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  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Family Business Novel | Carl Weber,Stephanie Covington

    No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Family Business Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
    • Narrated By Dylan Ford, Alonzo Riggs, Kentra Lynn, and others
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    Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bipolar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer.

    Candace Russell says: "I thought this was supposed to be a mystery"
  • Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead

    Zone One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Annie says: "Tomorrow needs a marketing rollout."
  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America | Peniel E. Joseph

    Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Peniel E. Joseph
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    An acclaimed chronicler of the Civil Rights Movement, Peniel Joseph presents this sweeping overview of a key component of the struggle for racial equality: the Black Power movement. This is the story of the men and women who sacrificed so much to begin a more vocal and radical push for social change in the 1960s and 1970s.

    Grover says: "Decent Introduction, not thorough at all"
  • Little Black Girl Lost 3: Ill Gotten Gains | Keith Lee Johnson

    Little Black Girl Lost 3: Ill Gotten Gains

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Unafraid to use her assets, young Johnnie has wiled her way into the lives of several dangerous men. She also happens to be connected to three murders. Now that her enemies are closing in from all sides, it seems her luck may run out.

    Sernearia says: "You have to have all three ..."
  • Little Black Girl Lost | Keith Lee Johnson

    Little Black Girl Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus.

    Kelly says: "The Power of the P!"
  • Heist | Kiki Swinson,Korey Jackson,Marc Damon Johnson,Soozi Cheyenne

    Heist

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kiki Swinson, Korey Jackson, Marc Damon Johnson, and others
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett, Celeste Graham
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    Essence® best-selling authors Kiki Swinson and De’nesha Diamond are two rising stars in the world of urban fiction. Heist presents two novellas starring young women hustling their way to the top of the game through daring robbery schemes. In Swinson’s The Ultimate Heist, pampered Shannon Marshall is accustomed to a big-money lifestyle. Her world is shattered, however, when her man is thrown into prison for gun running.

    Dornetta says: "Heist was the Ultimate Experience!"
  • Just Fall: A Novel | Nina Sadowsky

    Just Fall: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Nina Sadowsky
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain, Beresford Bennett, Emily Rankin
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    Ellie Larrabee's life is perfect. She's thriving at work, living in a fabulous apartment, and engaged to the man of her dreams. To all appearances, Ellie and Rob Beauman are a golden couple - blessed with good looks, success, and romantic chemistry that's off the charts. Surely their future together promises nothing but happiness. But on what should be the most wonderful day of her life, moments after saying "I do", a shocking secret threatens to shatter Ellie's happily ever after.

    horsestuff says: "Roller coaster - up all night"
  • Little Black Girl Lost 2 | Keith Lee Johnson

    Little Black Girl Lost 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Bennett Beresford
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    Teenage beauty Johnnie Wise has seen her share of hardship. Sold into prostitution at an early age, she is an accessory to a murder that sparks terrible race riots. Her boyfriend, Lucas, wants to give her a better life, but Johnnie has a powerful effect on men, and gangster Napoleon Bentley will stop at nothing to have her.

    Mishawna Washington says: "Loved it!"
  • Little Black Girl Lost 5 | Keith Lee Johnson

    Little Black Girl Lost 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson’s fifth installment in his ongoing "Little Black Girl Lost" series picks up where the fourth book left off by continuing the diary of Josephine Baptiste. As more details about Josephine’s past come to light, the African heritage of modern-day Johnnie Wise is further explained.

    Changing123 says: "Good read!"
  • The Gift of Fire & On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion | Walter Mosley

    The Gift of Fire & On the Head of a Pin: Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman, Beresford Bennett
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    In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire - an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment, Prometheus was bound to a rock. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. Disheveled and lost, he is thrown in jail, where he meets lifelong criminal Nosome Blane....

    mary says: "Love Mosley's take on science fiction and fantasy!"
  • Little Black Girl Lost 4 | Keith Lee Johnson

    Little Black Girl Lost 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson's popular series continues with this fourth book, which reaches back to unearth the roots of JohnnieWise's family tree. On the eve of her arranged marriage in an African village, a 16-year-old girl elopes with her fiancé's younger brother. But the lovers are captured and sold into American slavery - and the girl wonders if she'll ever see her man again.

    Tyrone says: "Wonderful Story of History and Never ending Love"
  • Man Gone Down | Michael Thomas

    Man Gone Down

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Named to the New York Times Book Review's annual 10-best list, this blues-tinged novel tells the story of an unnamed black man estranged from his white wife and their three children. As he struggles to pull money together to provide for his children, his story emerges as a powerful statement about American society.

  • A Million Blessings | Angela Benson,Marilynn Griffith,Tia McCollors

    A Million Blessings

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Angela Benson, Marilynn Griffith, Tia McCollors
    • Narrated By Karen Pittman, Hazelle Goodman, Beresford Bennett
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    Three of fiction’s most beloved writers—nationally best-selling authors all—each contribute a novella to this enchanting work. With the tales focusing on what happens when a character wins the lottery, the collection boasts hard-earned truths about Christian charity, redemption, and the place of the almighty dollar in people’s lives.

    JB says: "Real Talk"
  • Don't Let My Mama Read This: A Southern Fried Memoir |

    Don't Let My Mama Read This: A Southern Fried Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Writer, director, and starring actor in Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Somebodies, Hadjii remembers the trials and tribulations of youth in Don't Let My Mama Read This. From the havoc that a boy's crusty underwear can wreak on a family's reputation to the first time getting caught coming home drunk, Hadjii covers all the aspects of a "blessedly normal" childhood.

    sweetp says: "hilarious and thought-provoking"
  • The Honeymoon Is Over | Keith Lee Johnson

    The Honeymoon Is Over

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    National best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson enjoyed breakout success for his novel Little Black Girl Lost. Now Johnson introduces Nelson Kennard, a former number-one NBA draft pick who blew his chance at the big time - and is about to lose the best thing that's ever happened to him, sexy school teacher Parris Stalls. Soon-to-be-dissed Nelson may have been a playa back in the day, but there's always another baller waiting in the wings.

    Scottie in TX says: "OMG - Listen To This Book"
  • The Secrets of Newberry | Victor McGlothin

    The Secrets of Newberry

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Victor McGlothin
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    Victor McGlothin is the Essence best-selling author of Autumn Leaves. In The Secrets of Newberry, McGlothin crafts a stunning portrait of race relations in New Orleans circa 1955. When Hampton Bynote meets Bones Arcineaux, the two begin stealing from the rich whites of the French Quarter as a way of recovering the pride that was once taken from them. But when one burglary takes a turn for the worse, the consequences haunt the two men for years to come.

  • Gorilla Black |

    Gorilla Black

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    The seventh child of one of Richmond, Virginia's, most ambitious hustlers, Seven is a talented poet and author with a true ear for the streets. In Gorilla Black, a boy with a love of Shakespeare and Langston Hughes struggles to thrive while growing up in the projects as the son of an alcoholic mother. In time, self-dubbed Gorilla Black will ascend to the top seat of a cocaine-fueled empire - and discover the truth about his beloved brother's death so many years before.

    Marjorie says: "gorilla black"
  • Zone One | Colson Whitehead

    Zone One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilisation under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Sam says: "Will make your ears bleed"
  • Man Gone Down | Michael Thomas

    Man Gone Down

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Thomas
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    On the eve of his 35th birthday, the unnamed black narrator of Man Gone Down finds himself broke, estranged from his family, and living in the bedroom of a friend's six-year-old child. He has four days to come up with the money to keep his kids in school and make a down payment on an apartment for them to live in....

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