Best Nonfiction Audio Books

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope

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    The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at ... [Read More]

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  • Manufacturer: Harper
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    • Best Choice - #1 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
    • Checked on 01/11/2019
    • Based on 67 Reviews
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    The Girl Who Lived

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      10 years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she's crazy. Her therapist thinks she's suicidal. Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk. They're all right - but did she see the killer? As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be - her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor's guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no... [Read More]

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    • Manufacturer: Greyson Media
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      • Best Choice - #2 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
      • Checked on 01/11/2019
      • Based on 23 Reviews
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      We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

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        NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.    “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour   It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships... [Read More]

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      • Manufacturer: Penguin Books
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        • Best Choice - #3 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
        • Checked on 01/11/2019
        • Based on 24 Reviews
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        Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

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          A tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II.  On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite US Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing - elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had... [Read More]

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        • Manufacturer: Random House Audio
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          • Best Choice - #4 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
          • Checked on 01/11/2019
          • Based on 43 Reviews
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          Educated: A Memoir

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          • Manufacturer: Random House
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            • Best Choice - #5 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
            • Checked on 01/11/2019
            • Based on 91 Reviews
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            438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

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              438 Days is the miraculous account of the man who survived alone and adrift at sea longer than anyone in recorded history - as told to journalist Jonathan Franklin in dozens of exclusive interviews. On November 17, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine, and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and blasted him west. When he washed ashore on January 29, 2014, he had arrived in the Marshall Islands, 9,000 miles away - equivalent to traveling from New York to Moscow round trip. For 14 months, Alva... [Read More]

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            • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Audio
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              • Best Choice - #6 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
              • Checked on 01/11/2019
              • Based on 62 Reviews
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              The Price of Time

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                Would your character change ...if you had all the money in the world?And all the time?Would you become a better person?Or worse?Imagine Agatha Christie meets Michael Crichton in a fast-paced, philosophical mystery thriller._______________________________________There’s a secret in Silicon Valley. A discovery. An invention. One so startling and surprisingly sinister that it needs to be kept—at any price. Tim Tigner takes a step back from his bestselling Kyle Achilles series to introduce Zachary Chase and Skylar Fawkes in a fresh standalone novel that’s bound to keep you glued and guessing... [Read More]

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                • Best Choice - #7 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
                • Checked on 01/11/2019
                • Based on 100 Reviews
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                The Life We Bury

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                  College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especi... [Read More]

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                • Manufacturer: Tantor Audio
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                  • Best Choice - #8 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
                  • Checked on 01/11/2019
                  • Based on 79 Reviews
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                  The Hideaway

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                    Now a USA Today and Amazon Charts best seller! "A story both powerful and enchanting: a don't-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling." (Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times best-selling author) When her grandmother's will wrenches Sara back home, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever knew in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving ant... [Read More]

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                  • Manufacturer: Thomas Nelson
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                    • Best Choice - #9 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
                    • Checked on 01/11/2019
                    • Based on 56 Reviews
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                    Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

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                      Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true?Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psyc... [Read More]

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                    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown and Company
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                      • Best Choice - #10 Best Nonfiction Audio Books
                      • Checked on 01/11/2019
                      • Based on 88 Reviews
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                      The Best Creative Nonfiction (Vol. 3) - eBook

                      The Best Creative Nonfiction (Vol. 3) - eBook

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                      “Intelligent but accessible, and often poignant . . . [by] the biggest talents on the essay and blog beat.” —Publishers Weekly (on Vol. 2)Anyone still asking, “What is creative nonfiction?” will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the “godfather behind creative nonfiction,” and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these stories—ranging from immersion journalism to intensely personal essays—illustrate the genre’s power and potential. Edwidge Danticat recalls her Uncle Moïse’s love of a certain four-letter word and finds in his abandonment of the word near the end of his life the true meaning
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                      In Fact : The Best of Creative Nonfiction

                      In Fact : The Best of Creative Nonfiction

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                      A tenth anniversary collection of twenty-five narrative essays originally published in the journal, Creative Nonfiction, includes Lauren Slater's discussion of her work as a therapist at an institution where she was once a patient, John Edgar Wideman's passionate reaction to the murder of Emmett Till, and John McPhee's personal album quilt. 15,000 first
                      Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished in this new turf, all originally published in the groundbreaking journal he founded, Creative Nonfiction, now in its tenth anniversary year.Many of the writers here are crossing genres--from poetry to fiction to nonfiction. Annie Dillard provides the introduction, while Gutkind discusses the creative and ethical parameters of this new genre. The selections themselves are broad and fascinating. Lauren Slater is a therapist in the institution where she was once a patient. John

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