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    • Roots

    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive! DO NOT WIKI THIS BOOK!

    • By avoidthelloyd on 09-17-14
    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 08-30-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,244 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Sounder

    • By: William H. Armstrong
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father is a sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Nicholas on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Disappearing Acts

    • By: Terry McMillan
    • Narrated by: Terry McMillan, Avery Brooks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Franklin is a construction worker who says he's tired of women and their demands. Zora is a struggling singer who also claims to have lost interest in romance. But when these hard-shelled survivors cross paths, the outcome is electric and perplexing. Beyond the joy of sex, Franklin and Zora see the possibility of a solid, lasting relationship; the trouble is, they're far from sure of how to get there.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story -Terrible Narration by Terry McMillian

    • By Felicia on 12-05-13

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Roots

    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roots

    • By Anonymous User on 10-27-16
    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-16-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Roots

    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Tracing his ancestory through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just WOW!

    • By Hayley on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • 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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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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