NYT Audio Nonfiction

Bestseller List for February 14, 2021

A PROMISED LAND
Barack Obama
Random House Audio
9780525633723

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term. Read by the author. 29 hours, 10 minutes unabridged.
GREENLIGHTS
Matthew McConaughey
Random House Audio
9780593294185

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years. Read by the author. 6 hours, 42 minutes unabridged.
CASTE
Isabel Wilkerson
Penguin Audio
9780593339800

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today. Read by Robin Miles. 14 hours, 26 minutes unabridged.
UNTAMED
Glennon Doyle
Random House Audio
9780593156070

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice. Read by the author. 8 hours, 22 minutes unabridged.
JUST AS I AM
Cicely Tyson with Michelle Burford
HarperAudio
9780062931351
0-06-293135-0
The late iconic actress describes how she worked to change perceptions of Black women through her career choices. Read by Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis and Robin Miles. 16 hours, 9 minutes unabridged.
BECOMING
Michelle Obama
Random House Audio
9780525633686

The former first lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent. Read by the author. 19 hours, 3 minutes unabridged.
EXTREME OWNERSHIP
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Macmillan Audio
9781427264305
1-4272-6430-9
Applying the principles of Navy SEALs leadership training to any organization. Read by the authors. 8 hours, 15 minutes unabridged.
TALKING TO STRANGERS
Malcolm Gladwell
Hachette Audio
9781549150340
1-5491-5034-0
Famous examples of miscommunication serve as the backdrop to explain potential conflicts. Read by the author. 8 hours, 42 minutes unabridged.
THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE
Bessel van der Kolk
Gildan Media
9781469092355
1-4690-9235-2
How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery. Read by Sean Pratt. 16 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.
BORN A CRIME
Trevor Noah
Audible Studios
9781603932158

A memoir about growing up in South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.” Read by the author. 8 hours, 50 minutes unabridged.
BREATH
James Nestor
Penguin Audio
9780593211519

A re-examination of a basic biological function. Read by the author. 7 hours, 18 minutes unabridged.
MYTHOS
Stephen Fry
Chronicle
9781452184715
1-4521-8471-2
Whimsical retelling of Greek myths. Read by the author. 15 hours, 26 minutes unabridged.
SAPIENS
Yuval Noah Harari
Harper Audio
9780062796233
0-06-279623-2
How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species. Read by Derek Perkins. 15 hours, 17 minutes unabridged.
EDUCATED
Tara Westover
Random House Audio
9780525528067

The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university. Read by Julia Whelan. 12 hours, 10 minutes unabridged.
YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO LACEY
Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
Hachette Audio
9781549105401
1-5491-0540-X
A pair of sisters who live in different parts of the country share their perspectives on the absurdities and everyday experiences of racism. Read by the authors. 5 hours, 21 minutes unabridged.