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  • The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
  • By: Donna Brazile
  • Narrated by: Donna Brazile
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 779
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 720

From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Donna is going to need protection after this....

  • By Kristen on 11-07-17

My hero

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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: 11-09-17

My Hero My Champion,
Thank you for writing this book. You have said everything that I needed to hear. May you live long and prosper.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

  • A Young Black Man's Education
  • By: Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fire!!!

  • By Naima on 08-17-16

Fire!!!

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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: 08-17-16

Smith killed it!! I'm so impressed with his honesty and self awareness. The irony is that his analysis of sexism is going to be more persuasive because he is male. Overall the book is relevant, timely and thought provoking. Simply brilliant. Thank you Mr. Smith.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Gathering of Waters

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi - a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Naima on 07-26-16

Loved it!!

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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: 07-26-16

A beautiful way to tell a ghost story. If you like Tananarive Due you will like this.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Book of Harlan

  • By: Bernice McFadden
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre - affectionately referred to as "the Harlem of Paris" by black American musicians - Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An insightful account of an eventful period

  • By Ezinwanyi on 07-26-16

A Revelation!

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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: 07-21-16

This book is so beautiful that I hated for it to end. The story is both tender and shocking and the characters felt like family. I plan to read other books by Bernice McFadden. She is masterful. The narration was also wonderful and made the book come to life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Homegoing

  • A Novel
  • By: Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,007
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,552

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An important story but terribly disjointed

  • By Joy on 12-07-17

I'm going home!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

This book was moving and powerful. I felt it in my soul. The narrator was fantastic. I almost couldn't believe that it was the same person narrating throughout. The story expresses the pain and joy of the African American experience. It uniquely got to the heart of the human suffering that was slavery and colonialism. It was beautiful and it makes a contribution to our collective healing. I hope everyone reads it.

  • Every Little Step

  • My Story
  • By: Bobby Brown
  • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bobby's Reading Voice

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-17

Awful Narration

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-16

Why did the producer would allow Bobby Brown to do the narration? His reading is so halting and staccato it is basically impossible to listen to. I've listened to hundreds of audio books and this narration is easily the worst I have ever heard. Very disappointing. I hope they redo this with a professional narrator. Bobby Brown can sing and dance but not read.

24 of 33 people found this review helpful

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  • At the Dark End of the Street

  • Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
  • By: Danielle L. McGuire
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148

Rosa Parks is often described as a sweet elderly woman, whose tired feet caused her to defy the Jim Crow laws on Montgomery's city buses. Her supposedly solitary and spontaneous act, history tells us, sparked the 1955 bus boycott and gave birth to the civil rights movement. The truth of who Rosa Parks was and what really started the 1955 Boycott is far different than anything previously written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to This Book

  • By Naima on 10-08-12
  • At the Dark End of the Street
  • Black Women, Rape, and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
  • By: Danielle L. McGuire
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles

Listen to This Book

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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: 10-08-12

What did you love best about At the Dark End of the Street?

This book will make you cry.

What other book might you compare At the Dark End of the Street to and why?

It was similar to The Warmth of Other Suns in the vivid description of the Jim Crow South.

What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Miles is very easy to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

What is truly amazing is that any group of people could survive the treatment that African people have survived in America. The organization and activism of the community, the courage and dignity of the individuals are all a lesson to inform those interested in organizing and activism and restoring the dignity that was stolen from us.

Any additional comments?

Get it and pass it on!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful