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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

  • A Novel
  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607

Told through the eyes of Tish, a 19-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions - affection, despair, and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator did her thing, I love it!!!

  • By Vicky on 03-22-16

A great book

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Loved the story, characters, and narration. James Baldwin is a great storyreller and Bahni Turpin is my favorite Audible narrator.

  • To Love & Betray

  • By: Shelly Ellis
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

For Evan Murdoch, the bad news just won't stop. As he battles an attempted murder charge, he's on the verge of getting forced out of the family corporation - and fears he can't trust his new wife, Lelia. Enter savvy family matriarch Ida, whose wild-card schemes might be the answer to his prayers - or lead to disaster like he's never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jojuan Gallman on 07-12-18

great story, ok narration

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

I love the story and the ending for all of the characters, but there were too many long pauses during narration.

  • 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 11,918
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,663

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

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

I love Gabrielle's personality! I love how she spoke of her struggles with colorism, being liked, not feeling good enough and the lesson she took from each experience. this is a great listen, I recommend everyone grab more wine. ;-)

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