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  • Yellow Crocus

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,694
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,894
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,876

Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful southern historical fiction

  • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

Great Book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

narration was great! Story was exceptional. Good from beginning til end. Full characters that can be related to.

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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Steven Anderson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland. I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Painful but so good to listen to

  • By Joshua B Johnson on 05-05-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 05-30-17

Great narration of the life and times of Frederick Douglass. Everyone should listen. Short and to the point.

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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 4,502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,978

"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

Good read

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Good book. expected it to be a little more of a comedy but gave good background on the author and her upbringing.

  • Unbreak My Heart

  • A Memoir
  • By: Toni Braxton
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: A tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer and star of WE tv's hit reality series Braxton Family Values is unapologetically honest in revealing the intimate details of her journey. Toni and the entire Braxton clan have become America's favorite musical family, but what fans may not know is the intense guilt Toni once felt when she accepted a recording deal that excluded her sisters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the content and story, but not narration...

  • By Elijah on 08-31-15

Narrator can irritating to listen too at times

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Good insight into Toni Braxton's life and explanations of what you have heard about her in the media. Ok, read

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