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    • The Color of Water

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Michael on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Good Lord Bird

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 650

    Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town - with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry - whom Brown nicknames Little Onion - conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 - one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abolition Huck Finn arouses interest in history

    • By A. Hatch on 12-13-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Five-Carat Soul

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The stories in Five-Carat Soul - none of them ever published before - spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic - all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen. Just listen.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Kill 'Em and Leave

    • Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence on American popular music of any artist. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a professional musician as well as a writer. When McBride receives a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, he follows a trail that reveals the personal, musical, and societal influences that created Brown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • always in view / never understood

    • By Raleigh on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Song Yet Sung

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Leslie Uggams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Color of Water comes a powerful page-turner about a runaway slave and a determined slave catcher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding

    • By Roberta on 11-05-09

    Regular price: $31.50