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08 March 2016

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Audiobooks!

March 8, International Women’s Day, only comes once a year, so we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the ladies who’ve truly made a difference in this world—and what better way to remember than with an audiobook?! We’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite audiobooks featuring incredible, inspiring women, offering the perfect listening experience on this International Women’s Day.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story
By Barbara Leaming, read by Eliza Foss

Not only is this biography of Jackie Kennedy about one of the most significant women in our country’s history, it’s also written by a New York Times bestselling author who has had three of her biographies awarded the title of “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times.

Nancy: A Portrait of my Years With Nancy Reagan
By Michael K. Deaver, read by the author

In light of Nancy Reagan’s recent passing, it seems fitting to celebrate her life on International Women’s Day. In this book, Deaver gives an account of his intimate friendship with Nancy Reagan, illuminating her style, selflessness, and unconditional love and devotion to her marriage and her husband. Mrs. Reagan was truly a lady and we feel grateful to have had her as such a first rate First Lady, and woman of our country.

At Home in the World
By Joyce Maynard, read by the author

In her memoir, originally published in 1998, Joyce Maynard breaks her silence and spills the details about her marriage with J.D. Salinger, which began when she was 18 years old. Reading her own memoir, Joyce puts strength, vulnerability, charisma, and intellect into her equally riveting words.

The Nightingale
By Kristin Hannah, read by Polly Stone

Set in France, 1939, The Nightingale exposes a part of World War II not commonly noted: the woman’s war. The book tells the story of two sisters as they fight for their lives, love, and freedom in German occupied France. Truly an unforgettable audiobook that will keep you listening and  feel pride, sorrow, and love for women everywhere. Don’t miss out on Polly Stone’s Audie award-nominated performance!

I Am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
By Malala Yousafzai, read by Archie Panjabi

In this case, the title says it all. If you haven’t read I Am Malala yet—and even if you have—listening to the audiobook will be an unforgettable experience that will have you inspired at the strength and courage of this modern day saint of a young woman who truly was able to stand up for what she believed in, was willing to die for it, and now gets to share her message with the world. This audiobook is the epitome of screaming “girl power!” on International Women’s Day.


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