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    • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,747
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,723

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So many “WTF” moments

    • By Kristen R King on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Silver Sparrow

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Coleman Williams, Heather Alicia Simms
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families - the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters - the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle - she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another's lives.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Big Disappointment

    • By Michelle on 12-21-11

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Atlanta Noir

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Come sit on the veranda and pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, fortified with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up and enjoy these stories set in Atlanta, a city sewn from the ashes, where everything that grows is both fertilized and corrupted by the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read/listen

    • By Mommy Dearest on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Untelling

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Michele Blackmon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Aria is no stranger to tragedy. Fifteen years ago, a family outing took the lives of her father and baby sister, leaving remaining members of this fractured family struggling with their own guilt - real and imagined. At 25, Aria believes she can reinvent herself through her planned marriage with all its promise of a family of her own. Her infertility changes her life as swiftly and irrevocably as the urban landscape around her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth and Secrets

    • By Deidre Jackson on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Leaving Atlanta

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Award-winning novelist Tayari Jones delivers a story based on the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders. Told from the perspective of three fifth-grade classmates, Leaving Atlanta is a vividly disturbing, but hopeful novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why does Audible make you answer these questions?

    • By Rich in BCS on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Mandela’s Words Cut Through Prison Walls

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The South African Freedom Fighter’s letters from prison remind us that the separation of families is the ultimate expression of state power.

    "Mandela’s Words Cut Through Prison Walls" is from the July 06, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tayari Jones and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95