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    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Biography

    • By Adam Shields on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $46.95

    • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Imbolo Mbue
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,863
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851

    Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overhyped

    • By Rochelle on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Sellout

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,911
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,704
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,695

    A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality: the black Chinese restaurant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book, fantastic narrator!

    • By Bonnie B. on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Parting the Waters

    • America in the King Years 1954-63
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Janina Edwards
    • Length: 45 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing from start to finish

    • By John B Hammontree on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $57.95

    • The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness” - a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” Though an examination of Black life in post-Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Personal Collection of Essays

    • By Peter Joel Marcantel on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Speak No Evil

    • A Novel
    • By: Uzodinma Iweala
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part 2 Let Me Down

    • By pynkskies on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • All the Pieces Matter

    • The Inside Story of The Wire®
    • By: Jonathan Abrams
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Abrams, January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There's a reason you hire professional talent

    • By Shawnald on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Call Me American

    • A Memoir
    • By: Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 150

    Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When US marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it became dangerous to celebrate Western culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Nicole Nation on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Beyond the Messy Truth

    • How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
    • By: Van Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump's victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never hated anyone before

    • By Joanna Bugajska on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • True Legend

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks - and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded - and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any basketball lovers.

    • By J Shelman on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Blues People

    • Negro Music in White America
    • By: LeRoi Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music - through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel, development, jazz...[If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Prentice Onayemi, Allyson Johnson, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence; Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; and more.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • By: Scott McCormick
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for all ages

    • By Bonnie Butler on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ambitious and Important

    • By Laura on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Beasts Made of Night

    • By: Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj's livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he's suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Promising idea, but too little plot

    • By Karla on 12-31-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The White Boy Shuffle

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing but disappointing storyline.

    • By MidwestGeek on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Smoketown

    • By: Mark Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Mark Whitaker's Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America. It depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes listeners on a rousing, revelatory journey - and offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopes for Pittsburgh aka "Up South"

    • By Dr. Pepper on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Cocaine Chronicles

    • By: Gary Philips (editor), Jervey Tervalon (editor)
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Scott Brick, Nick Sullivan, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today's most thought-provoking writers. Featuring brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Five-Carat Soul

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    The stories in Five-Carat Soul - none of them ever published before - spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic - all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen. Just listen.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Green

    • A Novel
    • By: Sam Graham-Felsen
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes. Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Skip to the End

    • By Yvonne on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $28.00

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