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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76,751
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69,923
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 69,523

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

A must read.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Don't wait, I have listened to this 3 times already. I love this book ❤️

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

  • By: Delia Owens
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,958

For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

  • By Cyndi on 10-04-18

A must read

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Wow. I just got this book and have listed 3 times I love it!!! Awesome

  • Borderline Insanity

  • Dagny Gray, Book 2
  • By: Jeff Miller
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Special Agent Dagny Gray is a member of a small FBI team with unprecedented independence. To maintain their autonomy, the team must continue to solve big cases. To stay on the team, Dagny must keep her personal demons under control. When Father Diego Vega tells her that undocumented workers are vanishing from a small town gripped by immigration politics, Dagny thinks she's found her next case. But without bodies or proof of foul play, her boss won't let her take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By BGarner on 07-27-16

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 12-23-18

enjoyed this so much I listened to it 4 times in a row. Can't wait for his 3rd book

  • Escape

  • Unchained Series, Book 1
  • By: Maria McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Daniel and Lori love each other, yet to live as one in 1856, they must escape from the unyielding society that imprisons them. Lori was born a slave in North Carolina, yet by chance was raised alongside Daniel in a wealthy abolitionist household. The sudden death of Daniel's mother catapults Lori back into bondage. Relegated to chattel on a rice plantation, Lori lives in constant fear under the tormenting scrutiny of Daniel's wretched aunt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over Done

  • By Dianne on 07-24-17

I am so happy I read this book. I loved it so much

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I had listen to this trilogy 4 times now and I completely love it. The reading was great the emotions were there this this was definitely an awesome book I'm so glad that I found this.

  • Revelation

  • Unchained Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Maria McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19

Light-skinned Selina Standish lives a life of emotional pain and torment. In 1906, at the age of eight, she is convinced by her mother, actress Lavinia Standish, the daughter of a slave, to pass as white. Although Selina yields to her mother's insistence to pass, she refuses to cut ties completely with her Negro relatives, including her twin brother, a child her mother deems too dark. However, at age 17, in the year 1915, Selina meets wealthy Southerner Jack Cosgrove, the man of her dreams. Keeping her ancestry a secret, Selina is conflicted by Jack's negative attitude toward her race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just marvelous

  • By mary brown on 03-04-19

What are phenomenal book this was. I truly enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

All 3 of these books were great I truly enjoyed reading them. I cried, I laughed and I sighed it was awesome and I truly can't wait to re listen to it for the 4th time again. The reader was excellent the story lines were great. I want to even find my own background of my family from listening to this.

  • Twelve Years a Slave

  • By: Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Watched the Movie First, Then listened to the Book

  • By Russell on 02-04-14

wow this is a good read . i listened to it twice

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Enjoyed it very much. Great choice for the Narrator . will pass this on. ty

  • The Secrets of Heavenly

  • Heavenly Plantation, Book 1
  • By: Teresa Robison
  • Narrated by: Chris Abell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Olivia's marriage to an African-American man was unacceptable to her mother Emma, Southern-bred descendant of prominent South Carolina slaveholders. Olivia assumed that bigotry was the product of her mother's loyalty to long-dead relatives, an allegiance to maintain the family's white blood line. After Emma's death though, Olivia finds a letter and an old journal among her belongings.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story Wrong Choice of Narrator

  • By LSM on 07-31-16

well i didn't like in the beginning. However

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

after I made myself listen to it. I love it.
I cried and rejoiced great story

  • Elysium

  • Plantation Series, Book 4
  • By: Gretchen Craig
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Lily Palmer flees with her daughter to take refuge on her uncle's farm in Louisiana. Here she finds herself in a world struggling with the aftereffects of the Civil War. For the first time, she is confronted with her own careless assumptions about race as she learns to appreciate the humanity of everyone around her. Threatening the fragile peace she achieves, her love for Alistair Whiteaker collides with her own dark past, shattering all hope for a new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS WHOLE SERIES....

  • By brenda transon on 07-13-18

great book

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

I fell in love with the first book I had to get the second third and fourth back to back. i laughed cried through all of them.
wow spell bounding.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

  • And Other Conversations About Race
  • By: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Narrated by: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see black, white, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A magnificent tool for life.

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-17

Love it.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I enjoyed this. i could relate so much to it.
Moving from Baltimore to Ohio to a small town when i was 4. I understood about not wanting to be African American. i Wanted to be white. The things I heard from adult whites was awful. I was scared of my own race. I still have some Apprehensive ways if I am around too many if it's not my family
Great read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Melt for You

  • Slow Burn, Book 2
  • By: J. T. Geissinger
  • Narrated by: Pippa Jayne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday - with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type - at all - but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Took me by surprise

  • By GSKM in sc on 05-17-18

boring

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

boring did not like this story.
i didn't like it at all
too slow. no thank you

0 of 3 people found this review helpful