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  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,386

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 👏🏾👏🏾 thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

  • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

Wonderful biographical story

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I’m really glad that I listened to Gabriella Unions story. Like many people I had a lot of preconceived notion’s about her and her family. I came away from this book with a newfound respect for her and how far she has come to become who she is

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,121

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Very interesting!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Never a dull moment in the book. It was very interesting to hear about her upbringing and life experiences that led to her success

  • 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 12,263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,953
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,902

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
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Very entertaining book. So much so that I may listen to it again. Very insightful, gave me lots of things to think about. This book also made me think about some of the obstacles I have personally encountered and how to get past them, and I appreciate it

  • The Black Count

  • Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
  • By: Tom Reiss
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

Father of the novelist Alexandre Dumas, Alex Dumas has become, through his son's books, the model for a captivating modern protagonist: The wronged man in search of justice. Born to a black slave mother and a fugitive white French nobleman in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti), Alex Dumas was briefly sold into bondage but then made his way to Paris where he was schooled as a sword-fighting member of the French aristocracy. He was only 32 when he was given command of 53,000 men, the reward for series of triumphs that many regarded as impossible, and then topped his previous feats by leading a raid up a frozen cliff face....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth more unbelivable than fiction

  • By Jean on 01-27-13

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-17

It was very entertaining while giving a great amount of history at the same time

  • Most Dangerous

  • Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stand up and be counted.

  • By Boots on 05-03-17

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

This book made history come alive. It was so detailed but interesting so much information that you would not be able to get from any textbook. I loved it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Emily Gray
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 400

Hot on the heels of international best sellers Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan comes the third light and funny adventure starring Becky Bloomwood, the stylish Brit with a spending problem. Luke, Becky's knight in shining armor, proposes and the real trouble begins. Becky's mom wants a backyard wedding in England. Luke's high-society mother wants a glamorous ceremony at the Plaza. Becky's facing two weddings, on two continents, on the same day!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Page Turner

  • By Norma on 09-21-03

I like this book but

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

This book was very enjoyable but I feel that the climactic obstacle was drawn out for very many chapters and I found myself wanting to fast-forward as the main character described in excruciating detail the very same problem that she was experiencing three or four chapters ago

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • If You Were My Man

  • By: Francis Ray
  • Narrated by: A. Savalas
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Nathalyia Fontaine has been the sole proprietor of the restaurant Fontaine since her husband died four years ago. She hasn't dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart again, or risk revealing her dark past. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap. Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own set of problems. Though he loves women, he vows he'll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable. He can't imagine leaving a widow and children behind. But his thinking and game plan of loving and leaving changes when he meets Nathalyia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story

  • By Rina on 03-06-14

OK premise

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-16

The story was full of a lot of clichés, was a little boring. Also point in the story were repeated a lot

  • A Wanted Woman

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Zoë Bell, Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: To make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK's in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gideon please come back!!!!

  • By Adegoke A. Adeyemo on 04-22-14

Good premise

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

Reviewed: 11-05-15

I really liked the story, my only problem was that some of the writing was very repetitive, I found myself saying OK you already said that. And also fast forwarding but overall it was a good story