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  • Let Me Love You

  • McClain Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexandria House
  • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,202

Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG OMG OMG IF YALL DONT READ THIS BOOK!!!!

  • By Y f on 08-25-18

Read it, Good feels...

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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: 10-26-18

Love this. i like to read about couples really loving each other sometimes, instead of all the fighting cheating and drama filled relationships.

  • The Cooking Gene

  • A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South
  • By: Michael W. Twitty
  • Narrated by: Michael W. Twitty
  • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touchpoints in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes listeners to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Important to listen to

  • By Anne on 07-01-18

<br /><br />EXCELLENT

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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: 08-22-18

This is a rare subject. i thoroughly loved this read. it took me back to my maternal roots of South Carolina. My mother and grandmother were very good cooks. I was raised in NYC and everyone wanted to know why i cooked with such a southern flare! This book gives the answer and much more!!! These are some powerful words on our cooking heritage, past and present! READ THIS BOOK. It was like going back to sweet home and being able to talk To the ancestors about the way we cook and eat what we do. You will love it!!! Thank you Michael !

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Shelter in Place

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,581
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,558

It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But one person wasn't satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait - and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nora I love is back!!

  • By Indydog on 05-31-18

so good!

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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: 07-15-18

loved it! kept me wanting to know what was coming up next. really grabs your attention. excellent storyline. the narration was really good!

  • By Invitation Only

  • A Novel
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, Courtney Patterson, Sarah Naughton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

 The Lowcountry of South Carolina is where By Invitation Only begins, at a barbecue engagement party thrown by Diane English Stiftel, her brother Floyd, and her parents to celebrate her son’s engagement. On this gorgeous, magical night, the bride’s father, Alejandro Cambria, a wealthy power broker whose unbelievably successful career in private equity made him one of Chicago’s celebrated elite, discovers the limits and possibilities of cell phone range. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Feel-good story

  • By Jane on 06-16-18

excellent!

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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: 05-31-18

very good read. love the author and the narration was wonderful! you won't be disappointed.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Tears We Cannot Stop

  • A Sermon to White America
  • By: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Narrated by: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invite this man in and listen closely

  • By Catherine S. Read on 02-03-17

Excellent book

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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: 07-15-17

loved this book!!! the author was speaking for us... it's about time... we said exactly whatI was feeling and thinking and gave great insight on why these things are happening to us Black people.

  • The Gold Coast

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184

Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart, funny, sexy and just great! DeMille's Best!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 05-02-13

Great book<br /><br />

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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: 02-03-16

loved the gold coast. John suttor is a good character, so is frank. I've read the gatehouse and enjoyed it also. The narrator is excellent.

  • The Partner

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707

From a short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial. Then he fled. Six weeks later, a fortune was stolen from his ex-law firm's offshore account.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A minor peeve...

  • By N. Ekim on 01-29-14

Great

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

Loved the story line. I am a fan of John grishams. He is a great storyteller

  • Wading Home

  • A Novel of New Orleans
  • By: Rosalyn Story
  • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm - riding it out inside his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he has through so many storms before. But when the levees break and the city is torn apart, Simon disappears. His son Julian a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes home to a New Orleans he left years before to search for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story!

  • By Christopher S. Doyle on 08-03-16

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-15

Excellent fictional story about the storm in new Orleans. The narrator did a wonderful job. i love this author and will be looking to listen to more books by this narrator!. Wonderful voice and narrating style . I didn't want the story to end. ...