Celebrating Women’s History
This March we celebrate audiobooks about the women who inspire us—women who lead, who inspire, who change the world. Since we’re in the world of sound, let’s hear from these six Outspoken Women through their audiobooks.
by Janis Ian, read by Janis Ian
Audible Inc/Brilliance Audio
Grammy Award winner Janis Ian shares her journey as an American singer-songwriter who first entered the music scene in the mid-1960s. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
I AM MALALA
by Malala Yousafzai, read by Archie Panjabi
Narrator Archie Panjabi is an excellent choice to deliver this memoir of the Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
by Tina Fey, read by Tina Fey
Part personal story, part comedy, and part career advice, Tina Fey’s memoir is full of her signature smart and self-deprecating humor. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
by Brené Brown, read by Brené Brown
Random House Audio/Books on Tape
Highly personal stories and Brené Brown’s gut-wrenching honesty contribute to the intensity and work well to illustrate her step-by-step formula for rising above shame and hurt. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
MY LIFE ON THE ROAD
by Gloria Steinem, read by Debra Winger, Gloria Steinem
Random House Audio/ Books on Tape
Gloria Steinem recounts the struggles and joys she found in her literal and metaphorical journeys as a feminist leader and journalist. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
THE ART OF ASKING
by Amanda Palmer, read by Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer’s resonant yet intimate reading is captivating—but in a way that keeps listeners wondering whether it’s her wisdom about emotional connections or her outspoken self-promotion that makes this audio so powerful. Read AudioFile’s full review here.
This is just a sample of audiobooks by and about inspiring women. Explore many of them in AudioFile’s biography & memoir reviews.