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  • The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

    The Hate U Give

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Angie Thomas
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline.

    Ed Shepherdson says: "Raw Reality!"
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | Rebecca Skloot

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) | Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    JQR says: "Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio"
  • The Help | Kathryn Stockett

    The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
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    In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
  • Everything, Everything | Nicola Yoon

    Everything, Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Robbie Daymond
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    This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.

    FanB14 says: "Bubble Girl Meets Boy"
  • Bad Feminist: Essays | Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    Cynthia says: ""I am a mess of contradictions" - RG"
  • Mustard Seed | Laila Ibrahim

    Mustard Seed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

    KimR says: "Outstanding *****"
  • They Both Die at the End | Adam Silvera

    They Both Die at the End

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Adam Silvera
    • Narrated By Michael Crouch, Robbie Daymond, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There's an app for that. It's called The Last Friend, and through it Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure - to live a lifetime in a single day.

    Spaceman Stan says: "Tear jerker Performance "
  • Halsey Street | Naima Coster

    Halsey Street

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Naima Coster
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It's also unforgivable.

    DanaG says: "Good"
  • The Sun Is Also a Star | Nicola Yoon

    The Sun Is Also a Star

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicola Yoon
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, Dominic Hoffman
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    I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

    BookLuvr73 says: "Beautifully written love story"
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom

    The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
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    Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family. In time Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master's opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. She attempts to straddle the worlds of the kitchen and big house, but her skin color will forever set her apart.

    maggiej says: "Lovers of this book will love this reading"
  • The Story Keeper | Lisa Wingate

    The Story Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lisa Wingate
    • Narrated By Abby Craden, Bahni Turpin
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    Successful New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing - until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped y dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia.

    Joleen says: "Audible version is mostly very good"
  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection | Alexander C. Kane

    Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alexander C. Kane
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

    Robyn T. Fink says: "“Men In Black” meets “Parks and Recreation”"
  • The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home | Jack Canfield,Dave Andrews

    The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews
    • Narrated By Jack Canfield, Dave Andrews, Bahni Turpin, and others
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    Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem - and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired - this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

    Loura says: "A Key Ingredient for Me!"
  • Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim

    Yellow Crocus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laila Ibrahim
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Moments after Lisbeth is born, she’s taken from her mother and handed over to an enslaved wet nurse, Mattie, a young mother separated from her own infant son in order to care for her tiny charge. Thus begins an intense relationship that will shape both of their lives for decades to come. Though Lisbeth leads a life of privilege, she finds nothing but loneliness in the company of her overwhelmed mother and her distant, slave-owning father.

    MissSusie66 says: "Beautiful southern historical fiction"
  • Borne | Jeff VanderMeer

    Borne

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jeff VanderMeer
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company - a biotech firm now derelict - and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech.

    Matthew T. says: "Borne"
  • Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace | Jessica Bennett

    Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jessica Bennett
    • Narrated By Jessica Bennett, Bahni Turpin
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    Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work - a Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. Hard hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice.

    Anne says: "Summary of Lean In"
  • Calling Me Home: A Novel | Julie Kibler

    Calling Me Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Julie Kibler
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Lorna Raver
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    Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.

    Christina6marie says: "Hope they make a movie!!"
  • A Piece of Cake | Cupcake Brown

    A Piece of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

    Kim says: "Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring"
  • Measures of Absolution: Frontlines, Book 2.2 | Marko Kloos

    Measures of Absolution: Frontlines, Book 2.2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marko Kloos
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
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    (274)
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    In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. A novella in the Terms of Enlistment universe.

    Callian says: "doesn't really add anything"
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