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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"
  • 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 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"
  • 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 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!"
  • 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).

    Annissa says: "Exemplifies what it means to me to be a feminist"
  • 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.

  • 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 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault | Bunmi Laditan

    Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Bunmi Laditan
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Bunmi Laditan's hilarious, satirical guide to toddlerhood offers parents instant (and very welcome) comic relief - along with the very good news that It's Not Your Fault. Chapters cover the cost of raising a toddler, feeding your toddler, potty training, tantrums, how to manage the holidays, and "how not to die inside".

    Valerie says: "Nothing BUT the truth"
  • 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.."
  • 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.

    Alexandria says: "I really wanted to like it"
  • Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga | Pamela Newkirk

    Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Pamela Newkirk
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In 1904 Ota Benga, a young Congolese "pygmy" - a person of petite stature - arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Two years later the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan. The attraction became an international sensation, drawing thousands of New Yorkers and commanding headlines across the nation and in Europe.

  • A Piece of Cake | Cupcake Brown

    A Piece of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

    RaShaunda Allen says: "Still Listening !!!!!!!!"
  • 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!!!"
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