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  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) | Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    Carole B. Regan says: "Should be recommended reading for all Americans"
  • Bad Feminist: Essays | Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    Kate says: "I couldn't finish it."
  • The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

    The Hate U Give

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Angie Thomas
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline.

    Kindle Customer says: "Outstanding!"
  • Calling Me Home: A Novel | Julie Kibler

    Calling Me Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Kibler
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver
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    Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

    Christina6marie says: "Hope they make a movie!!"
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
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    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
  • Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon

    Everything, Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond
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    This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

    FanB14 says: "Bubble Girl Meets Boy"
  • The Help | Kathryn Stockett

    The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    AB says: "This is a must!"
  • The Sun Is Also a Star | Nicola Yoon

    The Sun Is Also a Star

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
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    I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

    Aimee says: "This was cute but flawed"
  • Sister of Mine: A Novel | Sabra Waldfogel

    Sister of Mine: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sabra Waldfogel
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

    M. Ryder says: "A Must Read"
  • Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim

    Yellow Crocus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

    Kathy says: "A rare find, a 5 star book!"
  • The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home | Jack Canfield,Dave Andrews

    The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews, Bahni Turpin, and others
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    Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem - and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired - this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

    S. Tarnawa says: "So very helpful"
  • Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace | Jessica Bennett

    Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jessica Bennett
    • Narrated By Jessica Bennett, Bahni Turpin
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    Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work - a Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. Hard hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice.

    Anne says: "Summary of Lean In"
  • Allegedly | Tiffany D. Jackson

    Allegedly

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary, and the jury made it official. But did she do it?

    Ida says: "Chilling, raw, and gut-wrenching"
  • Measures of Absolution: Frontlines, Book 2.2 | Marko Kloos

    Measures of Absolution: Frontlines, Book 2.2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. A novella in the Terms of Enlistment universe.

    Amazon Customer says: "Ended too soon for me.."
  • Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition | Margot Lee Shetterly

    Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. This audiobook brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden.

    Simone Nadean says: "Historically necessary read"
  • Infini: Aerial Ethereal, Book 2 | Becca Ritchie,Krista Ritchie

    Infini: Aerial Ethereal, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Becca Ritchie, Krista Ritchie
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Johnathan McClain
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    My cousin should've told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright - since she was 12 - would be the best and worst decision of my life. He should have told me to protect her from what was coming. He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there'd be no safety net. Now I've signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years.

    Andrea @ Addicted Reads says: "This story is absolutely amazing!"
  • Here Comes the Sun: A Novel | Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nicole Dennis-Benn
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman.

    FirstLowell says: "Wow!!!"
  • The House Girl: A Novel | Tara Conklin

    The House Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tara Conklin
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    The year is 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. The year is 1852: Josephine is a 17-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm - an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell. It is through her father, renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers a controversy rocking the art world: Art historians now suspect that the revered paintings of Lu Anne Bell, an antebellum artist known for her humanizing portraits of the slaves who worked her Virginia tobacco farm, were actually the work of her house slave, Josephine.

    Jeanette Finan says: "Disappointing"
  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) | Ayana Mathis

    The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ayana Mathis
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
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    A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.

    allison says: "For me...So So"
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