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  • Forty Acres

  • By: Dwayne Alexander Smith
  • Narrated by: Andre Blake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 319

Martin Grey, a smart, talented black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men in America. He's dazzled by what they've accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. They invite him for a weekend away from it all - no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But far from home and cut off from everyone he loves, he discovers a disturbing secret that challenges some of his deepest convictions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deep Dark and Disturbing Bizarro world.

  • By Will on 07-24-14

A thrilling ride with this great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book because it is such a great suspenseful story.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the way the author uses not only the suspense on the story but the way he get you comfortable that you know what is coming next and then "Bam' he hits you from a different angle. Plus this unexpected hit make sense once you see it coming.

What does Andre Blake bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Andre Blake's pacing is perfect. It makes this story so very easy to listen to.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A thrilling story that will have you questioning what you would do and after you make your decision, you will wonder if you made the right choice.

Any additional comments?

No troupes, no cheap tricks, just a great thriller. Move this one to the top of your To Be Read list. Also, get a partner to read it with you because you will want to talk about this with someone, but you do not want to give away any spoilers.

  • What Happened

  • By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,928

For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revealing and a bit surprising.

  • By Linda Costello on 10-16-17

I am glad I got this book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-17

I am glad I got this book and heard it in Hillary's own voice. It was very easy to follow and gave me a whole new view of Hillary Clinton. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to hear a first hand account of the 2016 presidential election from the person who was right there.

Overall Mrs. Clinton is pretty candid on why she lost and how she feels about Donald Trump.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Clark

  • The Autobiography of Clark Terry
  • By: Clark Terry
  • Narrated by: Bill Quinn
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing honesty and a superb eye for detail, Clark Terry, born in 1920, takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be heard everywhere, to the smoke-filled small clubs and carnivals across the Jim Crow South where he got his start, and on to worldwide acclaim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding, Essential, Jazz Memoir

  • By Susie on 11-28-12

A history of jazz in the life of one of its greate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

What other book might you compare Clark to and why?

I would compare Clark to the Miles Davis autobiography. In both you get a picture of the wonderful musical world that created these two great artists.

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the story of how Clark Terry's famous Mumbles routine was created.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a book that you should take in small bites because Clark Terry tells you about so much of the history of jazz when he tells us about his life. You will need to take notes as he mentions artist you never heard of that you need to listen to.

Any additional comments?

This book is the story of one of the greatest trumpeters to grace this world. He was great not only for the music he played and composed but the mentor-ship he provided so many people during his life. Clark Terry affected so many lives and this book continues that influence. Also, this is a great book to give anyone who is facing a struggle. Clark Terry's life is a lesson in "keep on keepin on." He faced barriers that would caused so many to quit but he moved on and through them and all the time maintained a kind and generous heart that blessed everyone he came in contact with.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful