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  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • By: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,314

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Story, but...

  • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

Awesome! <br />

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

Reviewed: 03-29-19

Easy to follow, truly able to relate to it and the ending was what you'd hope for. finished in 2 days.

  • 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 28,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,288

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

Tiffany is nuts!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

listening to hear struggles coming directly from her and how she overcame all the obstacles was just awesome

  • Indigo

  • By: Beverly Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Robin Eller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love. When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate...even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is known as the "Black Daniel," a vital member of the North's Underground Railroad network.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So excited to see Indigo on Audible

  • By MonaBeeReads on 09-05-14

Never Judge a book by its Cover!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

This book was one of the best love stories I've ever read, the erotic moments between the two lovers was just what I needed. I'm craving more Beverly Jenkins Books and Robin is a fantastic Narrator.

  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,235
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • By Tiger 2010 on 06-11-16

Great Book, I forgot how much I love Terry M

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

Reviewed: 02-23-18

Really enjoyed the story, I'm not sure Terry should have been the narrator, my opinion.

  • White Lines

  • By: Tracy Brown
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109

Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very compelling story

  • By Dornetta on 12-25-11

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

This was a book club pick, it was very good and it kept my attention.

  • Take Your Pleasure Where you Find It

  • By: J. D. Mason
  • Narrated by: Erica B. Peeples
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48

Freddie “the Cheerleader,” Phyllis “the Class President,” and Renetta “the Fat Girl” ended their friendship back in high school. So it’s a surprise to all of them when they end up connecting at their 30-year high school reunion. They’ve all changed since those harsh yet tender high school years, and each one of them has her own deliciously scandalous secret. But when those secrets threaten to come to light—and possibly tear apart their less than perfect, but generally content lives—they band together in their sisterhood to stand and fight to keep what’s theirs

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • NO SIR!

  • By Dream on 06-27-12

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Very good book and the moderator was excellent, would have loved a little more at the end but that's always the case when it's over.

  • Copycat

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 227

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be - in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci. Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SNOOZER... SAVE YOUR MONEY...

  • By Tam on 02-10-17

Wanted More<br />

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

It was a little too Redundant for me. The epilogue was great, loved how the lesson of forgiveness was taught.

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