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Osaze

Atlanta, GA, United States

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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (290)

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "The New Jim Crow"
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    Where does The New Jim Crow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the upper middle.


    If you’ve listened to books by Michelle Alexander before, how does this one compare?

    No this was the first


    Have you listened to any of Karen Chilton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this was the first; however, her reading of the book made it interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt that this book was one sided. It put too much focus on blacks being locked up; however, there were points made about self responsibility.


    Any additional comments?

    Books like these are good due to the facts that they give; however, it does not offer any suggestions for prevention and being a countable for ones own actions.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Eric Klinenberg
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (59)

    A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the baby boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends the conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience.

    Joanie C says: "Interesting content"
    "This book is bias."
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    What disappointed you about Going Solo?

    The author only focused on the negatives of living alone.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure


    Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor – was your favorite?

    n/a


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I saw the author on "Real Time". I thought the book would talk about how people are staying single and the services that are being created for them. This book focused on sad stories of the elderly dying alone. I should have noticed, due to the author being married.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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