An free audiobooks (or a talking book) is a recording of a book or other work being read out loud. A reading of the complete text is described as “unabridged”, while readings of a shorter version are an abridgement.
Spoken audio has been available in schools and public libraries and to a lesser extent in music shops since the 1930s. Many spoken word albums were made prior to the age of cassettes, compact discs, and downloadable audio, often of poetry and plays rather than books. It was not until the 1980s that the medium began to attract book retailers, and then book retailers started displaying audiobooks on bookshelves rather than in separate displays.
1. Pandemic! & Pandemic! 2 by Slavoj Zizek
Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World: We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions.
2. The Cancer Problem by Agnes Arnold-Forster
The Cancer Problem offers the first medical, cultural, and social history of cancer in 19th-century Britain. It begins by looking at a community of doctors and patients who lived and worked in the streets surrounding the Middlesex Hospital in London.
3. Marketing 5.0 by Philip Kotler, Hermawan Kartajaya
In Marketing 5.0, the celebrated promoter of the “Four P’s of Marketing”, Philip Kotler, explains how marketers can use technology to address customers’ needs and make a difference in the world.
4. HBR’s Reads on Communication, Vol. 2 by Harvard Business Review
Communication underlies every aspect of your business. Make your words matter. Get more of the communication ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication (Vol. 2).
5. Viruses by Dorothy H. Crawford
Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this Very Short Introduction, Dorothy Crawford demonstrates how clever these entities really are.
6. HBR’s on Managing Yourself, Vol. 2 by Harvard Business Review
Get more of the management ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (Vol. 2).
7. HBR’s on Change Management, Vol. 2 by Harvard Business Review
Lead change amid constant turbulence and disruption. More of the ideas you want, from the authors you trust. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization
8. Career Finder by Gill Hasson
The quest for the work and a career that’s right for you – that’s fulfilling and that you enjoy – is a process of discovery. It involves learning about yourself and finding out about the wide range of work and careers available.
9. No Common Ground by Karen L. Cox
When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands.
10. Dixie’s Daughters by Karen L. Cox
Even without the right to vote, members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy proved to have enormous social and political influence throughout the South – all in the name of preserving Confederate culture.
11. Grant Notley, Second Edition by Howard Leeson
Grant Notley, leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party from 1967 until his death in 1984, stood out in Alberta politics. His goals, his personal integrity, his obvious dedication to social change, and his “practical idealism” made him the social conscience of Alberta. His death in 1984 saddened Albertans of every political stripe.I
12. Jet Man by Duncan Campbell-Smith
The story of Frank Whittle – RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero. In 1929, a 22-year-old maverick named Frank Whittle – a self-taught aeronautical obsessive and risk-takingly brilliant RAF pilot – presented a blueprint for a revolutionary, jet-powered aircraft engine to the Air Ministry.