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  • 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 12,826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,498

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
  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

  • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

The truth speaks volumes and changes lives.

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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: 06-20-18

This book is so relatable and true of our shared experiences of being Black in a white washed America. I want to thank the author for being brave enough to share.

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,335

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Bina48 looks forward to future humanoid friends.

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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: 12-10-17

Origins is a fantastic look into where we're going. I,m ready to be improved. Onward!

  • Adulthood Rites

  • Xenogenesis, Book 2
  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Aldrich Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004

In this sequel to Dawn, Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy named Akin. But Akin actually has five parents: a male and female human, a male and female Oankali, and a sexless Ooloi. The Oankali and Ooloi are part of an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastating nuclear war, but the price they exact is a high one the aliens are compelled to genetically merge their species with other races, drastically altering both in the process.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great second part, Can't wait to finish the series

  • By Carolina on 11-03-14

Octavia, was such a future. Why not make a movie?

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

I loved this series years ago and I love it now. MAKE THE MOVIE. Waiting.

  • X

  • A Novel
  • By: Ilyasah Shabazz, Kekla Magoon
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that's nothing but a pack of lies - after all, his father's been murdered, his mother's been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There's no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to love

  • By Deangelo on 04-27-16

The fight goes on.

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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: 07-30-16

Loved hearing about the young Malcom X from the perspective of his daughter. It seems to me the Black mans struggle to be seen and treated equally continues.

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