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    • The Color of Water

    • A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738

    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

    • A Novel
    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 788
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 703

    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

    • Song Yet Sung

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Leslie Uggams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied the contradictions of American life: He was an unsettling symbol of the tensions between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. After receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth, James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown. McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never-before-revealed history, illuminating our understanding of the immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated Godfather of Soul, and much more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Captivating Narrative of a Complex Man

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-10-16

    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 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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