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Behind Her Eyes
- A Novel
- By: Sarah Pinborough
- Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Josie Dunn, Bea Holland, and others
- Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Louise is a single mom, a secretary, stuck in a modern-day rut. On a rare night out, she meets a man in a bar, and sparks fly. Though he leaves after they kiss, she's thrilled she finally connected with someone. When Louise arrives at work on Monday, she meets her new boss, David. The man from the bar. The very married man from the bar...who says the kiss was a terrible mistake but who still can't keep his eyes off Louise.
Loved the twist and turns
- By Annie C. on 03-10-18
Blindsided & Loved it
This was literally one of the most amazing fiction novels I have EVER read. It draws you in, despite not really knowing what the heck is going on, and you (at least I did) become attached to the main character, Louise. I never been blindsided by a book in the way I was blindsided by the twist at very end of this one. To me it paralleled real life in that you never really know what's going on in someone else's head, behind their eyes. I would give this 6/5 stars if I could.
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At the Dark End of the Street
- Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
- By: Danielle L. McGuire
- Narrated by: Robin Miles
- Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Rosa Parks is often described as a sweet elderly woman, whose tired feet caused her to defy the Jim Crow laws on Montgomery's city buses. Her supposedly solitary and spontaneous act, history tells us, sparked the 1955 bus boycott and gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really started the 1955 Boycott is far different than anything previously written.
Listen to This Book
- By Naima on 10-08-12
What made the experience of listening to At the Dark End of the Street the most enjoyable?
The narration was easy to listen to and added to the feel of the dialogue
What other book might you compare At the Dark End of the Street to and why?
I have never read another book quite like this
Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I haven't
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Reading this book was a very eye opening experience. I was familiar with the history of Civil Rights in America, but was never aware of just how pervasive , common and integral the struggles and horrific experiences of sexualized violence against Black women was to the whole of the Civil Rights movement. It was shocking to me that this was commonplace...I cannot imagine as a woman, living under a system like that. It boggles my mind how much these women went through, and their unrelenting fight for decades for the basic right to have self determination over their own bodies. My father grew up in Waco, TX and he told me stories about groups of white men coming into their side of town asking where to find Black women. I thought it was a sporadic occurrence, by men who were not the norm. Now, I think about my aunts and other women then and if any of these groups of men found what they were looking for and if not, if they took it by force. My oldest aunt once stuck a white man with hat pick after he would not stop harassing her at a bus stop. This book brought it all home. It also explains some of the lingering attitudes that exist towards black women. I can't really articulate my reaction to this.
Any additional comments?
Read this book.