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Gil

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • In Search of Black America: Discovering the African-American Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By David Dent
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (12)
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    (10)
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    (9)

    From noted journalist and professor David Dent comes this poignant and fascinating survey of contemporary African-American life. In Search of Black America is compilation of eclectic personalities and rare insights. Dent spent five years researching and travelling across the continent interviewing America’s black middle-class.

    Gil says: "loved it"
    "loved it"
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    Would you listen to In Search of Black America again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to In Search of Black America again. It was very informative .


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked learning different perspectives of other people in the U.S. on the similar topics.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    Great. I thought his ability to read and give life to each character was outstanding.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Touré, Michael Eric Dyson
    • Narrated By Touré
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    A provocative look at what it means to be black today. It includes excerpts from over 100 interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, Skip Gates, Melissa Harris-Perry, Kara Walker, Kehinde Wiley, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm Gladwell, Paul Mooney, NY Gov David Paterson, Harold Ford, Jr., Soledad O'Brien, Kamala Harris, Chuck D, Questlove and others.

    sara says: "Food for Thought"
    "I learned a lot about Touré that I didn't know"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed hearing Touré read this audiobook. He added color to the text that I would have missed, had I just been reading it myself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

    There wasn't just one memorable moment. Touré interviewed and quoted so many people throughout this book…. I gain some super insights on the idea of "post-blackness".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Child

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Delores Phillips
    • Narrated By Lizzie Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

    Alysia says: "Not really resolved!"
    "outstanding."
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    Where does The Darkest Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love this story. I thought there weren't anymore stories like this . So glad to find this one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tyler Perry
    • Narrated By Tyler Perry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (202)

    If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. She's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind. Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry).

    Elijah Mathew smith says: "Absolutely Hysterical"
    "I loved it."
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    Tyler Perry makes me laugh so hard! Everyone can enjoy his humor. I hope he does more of these books , they make my day of work go by so much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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