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  • Long Way Down

  • By: Jason Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Jason Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

A cannon. A strap. Or, you can call it a gun. That's what 15-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That's where Will's now heading, with that gun shoved in the back waistband of his jeans, the gun that was his brother's gun. He gets on the elevator, seventh floor, stoked. He knows who he's after. Or does he?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Real and Relevant!

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 11-05-17

Breathtaking!

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Such truth and power in the spoken words of those without breath. Jason Reynolds has done it again. He has amazingly captured the words, thoughts and emotions of our youth and tells a story that is culturally and time relevant.

  • All American Boys

  • By: Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard, Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 781

A bag of chips. That's all 16-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad's pleadings that he's stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad's resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad's every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required Reading

  • By J. E. Abel on 09-18-16

A true classic!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

I absolutely loved this story! It was very raw and honest. I enjoyed the way the characters developed throughout the story.