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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,906
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,716
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,662

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

I can TOTALLY relate...OMG

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

When I tell you this book made made me happy, angry and sad all at the same time...My God!!! Being a woman of color and coming out the hood and going to the suburbs, I can totally relate. Reading this story angered me because the killing of unarmed black men is so real, it makes you want to cry. The narrator was absolutely wonderful and I will be looking for other books she has narrated.

  • The Syndicate 3

  • Carl Weber Presents
  • By: Brick, Storm
  • Narrated by: Randall Bain, Julian Durant, Dylan Ford, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

When Claudette McPhearson died, she left eight foster children to fend for themselves after they discovered the truth about her secret life. She was the leader of the Syndicate, a criminal enterprise that had a stronghold on the underworld. Much to her children's chagrin, it was up to one of them to step up and take the lead.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weber has immense talent

  • By GLORIA B. on 03-16-18

What an ending!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

OMG!!! What a story. It was gritty, raw and beautiful! Families should always stick together like the Mcphersons. They are loyal to each other (minus melissa) to the end.

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,381
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,494

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fucking. Amazing.

  • By Sunny James on 11-03-17

This was a good book.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I like Gabrielle, even though she seems a bit self absorbed. Her story is somewhat relatable. The story jumped around quite a bit, but it was always easy to follow along. Good read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,088
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,437

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

AMAZING!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Kevin was open and vulnerable and I loved it. He discussed every aspect of his life and to add, he is hilarious. He talked about his wife (ex & new) parents, friends, being a cheater, life struggles. It was a great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,499

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the reviews that claim it's confusing...

  • By Claudia H on 01-12-18

Good story, nice twist

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

I found myself struggling to figure out which character was speaking. I had to replay some parts to determine if the story was talking about Emma or Vanessa. I thought something really bad would happen to Richard. No dice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,582
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,189

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting...

  • By The2ndhorseman on 12-24-17

Good read but a bit confusing.

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

This was a really good book. I could really relate. The story did jump around alot, so I found myself lost at times. You would think that this would be a funny story because she is a comedian. Couldn't be further from the truth. The story was painful, joyous and real. I'm glad she was able to tell her story. Good read.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11,004
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,828
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,787

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
  • Wonderfully Bold, Brazen and Brash!

  • By Kindell Forbes on 04-19-17

Good book

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

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I really appreciate his honesty. It's so interesting to hear how people get on. He had a messy start but beautiful ending. I like that he narrated his own story. Made it that much more enjoyable.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Syndicate

  • Carl Weber Presents
  • By: Brick, Storm
  • Narrated by: Diana Luke, Dylan Ford, Randall Buck, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690

They were just kids when Claudette McPhearson took them all in. Eight of them all together. All different races and ethnic makeups, but she loved them as her own. One woman taught them how to love, trust, and respect one another. She was the only glue that kept them together, the only one they wanted to please and never let down. She had been their light at the end of a long troublesome tunnel - it shined so bright. Then, one dreadful day, it all came to a crashing halt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Brick and Storm

  • By MzBullock on 09-02-16

Slow to start

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

Reviewed: 04-27-17

The story started off slow, but started to get pretty interesting towards the middle. Good read to pass the time, but not the best. I'm going to finish the series. Interested to see what happens....

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Trust No Bitch 2

  • By: Ca$h, NeNe Capri
  • Narrated by: Larry Herron
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 258

When the identity of the traitor in Kiam's clique is revealed, justice is served swiftly - and with no mercy - sending a message to the others that betrayal will be met with death. But has Kiam really uncovered the treacherous one in his midst, or is the true culprit of disloyalty and larceny still hidden behind her beauty and guile, sacrificing her sister to save herself?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On the edge of my seat!!!

  • By Monique B on 04-10-17

On the edge of my seat!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

Okay so the first book was good, but the story really begins to unravel! It's a good, raunchy, deadly read. Can't wait to read book 3!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trust No Bitch

  • By: Ca$h, NeNe Capri
  • Narrated by: Larry Herron
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312

They say loyalty is everything, but beneath the surface of a promise lies betrayal and deceit. Taught by the best and given the keys to an empire, Kiam's loyalty is tested at every turn, as he strives to enforce his rule over those who ultimately can't be trusted. A deadly warning directs his course as he strives to carry out his orders. Complications set in when his mentor's beautiful, sexy, and rebellious daughter Lissha - who is as comfortable carrying a gun as she is carrying a Gucci bag - forces Kiam to decide between his sizzling desire for her and his immense loyalty to big Zo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Omg

  • By VANESSA M POTTS on 08-19-16

I was on the edge of my seat!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I would have preferred a woman narrating the lady parts, but overall, it was a damn good read! Raunchy, hood and gangsta! I loved it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful