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  • Assata

  • By: Assata Shakur, Angela Davis - foreword
  • Narrated by: Sirena Riley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 739

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By The Black Awareness Book Club (On Facebook) on 10-06-17

A "Page Turner"

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I couldn't stop listening to Assata's story, as she grew from a young girl, surrounded and nurtured by the love of her mother, aunt, and grandmother, into a revolutionary fighting for the rights of her people.

  • When They Call You a Terrorist

  • A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • By: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele
  • Narrated by: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 462

When They Call You a Terrorist is the essential audiobook for every conscientious American. From one of the cofounders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic audiobook memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors' story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should listen!

  • By Mary J. Bunker on 01-26-18

Just Listen

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

Khan-Cullors' memoir is deeply personal and tells what it is like to be Black in the United States.

  • Parable of the Sower

  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,420
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413

God is change. That is the central truth of the Earthseed movement, whose unlikely prophet is 18-year-old Lauren Olamina. The young woman's diary entries tell the story of her life amid a violent 21st-century hell of walled neighborhoods and drug-crazed pyromaniacs - and reveal her evolving Earthseed philosophy. Against a backdrop of horror emerges a message of hope: if we are willing to embrace divine change, we will survive to fulfill our destiny among the stars.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Mark

  • By Noah Paul on 11-05-09

A Must Read for Our Time

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-18

A story ripe for the times in which we live, where change is the only constant, much of it destructive... But parables are the way through the present, from the past, and into our future.

  • Everything I Never Told You

  • A Novel
  • By: Celeste Ng
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,397

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.… So begins the story in this exquisite debut novel about a Chinese American family living in a small town in 1970s Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Character Novel

  • By colprubin on 07-16-14

A Book about Learning to Beling

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Reviewed: 01-17-18

I couldn't stop listening until I had heard the entire story, a page-turner if I were reading it.

  • 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 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

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 way through the tears and beyond

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Thoughtful, kind and loving, provocative, prophetic truth. Both visionary and practical, giving specific ways for white people to understand the lived Black experience, and for whites to move from behind the fences, gates, walls built for their protection, to walk across the divide whites have created, to recognize and give thanks for the salvation that will come to this country when whites and People of Color work and walk together.

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