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    • The Way of the Writer

    • Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling
    • By: Charles Johnson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For 33 years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Middle Passage

    • By: Charles Johnson
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    After the Confederacy falls, newly freed slave Rutherford Calhoun is eager to avoid marrying a prim schoolteacher and boards the first ship he finds moored at a New Orleans port. Unbeknownst to Calhoun, the vessel is a slave ship enroute to Africa. On the return trip, Calhoun is put to work as a cabin boy and quickly assists the newly captured slaves in revolting against the drunken crew. This compelling adventure is filled with a perfect blend of colorful narrative, historical romance and suspense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, convencing performance

    • By Henry Richards on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, Volume 26

    • By: Charles Beaumont, Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Experience one of television's greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today's biggest celebrities.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is my least favourite of the series

    • By Gudrun on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Graduate

    • By: Terry Johnson, Charles Webb, Calder Willingham, and others
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys, Linda Purl, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    An American classic adapted for the stage, starring Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson and Matthew Rhys as Benjamin Braddock. A fresh-faced college grad returns home, diploma in hand, to seek an answer to that age old question: “Now what?” Lacking any clear career path, he falls prey to the original “cougar”, the predatory Mrs. Robinson, wife of his father's business partner.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • City Behind A Fence: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1942-1946

    • By: Charles W. Johnson, Charles O. Jackson
    • Narrated by: Steve Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was created by the US government during World War II to aid in the construction of the first atomic bomb. Drawing on oral history and previously classified material, this book portrays the patterns of daily life in this unique setting.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Selected Shorts

    • Wartime Lives
    • By: Tim O'Brien, Maile Meloy, Benjamin Percy, and others
    • Narrated by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kathleen Chalfant, Oskar Eustis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    What happens to people's lives during times of battle and strife? From the American Revolution to the ongoing war in Iraq, the subject of this collection is how people cope with the dramatic shifts that come with war. Before Independence, a slave fights for freedom by taking up arms for the British; in World War I, a mother goes to the front lines to see her son; and in our time, a teenager in Oregon waits for e-mail from his father in the Middle East.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Slam-Dunk Success

    • Leading from Every Position on Life's Court
    • By: Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech, and others
    • Narrated by: Byron Scott, Charlie Norris, Jon Warech
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Great leadership begins with great understanding. No one knows that better than basketball legend Byron Scott and lifelong business executive Charlie Norris, who, respectively, won NBA championships and resurrected multimillion-dollar corporations by being team players no matter their positions. Whether it's on the basketball court, in the boardroom, or in everyday life, getting to the heads and hearts of people is paramount to getting the most out of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very motivating

    • By Anonymous User on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The American Journey of Barack Obama

    • By: Edward M. Kennedy (foreword), Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    For decades Americans have turned to LIFE magazine to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. The magazine now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. This book includes a Foreword by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene, and several others.

    Regular price: $19.38

    • AppBLACKation Rejected

    • A Writer's Report of How "The New Racists" Run Hollywood
    • By: Charles Renee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Charles R Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Why is Hollywood so reluctant to hire people of color? You've seen how the Rodney King incident and the O. J. Simpson scandal impacted race relations throughout America. But outside of Hollywood, have you ever heard of Riley Weston, The Secret Life of Desmond Pfeiffer, or "The Virtual Whiteout" of 1999? All of them, including King and O. J., have contributed to low employment for people of color from the late '90s through the economic crisis of 2008.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative and enjoyable

    • By Penny on 04-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Love Poems and More from the Heart and Soul of Man

    • By: Charles Johnson
    • Narrated by: Charles Hield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Poems of love, lost love, and forbidden love. Funny poems, sad poems, patriotic poems, heartfelt warm emotional poems, and a few naughty sensual poems sprinkled in just for fun. Poems that will pull at your heartstrings. Poems that will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eyes. Poems that just may change your view on love and life. This book is full of poems that are guaranteed to make you feel emotions. A huge collection of my own poems, I truly poured my heart and soul into this book. Enjoy!

    Regular price: $6.95