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  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela | Nelson Mandela

    Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (911)
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    (813)
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    Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

    History says: "Surprisingly honest autobiography."
  • Hope to Die | James Patterson

    Hope to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1606)
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    Story
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    Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

    Sandra says: "Well worth the wait"
  • Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14 | Walter Mosley

    Charcoal Joe: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Picking up where Rose Gold left off in LA in the late 1960s, Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins finds his life in transition. He's ready to - finally - propose to his girlfriend, Bonnie Shay, and start a life together. And he's taken the money he got from the Rose Gold case and has, together with two partners, started a new detective agency. But inevitably a case gets in the way: Easy's friend, Mouse, introduces him to Rufus Tyler, a very old man everyone calls Charcoal Joe.

    michael stjohn says: "Boatman"
  • Who Asked You? | Terry McMillan

    Who Asked You?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

    JALAYNE says: "brillant"
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross | James Patterson

    Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (906)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (728)

    It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again - a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family.

    Gayle A. Orner says: "Yawn!"
  • The Given Day | Dennis Lehane

    The Given Day

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dennis Lehane
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
    (379)

    The Given Day explores the crippling violence and irrepressible exuberance of a country at war with, and in the thrall of, itself. As Danny, Luther, and those around them struggle to define themselves in increasingly turbulent times, they gradually find family in one another and, together, ride a rising storm of hardship, deprivation, and hope that will change all their lives.

    D. Jay Ritt says: "As Good As It Gets"
  • The Cay | Theodore Taylor

    The Cay

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Theodore Taylor
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand, until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.

    Carol says: "The Cay"
  • Alex Cross, Run | James Patterson

    Alex Cross, Run

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Top plastic surgeon Elijah Creem is renowned for his skills in the operating room, and for his wild, no-expense-spared "industry parties", bringing in underage exotic dancers and models for nights of drugs, champagne, and uninhibited sex. That is, until Detective Alex Cross busts one of Creem's lavish soirees and ruins his fun. Now Creem is willing to do anything to avoid going to jail. But Alex doesn't have time to dwell on that case. A beautiful woman has been found murdered in her car, a lock of her hair viciously ripped off. Then a second woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window with a brutal scar slashed across her stomach....

    Cris says: "Ugh!"
  • Cross My Heart | James Patterson

    Cross My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
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    (877)
    Story
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    Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart--nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson's career.

    Joann says: "Ending Catastrophe"
  • The Good Lord Bird | James McBride

    The Good Lord Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James McBride
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (538)
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    (535)

    Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town - with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry - whom Brown nicknames Little Onion - conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 - one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

    A. Hatch says: "Abolition Huck Finn arouses interest in history"
  • Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12 | Walter Mosley

    Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

    Nathaniel Eason says: "Good to the last drop as always."
  • Actual Innocence | Barry Scheck,Peter Neufeld,Jim Dwyer

    Actual Innocence

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld, Jim Dwyer
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    Overall
    (44)
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    (23)
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    A nightmare from a thousand B-movies: A horrible crime is committed in your neighborhood, and the police knock on your door. A witness swears you are the perpetrator; you have no alibi, and no one believes your declarations of innocence. You are convicted, sentenced to hard time in a maximum-security prison, or even death row. Actual Innocence examines this real-life nightmare.

    James P Carter says: "Hard To Believe"
  • Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (556)
    Story
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    Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

    Jefferson says: "Beware of Mysterious Sexy Women with Big Suitcases"
  • A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    A Red Death: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

    Martin says: "Easy Rawlins is also an easy listen."
  • I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to 'The Blind Side', and Beyond | Michael Oher

    I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to 'The Blind Side', and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Michael Oher
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Michael Oher is the young man at the center of the true story depicted in The Blind Side movie (and book) that swept up awards and accolades. Though the odds were heavily stacked against him, Michael had a burning desire deep within his soul to break out of the Memphis inner-city ghetto and into a world of opportunity. While many people are now familiar with Oher's amazing journey, this is the first time he has shared his account of his story in his own words.

    Susan says: "Must-read for anyone who works with kids"
  • White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    White Butterfly: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over.

    bonnie says: "honest and open"
  • Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Black Betty: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
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    (155)
    Story
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    Detective Easy Rawlins returns in a mystery set in 1961 Los Angeles as Easy accepts a job searching for a beautiful woman nicknamed Black Betty who works as a housekeeper in Beverly Hills.

    Kindle Customer says: "persumej1"
  • Guys Read: Funny Business | Jon Scieszka,Mac Barnett,Eoin Colfer,Christopher Curtis,Kate DiCamillo,Paul Feig,Jack Gantos,Jeff Kinney,David Lubar,Adam Rex

    Guys Read: Funny Business

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (45)

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    Jessica Swift says: "Tons of laughs"
  • Blonde Faith | Walter Mosley

    Blonde Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (89)

    Easy Rawlins, L.A.'s most reluctant detective, comes home one day to find Easter, the daughter of his friend, Christmas Black, left on his doorstep. Easy knows that this could only mean that ex-marine Black is probably dead, or will be soon. But Easter's appearance is only the beginning, as Easy is immersed in a sea of problems.

    Timothy Frescona says: "Good but not great"
  • Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery | Walter Mosley

    Little Scarlet: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (107)

    Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965, when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere, the police turn up at Easy Rawlins' doorstep. He expects the worst, as usual. But they've come to ask for his help.

    Vincent says: "Little Scarlet (Unabridged)"
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