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    • Ep. 2: 100:1 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    [Contains explicit content] It is the mid-1980s, and America is alarmed by the dawn of crack cocaine. We go to Capitol Hill for the little-known story of behind the “tough-on-crime” era, when lawmakers played fast and loose with mandatory minimum sentencing, literally “ picking numbers out of [their] asses” according to one insider.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: Autopsy No. 86-999 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    [Contains explicit content] The series begins with the deaths of two young black men. First, Freddie Gray, who died after police arrested him and threw him into the back of a police van in Baltimore. Then, Len Bias: the rising college basketball player. His cocaine overdose in 1986 helped ignite a new, more aggressive phase of the War On Drugs, one that zeroed in on crack cocaine and black communities.

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    • Ep. 4: Inmate #06831-424 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      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

    [Contains explicit content] Close your eyes and think “crack dealer.” Who do you see? How about a chubby big brother from the Chicago projects, who played high school football and made sure everyone did their homework before bed? Eric Wilson had a mantra: protect the family. So, when the jobs weren’t coming and his mom’s drug problem got in the way, Eric did what he had to do. He sold crack cocaine.

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    • Ep. 3: The 202 (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    [Contains explicit content] Welcome to Washington, DC - the nation’s capital. By the late 1980s, the crack cocaine trade had transformed DC into the "murder capital" of America. In this episode, Christopher Johnson takes a trip back home, to the DC area, to remember just how devastating crack cocaine was for the city. A former narcotics cop takes him across the Anacostia River, and through what was once a notorious open-air crack market.

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    • Ep. 6: 37th & 8th (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    [Contains explicit content] The “war on crack” is over, but the legacy of that battle is alive today – especially in police departments around the country. In this episode, we look at how changes in police practices and attitudes reaching back at least three decades are still shaping the way cops behave, especially towards black Americans. And we explore police behavior as an extension of a larger understanding of blacks as inherently criminal - and the future of that understanding under President Donald Trump.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series I was left craving more

    • By Fran W. on 11-16-18

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    • Ep. 5: 500 Names (100:1 The Crack Legacy)

    • By: Audible Originals, Christopher Johnson
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    [Contains explicit content] Decades ago, you sent hundreds of people to prison. And to this day, you know a lot of those sentences weren’t fair. How do you make things right? As a federal judge in the mid-90s, Nancy Gertner’s hands were tied by laws that forced her to come down severely against drug offenses – especially when crack cocaine was involved. We often think of judges as all-powerful in their courts.

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    • Eminent Lives

    • The Presidents Collection
    • By: Michael Korda, Paul Johnson, Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great history

    • By Michael on 11-23-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Santa & Pete

    • A Novel of Christmas Present and Past
    • By: Christopher Moore, Pamela Johnson
    • Narrated by: Delroy Lindo
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Who would ever guess that the beloved legend of Santa Claus involves a seldom-told tale of faith and friendship between two men -- one white and one black? Long ago, Santa Claus had an African partner named Pete and together they brought the spirit of Christmas to America's first settlers. These two forever changed the way families celebrate the holiday. But through the years, Pete's contribution was forgotten.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was expecting but still good

    • By Kim on 12-09-10

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Ohio City Shares Shocking Photos of Adults Who Overdosed with a Small Child in the Car

    • By: Christopher Ingraham, Carolyn Y. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Wednesday afternoon, a police officer in East Liverpool, Ohio, stopped a vehicle for driving erratically and made a shocking discovery: The driver was barely conscious. A woman was slumped across the passenger seat next to him, turning blue. In the back of the vehicle, a 4-year-old boy sat restrained in a car seat, according to a police report. The report identified the woman as the boy's mother. However, a family friend said she is his paternal grandmother.

    Regular price: $0.95