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22 April 2016

5 Audiobooks to Listen to on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! To celebrate our planet and all it has to offer, we’ve picked the five best audiobooks to listen to on Earth Day. Be kind to the planet and listen to audio to reduce your carbon footprint!

Unstoppable by Bill Nye, read by the author:

The climate crisis is calling today’s rising youth to action: to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. He enthusiastically reads his own audiobook and shares his vision, while debunking some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done listening, you’ll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are, you’ll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson, read by Dina Pearlman:

Kristin Ohlson passionately argues that we can not only heal our Earth, but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. Pearlman makes the storytelling come alive and will help you to reaffirm your relationship with the Earth.

Organic Manifesto by Maria Rodale, read by Coleen Marlo:

Maria Rodale—CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc., a leading independent publisher of health, wellness, and environmentally-friendly content—writes a compelling comparison of the harms of chemical farming versus the benefits of organic farming in our country. She argues against the unacceptable cost of chemical farming, and our government’s role in encouraging this harmful practice. Narrator Coleen Marlo conveys Rodale’s arguments with as much passion as Maria Rodale put into the words herself.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, read by the author, Camille Kingsolver, and Steven L. Hopp:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a year on a diet comprised only of food that is produced locally? That’s what Barbara Kingsolver and her family do when they move from the suburbs in Arizona to rural Appalachia. They turn their heads on processed consumer foods and eat only a natural, locally-grown diet. Barbara and her family read this part memoir, part investigative journal into their challenge.

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, read by Christopher Timothy:

Celebrate the 100th anniversary James Herriot’s birth (Herriot was born October 2, 1916) with this charming memoir about Herriot’s first endeavors as a new practitioner of veterinary medicine, including encounters with a variety of animals, set against the beautiful English countryside of Yorkshire.

Have any other favorites to add to our Earth Day list? Share them with us in the comments below!

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