Best Audio Books of 2009

Best Audio Books of 2009

100 Great Audio Book Gifts from 2009

Looking for some great holiday gifts? At LearnOutLoud.com we've assembled a list of the 100 best new and most popular audio book releases from 2009. You can check out all of our new releases here:

LearnOutLoud.com Audiobook New Releases

All the audio books on our list are available on Audio CD and are in stock and ready to ship from LearnOutLoud.com. No matter who you're giving gifts to this year, you're sure to find an audio book they'll enjoy and learn from. To make it easy, we've divided this list of 100 new releases into categories:

Arts & Entertainment:
A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor

David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure by David Sedaris

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

Last Words by George Carlin

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase by Douglas Adams

The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

Discover Music of the Romantic Era by David McCleery

Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin

American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane by Walter Isaacson

Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi

A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit by Mike Huckabee

The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Julie & Julia by Julie Powell

Lance Armstrong: The Making of the World's Greatest Champion by John Wilcockson

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher

Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even by Jim Cramer

Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Stop Acting Rich: And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.

The E-Myth Enterprise by Michael Gerber

The Leader's Way: The Art of Making the Right Decisions in Our Careers, Our Companies, and the World at Large by His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Lauren Van Den Muyzenberg

The Master-Key to Riches by Napoleon Hill

Passion and Purpose: The Power of Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey

Think Like a Champion by Donald Trump

A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing by Jim Rogers

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman

The National Parks: America's Best Idea by Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns

Afghanistan: In A Nutshell by Timothy Albone

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas (Narrated by David Strathairn & Richard Dreyfuss)

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Cokie Roberts

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World by Tom Zoellner

The Wild Things by Dave Eggers

The Essential Agatha Christie Stories by by Agatha Christie

The J. R. R. Tolkien Collection by J. R. R. Tolkien

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela

When She Was Good by Philip Roth

My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike

Great Classic Humor: Edited by Mark Twain by Mark Twain

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Precious by Sapphire

Lorraine Hansberry Audio Collection by Lorraine Hansberry

Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller

D. H. Lawrence in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern

Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

Arguing with Idiots by Glenn Beck

End the Fed by Ron Paul

FDR: The First Hundred Days by Anthony J. Badger

Renegade: The Making of a President by Richard Wolffe

Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died by Edward Klein

Liberty and Tyranny by Mark R. Levin

Speaking of Freedom by George H.W. Bush

The Essential Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln

American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century by Tony Blankley

America's March to Socialism by Glenn Beck

The Obama Revolution by Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

Religion & Spirituality:
It's Your Time by Joel Osteen

The Memory Quilt: A Christmas Story for Our Times by T.D. Jakes

The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas by William J. Bennett

The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible NKJV

Becoming Enlightened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor

Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Self Development:
The Ultimate Happiness Prescription by Deepak Chopra

Embrace the Struggle by Zig Ziglar

Why Our Health Matters by Andrew Weil

The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale

Deep Sleep with Medical Self-Hypnosis by Steven Gurgevich

Living Without Stress or Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

Love Is a Verb by Jeffrey Kluger

Reconnecting: A Self-Coaching Solution to Revive Your Love Life by Joseph Luciani

Your Soul's Evolution by Michael Beckwith

Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things! by Mike Dooley

The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler

The Mystery of 2012 by John Major Jenkins

The Hourglass Solution: A Boomer's Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Jeff Johnson

Life Is Friends by Jeanne Martinet

Making It All Work by David Allen

The Power of Slow by Carl Honore

The Body Fat Solution by Tom Venuto

Feeling Good Together by David D. Burns

Still the Mind: Simple Breathing Practices for Inner Peace by Bodhipaksa

The UltraMind Solution by Mark Hyman

The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

Other Notable Releases:
Berlitz Mexican Spanish Phrase Book & CD

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore

Hope for Animals and Their World by Jane Goodall

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid by Howard J. Morris

The Whuffie Factor: Using the Power of Social Networks to Build Your Business by Tara Hunt

How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever by Jack Horner

Enjoy these great new releases in audio books from 2009!

New Downloads from BetterListen!

LearnOutLoud.com is now featuring new audio downloads from a great new publisher of inspirational, educational, and socially responsible media for a better world. The publisher BetterListen! is now offering their first dozen audio downloads through our site:

Browse all the BetterListen! Downloads

We are currently offering 12 audio books on audio download from BetterListen!. Here they are with some brief descriptions:

The Art of Flower Arranging by Thich Nhat Hanh - In this classic 1989 talk, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh uses flower arranging as a metaphor for establishing harmony both within ourselves and in our families.

An Evening with Ram Dass - This recently uncovered recording features the iconic Ram Dass speaking at a lively event which was a benefit for the Seva Foundation.

Global Mind Change by Dr. Edgar Mitchell - Dr. Mitchell explores humanity, science, and fulfillment in this recording of what it means to be a human and our place in the universe.

A Magical Life by Thomas Moore - In his New York Times best-seller Care of the Soul, internationally known theologian Thomas Moore recommends a radical shift in priorities: slowing down, living with our human imperfections and designing an intimate life.

Beauty Without Nature by James Hillman - In this thought provoking recording, internationally recognized Jungian teacher and theorist James Hillman, Ph.D. proposes the 21st Century's “new urbanism,” one that integrates city and nature into a harmonious whole.

Dance Without End by Laura Simms - In this artfully presented recording, creation myths and tales about the origin of existence from Aztec, Inuit, Maori, Scandinavian, African and Native American cultures are told by storyteller Laura Simms and beautifully accompanied by musician Steve Gorn’s world music orchestration.

We hope you enjoy these outstanding teachings from BetterListen! and we hope to add more in the future.

A Christmas Carol

Our featured audio book for the month of December is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Listen to the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he's haunted by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

Download A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

This classic tale has become Charles Dickens' immortal holiday gift to generations of readers. This audio book has a running time of 2 Hrs. 45 Min. and is available on MP3 and bookmarkable MPEG-4 download. It is wonderfully narrated by Antonia Bath and can be downloaded exclusively through LearnOutLoud.com from now until the end of December.

Download A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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