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    • The Nickel Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning number one New York Times best seller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Classic

    • By iamLaurenKelsey on 07-23-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,871
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,838

    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

    • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,784
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,748

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Story, but...

    • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Land: Forging

    • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
    • By: Aleron Kong
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17,815
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16,791
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,744

    The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This RPG is LIT!

    • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,033
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,105

    Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIVETING!

    • By Tracy P. on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Washington Black

    • A Novel
    • By: Esi Edugyan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

    George Washington Black, or "Wash", an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning - and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now what do I do?

    • By Mary L. Doyle on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Queenie

    • By: Candice Carty-Williams
    • Narrated by: Shvorne Marks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle-class peers. After a messy break-up from her white long-term boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places...including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Growing up for Grownups

    • By Susan on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Invisible Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,948
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,949

    Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

    • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Let Me Love You

    • McClain Brothers Series, Book 1
    • By: Alexandria House
    • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,773
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,584
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577

    Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG OMG OMG IF YALL DONT READ THIS BOOK!!!!

    • By Y f on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Color Purple

    • By: Alice Walker
    • Narrated by: Alice Walker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 342

    Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by society and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters to God. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In depth

    • By Precious Honey on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • True to the Game II

    • The True to the Game Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Teri Woods
    • Narrated by: Cary Hite, Erica Peeples
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 186

    True to the Game II picks up where True to the Game left off-with one difference. Gena is now seeing a new guy named Jay. Little does Gena know that the man she has fallen in love with, so soon after Quadir's death, is his archrival, Jerrell Jackson. Unfortunately, Jerrell is determined to get his revenge against Quadir's crew, and he'll start with Gena.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-21-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • 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 2,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943

    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
    • Exquisite Narration

    • By Laurel Futures on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Let Me Please You: A McClain Family Novella

    • McClain Brothers, Book 3.5,
    • By: Alexandria House
    • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 344

    She's the only sister in a family of alpha males. Loved, treasured, and sheltered by her brothers, Kat McClain is working to heal the pain of a failed marriage to a man she loved from her teenage years and move on with her life, but she's a woman; she has needs, and she's understandably lonely. Tommy Kirby has protected her brother since he was barely a man and has been a silent staple in the McClain family for just as long. He loves his job, his life, and is loyal to his employer. More than anything, he wants a family of his own. Perhaps these two are exactly what the other desires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Afrolatinx rep for the win!

    • By Audiobookhoe on 05-17-19

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    • The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 591
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 558

    Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose", people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. As Tracker follows the boy's scent, he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Opaque. And hard to care about.

    • By Lisa Gray on 02-07-19

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    • A Novel
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chris Chalk, Rutina Wesley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340

    In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural 21st-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4.06 Stars

    • By j phillips on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ethic

    • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions
    • Narrated by: iiKane
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,360

    Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenage girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING

    • By Stephanie Moore on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Zane's The Other Side of the Pillow

    • By: Zane
    • Narrated by: Bridge Carpenter, Hevin Hanover
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254

    Jemistry Daniels is a bitter woman and not trying to hide it. Even though she is beautiful, intelligent, and makes six figures a year as a high school principal in Washington, DC, one man after another has failed her. So she decides to give up and join the party by adapting the entire "friends with benefits" mentality with a couple of men that she beds on the regular but refuses to hold any kind of real conversation with, in fear that she might actually catch feelings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I get the point, but not a very good story.

    • By Dani0137 on 03-15-15

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Redbone

    • The Redbone Series, Book 1
    • By: T. Styles, Buck 50 Productions
    • Narrated by: Mishi LaChappelle
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    When Farah Cotton places a classified ad stating, “Cute redbone female looking to share a luxury apartment with another redbone female”, many women apply. One look at the lush apartment in Washington, DC, and every fly girl around wants a chance to call Platinum Lofts her new home. The moment Farah lays eyes on Lesa Carmine, a pretty young woman with an active lifestyle and a sunny disposition, she knows she’s found the perfect girl for her ultimate plan. The two become fast friends - until Farah becomes intrusive and her siblings move in, violating Lesa’s privacy. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FUCKIN AMAZING

    • By Y f on 06-01-19

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Ethic II

    • By: Ashley Antoinette
    • Narrated by: Nicole Small
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,228
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,062

    Love should burn slow, but with Ezra "Ethic" Okafor it is always fast and fleeting. After an accidental killing affects Alani, the woman he loves, she thinks he's a monster. Separated by tragedy, the pair endure a loss like nothing they have ever felt, and their connection is impossible to repair. Ethic is reduced to misery and raising his children alone once again. With Morgan in the throes of a passionate love affair and Bella in need of guidance that he can't provide, Ethic is in turmoil. He's failing as a man, and the fingerprint he is leaving on the world is a bloody one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen...but

    • By Anonymous User on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Secrets of a Side Bitch

    • By: Jessica N. Watkins
    • Narrated by: Cary Hite, Nicole Small
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

    Meet Omari, a gorgeous, hardworking 28-year-old man from the South Side of Chicago. No matter how hard he works at his job at UPS, it is never enough to take care of himself and his long-term girlfriend. After continuous pressure from his older cousin, Ching, Omari finally trades in busting his ass for working under Ching, hustling three major blocks on the West Side. All is good as Omari juggles work and the drug game - until Ching involves him in the murder of someone who ends up being the governor's nephew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surprised!!!!

    • By JALAYNE on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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