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  • Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe

    Things Fall Apart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Okonkwo is born into poverty, with a wastrel for a father. Driven by ambition, he works tirelessly to gain the prosperity of many fields and wives and prestige in his village. But he is harsh as well as diligent. As he sees the traditions of his people eroded by white missionaries and government officials, he lashes out in anger.

    Darwin8u says: "Achebe's Magnum Opus"
  • Native Son | Richard Wright

    Native Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Wright
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

    Noah says: "Simply a classic"
  • Old Yeller | Fred Gipson

    Old Yeller

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Fred Gipson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

    Gillian says: "Beyond Heartbreaking"
  • Run | Ann Patchett

    Run

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all of his children, safe.

    Patti says: "Uneven"
  • Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America | Gilbert King

    Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Gilbert King
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. Despite death threats, the clan, and the urging of his associates, Marshall knew he had to defend "the Groveland Boys".

    Bill says: "Stunning history of the Jim Crow south. Essential"
  • The Plague of Doves | Louise Erdrich

    The Plague of Doves

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James, Kathleen McInerney
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    The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation.

    Lori says: "Great American Tale"
  • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned | Walter Mosley

    Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Living in an abandoned apartment building in South-Central L.A., Socrates is one step away from the streets. He bags groceries at the supermarket, collects bottles and cans to recycle for pennies, and feels himself slipping toward invisibility - that is, until he meets 11-year-old Darryl, whose already committed murder and is perilously close to slipping into a life filled with only violence and bloodshed. Socrates' determination to fight for and save Darryl lights his own pathway to self-forgiveness.

    Kimberly says: "Must read!"
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party | M.T. Anderson

    The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By M.T. Anderson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother, a princess in exile from a faraway land, are the only people in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies.

    Shelly M. Felton says: "Compelling"
  • Harriet Tubman | Ann Petry

    Harriet Tubman

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ann Petry
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough.

    Elaine says: "An Incredible human being"
  • A Gathering of Old Men | Ernest J. Gaines,Sally Darling

    A Gathering of Old Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
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    When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?

    David Robbins says: "Complex and engaging."
  • Scorpions | Walter Dean Myers

    Scorpions

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    Marci says: "Too Slow!"
  • Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau | Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

    Melissa says: "Colorful verbal illustrations..."
  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves | M. T. Anderson

    The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Volume 2: The Kingdom on the Waves

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By M. T. Anderson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor escape through pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. The city of Boston itself is under siege. What follows is a tale of skirmish and flame, flight and fury, and battle on sea and land. Seeking both the truth of his past and some hope for his future, Octavian encounters generous thieves, pious carpenters, and murderous rebels as this astonishing narrative escalates to its startling climax.

    Ryan says: "wonderful series, what YA fiction should be"
  • The Secret of Magic | Deborah Johnson

    The Secret of Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Deborah Johnson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    In 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.

    Bill Fold says: "A dynamic story about Southerners, black & white"
  • Heaven's Price | Sandra Brown

    Heaven's Price

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Fiery Blair Simpson's only ambition in life is dancing, but knee injuries force her to postpone her promising career on Broadway for six long months. Seeking a quieter life by moving to a small town, she focuses on her recovery and return to the stage. But her attractive new landlord, Sean Garrett, diverts her attention by bringing new feelings to life in her heart.

    cyntsimon says: "Same of Sad Love Story"
  • Handbook for Boys | Walter Dean Myers

    Handbook for Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Growing up is tough...really tough. But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

  • Kick | Walter Dean Myers,Ross Workman

    Kick

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble... until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

  • All Aunt Hagar's Children: Selected Stories | Edward P. Jones

    All Aunt Hagar's Children: Selected Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated By James Peter Francis
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    Returning to the city that inspired his first prize-winning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens.

    Prsilla says: "I JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS!"
  • The Living Blood | Tananarive Due

    The Living Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    After the disappearance of her immortal husband, David, Jessica Jacobs-Wolde must come to terms with the healing blood David gave to her and their daughter, Fana. As Fana’s powers grow, mother and daughter are swept into an epic battle to determine the fate of humankind.

    Thomas says: "Outstanding and original entertainment!!"
  • Fearless Jones | Walter Mosley

    Fearless Jones

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" (People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

    Gypsy Wife says: "Mosley at Perfection"
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