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    • The Hate U Give

    • By: Angie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21,667
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20,173
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20,100

    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

    • A Spark of Light

    • A Novel
    • By: Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jodi Picoult
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The number-one New York Times best-selling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center - a women’s reproductive health services clinic. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his 15-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Children of Blood and Bone

    • By: Tomi Adeyemi
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,565
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,182

    Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Written

    • By Samantha on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,387

    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • By: Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,966
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,888

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Prisca on 04-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Help

    • By: Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36,913
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,871
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22,891

    In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great surprise!

    • By Jan on 12-02-09

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Darkest Child

    • By: Dolores Phillips
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    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
    • My heart couldn't take it

    • By NIXX1993 on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • So You Want to Talk About Race

    • By: Ijeoma Oluo
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 545

    In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions listeners don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm really glad I took a chance on this book

    • By Maggie on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

    • By: Alexander C. Kane
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,969
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,810

    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

    • Bad Feminist

    • Essays
    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,122

    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman ( Sweet Valley High) of color ( The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years ( Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "I am a mess of contradictions" - RG

    • By Cynthia on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Rush

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa Patton
    • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Lilith Whitmore appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board and suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. It's all part of Lilith's plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid - no matter what. Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member, but her resume lacks a vital ingredient: pedigree. And if anyone discovers the dark family secrets she's hiding, she'll be dropped from rush in an instant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sorority meets the Help!

    • By amanda on 08-28-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Black Girl Lost

    • By: Donald Goines
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Now I Know

    • By Zonly1 on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • They Both Die at the End

    • By: Adam Silvera
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 996
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941

    On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You try and prep yourself, but it won't help.....

    • By Jeffrey veals on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Kitchen House

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 329

    Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master's opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By angela williams on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Sun Is Also a Star

    • By: Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

    I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written love story

    • By BookLuvr73 on 12-16-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 151
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • Yellow Crocus

    • By: Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,290

    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

    • Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

    • By: Sarah Bird
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Powerful, epic, and compelling, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived a slave - until the Union army comes and destroys the only world she’s known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision - to fight in the army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers. With courage and wit, Cathy must not only fight for her survival and freedom in the ultimate man’s world, but never give up on her mission to find her family, and the man she loves. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT BOOK!!!!!

    • By Angela on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Everything, Everything

    • By: Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,723
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,724

    This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bubble Girl Meets Boy

    • By FanB14 on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Piece of Cake

    • By: Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 848
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring

    • By Kim on 07-02-10

    Regular price: $39.93

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