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Angela N. Harris

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  • Wild Seed

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780

Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflexor design. He fears no one...until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss and savage anyone who threatens her. Together they weave a pattern of destiny unimaginable to mortals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fairy Tale... even if it's not

  • By Annette on 12-23-09

Interesting storyline

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

Reviewed: 11-17-18

Interesting take on historical supernatural. Dion Graham narrating is spectacular, as usual. Climax was blah. If there is a second book, will read only if nothing else interest me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Akata Witch

  • Akata Witch Series, Book 1
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she has albinism. She's a terrific athlete but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing - she is a "free agent" with latent mystical power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • imaginative!

  • By A^3 on 04-26-18

Good story but....

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

climax fell flat. The book was building to the ultimate showdown and it just ended. It left that feeling "That's it?"

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Blood and Bone

  • By: Tomi Adeyemi
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,754
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,153

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Written

  • By Samantha on 03-09-18

Pleasantly surprised!

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

This is the first book I read by author Tomi Adeyemi. Someone recommended on FB. This book grabs your attention from the first chapter. I loved the culture, the traditions, the magic. The writing is so vivid that you can put yourself in each scene. I would love to see this turn into a film or series. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. And the author's notes at the end made me cry and want to re-read knowing what brought about this book. #BLM!!! I would HIGHLY recommend. You won't be disappointed.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down the River unto the Sea

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,213

Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators, until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault by his enemies within the NYPD, a charge which lands him in solitary at Rikers Island. A decade later, King is a private detective, running his agency with the help of his teenage daughter, Aja-Denise. Broken by the brutality he suffered and committed in equal measure while behind bars, his work and his daughter are the only light in his solitary life. When he receives a card in the mail from the woman who admits she was paid to frame him those years ago, King realizes that he has no choice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Claudia Peebler on 03-03-18

classic Mosley

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

This was a classic Mosley book. He made a reference to remembering a woman in blue dress :-)
However, there were so many character names, at times, it was difficult to follow. I found the story a tad slow. I loved the relationship between the main character and his daughter.
Although it wasn't my favorite by Mr. Mosley, Still a big fan of his writing.
And I Love Dion Graham narrating!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Gideon

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup - including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories - to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Gideon

  • By Mr. Ponder on 04-19-17

Beyond expectations!!!

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I began with book 1 of the Gideon series and his many other stories. Big fan of Eric Jerome Dickey so I was thrilled when Finding Gideon was released. Intense from start to finish. I won't give away spoilers BUT if you've read his other books...OMG...Big Surprise for the next installment. I'll just say 1 word; Reaper!!
5 stars across the board!! Bravo. About to read it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blackbirds

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571

They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts as the collegiate and postcollegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narrator

  • By D. Barbara S. on 10-28-16

Love The Blackbirds

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

Although there are 4 more characters, they all had their own personalities.
Would I suggest this read, yes
I just feel there will be a second book by the way it ended. If this was it, I wanted more closure. If not, I look forward to the next chapter of The Blackbirds.

  • When the Thrill Is Gone

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

How can Leonid McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No The Thrill is not Gone

  • By Nicole on 04-09-11

Enjoyed but too many names

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

Reviewed: 02-28-16

I love both Eazy and Lenoid stories but this story had too many characters to keep track of. If you go a day or so without listening, more than likely you have to go back to understand. This book was the most confusing.

  • The Family Business

  • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight, Patricia R. Floyd, Michael Early
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story unfolds

  • By Dream on 03-26-12

I was a little skeptical in the beginning but...

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

Reviewed: 09-16-15

I was surprised that I enjoyed it. I will continue in the series to see what the Duncan Family do next