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  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history, modern analysis less so

  • By S. Yates on 02-17-18

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

This book by far has given me a history lesson worthy of my time and intelligence. It was easy to follow and great sequence. The information was flanked with setting the scene time line connections. Will definately buy a hard copy for my bookshelf.

  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,562
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 32,449

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

Relevant and a must read

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

It truly had me guessing if it was a story about the current state of the world or a story of hope. I guess its good to stay in the now and not daydream about what could be. This book was a tribute to all who are swallowed by these type of tragedies.

  • I'm Judging You

  • The Do-Better Manual
  • By: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good advice for all--adults, that is .

  • By anniep on 03-18-18

The Truth is Alive

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Truly enjoyed the update etiquette of Mrs Ajayi. I think this was needed to identity our need for better social etiquette. Funny, insightful and full of love.

  • You Can't Touch My Hair

  • And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
  • By: Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
  • Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phoebe, You Rock

  • By Kate on 12-02-16

All about da Troof

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Phoehe Robinson delivers wisdom with humor in a way that allows you to stop and think. Her approach to sexism is a breath of fresh air. She keeps you laughing with hope instead of crying with fear.

  • The Sisters Are Alright

  • Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
  • By: Tamara Winfrey Harris
  • Narrated by: Tamberla Perry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves. Tamara Winfrey Harris takes sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was everything

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-18-16

Enlightened Clarification of the state of America

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

As children we grow and the schools tell us what is what, not accepting its wrongs as they matter of fact explain a short history of slavery, jim crow and civil rights. This book gives us another clarification of our history.

  • Tears We Cannot Stop

  • A Sermon to White America
  • By: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Narrated by: Michael Eric Dyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,243

Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, "Nothing." Dyson believes he was wrong. In Tears We Cannot Stop, he responds to that question. If we are to make real racial progress, we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Invite this man in and listen closely

  • By Catherine S. Read on 02-03-17

A truth to wrestle with.

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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-17

This book is a truth that most whites will never read, we live in their society they refuse to live in ours, a truth Michael Eric Dyson submits and asks European Americans to answer.

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  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 122,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 113,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 112,969

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nonchalant comments about animal abuse

  • By Liesel Wallace on 06-11-19

a great read

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

Reviewed: 12-09-16

This book made me laugh, gave me information and insight. Trevor Noah speaks the truth with no apologies. Will read over again.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sleight of Hand

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Phillip Margolin
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Ten years ago, Horace Blair fell in love with Carrie, the prosecutor during his DUI trial. After a torrid courtship, he persuaded her to marry him and to sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful during the first 10 years of their marriage. The week before their 10th anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged with her murder. Desperate to clear his name, the millionaire hires one of D.C.'s most brilliant and ruthless defense attorneys - Charles Benedict.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It should've been a better book

  • By Mary on 04-18-13

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 08-28-16

He never disappoints. The storyline is always so dynamic. Never can put it down. Every book has twists and turns that keep you on my toes guessing where he will go next. Unpredictably sharp and good to the last word.

  • To Paris with Love

  • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Cypress, Lisa Smith, Corey Allen, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

Ripped from the pages of Carl Weber's New York Times best-selling Family Business series comes a solo story about his most popular character to date - the bright, sexy, and deadly Paris Duncan. Join Carl Weber and Eric Pete as they go back in time and take Paris Duncan to Europe, to the finishing school where she meets her first true love, makes her first real enemy, and commits her first crime. Listeners will get a thrilling inside view into the events that made Paris the lovely but lethal woman she is today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The end made it worth the listen

  • By Larena on 01-23-14

Action great, not for a feminist

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

The action and story like was great, but the mysaginist tones and references to women make me feel like it's a prolonged exsplicit rap video. It could have been a great story without it.