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  • The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

  • By: Issa Rae
  • Narrated by: Issa Rae
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,162

"My name is 'J' and I'm awkward--and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?" Being an introvert in a world that glorifies cool isn't easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert--whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or rapping--it sure is entertaining.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good comedy book

  • By Bella on 03-10-17

Great stories

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

Reviewed: 03-30-19

There was many great stories in this book which give me more insight on Issa. I found myself to relate to so much of her life when it comes to how she was raised and how her culture has influenced her. Very well written. The book is more of a series of blog posts which I was not expecting. It didn’t take away from the stories but it would have been nice to read them in a more chronological order.

  • Freshwater

  • By: Akwaeke Emezi
  • Narrated by: Akwaeke Emezi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side". Unsettling, heart-wrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just ok.

  • By Likes to workout on 07-02-18

Worth the listen

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

Such a unique coming of age story. I liked the different perspectives we hear this story from. Overall interesting book