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  • The Street

  • A Novel
  • By: Ann Petry
  • Narrated by: Shayna Small
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry’s first novel, a beloved best seller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant book. Superb narrator. Tacky sound effects

  • By Chiwiz on 11-13-17

Wonderful

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Reviewed: 10-05-16

This book was written in 1945 but could have easily have been about the realities of black life circa 2016. Well written! Sad storyline! VeryWell read and great sound effect!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

  • By: Edward Kelsey Moore
  • Narrated by: Pamella D'Pella, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 350

Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An AMAZING audible book...

  • By Margaret on 03-16-13

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-02-16

Great humor and imagination and kept me thoroughly entertained and wanting more - I look forward to Edward Kelsey Moore's next book!