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    • Mycroft Holmes

    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,668

    "When I say, therefore, that [my brother] has better powers of observation than I...I am speaking the exact and literal truth." (Sherlock Holmes). This story occurs when Mycroft, an athletic Cambridge graduate, assists the secretary of State. He becomes embroiled in a mystery in Trinidad based on actual history. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian, seven-foot-two tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and a US cultural ambassador. Anna Waterhouse is a professional screenwriter and script consultant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally a good Mycroft story!

    • By Sherlock Fan on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Coach Wooden and Me

    • Our 50-Year Friendship on and off the Court
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Narrated by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 373

    In 1965, 18-year old Lew Alcindor played basketball for Coach John Wooden at UCLA. It was the beginning of what was to become a 50-year long relationship. On the court they broke basketball records. Off the court they transcended their athletic achievements to gain even wider recognition and tremendous national respect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE

    • By Cynthia I Tyree on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Episode 47: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Ups and Downs of Ayahuasca

    • By: David Remnick, Ariel Levy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In trendy places like Brooklyn and Silicon Valley, the drug of the moment is ayahuasca: a psychedelic brew that makes its users vomit, cry, ...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Becoming Kareem

    • Growing Up on and off the Court
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
    • Narrated by: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    At one time Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommend !!!

    • By Lydia C. on 10-12-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Brothers in Arms

    • The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    A world famous basketball player writing about the history of World War II may seem incongruous. But there is an order to these things; Abdul-Jabbar's high school mentor, Leonard Smith, was in the 761st Battalion, the first all-black tank battalion to see combat in World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest of the Greatest Generation

    • By Zachary Brannock on 10-28-04

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Master Intellects and Creative Giants

    • On the Shoulders of Giants
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Narrated by: Jesse L. Martin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    New York Times best-selling author and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar examines some of the leading political and cultural figures of the Harlem Renaissance - including Marcus Garvey,W.E.B. Du Bois, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Langston Hughes, and many more.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • On the Shoulders of Giants

    • My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    In On the Shoulders of Giants, indomitable basketball star and best-selling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites listeners on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace. He leads us through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of both worlds

    • By Marianne on 10-06-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Brothers in Arms

    • The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Black Panthers, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Yup

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Writings on the Wall

    • Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
    • Narrated by: Ben Adduchio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar brings keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of nonfiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts, and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide, both racial and political; parenthood; and his own experiences as an athlete, an African American, and a Muslim.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • mild rant about almost everything

    • By Andy on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Basketball Comes to Harlem

    • On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 3
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Narrated by: Bob Costas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Best-selling author and NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners on a tour through the segregated days of early basketball. Along the way, hoops icons like Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, and John Wooden share their thoughts, while broadcast legend Bob Costas narrates.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 4

    • Jazz Lights Up Harlem
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Narrated by: Stanley Crouch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar takes listeners back to the Harlem Renaissance - a time and place when jazz was king. Famed jazz critic Stanley Crouch narrates as Kareem shares thoughts on this distinctly American musical style and its profound influence. Also offering insights are such iconic figures as Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Maya Angelou.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • How Harlem Became the Center of the Universe

    • On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 1
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Basketball legend and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the birth of Harlem, from the boll weevil to the Great Migration, and discusses how Harlem influenced his life.

    Regular price: $10.49