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  • A Brief History of Seven Killings | Marlon James

    A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
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    Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015 Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters - assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts - A Brief History of Seven Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s.

    W Perry Hall says: "Me Bredren, a Lectrifyin Novel on Jamaican Mob"
  • The Book of Night Women | Marlon James

    The Book of Night Women

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

    Emily says: "read now to understand the past"
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings | Marlon James

    A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
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    On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

    mijkle says: "Great story telling"
  • John Crow’s Devil | Marlon James

    John Crow’s Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Novelist Marlon James had his first book nominated as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and his second book named a New York Times Editor’s Choice. In this, his third novel, a failing preacher in 1957 Jamaica is ousted by a fiery newcomer who sends the congregation into a frenzy of spiritual awakening—and violence.

    Thaysha says: "Slow but surprising"
  • Writers | Charlie Rose,Marlon James,Terry McDonnell

    Writers

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Charlie Rose, Marlon James, Terry McDonnell
    • Narrated By Charlie Rose
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    Tonight on the program, a compilation of Charlie's recent interviews with writers, including Marlon James and Terry McDonnell.

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