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    • Monster

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This story is worth the time to listen.

    • By Karen on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Fallen Angels

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews, this moving novel by acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers is a modern classic. In the late 1960s, Richie Perry is growing up fast on the battlefields of Vietnam. But in the war-torn jungle, every moment is a struggle to survive. All Richie wants is to make it out alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent

    • By Anonymous User on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Glory Field

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' best-selling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of Sunrise Over Falluja in hardcover. "Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." This is the story of one family. A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa. A family who can still see remnants of the shackles that held some of its members captive - even today. It is a story of pride, determination, struggle, and love. And of the piece of the land that holds them together throughout it all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Glory Field

    • By katie s keller on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sunrise Over Fallujah

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers presents a compelling novel that looks at America's occupation of Iraq through the eyes of those who live it first hand. Charged with building up relations between the U.S. military and the Iraqi people, a team of soldiers strives to make real connections and bridge the divide between two very different cultures. On constant guard from frequent suicide bomb attacks and deadly skirmishes, their situation reveals a tragic human toll.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, moving account of soldiers' lives.

    • By Stanley on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $26.43

    • Malcolm X

    • By Any Means Necessary
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to Malcolm X

    • By Don on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Darius & Twig

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that Harlem life throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever in this touching and raw new teen novel from Walter Dean Myers.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Bad Boy

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough times

    • By Megan on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Slam!

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Thomas Penny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Greg “Slam” Harris can play basketball, period. On the court, he’s almost unstoppable. As he says, “I can hoop. Case closed.” But off the court, it’s a different story. Every day is a struggle to keep things together. Leaving his best friend Ice behind, Slam transfers to a top-notch academic school and is easily the best player on the basketball team. But his grades are slipping, and the coach doesn’t appreciate Slam’s attitude. On top of that, Slam suspects that Ice has started selling drugs, just as their opposing teams prepare for a showdown on the court.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slam! It's lit

    • By Kamalam on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Juba!

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    New York City's Five Points district in 1846 is a volatile mixture of poor blacks and immigrants from Europe. William Henry Lane is a teenager working odd jobs to make ends meet, but he really loves to dance. Watching the other dancers in Five Points and practicing when he can, he gets so good that he begins to call himself "Master Juba".

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Scorpions

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Slow!

    • By Marci on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • All the Right Stuff

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Paul DuPree is working at a soup kitchen in Harlem the summer his father dies, just trying to get by. But Elijah, the soup man, won't stop talking about the social contract and asking Paul questions about heavy-duty things. Paul has never thought about this stuff. He'd rather hang out with Keisha, an unwed teen mom whose basketball skills rival his own. Then Sly, a notorious Harlem big shot, shows up. Paul is both intrigued and intimidated by Sly and his conspiracy theories, and for once he starts contemplating how you really get ahead in life.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Lockdown

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Lockdown is the powerful tale of 14-year-old Reese Anderson, who has spent 22 months in a tiny cell at a “progress center”. Living in fear and isolation, Reese begins looking within himself to find a way out of the prison system.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Handbook for Boys

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Growing up is tough...really tough. But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Greatest

    • Muhammad Ali
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Rising from poverty-stricken Louisville in the 1950s, Ali became one of the world's greatest athletes. Beginning life as Cassius Clay, Ali would struggle against opponents both in and out of the ring. Segregation and racism stood as obstacles in his path, but as he climbed the boxing ranks, his social conscience grew. He refused to be pigeonholed as a stereotypical black athlete in the 1960s and changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knock out life!

    • By Matt Gerchow on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Shooter

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Chad Coleman, Bernie McInerney, Michelle Santopietro
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Cameron: "Deep inside, you know that whoever gets up in your face gets there because he knows you're nothing, and he knows that you know it too."

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Kick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble... until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Dope Sick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool story bro

    • By Edward on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Invasion

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Nick Cordero
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's May 1944, and Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry - two young men of different races and backgrounds - are headed to Normandy's front lines. There they'll share the joys of friendship, the terrible truths of war, and what it's like to fear that each day will be their last.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Cruisers

    • Cruisers Series, Book 1
    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Zander Scott and his friends Kambui, LaShonda, and Bobbi are in trouble. Even though they’re students at DaVinci Academy for the Gifted and Talented in Harlem, their grades are slipping, and Mr. Culpepper, the assistant principal and "chief executioner", is ready to be rid of them.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Harlem Summer

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Brandon Gill
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters, writers, and musicians. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-year-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at The Crisis, a magazine for the "new Negro", Mark rubs shoulders with Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen.

    Regular price: $13.99

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