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  • The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

    The Hate U Give

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Angie Thomas
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Ed Shepherdson says: "Raw Reality!"
  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) | Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    JQR says: "Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio"
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
  • The Help | Kathryn Stockett

    The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
  • Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon

    Everything, Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond
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    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.

    FanB14 says: "Bubble Girl Meets Boy"
  • Bad Feminist: Essays | Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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).

    Jeanette says: "It's okay"
  • Mustard Seed | Laila Ibrahim

    Mustard Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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.

    Nancy says: "Excellent"
  • Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim

    Yellow Crocus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    MissSusie66 says: "Beautiful southern historical fiction"
  • Sister of Mine: A Novel | Sabra Waldfogel

    Sister of Mine: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sabra Waldfogel
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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.

    M. Ryder says: "A Must Read"
  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection | Alexander C. Kane

    Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander C. Kane
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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?

    Grayson Blackmon says: "Great Book!"
  • The Story Keeper | Lisa Wingate

    The Story Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Wingate
    • Narrated By Abby Craden, Bahni Turpin
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    Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing - until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped y dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.

    Joleen says: "Audible version is mostly very good"
  • The Sun Is Also a Star | Nicola Yoon

    The Sun Is Also a Star

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    FanB14 says: "Sweet Little Book"
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    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.

    DBD says: "A must read!"
  • They Both Die at the End | Adam Silvera

    They Both Die at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Adam Silvera
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Spaceman Stan says: "Tear jerker Performance "
  • Allegedly | Tiffany D. Jackson

    Allegedly

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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?

    Ida says: "Chilling, raw, and gut-wrenching"
  • Borne | Jeff VanderMeer

    Borne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company - a biotech firm now derelict - and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.

    Matthew T. says: "Borne"
  • A Piece of Cake | Cupcake Brown

    A Piece of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Kim says: "Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring"
  • The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home | Jack Canfield,Dave Andrews

    The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews, Bahni Turpin, and others
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    Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem - and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired - this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

    S. Tarnawa says: "So very helpful"
  • Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace | Jessica Bennett

    Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jessica Bennett
    • Narrated By Jessica Bennett, Bahni Turpin
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    Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work - a Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. Hard hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice.

    Anne says: "Summary of Lean In"
  • A Kind of Freedom: A Novel | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

    A Kind of Freedom: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of black society, and when she falls for no-name Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter Jackie is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life.

    JYM-Maye says: "Left me hanging"
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