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Audiobooks from the University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is committed to helping readers engage with their books in a range of formats. We regularly license audiobook editions of our titles that are available from a wide range of retailers, and we also produce audiobooks ourselves, which can be purchased from our site. A list of books that have audio editions is below, along with links at which you can purchase them.


The Channels of Student Activism

How the Left and Right Are Winning (and Losing) in Campus Politics Today

Amy J. Binder and Jeffrey L. Kidder

Fit Nation

The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

The Return of Resentment

The Rise and Decline and Rise Again of a Political Emotion

Robert A. Schneider

City of Newsmen

Public Lies and Professional Secrets in Cold War Washington

Kathryn J. McGarr

Other People’s Colleges

The Origins of American Higher Education Reform

Ethan W. Ris

The Book of Minds

How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens

Philip Ball

Spare the Rod

Punishment and the Moral Community of Schools

Campbell F. Scribner and Bryan R. Warnick

National Parks Forever

Fifty Years of Fighting and a Case for Independence

Jonathan B. Jarvis and T. Destry Jarvis

Victories Never Last

Reading and Caregiving in a Time of Plague

Robert Zaretsky

Power in the Wild

The Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways Animals Strive for Control over Others

Lee Alan Dugatkin

The Quest for Sexual Health

How an Elusive Ideal Has Transformed Science, Politics, and Everyday Life

Steven Epstein

To Live Peaceably Together

The American Friends Service Committee’s Campaign for Open Housing

Tracy E. K'Meyer

The Digital Factory

The Human Labor of Automation

Moritz Altenried

Black in White Space

The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life

Elijah Anderson

Pushing Cool

Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette

Keith Wailoo

Artful Truths

The Philosophy of Memoir

Helena de Bres

The Money Illusion

Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy

Scott Sumner

The Modern Myths

Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination

Philip Ball

Restricted Data

The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States

Alex Wellerstein

Sheer Misery

Soldiers in Battle in WWII

Mary Louise Roberts

Animals’ Best Friends

Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild

Barbara J. King

Leave Me Alone and I’ll Make You Rich

How the Bourgeois Deal Enriched the World

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey and Art Carden

Crusade for Justice

The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, Second Edition

Ida B. Wells

Chemically Imbalanced

Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Joseph E. Davis

The Toddler in Chief

What Donald Trump Teaches Us about the Modern Presidency

Daniel W. Drezner

The World of Juliette Kinzie

Chicago before the Fire

Ann Durkin Keating

Ahab’s Rolling Sea

A Natural History of "Moby-Dick"

Richard J. King

Waters of the World

The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole

Sarah Dry

Composing Capital

Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era

Marianna Ritchey

Confident Pluralism

Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference

John D. Inazu

I’d Fight the World

A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

Peter La Chapelle

Move On Up

Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Aaron Cohen

The Adjunct Underclass

How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission

Herb Childress

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

Laurie Kaye Abraham

Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition

A Guide to Narrative Craft

Janet Burroway, with Elizabeth Stuckey-French, and Ned Stuckey-French

A Perfect Mess

The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education

David F. Labaree

A Decent Life

Morality for the Rest of Us

Todd May

Ghosts in the Schoolyard

Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side

Eve L. Ewing


Why We Kill Ourselves

Jesse Bering

Last Resort

The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts

Eric A. Posner

Uncivil Agreement

How Politics Became Our Identity

Lilliana Mason

Perfect Wave

More Essays on Art and Democracy

Dave Hickey

What Editors Do

The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing

Edited by Peter Ginna

A Fragile Life

Accepting Our Vulnerability

Todd May

The Myth of Disenchantment

Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Jason Ananda Josephson Storm

Our Latest Longest War

Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Edited by Aaron B. O'Connell

Human Targets

Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth

Victor M. Rios

Moral Politics

How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Third Edition

George Lakoff

Paying the Price

College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Sara Goldrick-Rab

The Subversive Copy Editor, Second Edition

Advice from Chicago (or, How to Negotiate Good Relationships with Your Writers, Your Colleagues, and Yourself)

Carol Fisher Saller

The Politics of Resentment

Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker

Katherine J. Cramer

How Dogs Work

Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein

A Significant Life

Human Meaning in a Silent Universe

Todd May

Heat Wave

A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

Eric Klinenberg

House of Debt

How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again

Atif Mian and Amir Sufi


How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World

Brooke Borel

The Accidental Species

Misunderstandings of Human Evolution

Henry Gee

What Soldiers Do

Sex and the American GI in World War II France

Mary Louise Roberts


A Biography

Evelyne Bloch-Dano


The Beginnings of Biotech

Sally Smith Hughes

Challenging Operations

Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery

Katherine C. Kellogg

Black on the Block

The Politics of Race and Class in the City

Mary Pattillo


An Essay on the Human Condition

Robert Pogue Harrison

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History

Jan R. Van Meter

Wild Justice

The Moral Lives of Animals

Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce


Love and Hate in the Automotive Age

Brian Ladd

Children’s Literature

A Reader’s History, from Aesop to Harry Potter

Seth Lerer

Spiral Jetta

A Road Trip through the Land Art of the American West

Erin Hogan


The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer

Michael A. Elliott

The Legal Analyst

A Toolkit for Thinking about the Law

Ward Farnsworth

The Bourgeois Virtues

Ethics for an Age of Commerce

Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

The Lavender Scare

The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

David K. Johnson

A Child’s Work

The Importance of Fantasy Play

Vivian Gussin Paley

Art of War

Niccolò Machiavelli

Black Nationalism

The Search for an Identity

E. U. Essien-Udom

The Fatal Conceit

The Errors of Socialism

F. A. Hayek

The Pursuit of Power

Technology, Armed Force, and Society since A.D. 1000

William H. McNeill

Islam and Modernity

Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition

Fazlur Rahman


Fazlur Rahman

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