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  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,839
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,955

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina Anderson on 11-01-16

TERRIFIC

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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: 06-19-18

Loved, loved, loved this book. A must read for anyone who enjoys good writing👍🏽. This one goes to the top of my list.

  • Forty Acres

  • By: Dwayne Alexander Smith
  • Narrated by: Andre Blake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 352

Martin Grey, a smart, talented black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men in America. He's dazzled by what they've accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. They invite him for a weekend away from it all - no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But far from home and cut off from everyone he loves, he discovers a disturbing secret that challenges some of his deepest convictions.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Dreadful

  • By ilike2smize on 04-02-16

Suspenseful

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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: 03-18-18

Really enjoyed this book. Kept you at the edge of your seat. The author did a great job!

  • 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 26,373
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,667
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,569

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

What a Life

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-18

Thought content was really good. However the language was pass foul. Surely most points could have been made with less cursing. Would not recommend this book to anyone under 21 .

  • This Side of the Sky

  • By: Elyse Singleton
  • Narrated by: Myra Taylor, Sharon Washington, Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem - the perfect book to curl up with.”

Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful; historical, moving and very well done!!

  • By Claudette on 07-30-12

Wonderful Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-22-18

Definitely worth reading. Great story telling, wonderful theme. Did not leave you hanging to make your own conclusion. Had a beginning, a middle and a end.