Below is a list of our latest non-fiction AudioBooks. From voice coaching, Middle Earth, Hitchcock, to a mother and son book story, there’s something for everyone!
Full Voice – The Art And Practice Of Vocal Presence, Edition: Unabridged/ by Barbara McAfee, read by Barbara McAfee
“Your voice says a lot about you. Based on the tone and expression of your voice alone, your listeners may make up their minds about you before they even process the meaning of your words. And if what you say is at odds with how you say it, they can miss your message altogether. As important as our voices are, few of us know how to use them to their full potential.Full Voice offers a fun, tested method to harness the power of your voice to become a more effective and flexible communicator. Barbara McAfee identifies five distinct vocal tones or qualities—earth, fire, water, metal, and air—and explains how to cultivate each voice. You’ll also discover how to use your voice to convey authority, passion, compassion, and other essential leadership qualities—and how to choose the right voice to ensure your message and meaning are understood. With online practice videos and real-life stories to reinforce the message, you’ll experience an authentic shift in the impact your voice has on your colleagues, friends, and family.McAfee’s approach offers much more than a minor cosmetic improvement. It enables you to use your voice to support your intentions and aspirations, express who you truly are, and bring your gifts to the world. As you become more aware of your own voice, you also become a better listener, more attuned to what people are saying underneath their words. You learn to transform the ordinary act of everyday speech—the presentations you give, the meetings you lead, the stories you read your children at bedtime, even your casual con- versations with friends—into works of art. You’ll discover how opening your full voice opens you to untapped potential, power, and aliveness as well. This audiobook includes 3 songs.” (Overdrive summary)
A Hobbit Journey [ENHANCED] – Discovering the Enchantment of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Edition: Unabridged/ by Matthew Dickerson, read by Alan Sklar
“In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible.” (Overdrive summary)
The Dark Side of Genius – The Life of Alfred Hitchcock, Edition: Unabridged/ by Donald Spoto, read by Jeff Riggenbach
“The story of the man who changed people’s relationships with their showers forever, thanks to Psycho, this is the classic, Edgar Award–winning biography of the enigmatic and intensely private Alfred Hitchcock. One of America’s greatest film directors, his suspenseful subject matter ranged from the dark drama of a man possibly trying to kill his wife, to the humorous problem of disposing of a body, to the ecological underpinnings of an attack by fowl fiends in a sleepy harbor town. Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto explores the roots of Hitchcock’s obsessions—with food, murder, and idealized love, among others—and traces the origins of his incomparable, bizarre genius, from his childhood and education to the golden years of his career. Based on interviews with his writers, actors, and longtime associates, and on exhaustive research, The Dark Side of Genius is the definitive biography of Alfred Hitchcock.” (Overdrive summary)
The End of Your Life Book Club, Edition: Unabridged/ by Will Schwalbe, read by Jeff Harding.
“The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she’s reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so they can have something to talk about in the hospital waiting room. The ones they choose range from classic to popular, from fantastic to spiritual, and we hear their passion for reading and their love for each other in their intimate and searching discussions.
A profoundly moving testament to the power of love between a child and parent, and the power of reading in our lives.” (Overdrive summary)
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A Hare With the Amber Eyes – A Hidden Inheritance
(Unabridged) / by Edmund De Waal, read by Michael Maloney
“In this stunningly original memoir, Edmund de Waal travels the world to stand in the great buildings his forebears once inhabited. He traces the network of a remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. And, in prose as elegant and precise as the netsuke themselves, he tells the story of a unique collection which passed from hand to hand – and which, in a twist of fate, found its way home to Japan.This download edition also features an interview with Edmund De Waal from the Vintage podcast.” – (adapted from Overdrive summary)
Ben Behind His Voices – One Family’s Journey From The Chaos of Schizophrenia To Hope (Unabridged) / by Randye Kaye
“When readers first meet Ben, he is a sweet, intelligent, seemingly well-adjusted youngster. Fast forward to his teenage years, though, and Ben’s life has spun out of control. Ben is swept along by an illness over which he has no control—one that results in runaway episodes, periods of homelessness, seven psychotic breaks, seven hospitalizations, and finally a diagnosis and treatment plan that begins to work. Schizophrenia strikes an estimated one in a hundred people worldwide by some estimates, and yet understanding of the illness is lacking. Through Ben’s experiences, and those of his mother and sister, who supported Ben through every stage of his illness and treatment, readers gain a better understanding of schizophrenia, as well as mental illness in general, and the way it affects individuals and families.” – (adapted from Overdrive summary)
Love Does – Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World (Unabridged) / by Bob Goff
“In this book of compelling stories paired with eye-opening truths, author Bob Goff shows you a new way to live, a way that’s drenched with the whimsy of God’s love and the spontaneity of following where He leads when He says “Go!” In this book, you learn what it looks like to be secretly incredible and advance God’s kingdom everywhere you are and wherever you’re going.” – (adapted from Overdrive summary)
Dearie – The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
(Unabridged) / by Bob Spitz, read by Kimberly Farr
“From Pasadena to Cambridge to New York, Washington, D.C., India, Ceylon, Paris, Marseilles, Santa Barbara, and Maine, Bob Spitz re-creates an extraordinary life. He takes us beyond the image of Julia as the tall, eccentric woman with a funny voice who taught America how to cook, to establish her as a genuine rebel and beloved icon, a woman who redefined herself in middle age, helped to change the role of women in America, set the standard for how to create a public personality in the modern media world, and altered the way America eats and thinks of food.” – (adapted from Overdrive summary)
The Story of Captain Cook (Unabridged) / by John Lang, read by Simon Vance
“Captain James Cook FRS RN (1728-1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.” – (adapted from Overdrive summary)