uncaring home, Sandra's miraculous gift for warmth and humour in the face of unspeakable personal tragedy, mark her out as a one-off and make this biography unmissable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant narrative masterly voiced

    • By Philip on 19-04-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Shoe Dog

    • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
    • By: Phil Knight
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 951

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 17-04-2018

    Non-member price: $38.80

    • Born a Crime

    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,532
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,430
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,424

    The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best audiobook I've listened... Ever!

    • By Nyasha on 18-12-2016
    • Stories from a South African Childhood
    • By: Trevor Noah
    • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 17-11-2016
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,532 ratings

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Siege

    • Trump Under Fire
    • By: Michael Wolff
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Michael Wolff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than "Fire & Fury"

    • By Andree on 11-06-2019

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • The Happiest Refugee

    • By: Anh Do
    • Narrated by: Anh Do
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 718

    The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in a country where freedom existed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Anonymous User on 09-04-2018

    Non-member price: $43.70

    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,804
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,323

    South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

    • By Michael on 17-06-2016

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • The Moment of Lift

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • By: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women. In this candid and inspiring audiobook, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to 'turbo-charge' change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it! Thank you.

    • By Simone on 22-06-2019

    Non-member price: $34.95

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 645

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Dory on 10-06-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Challenge Accepted!

    • By: Celeste Barber
    • Narrated by: Celeste Barber
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    From funny woman, Instagram star and international comedy sensation Celeste Barber, Challenge Accepted! is a hilarious and outspoken guide to life, unwanted gas and how to rock a sexy scar. It's real, like totally, really real. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-11-2018

    Non-member price: $15.62

    • Grinding It Out

    • The Making of McDonald's
    • By: Ray Kroc, Robert Anderson
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was 52 years old when he opened his first franchise.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • must read

    • By Nick Lozanovski on 03-12-2018

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • Eggshell Skull

    • By: Bri Lee
    • Narrated by: Bri Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must 'take their victim as they find them'. If a single punch kills someone because of their thin skull, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done? Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A moving listen

    • By Kindle Customer on 16-09-2018

    Non-member price: $29.96

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