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Nonfiction Audiobooks from the Library

I have listed some audiobooks from the library I have recently listened to, and then some more I have just requested.

In addition to CD's, audiobooks may be available in a downloadable format for 7-14 days through your library through downloadable eBook services like: Recorded Books One-Click Audio, Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary Audio Book Platform, or Audiobooks from Overdrive.

Audiobooks I have recently listened to:

Fascinating and fresh.  Makes you think differently about food--meticulously researched and wonderfully written.  5 out of 5 stars. 



Brief and engaging story about George Washington's army losing and winning battles at the beginning of the war for independence.  5 out of 5 stars.



Relatively engaging story of the friendship between Churchill and Roosevelt during World War II and the events they directed.  4 out of 5 stars.



Engaging argument about talent and most of the research stands up to critical review. Cf. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/201104/is-there-really-genius-in-all-us  4 out of 5 stars. See my reflections at: A few theological reflections on the pursuit of greatness, excellence, success, and parenting



Relatively engaging overview of how Britain outsmarted the Germans before and during the air battle over Britain in World War II.   4 out of 5 stars. 




The fictional characters distract from and muddle the research--I was almost put off enough to quit it--but very interesting factoids and lots of people are talking about this book--e.g. Andy Crouch and James K. A. Smith--so I am sticking with it.  4 out of 5 stars.



Thought-provoking and fairly brief about a motorcycle mechanic who has a Ph.D. in philosophy and how he thinks about manual work.  4 out of 5 stars. 



Good portraits of Stalin and Hitler and how they faced off.  4 out of 5 stars. 



Interesting reflections on poetry, short stories, Shakespeare and more from a Yale professor of English but not something that is easy to finish.  4 out of 5 stars.



A decent introduction to Shakespeare but moves too slowly for an audiobook.  3 out of 5 stars.




I couldn't make it through the long descriptions but the story about zookeepers in Warsaw, Poland who resist the Nazis is worth telling.  3 out of 5 stars. 



Audiobooks Requested from the Library:

59 seconds [sound recording] [think a little, change a lot] / Richard Wiseman.


Aristotle's children [sound recording] : [how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered wisdom and illuminated the Dark Ages] / by Richard E. Rubenstein.
by Rubenstein, Richard E.

Collapse [sound recording] : [how societies choose to fail or succeed] / Jared Diamond.
by Diamond, Jared M.

Gandhi & Churchill [sound recording] / by Arthur Herman.
by Herman, Arthur, 1956-

Green metropolis [sound recording] : [what the city can teach the country about true sustainability] / David Owen.
by Owen, David, 1955-


Guns, germs, and steel [sound recording] : [the fates of human societies] / Jared Diamond.
by Diamond, Jared M.

One L [sound recording] [the turbulent true story of a first year at Harvard Law School] / by Scott Turow ; [with a new introduction by and interview with the author.]
by Turow, Scott.

Paris 1919 [sound recording] : [six months that changed the world] / by Margaret MacMillan.
by Macmillan, Margaret Olwen.

A short history of nearly everything [sound recording] / Bill Bryson.
by Bryson, Bill.