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    • The Fire Next Time

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,916
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,563
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,544

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Sadly Relevant

    • By Steve M on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $10.47

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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
    • The narrator did her thing, I love it!!!

    • By Vicky on 03-22-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Giovanni's Room

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Baldwin: sensational. Butler: great. One caveat.

    • By Music Man on 06-28-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Go Tell It On the Mountain

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Adam Lazarre-White
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 914

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A 5 Star Listen!

    • By Aperio on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Notes of a Native Son

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful Essayist

    • By Andre on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fifty Famous Stories Retold

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buyer Beware - Great Content but tracks messed up

    • By SpunkyMama on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Another Country

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Expect Sweetness and Light

    • By Barbara on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Going to Meet the Man

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    "There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." 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. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Punch in the gut

    • By Rebecca on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Nobody Knows My Name

    • More Notes of a Native Son
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent on all counts!

    • By Stephen York on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Devil Finds Work

    • An Essay
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emotional and cerebral

    • By Byron on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Across Islands and Oceans

    • A Journey Alone Around the World By Sail and By Foot
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Spencer King
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • James Baldwin

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Bound for Distant Seas

    • A Voyage Alone to Asia Aboard the 28-Foot Sailboat Atom
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Nick O'Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cool sailing story

    • By Roger M Robins on 05-25-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • No Name in the Street

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a moving ,Soul crushing ,inspiring work of art

    • By Andrew Spackman on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Just Above My Head

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic! Love Kevin Kenerlys voice!

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni's Room
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: James Baldwin
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Fifty Famous Stories Retold

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Cliff Roles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kids Love the Stories

    • By Peter on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $20.00

    • Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone

    • A Novel
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece!!! A naked truth.

    • By Eric Coker on 01-05-16

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Four Great Americans

    • Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster, and George Washington
    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good!!! 👍🏼 but

    • By Mario on 04-03-16

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • James Baldwin Reading from Another Country
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: James Baldwin
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but this is only an extract.

    • By Simon on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Beale Street Blues

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Constanze Becker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Harlem, Anfang der 70er-Jahre: Tish und Fonny sind ein Paar. Ihren zerrütteten Familien setzen sie trotzige Hoffnung entgegen. Tish ist schwanger, sie wollen heiraten und malen sich eine große Zukunft in der Beale Street aus. Doch dann wird Fonny der Vergewaltigung einer Puertoricanerin beschuldigt und inhaftiert. Tish und ihr Anwalt unternehmen alles Menschenmögliche, Fonnys Unschuld zu beweisen, bevor das Baby zur Welt kommt - gegen die Widerstände einer weißen Justiz. Der Fall spaltet die Nachbarschaft, führt aber auch zusammen, was einst zerrüttet war.

    Regular price: $15.75

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