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  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,403

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

i felt like it ended to soon :(

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I'm rooting all the way for Davina and Roy. Great story with alot of great substory lines.

  • Pivot

  • The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
  • By: Jenny Blake
  • Narrated by: Jenny Blake
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

Careers are not linear, predictable ladders any longer; they are fluid trajectories. No matter our age, life stage, bank account balance, or seniority, we are all being asked to navigate career changes much more frequently than in years past. The average employee tenure in America is just four to five years, and even those roles change dramatically within that time. Our economy now demands that we create businesses and careers based on creativity, growth, and impact. In this dynamic world of work, the only move that matters is your next one.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult in Audio Format

  • By Gina L. on 01-16-17

it is what i needed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-18

I began this book a few momths ago and finished it this morning. EXCELLENT presentation and instructiins on how to pivot! I'm going purchasr the paperback version.

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING!

  • By Tenia on 03-10-18

wow.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

never have i listened to a book where the epilogue and author's noye were as good and thought provoking as the story.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,318
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,736

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

definitely worth the listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-18

i loved that it felt like he was in my car talking to me! he story was suprisingly inspiration.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79,909
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74,117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 73,773

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and perfect narration

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 12-15-16

so unexpected!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

trevor noah's story is amazing! his mother phenomenal. she is the epitome of the saying, "the power of a praying woman". i cannot wait for the movie.

  • Eloquent Rage

  • A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
  • By: Brittney Cooper
  • Narrated by: Brittney Cooper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 143

So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Eloquent AF

  • By Erica on 03-05-18

A Must Read..... (or listen)!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-18

this book was so good i am actually going yo buy the actual book and copies for my bestie, my sisters anf my cousin! Brittney broke.it.dooownnnn!

I laughed out loud and felt like I was in church being spoken to by the most annointed, aware, preacher who was able to put my lived experiences into such wonderful words. Thank you Dr. Cooper.

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,646
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,279
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,271

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

painful at times but inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Jennifer Lewis is phenomenal! I never saw Jackies Back after listening to this book I'll think I'll look it up.

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,559
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,518

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Bold, Brazen and Brash!

  • By Kindell Forbes on 04-19-17

I'm a fan!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Saw this book awhile ago and passed it up because I didn't know the author. Happened to come across the Breakfast Club in television. went back and ordered the book. No regrets! It has some great lessons and the author is hilarious!

  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

  • Telling the Truth about Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power
  • By: Brené Brown
  • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060

Based on seven years of ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sure its great if you are a mother ....

  • By Leslie A Hill on 08-09-11

another great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Dr. Brown does not disappoint! This book made me think about how I show up and messages and lessons I am teaching.

  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 702

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a Dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect balance of humour and pathos

  • By Salimah J. Perkins on 07-06-17

ouch ouch ouch

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

this book made me laugh but also made me think about the people in my life. at times the book made me uneasy.

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