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Books that have won audiobook production awards such as the Audies from the Audio Publishers Association, Earphones from AudioFile Magazine, and The Listen List from the American Library Association.

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  Cover Art: Earth: a Visitor's Guide to the Human Race Earth: a Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
[Earphones Award] Read by Jon Stewart and others. The beloved anchor of The Daily Show, offers a hilarious satiric guide to the planet Earth and the human race for aliens who will someday discover this planet when we cease to inhabit it.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: A Song Flung Up to Heaven Angelou, Maya
A Song Flung Up to Heaven
[Audie; Grammy Award-Spoken Word] Read by Maya Angelou. The noted poet and writer reads the final volume in her autobiography. Beginning in the 1960s as she returns from Africa to the U.S. to work with Malcolm X, Angelou relates her experiences.
2002
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: Nurtureshock : New Thinking About Children Bronson, Po
Nurtureshock : New Thinking About Children
[Audie Award] Read by Po Bronson. Award-winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman demonstrate that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring--because key twists in the science of child development have been overlooked. The authors discuss the inverse power of praise, why insufficient sleep adversely affects kids' capacity to learn, why white parents don't talk about race, why kids lie, why evaluation methods for "giftedness" and accompanying programs don't work, and why siblings really fight.
2009
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Brown, Daniel
The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
[Listen List] Read by Edward Herrmann. This is the remarkable story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adof Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian History of the American West Brown, Dee Alexander
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian History of the American West
[Earphones Award] Read by Grover Gardner. The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there. Read by Grover Gardner.
2009
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: At Home: a Short History of Private Life Bryson, Bill.
At Home: a Short History of Private Life
[Earphones Award] Read by Bill Bryson. Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection Burnett, Carol
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
[Earphones Award] Read by carol Burnett. Discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such as Jimmy Stewart and Lucille Ball; her television show that won twenty-five Emmys in its eleven-year run; and sorrows that she overcame with her humor.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas Burroughs, Augusten
You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas
[Earphones Award] Read by Augusten Burroughs. Takes a hilarious look at the holiday season and how it can bring out the best and worst in people. Filled with nostalgia, Burroughs covers a plethora of past and present Christmas happenings.
2009
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband Father and Son Chabon, Michael
Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband Father and Son
[Earphones Award] Read by Michael Chabon. Questions what it means to be a man today in a series of reflections each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past.
2009
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: Washington: a Life Chernow, Ron
Washington: a Life
[Earphones Award] Read by Scott Brick. This celebrated biographer provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: I Am America (and So Can You!) Colbert, Stephen
I Am America (and So Can You!)
[Audie Award] Contains Stephen's most deeply held knee-jerk beliefs on the American family, race, religion, sex, sports, and many more topics, conveniently arranged in chapter form. Always controversial and outspoken, Stephen addresses why Hollywood is destroying America by inches, why evolution is a fraud, and why the elderly should be harnessed to millstones.
2007
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Still Foolin' 'em : Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell are My Car Keys? Crystal, Billy
Still Foolin' 'em : Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell are My Car Keys?
[Audie Award] Read by Billy Crystal. Hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging from one of America's biggest movie stars as he turns 65, and a look back at a remarkable career.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Chronicles Dylan, Bob
Chronicles
[Audie Award] Read by Sean Penn. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times. By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences.
2004
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Life Itself : a Memoir Ebert, Roger
Life Itself : a Memoir
[Listen List] Read by Edward Herrmann. Roger Ebert has been reviewing films since 1967. The first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize, he has been a fixture on television for over 30 years. Then, complications from thyroid-cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Bossypants Fey, Tina
Bossypants
[Audie Award; Listen List] Read by Tina Fey. From her youthful days as a nerd, tour of duty on Saturday Night Live, passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty, life as a mother, to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.
2011
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: Hot Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America Friedman, Thomas L.
Hot Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America
[Audie Award] Read by Oliver Wyman. A unique point of view of global climate change by proposing a national plan for going green that will benefit the earth making America's economy stronger and its borders more secure.
2008
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: David and Goliath : Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants Gladwell, Malcolm
David and Goliath : Underdogs Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
[Audie Award] Read by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell, with his unparalleled ability to grasp connections others miss, uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Audiobook
  Cover Art: Einstein: His Life and Universe Isaacson, Walter
Einstein: His Life and Universe
[Audie Award] Read by Edward Hermann. This narrative based on Einstein's papers offers insight into his contributions to science and describes the influence of his discoveries on his own views about morality, politics, and tolerance.
2007
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All Johnson, Marilyn
This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
[Earphones Award] Read by Hillary Huber. An obituary writer for Life, relates why librarians are indispensable in the age of information as they fight ignorance and valiantly assist every library visitor.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
  Cover Art: Lit: a Memoir Karr, Mary.
Lit: a Memoir
[Earphones Award] Read by Renee Raudman. Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. It is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary Karr can tell it.
2010
Adult Nonfiction CD
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