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    • Sister of Mine

    • A Novel
    • By: Sabra Waldfogel
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931

    When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read

    • By M. Ryder on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Darkest Child

    • By: Delores Phillips
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 990

    In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's 10 children, but she is also the darkest complected. The Quinns - all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers - live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules. Rozelle's children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are 12 years old so that they can help support her by going to work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Darkest Child

    • By Beguiling on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

    • By: Alexander C. Kane
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,718
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,711

    Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

    • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Salt Roads

    • By: Nalo Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In 1804, shortly before the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue is renamed Haiti, a group of women gather to bury a stillborn baby. Led by a lesbian healer and midwife named Mer, the women's lamentations inadvertently release the dead infant's "unused vitality" to draw Ezili - the Afro-Caribbean goddess of sexual desire and love - into the physical world.  As Ezili explores her newfound powers, she travels across time and space to inhabit the midwife's body - as well as those of Jeanne, a mixed-race dancer and the mistress of Charles Baudelaire living in 1880s Paris, and Meritet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to convey

    • By Paula P on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dread Nation

    • By: Justina Ireland
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

    Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Dead Are Never Lonely

    • By Cynthia on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • When You Find Me

    • By: P. J. Vernon
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Visiting her family's South Carolina estate, socialite Gray Godfrey wakes from a night out to an empty bed. Her husband, Paul, is gone, and a thrashing hangover has wiped her memory clean. At first, she's relieved for the break from her tumultuous marriage; perhaps Paul just needed some space. But when his car is found abandoned on the highway, Gray must face the truth: Paul is gone. And Gray may not want him found. Her life is unraveling. When a stranger named Annie calls claiming to know Paul's whereabouts, Gray reluctantly accepts her help. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening!

    • By TiredinPittsburgh on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Because We Are

    • A Novel of Haiti
    • By: Ted Oswald
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    Ten-year-old orphan Libète has been hardened by the daily struggle to survive in Cité Soleil, Haiti's most infamous slum. But when she and her best friend, Jak, discover a young mother and her baby brutally murdered in a nearby marsh, it's unlike anything she's encountered before. Though initially shocked, the adults of Cité Soleil move on quickly from the event; after all, death is commonplace in this community.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fantastic.

    • By JJ on 11-17-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Lost Ones

    • A Novel
    • By: Sheena Kamal
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    It begins with a phone call that Nora Watts has dreaded for 15 years - since the day she gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Bonnie has vanished. The police consider her a chronic runaway and aren't looking, leaving her desperate adoptive parents to reach out to her birth mother as a last hope. A biracial product of the foster system, transient, homeless, scarred by a past filled with pain and violence, Nora knows intimately what happens to vulnerable girls on the streets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would make a great movie!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Allegedly

    • By: Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 796
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 801

    Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn't say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary, and the jury made it official. But did she do it?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, GREAT narrator, ending a bit unreal.

    • By Gary on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Dear Mother

    • By: Bunmi Laditan
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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    The first collection of poetry from Bunmi Laditan, best-selling author of Confessions of a Domestic Failure and creator of The Honest Toddler, capturing the honesty, rawness, sheer joy, and total madness of motherhood. With the compassion and wit that have made her a social media sensation among mothers around the world, Bunmi Laditan puts into evocative and relatable words what so many of us feel but can’t quite express. 

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Mustard Seed

    • By: Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857

    Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part TWO

    • By Dorothy on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • On the Come Up

    • By: Angie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 180

    Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least get some streams on her mixtape. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died right before he hit big, Bri's got massive shoes to fill. But when her mom unexpectedly loses her job, food banks and shut-off notices become as much a part of Bri's life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it - she has to make it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas and Turpin are my perfect pairing

    • By Katie - Audible on 02-05-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Promises Kept

    • Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life
    • By: Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson, Hilary Beard
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michele Stephenson asked when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Have Resource for Parents and Educators

    • By Liliana Mickle on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Black Girl Lost

    • By: Donald Goines
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491

    In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, Donald Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience - the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl's soul.

    Sandra took to the streets when she was eight years old and tried to fight off the hunger pangs by shoplifting and moving into the profits of drug pushing. Then she met Chink, and with him she discovered love and affection...as well as rape and murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance of a tragically beautiful tale

    • By E. H. Joiner on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Training School for Negro Girls

    • By: Camille Acker
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Janina Edwards
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This debut collection is a complicated love letter to Washington, DC, and to those who call it home: a TSA agent who's never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, and a teacher caught up in a mayoral race. These characters navigate life's "training school" - with lessons on gentrification and respectability - and fight to create their own sense of space and self. 

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Back Channel

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    October, 1962, in Cuba: Soviet ships off-load what intelligence reveals to be nuclear missiles. In Washington, President Kennedy and his advisers are in furious debate over how long they can wait to discover what the Soviets intend before dropping the first bomb. And, in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen - a 19-year-old Cornell sophomore - is swept up in a bizarre concatenation of circumstances that will make of her the back-channel liaison between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Kennedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT spy thriller!

    • By Mark on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Yellow Crocus

    • By: Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,692
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,893
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,875

    Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful southern historical fiction

    • By MissSusie66 on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Children

    • By: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 32 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

     The Children is David Halberstam's brilliant and moving evocation of the early days of the civil rights movement, as seen through the story of the young people - the children - who met in the 1960s and went on to lead the revolution.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • history that needs telling

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $49.00

    • The Hate U Give

    • By: Angie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31,293
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28,961
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28,850

    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

    • By Wendi on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • If Beale Street Could Talk

    • A Novel
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 936

    Told through the eyes of Tish, a 19-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions - affection, despair, and hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator did her thing, I love it!!!

    • By Vicky on 03-22-16

    Regular price: $20.97

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