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Prof. RShawntezJackson

OAKLAND, CA, United States
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  • Akata Warrior

  • Akata Witch Series, Book 2
  • By: Nnedi Okorafor
  • Narrated by: Yetide Badaki
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor, Sugar Cream, and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Akata warrior

  • By Valerie D. Pegram on 01-22-19

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 01-29-19

An absolutely stunning follow up to the original. I was throughly entertained by the story and narration. A five star performance! The African Harry Potter and so much more. I am hooked now. More. More. More.

The best young adult literature of the new millennium! Deeply rich and beautiful material for a movie, I hope.

  • The Outsider

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,591

An 11-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What In the HELL Brother?!

  • By Naomi on 04-14-19

Spectacularly performed work of brilliance.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-19

well Steven King has done it again. The book kept me intrigued and captivated the entire way through. I got to know these people. I watched them change because of their shared traumas and beliefs. We are more frightening then we realize.

Get this title if you're really ready!

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  • The Book of Night Women

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619

The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • twenty stars

  • By Denise on 09-21-10

A riveting tale of the untold

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This book will captivate you. it weaves a spell of intrigue and mystery around every turn. The violence and fear is palpable and the language will move you through time. These night women are complex women and we unfold as they do on this journey. This book will seep its way into you in a eerie manner like moonlight. Compelling and broken, is all I can say about The Night Women, this book is a must have.

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,508
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,861
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,839

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

You can't get a better title than this!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

I have thoroughly enjoyed this ride. Every new chapter reveals a brand new facet to this dynamic spirit. Hilarious, beautiful, heartfelt, lesson filled romp of life! Download this title and be prepared to laugh and laugh and laugh.

  • 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 8,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,201

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

Bones thrilling story you can't put down

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

Reviewed: 10-26-18

you will fall in love with the world created Tomi Adeyemi. Rich textures and poetic imagery balance a historic conflict rooted in today's pain. visceral while tender. A performance that sets it apart from most audibal stories I've heard. Brilliant!!!

  • Hustling on the Down Low

  • By: M. T. Pope
  • Narrated by: Randall Bain, Morae Brehon, Daxton Dewards, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Hustling on the Down Low is a story of two men at war for the control of the criminal activity of Baltimore and the power that comes with it. One man is a mysterious gay kingpin with an edge. The other is a straight kingpin determined to get back on top by any means necessary. There can be only one man on top. The question is, who is willing to go down the lowest to get to the top?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!!

  • By Delvondre Payton on 08-23-17

Better than expected

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I've read M. T. Pope books before and I've become a fan. This was my first audio book from him and it was much better than I expected. there were some great voice performances from mom and son that made this story worth coming back to. the story pushes us at times in places we shouldn't necessarily be going. shock moments and alot of them, but it's not a joke. it's a well thought out story. It gets hot and bothered so if you don't like the intense sexuality stiff (straight or gay), this is not for you. otherwise, enjoy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Elizabeth

  • A Play in Letters From Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again
  • By: Sarah Ruhl
  • Narrated by: Julian Sands, JoBeth Williams
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

The complicated relationship between the poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell is revealed in nearly 30 years' worth of correspondence. Taken from their exchange of letters, Dear Elizabeth is a study in friendship, intimacy, and the power of words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spectacular history of words.

  • By Prof. RShawntezJackson on 07-07-17

spectacular history of words.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

I've studied literature and this relationship resonates continuously through out history. Troung Tran and Wanda Davis more recently. sometimes cantankerous, sometimes heart warming and a comfort that's warmer that blanket in from of the fire. Sarah Ruhl does it again. Her writing will sweep you away.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bluest Eye

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 965
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

It is the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but not an easy story.

  • By MerryJovialL on 10-01-12

Strikingly Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

For this to be her first novel, it's purely astonishing. The rich nature of language and raw aggressive content makes for a longer than prescribed listen. You will rewind. You must rewind! Sometimes three and four times just to take in the magic of her construction of emotions, locations, people and conversations. Epic, tragic and haunting are the words left ed burned in my brain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Abide with Me

  • A Novel
  • By: E. Lynn Harris
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

At the end of Just As I Am, Raymond Tyler, Jr., was beginning a relationship with Trent, a fraternity brother from his college days, while Nicole had found love with Jared, Raymond's buddy from Atlanta. As Abide with Me opens, Raymond and Trent are settled in Seattle, where Trent's career as an architect has blossomed and Raymond's law practice is booming. All seems well. Then, late one night, Raymond gets a call from a United States senator that threatens everything he's built. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally finished the trilogy!

  • By Jerry St. Louis on 03-12-19

must have

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

This is a heart stopper on so many levels. will make you fall in love with Harris.

  • Satan's Sisters

  • A Novel Work of Fiction
  • By: Star Jones
  • Narrated by: Star Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 36

Set in the bright lights of daytime television, Satan's Sisters is the story of The Lunch Club – a long-running, popular ladies' talk show in which alliances are forged, careers are made, and bridges are burned. The show's famous red couch is ruled by its esteemed matriarch, Maxine Robinson, the first African-American to become a network news anchor, who maintains a hidden safe of diaries chronicling others' indiscretions for posterity – and leverage as needed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This was a wonderful getaway from my day

  • By Prof. RShawntezJackson on 10-29-15

This was a wonderful getaway from my day

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-15

such a splendid narrative and rich layered characters. I felt like a fly on the wall at times. Star Jones is a beast and may be the new Jackie Collions, rest her soul, for the next generation of steaming celebrity gossip mongers ready to read about the rich and famous. She's got daytime on lock with this work right here. Maxine is a monster you'll enjoy hating, and the show behind the show is hilarious.

You've gotta try this one out if you haven't already. if you have, read it again, you may have missed something.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful