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    • The Tales of Uncle Remus

    • The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Julius Lester
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It seems animals are like people in many ways--they just can’t get along with one another. And Brer Rabbit has the most trouble of all. Maybe it’s his mischievous ways, or maybe it’s because adventures always come looking for him. There was the frightening day that Brer Rabbit found himself attached to a baby made of sticky tar. Brer Fox would have had a tasty barbecue that evening if Brer Rabbit hadn’t been such a quick thinker. Then there was the time Mr. Man finally caught Brer Rabbit in the garden.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the original versions of the stories.

    • By Charles B. on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Day of Tears

    • A Novel in Dialogue
    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Lizan Mitchell, Marc D. Johnson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 “family” members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: “This ain’t rain. This is God’s tears.” Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By K. Burger on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • John Henry

    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Based on the famous African American fold ballad John Henry, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited young man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Narrator

    • By Vadim Ogiyevich on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Cupid

    • A Tale of Love and Desire
    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Stephen McKinley Henderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Cupid is the god of love and a tireless maker of mischief. When he breaks out his bow and quiver, nobody's safe. Sleepless nights, embarrassing poetry, nausea...What could be more fun? Only, perhaps, seeing the god of love humbled with a little heartache of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gives new polish to dusty classic literature!

    • By HappyMama on 06-22-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • When Dad Killed Mom

    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Siblings Jenna and Jeremy have known for a long time that their parents don’t get along. They find out just how bad it is when they are pulled out of class and told their father just shot and killed their mother. Jenna was always her father’s favorite, while Jeremy was his mother’s. Now a painful silence has fallen between them. They have trouble agreeing on just about everything at a time when they need each other more than ever. Where are they going to live? Who is going to take care of them? Can they have a relationship with their imprisoned father?

    Regular price: $20.99

    • And All Our Wounds Forgiven

    • A Novel
    • By: Julius Lester
    • Narrated by: DeMario Clarke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A fictional recreation of the turbulence of the 1960s civil rights movement, narrated from alternating perspectives, chronicles the life and times of charismatic African-American leader John Calvin Marshall, from his rise to national prominence to his tragic assassination.

    Regular price: $19.95