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  • The Souls of Black Folk

  • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of 15 essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America—and to demand an end to it. Du Bois’ writing draws on his early experiences, from teaching in the hills of Tennessee, to the death of his infant son, to his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essays of 'life and love and strife and failure'

  • By ESK on 02-08-13

Relevant! Heat breaking! Lovely!

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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: 04-12-19

This story is one that brings you back to center. A must read for any person of color who wishes to make a difference!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 88,133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80,198
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,744

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

A must read for first generation students!

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This book is a must read for any person who has been challenged by marginalized expectations.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,377
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,541
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,456

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Heartfelt Self-aware Literary Masterpiece

  • By T Spencer on 07-30-15

A must read for the time!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-18

The author takes you on a ride through the heart and soul if most Afro Americans journey of life. Never leaving you wanting but eloquently navigating your way through with him. Excellent!

  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,467

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

Frightenedly plausible!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

The author slowly pulls you into the characters life. One that is frightening and hopeful. Although at first you see her as a person with little courage, she displays a great deal of resiliency in the face of horrible loss.

  • Ruby

  • A Novel
  • By: Cynthia Bond
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 896
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 891

Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby, “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at,” has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city - the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village - all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • disturbing yet beautiful

  • By Beth Anne on 07-06-14

Speechless!

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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: 03-25-18

This author too me to the abis and back to gorly. So glad I didn't stay in the abis. This is an electrifying read. Don't pick it up unless you are ready for the ride.

  • Summary of The Catcher in the Rye

  • Reading Hacker Summaries, Book 1
  • By: Reading Hacker
  • Narrated by: Eddie Leonard Jr.
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

This summary of Catcher in the Rye provides and in depth overview of J.D. Salinger's best-known work. You will get to know the main character Holden Caulfield and journey with him as he learns the important lessons of growing up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as detailed...

  • By Buffie on 03-19-18

Not as detailed...

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Not as detailed as I had hoped but it was a good review. I would recommend reading the book.

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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,762

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

A must read

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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: 02-22-18

This is a read that will bring you back to center. The journey is better than the destination.

  • Blood at the Root

  • A Racial Cleansing in America
  • By: Patrick Phillips
  • Narrated by: Patrick Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth's tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and '80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth all white well into the 1990s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when is white history month?

  • By Bailey on 03-06-18

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

This story is the perfect start to a conversation about race and injustice in America. It should be a must read for all high school and collegiate students. it will provide a consisce look into the hearts of many people of color. Enjoy and Awaken!

  • Song of Solomon

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poorly Edited

  • By JACK on 09-03-10

Still breathe taking!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Still breathe taking!!! Excellent read! I recommend this bookbto any person who wants to know the true meaning of love, life, hurt and sacrifice.

  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,717

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By R. Baker on 05-25-05

Excellent read!

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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: 12-13-17

Excellent read to create balance in life! A must read for those who are in transition.