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  • Defining Moments in Black History

  • Reading Between the Lies
  • By: Dick Gregory
  • Narrated by: James Shippy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

  • By Terrance on 11-01-17

Is it a theory or truth

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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: 04-08-18

I loved it . I will do my research because if have of what he writes is true, then we better get the space program going because I want to be an earthling.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

  • An American Tragedy
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,475

"We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

  • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

Amazing

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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: 03-28-18

This is definitely a good piece of writing well put together. An eyebrow raising slap of truth.

  • 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 1,356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

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

Hell yeah

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-05-17

Amazing and informative a must read white or not pick this up and share it with others.
Preach on preacher, preach on!!!

  • Democracy in Black

  • How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul
  • By: Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency - at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we've solved America's race problem.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dysfunctional Mindset of American

  • By Paul T. on 07-09-16

Are you kidding

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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: 01-03-17

I am full amazed by this book it is thoughtful and insightful. I wish I would have discovered this book sooner it would have changed the way I voted. Still wouldn't have made a difference in not Russian. This book is definitely required reading if you are black and care anything about yourself and your identity.

  • Citizen

  • An American Lyric
  • By: Claudia Rankine
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Claudia Rankine's bold new audiobook recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in 21st-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV - everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important Work But Audio Is Missing a Lot

  • By Steve M on 08-30-17

Great book wrong narration

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

This was a good book but it could've used a variety of narrators this has so many voices I feel like the narration should've shown those voices sometimes the female voice didn't convey the male voices in the poetry. Overall great book glad I found it amazing poetry

  • Got to Give the People What They Want

  • True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court
  • By: Jalen Rose
  • Narrated by: Jalen Rose
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the '70s and '80s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary "Fab Five" at the University of Michigan. Not as the player under the stewardship of Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, and others throughout his 13-year NBA career. And certainly not as a commentator and analyst on ABC/ESPN and Grantland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book - a MUST download / read

  • By Terry on 10-08-15

Great insight

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

Reviewed: 10-25-15

I enjoyed this it is great insight from a man being honest and showing the true side of the basketball world.

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  • Soccerland

  • The International Sport Academy
  • By: Beth Choat
  • Narrated by: Beth Choat
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

"One day I’m going to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team." That’s what Flora Dupre promised her mom, before her mom died of cancer. Flora and her mom had created a place called Soccerland, an escape world where they went and just talked soccer. And now Flora’s dream of playing for the U.S.A. might be coming true. Flora’s received the invitation of a lifetime: the chance to try out for the Under-15 U.S. Girls’ Soccer Team, an opportunity that could put Flora on the road to making her dream a reality and reaching the real "Soccerland".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly GREAT!!

  • By it is ok on 09-11-15

Surprisingly GREAT!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-11-15

I enjoyed this book. I was hesitant to read it but I am so glad I did. Being a soccer coach and a teacher, there are so many student athletes I would recommend this to, and not just girls. I believe the message in this book would be universal.

  • Go the F--k to Sleep

  • By: Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration)
  • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Length: 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,063

Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson ( Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

Great

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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: 08-07-15

I need 15 words to say the simple truth about this book it's f--cking Great!!! Now it's over 15 words.

  • 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 18,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,247
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,165

"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

Amazing

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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: 07-25-15

A must read and should be required reading in any literature class. This is deep, makes you think, my son will be reading this!

  • Rage Is Back

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Mansbach
  • Narrated by: Danny Hoch
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Kilroy Dondi Vance is an 18-year-old mixed-race Brooklynite who deals pot and goes to prep school on scholarship, all while growing up in the shadow of his absentee father, Billy Rage, a legendary graffiti writer who disappeared from New York City in 1989 following a public feud with MTA police chief Anastacio Bracken. Now it’s 2005. Bracken is running for mayor of New York City. And who should Dondi discover on a rooftop in Brooklyn but his father, newly returned to the city and ready to settle the score.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic!

  • By Hana Q. Feit on 10-26-16

Good stuff

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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: 07-16-15

This book is amazing and the narration is on point. I highly recommend this book!!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful