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.
How to Speak How to Listen by Mortimer J. Adler
Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. With over half a million copies in print of his “living classic” How to Read a Book in print, intellectual, philosopher, and academic Mortimer J. Adler set out to write an accompanying volume on speaking and listening, offering the impressive depth of knowledge and accessible panache that distinguished his first book.
Margot at War by Anne De Courcy
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister’s wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon.
Mutual Aid by Dean Spade
Mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world. Around the globe, people are faced with a spiralling succession of crises, from the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, racist policing, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and severe wealth inequality.
My Year of Saying NO. by Ruth Amos
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with a life that is full and overflowing? Harassed with overlapping appointments and unachievable schedules? Do you wish you could simplify your life? Ruth Amos shares her journey through a year where she learned about saying no, saying yes, and bringing some balance and joy back into her overfull existence.
On Human Nature by Roger Scruton
A brief, radical defense of human uniqueness from acclaimed philosopher Roger Scruton In this short book, acclaimed writer and philosopher Roger Scruton presents an original and radical defense of human uniqueness. Confronting the views of evolutionary psychologists, utilitarian moralists, and philosophical materialists such as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, Scruton argues that human beings cannot be understood simply as biological objects.
Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes
“Funny, sharp explications of what these sometimes not-very-nice women were up to, and how they sometimes made idiots of . . . but read on!”—Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale The national bestselling author of A Thousand Ships returns with a fascinating, eye-opening take on the remarkable women at the heart of classical stories Greek mythology from Helen of Troy to Pandora and the Amazons to Medea.
Prevail Until the Bitter End by Alexandra Lohse
In Prevail until the Bitter End, Alexandra Lohse explores the gossip and innuendo, the dissonant reactions and perceptions of Germans to the violent dissolution of the Third Reich.
Roadmap to a Brighter Future by Paul A. Laudicina
America’s best days should still lie ahead. Here’s the realistic and definitive path to get us there. The future doesn’t just happen. It’s a choice that we can and must help determine.
Ruthless Consistency by Michael Canic
When all is said and done, a lot more gets said than done. What is the antidote to this? Ruthless Consistency. According to Harvard Business Review, “most studies still show a 60-70% failure rate for organizational change projects—a statistic that has stayed constant from the 1970s to the present.”
The Autobiography, 2021 Edition by Benjamin Franklin
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
The Diversity Gap by Bethaney B. Wilkinson
A sweeping leadership framework to institute clear and intentional actions throughout your organization so that people of all racial backgrounds are empowered to lead, collaborate, and excel at work.
The Loudest Guest by Dr. Amy Silver
2021 Australian Career Book Awards – Finalist 2021 Living Now Book Awards – Silver Medalist An award-winning guide to reducing fear and taking control of your life from Amazon bestselling author and renowned psychologist Dr Amy Silver.
The Science of Dream Teams by Mike Zani
WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the CEO of The Predictive Index, the leader in talent optimization, comes Moneyball for HR and people management How do you find the perfect person for the job in a stack of hundreds of resumes?
Who The F*ck Am I by Jennifer Layer
Constantly contorting yourself into prescribed molds of who you think you are supposed to be is an exhausting reality author Jennifer Layer is deeply familiar with.
You Are Enough by Cheryl Rickman
Filled with practical advice and kind words, this comprehensive guide will teach you to love yourself from the inside out Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome? Do you often find yourself seeking approval from others? Is beating yourself up getting you down?