Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

Two Top Audible Best Sellers!

My apologies up front for this entirely gratuitous, self-serving, pat-myself-and-The-Great-Courses-on-the-back entry, but this sort of thing does not happen very often (at least not to me), so I’m making hay while I can. has just released its current “best seller” non-fiction audio books list, and two of my pieces – “The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works” and “A Brief History of Holiday Music” are on it, at numbers 5 and 9 respectively.

Here’s the Nonfiction list – click to see the full listing:

  1. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy, narrated by the author (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  2. Fry’s English Delight: The Complete Series by Stephen Fry, narrated by Stephen Fry (Audible Studios)
  3. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer, narrated by John Lee (Audible Studios)
  4. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen, narrated by Eric Michael Summerer (Tantor Audio)
  5. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works by The Great Courses, narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg (The Great Courses)
  6. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, narrated by the author with Greg Daniels and B.J. Novak (Random House Audio)
  7. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman, narrated by the author (Worldly Wisdom Ventures LLC)
  8. The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople by Susan Wise Bauer, narrated by John Lee (Audible Studios)
  9. A Brief History of Holiday Music by The Great Courses, narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg (The Great Courses)
  10. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler, narrated by L.J. Gasner (Audible Studios)


  1. Bravo, Professor Greenberg! (Though no surprise.) My 4-year old and I have been listening to your “30 Greatest” for the last week and will order your History of Holiday music tout de suite!

    By the way, my daughter will happily sit and watch or listen to your lectures beginning to end, laughing at all your jokes and later recalling details when playing piano.

    Her favorite thing to say of you is–quote (!)–“He’s brilliant!”

  2. Congratulations! I am glad you posted this because I did not know about the A Brief History of Holiday Music course. I have enjoyed 17 of your fantastic (and entertaining) courses and look forward to hearing this one!

  3. Congratulations! My husband and I really love the “30 Greatest Orchestral Works” so it was tops to us already.

  4. Congratulations! I’m proud to say I knew you back when. And I have all your courses!

    So I have to say: when are you releasing you next lectures?

  5. Congrats! I picked up “30 Greatest… ” because of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and now I’m inching through “… Great Music”. You haven’t sold me on opera… yet.