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  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,565
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,479

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

Enlightening!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

A must listen!!! I teared up a few times as Ta-Nehisi shared his truth, his reality that is not foreign nor new to many Black Americans. As a black mother to a son and 4 grandsons I pray I will live to see an awakening among all Americans that will result in change but unfortunately it may not happen in my lifetime. Thank you for sharing what was for your son, as it provided insight to what it’s like to be black, male, and American.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,565

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Non-stop Lessons and Humor!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-17

Kevin Hart does it again!!! this real yet humorous story of his 16+ year authentic journey was full of lessons and truths!!! I love that he narrated his own story! Fan or not this is a great listen!!!

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,507
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,172
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,118

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

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: 08-17-17

I love Charlemagne's transparency, honesty, rawness and humor as he takes us through his personal journey. Highly recommended for any artistic creative soul trying to find their purpose or work their passion!

  • Grace

  • A Novel
  • By: Natashia Deón
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story of several women's journey

  • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

Really good... but a story that's painful to hear.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

I challenge myself to listen to a variety of books for many reasons and some can be a bit emotional and difficult to handle when it's so close to the truth. Overall it was really a good book and the narration was great!

  • Angels Landing

  • A Cavanaugh Island Novel, Book 2
  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Sometimes love can take you by surprise. Kara Newell has a big-city life that needs a major shakeup. Her dedication as a social worker is unwavering, yet her heart tells her that there is more to life than just work. Kara gets the push she needs when, shockingly, she inherits a large estate on an island off the South Carolina coast. Now the charming town of Angels Landing awaits her—along with a secret family she never knew she had.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love conquers all!

  • By Tania on 09-03-12

Beautiful love story!

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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: 03-02-17

Just enough drama to keep it interesting, not over the top or drawn out. Love the narration by Nicole Small. Can't wait for the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 102,038
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,523
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94,084

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
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Amazing story!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

Trevor Noah's story is a must hear, and his narration brought it to life, he is beyond talented. All I can say is GET THIS BOOK!!!!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,069
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • By Tiger 2010 on 06-11-16

Another winner!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of I Almost Forgot About You to be better than the print version?

Yes, although some don't care for Terry's narration, I enjoy it, her tone and inflection bring the humor, I stayed laughing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Almost Forgot About You?

There were so many, but the conversation with Wanda abt the men from Georgia's past and her descriptions was so real!!!!! Ladies we can relate!!!!

Which scene was your favorite?

Again, there were many, but I'll say the surprise birthday party.

Who was the most memorable character of I Almost Forgot About You and why?

Wanda! She was a true, upfront, in your face, tell it like it is friend.

Any additional comments?

Thank you Terry... Keep them coming, can't wait for the next one.

  • What I Know for Sure

  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,078
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,229

After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know for Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life", Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Live in the Now!

  • By Jerrinae on 10-02-14

Extremely inspirational!

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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: 06-23-16

I absolutely love this book, I listened to it 3 times!!!! Simple nuggets that will transform your thinking.

  • The Ultimate Betrayal

  • A Reverend Curtis Black Novel, Book 12
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh, Maria Howell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

It's been four years since 28-year-old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his trust once more, and when he asks her to marry him again, she couldn't be happier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrative

  • By Mesha Brooks on 06-25-15

It's official, I'm hooked...

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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: 02-24-16

Just when I thought it couldn't get better.... Kimberla did it again. Loved the ending but ready for more!!! When is book 13???

  • The Prodigal Son

  • A Reverend Curtis Black Novel
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!

  • By Rachel on 05-16-14

I loved it!!!

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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: 02-19-16

I have truly become a fan of Curtis Black!!! Thank you Kimberla for writing great stories with great endings, I love it when a writer completes a story and even though you want more you're satisfied with the ending, you 'nailed it' book after book!!! I can't wait for the next one.