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    • Ghost Boys

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Miles Harvey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This was a sad tale and hard for me to read.

    • By YBA on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Towers Falling

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best story ever

    • By Bobby on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful verbal illustrations...

    • By Melissa on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Sugar

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    For Sugar, life is anything but sweet.

    Ten-year-old Sugar lives on River Road Plantation along the banks of the Mississippi River. Slavery is over, but working in the sugarcane fields all day doesn’t make her feel very free. Thankfully, Sugar knows how to make her own fun, telling stories, climbing trees, and playing with forbidden friend Billy, the plantation owner’s son. Then a group of Chinese workers arrives to help harvest the cane. Sugar wants to know everything about them - she loves the way they dress, their unfamiliar language, and, best of all, the stories they tell of dragons and emperors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • by 9 year old girl

    • By Hollie A. Benson on 11-23-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ninth Ward

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Acclaimed novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes is an American Book Award winner. Rhodes’ Ninth Ward is a stunning tale set against the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. Orphaned 12-year-old Lanesha lives with Mama Ya-Ya, the midwife who birthed her, in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. Although Lanesha is different—able to see ghosts like that of her dead mother—she never feels unloved, an empowerment that helps her survive the devastating storm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching

    • By Nadine George on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Yellow Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The third novel in Jewell Parker Rhodes' acclaimed Voodoo series, Yellow Moon finds New Orleans' preeminent voodoo practitioner hunting an African vampire - a wazimamoto. Marie Levant is tired of seeing corpses drained of blood arrive at the hospital each night, and tired of being haunted by their ghosts. It'll take all her skills to expel the deadly spirit in this.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could not finish this book

    • By M.Word on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Hurricane

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Working in the ER, Dr. Marie Lavant sees the darkest side of New Orleans. But the bloody wounds of patients are not the only things that haunt her. As the descendent of a legendary voodoo queen, Marie is cursed with the ability to communicate with spirits of the dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not much new material

    • By M. Eglestone on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Voodoo Season

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Jewell Parker Rhodes follows up her acclaimed Voodoo Dreams with a present-day mystery surrounding the gifts of an ancestor of the Voodoo Queen. Doctor Marie Levant can't explain why she's drawn to New Orleans, or why it's comforting and unsettling at the same time. And she can't shake her haunting dreams. But when she delivers a dead woman's baby, Marie knows malevolent forces are at work, and it's up to her to stop them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cute story

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Bayou Magic

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Bhani Turpin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    It's Maddy's turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bayou Magic Best Book Ever!

    • By Brittany D De Fede on 06-06-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Proverbs for the People

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Length: 22 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Proverbs for the People is an astounding collection of contemporary African-American fiction, featuring stories by such well known authors as Pearl Cleage, Omar Tyree, Margaret Johnson-Hodge, Travis Hunter, Parry "Ebony Satin" Brown, Gwynne Forster, Edward Jackson and Vicki L. Andrews. These widely varied stories resonate with the power and wisdom of the ages, speaking of universal truths that will heal and guide the wayward spirit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the time...

    • By Randi on 05-23-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Douglass' Women

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The best-selling author of Voodoo Dreams focuses on two women who loved the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Anna, a free woman of color, was his rescuer, his loving wife and mother to his children. Ottilie Assing, a white German woman, became his intellectual soul mate and mistress. At times, they all lived under the same roof.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slaved in the heart

    • By Mary L. Preston on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Magic City

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In 1921 Tulsa, a white woman and a black man get on an elevator. The woman screams and suddenly the man is on the streets - barely ahead of a lynch mob gathering behind him. Accused of rape, aspiring magician Joe is on the run for a crime he didn't commit - and the woman whose scream implicated Joe must search for the courage to exonerate him.

    Regular price: $20.72