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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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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, 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"
  • 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!"
  • 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."
  • 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!!"
  • 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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    Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.

    African Queen says: "Wrong narrator for this book"
  • Road Dogs | Elmore Leonard

    Road Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Jack Foley is serving a 30-year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, but he's made an unlikely friend on the inside who just might be able to do something about that. Fellow inmate Cundo Rey, an extremely wealthy Cuban criminal, arranges for Foley's sentence to be reduced from 30 years to three months, and when Jack is released just two weeks ahead of Cundo, he agrees to wait for him in Venice Beach, California.

    Richard Delman says: "Pretty fine Elmore Leonard."
  • 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"
  • The Emperor of Ocean Park | Stephen L. Carter

    The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation. Publishers Weekly predicts this "will be the talk of the political in-crowd this summer," and Booklist's starred review calls it "a roman à clef with fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes machinations of racial and power politics." Don't miss this one!

    Mark says: "An Extradordinary Story"
  • Junebug | Alice Mead

    Junebug

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alice Mead
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug’s mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building.

  • Fatal Flaw | William Lashner

    Fatal Flaw

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By William Lashner
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    Late one night Victor Carl gets a panicked phone call from an old law school classmate. Guy Forrest claims he has just found the body of his fiancé lying murdered in the house they shared. The victim is Hailey Prouix, for whose love Guy had abandoned his children, his job, his wife, his life. Hailey had mesmerized every man she ever met, including, unbeknownst to Guy, Victor Carl.

    Sally says: "a mesmerizing listen"
  • Bull Run | Paul Fleischman

    Bull Run

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Paul Fleischman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Christina Moore, Andy Paris, and others
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    In this brilliant narrative, Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen different participants. Through an unflinching narrative of the battle of Bull Run, human faces begin to emerge from the faded pages of history. Read by a varied cast of narrators, the characters on both sides spring to vivid life as they share their feelings as the battle of Bull Run rages around them.

  • Eclipse | Richard North Patterson

    Eclipse

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
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    The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case - the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murder. Damon Pierce's life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he's being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari - a woman he loved years ago - and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help.

    A User says: "Eclipse"
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