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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116,660
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107,984
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107,466

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repeats parts of story

  • By Richard Palmer on 09-01-17

Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

Story is breath taking. You’ll laugh and cry! Let’s you see the world from his eyes.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Color of Money

  • Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
  • By: Mehrsa Baradaran
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 239

When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both a Bridge and a Battle Cry

  • By Darwin8u on 09-26-17

Great educational information

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Really paints a clear picture on how crooked America was and still is today! Also gives a story on what could be done to change things. Powerful for any BLACK person to read!

  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 670

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By The Black Awareness Book Club (On Facebook) on 10-06-17

great book

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

I love the narrator. she made it seem like it was her story. the story itself was also amazing!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful