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  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,098
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,477
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,455

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

great read

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

This book is just as hilarious as she is, very reflective and insightful as well. I finished it In two days, couldn't seem to stop listening!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cane River

  • By: Lalita Tademy
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Cane River is an isolated community that lies on a small river in central Louisiana. There in the early 19th century, slaves, free people of color, and Creole French planters lived and worked, loved and bore children. And there, 165 years later, Tademy discovers her amazing heritage. Beginning with her great-great-great-great grandmother, a slave owned by a Creole family, Tademy chronicles four generations of strong, determined black women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book and story was wonderful

  • By Courtney on 11-04-17

This book and story was wonderful

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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: 11-04-17

Because of the French undertone I had a hard grasping the story and characters in the beginning but around the 3rd chapter I finally got it together and was enthralled with the storyline. great book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sugar

  • By: Bernice L. McFadden
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Sugar arrives in the small town of Bigelow, Arkansas, like an ominous storm. She saunters down the street in a blonde wig and spiked heels, cigarette dangling between red-painted lips. Without even speaking to her, the women in town hate her. But when she moves in next door to Pearl, a woman who tragically lost her daughter 15 years earlier, the two women bond over tragic pasts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow...

  • By Courtney on 08-10-17

Wow...

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

I can't remember a time when I have been moved to tears like this since I read the book "Roots"...The entire books had me in suspense, things started to make since as far as me connecting dots at the end but I never thought that it would have me emotional...The author, and the reader had me on edge and emotional till the end...Thank you for writing this, and teaching me lessons about judging a book by its cover, and living our lives. I have so many other things to say but can't quite put them in to words...

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • My Voice

  • A Memoir
  • By: Angie Martinez, J. Cole - foreword
  • Narrated by: Angie Martinez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,620
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,445
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,437

In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York's Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air "Battle of the Beats" segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip-hop.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read, precise imagery, very impressed

  • By Tiesha Hogue on 06-05-17

loved it

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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: 01-05-17

great book, very inspirational. I was a distant fan of hers and now I am a full on Angie die hard!!

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  • The Darkest Child

  • By: Delores Phillips
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

  • By KayeTidwell on 06-12-11

wow

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

Reviewed: 03-18-16

This story is/was the life of so many. very sad but good book. The last chapter really got to me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful