New Nonfiction Listens for May

Read by Vance, Simon  

The Inner Game reveals the secrets of chess at the highest level, from dirty tricks behind the scenes to bugged conversations, stolen tapes and sexual intrigue, and opens up the strange inner world of the Chess Grandmasters, men of a narrow but all-consuming passion.

“A wonderful achievement… so tense, so gripping and so readable.” Stephen Fry


Read by Christine Rendel  

This Very Short Introduction describes how the key players and watershed moments in labor history shaped the state of human resource management today. Adrian Wilkinson shows how human resource management covers the relations between employees and their employers, and explores the range of HR practices, processes, and line management activities.

Read by Christopher P. Brown  

A premier historian penetrates the fog of corruption and cover-up still surrounding the murder of a Stanford University founder to establish who did it, how, and why.

“[L]ikely to be the last word on the case, including a plausible solution.…This is an instant genre classic.” ― Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Read by Xe Sands  

Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky—until they start suffering from a mysterious illness. The Radium Girls: Young Readers Edition tells the unbelievable true story of these incredible women, whose determination to fight back saved countless lives.

Read by Joe Barrett

A story ultimately without a time and ultimately without a place. This is a memoir of families across generations of peace and of war, of homes that become lost and hopes that are kept, and a belief in a future that’s better than the present.

Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies  

Ex-Commando, proud dad-of-three and bestselling author of Commando Dad: Basic Training, Neil Sinclair is back with this briefing on how to inspire and entertain your kids in the great outdoors.

Read by Michael A. Singer 

The book you need right now is finally here! From beloved spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer—author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Untethered Soul—this transformative and highly anticipated guide will be your compass on an exciting new journey toward self-realization and unconditional happiness.

Living Untethered is an invaluable guide for gaining perspective of our true nature, and helping us to show up more authentically than ever.” —Light Watkins, author of Knowing Where to Look 

Read by Adam Barr 

An overview of the state of manufacturing in America, both past and present, and how this sector and the jobs it creates in essential to the American economy.

There’s no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil. With his vast knowledge of science and energy, history and business, he brings new insights to every topic he examines.-Bill Gates

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