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  • The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin

    The Fire Next Time

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Jesse L. Martin
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    At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with this eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.

    JoeWig says: "Still as bold as ever"
  • Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin

    Giovanni's Room

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
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    Set in the 1950’s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin’s now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

    Music Man says: "Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat."
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain | James Baldwin

    Go Tell It On the Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Adam Lazarre-White
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    James Baldwin’s stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, Baldwin chronicles a 14-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935.

    Andre says: "Masterful First Novel"
  • Notes of a Native Son | James Baldwin

    Notes of a Native Son

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Ron Butler
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    Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.

    Andre says: "Masterful Essayist"
  • Another Country | James Baldwin

    Another Country

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, Another Country tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way. Another Country is a work that is as powerful today as it was 40 years ago - and expertly narrated by Dion Graham.

    Kenneth says: "Powerful and sad"
  • Going to Meet the Man | James Baldwin

    Going to Meet the Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their heads above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob

    Rebecca says: "Punch in the gut"
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel | James Baldwin

    If Beale Street Could Talk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    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.

    Vicky says: "The narrator did her thing, I love it!!!"
  • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1: James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni's Room |  Calliope Author Readings,James Baldwin

    Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1: James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni's Room

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated By James Baldwin
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    James Baldwin gives an electrifying reading about a young gay American in Paris recalling a dramatic and transforming incident from his boyhood, as he struggles to accept his sexual identity.

  • Just Above My Head | James Baldwin

    Just Above My Head

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni's Room, and to the political fire that inflames his nonfiction work.

    Vicky says: "Excellent"
  • Across Islands and Oceans: A Journey Alone Around the World By Sail and By Foot | James Baldwin

    Across Islands and Oceans: A Journey Alone Around the World By Sail and By Foot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Spencer King
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    Across Islands and Oceans is the memoir of 25 year-old James Baldwin and his epic two-year, solo circumnavigation in Atom, his trusty but aging 28-foot sailboat.

  • Bound for Distant Seas: A Voyage Alone to Asia Aboard the 28-Foot Sailboat Atom | James Baldwin

    Bound for Distant Seas: A Voyage Alone to Asia Aboard the 28-Foot Sailboat Atom

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Nick O'Kelly
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    Bound for Distant Seas begins sailing author James Baldwin's epic tale of his second circumnavigation. His story is seasoned by his adventures during his first circumnavigation in 1984-86 as told in Across Islands and Oceans. Alone with little money aboard Atom, his now-engineless 28-foot sailboat, James embarks on his odyssey without the comforts and equipment most sailors consider essential.

    William Moree says: "More than just a sailing story"
  • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1: James Baldwin Reading from Another Country |  Calliope Author Readings,James Baldwin

    Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1: James Baldwin Reading from Another Country

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated By James Baldwin
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    In the first passage James Baldwin reads with passion about the suicide of a young black man in despair. The second passage takes place at his funeral service, where Baldwin speaks with both anger and eloquence, in the voice of the minister attempting to comfort his friends and family.

    Simon says: "The book is great but this is only an extract."
  • No Name in the Street | James Baldwin

    No Name in the Street

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent '60s and early '70s displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early consciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain - the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his return to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

    De'Ron says: "Simply Devine"
  • Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son | James Baldwin

    Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    James Baldwin's Nobody Knows My Name records the last months of this famed American writer's 10-year self-exile in Europe, his return to America and to Harlem, and his first trip south at the time of the school integration battles. It contains Baldwin's controversial and intimate profiles of Norman Mailer, Richard Wright, and Ingmar Bergman. And it explores such varied themes as the relations between blacks and whites, the role of blacks in America and in Europe, and the question of sexual identity.

    Stephen York says: "Excellent on all counts!"
  • The Devil Finds Work: An Essay | James Baldwin

    The Devil Finds Work: An Essay

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist.

  • Fifty Famous Stories Retold | James Baldwin

    Fifty Famous Stories Retold

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Cliff Roles
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    Legendary tales of the lives of famous people and historic episodes. Of these 50 stories, some have historical value, some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths, and others are intended only to amuse. A few of these stories are from very ancient sources and are current in the literature of many lands, while many of more recent origin have come to us through the ballads and folk tales of the English people. Nearly all are frequently alluded to in poetry and prose.

    Learning for Life says: "Amazing Fun"
  • Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone: A Novel | James Baldwin

    Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
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    At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage.

    Eric Coker says: "A masterpiece!!! A naked truth."
  • Four Great Americans: Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and George Washington | James Baldwin

    Four Great Americans: Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and George Washington

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
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    Essential learning for any young student of American History, biographies of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln. These stories help us get to know the gentleman as people and then take us through their great accomplishments that make us appreciate their place in American history.

    Mario says: "Very good!!! 👍🏼 but"
  • Fifty Famous Stories Retold | James Baldwin

    Fifty Famous Stories Retold

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
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    Here are 50 famous stories of long-ago times, retold in a short form for all young people. These are tales of valor, bravery, and kindness, as well as high adventure. Included are "The Story of William Tell", "Damon and Pythias", "Androclus and the Lion", "The Story of Robin Hood" and many more.

    SpunkyMama says: "Buyer Beware - Great Content but tracks messed up"
  • Four Great Americans | James Baldwin

    Four Great Americans

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By James Baldwin
    • Narrated By Andrew L. Barnes
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    James Baldwin writes about the beginnings of four formidable figures, which were central to the founding of America. He tells the stories of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln.

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