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    • We Were Eight Years in Power

    • An American Tragedy
    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,131

    "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

    • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Zone One

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 307

    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tomorrow needs a marketing rollout.

    • By Annie on 01-06-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • No More Mr. Nice Guy

    • A Family Business Novel
    • By: Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
    • Narrated by: Dylan Ford, Alonzo Riggs, Kentra Lynn, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bipolar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Interesting

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Black Girl Lost

    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Power of the P!

    • By Kelly on 02-09-07

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Heist

    • By: Kiki Swinson, Marc Damon Johnson, Korey Jackson, and others
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett, Celeste Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Essence® best-selling authors Kiki Swinson and De’nesha Diamond are two rising stars in the world of urban fiction. Heist presents two novellas starring young women hustling their way to the top of the game through daring robbery schemes. In Swinson’s The Ultimate Heist, pampered Shannon Marshall is accustomed to a big-money lifestyle. Her world is shattered, however, when her man is thrown into prison for gun running.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heist was the Ultimate Experience!

    • By Dornetta on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Little Black Girl Lost 4

    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson's popular series continues with this fourth book, which reaches back to unearth the roots of JohnnieWise's family tree. On the eve of her arranged marriage in an African village, a 16-year-old girl elopes with her fiancé's younger brother. But the lovers are captured and sold into American slavery - and the girl wonders if she'll ever see her man again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story of History and Never ending Love

    • By Tyrone on 04-20-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour

    • A Narrative History of Black Power in America
    • By: Peniel E. Joseph
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    An acclaimed chronicler of the Civil Rights Movement, Peniel Joseph presents this sweeping overview of a key component of the struggle for racial equality: the Black Power movement. This is the story of the men and women who sacrificed so much to begin a more vocal and radical push for social change in the 1960s and 1970s.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Introduction, not thorough at all

    • By Grover on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $41.97

    • Just Fall

    • A Novel
    • By: Nina Sadowsky
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain, Beresford Bennett, Emily Rankin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Ellie Larrabee's life is perfect. She's thriving at work, living in a fabulous apartment, and engaged to the man of her dreams. To all appearances, Ellie and Rob Beauman are a golden couple - blessed with good looks, success, and romantic chemistry that's off the charts. Surely their future together promises nothing but happiness. But on what should be the most wonderful day of her life, moments after saying "I do", a shocking secret threatens to shatter Ellie's happily ever after.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roller coaster - up all night

    • By horsestuff on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Little Black Girl Lost 2

    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Bennett Beresford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Teenage beauty Johnnie Wise has seen her share of hardship. Sold into prostitution at an early age, she is an accessory to a murder that sparks terrible race riots. Her boyfriend, Lucas, wants to give her a better life, but Johnnie has a powerful effect on men, and gangster Napoleon Bentley will stop at nothing to have her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Mishawna Washington on 03-21-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Little Black Girl Lost 3

    • Ill Gotten Gains
    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Unafraid to use her assets, young Johnnie has wiled her way into the lives of several dangerous men. She also happens to be connected to three murders. Now that her enemies are closing in from all sides, it seems her luck may run out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You have to have all three ...

    • By Sernearia on 03-02-09

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Little Black Girl Lost 5

    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson’s fifth installment in his ongoing "Little Black Girl Lost" series picks up where the fourth book left off by continuing the diary of Josephine Baptiste. As more details about Josephine’s past come to light, the African heritage of modern-day Johnnie Wise is further explained.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Honeymoon Is Over

    • By: Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    National best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson enjoyed breakout success for his novel Little Black Girl Lost. Now Johnson introduces Nelson Kennard, a former number-one NBA draft pick who blew his chance at the big time - and is about to lose the best thing that's ever happened to him, sexy school teacher Parris Stalls. Soon-to-be-dissed Nelson may have been a playa back in the day, but there's always another baller waiting in the wings.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Change Reader

    • By Lavelle on 02-14-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • A Million Blessings

    • By: Angela Benson, Marilynn Griffith, Tia McCollors
    • Narrated by: Karen Pittman, Hazelle Goodman, Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Three of fiction’s most beloved writers—nationally best-selling authors all—each contribute a novella to this enchanting work. With the tales focusing on what happens when a character wins the lottery, the collection boasts hard-earned truths about Christian charity, redemption, and the place of the almighty dollar in people’s lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great faith based stories

    • By Nina on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Gift of Fire & On the Head of a Pin

    • Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman, Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire - an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment, Prometheus was bound to a rock. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. Disheveled and lost, he is thrown in jail, where he meets lifelong criminal Nosome Blane....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Mosley's take on science fiction and fantasy!

    • By mary on 09-26-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • We Were Eight Years in Power

    • An American Tragedy
    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    From 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a black man. Obama's presidency reshaped America and transformed the international conversation around politics, race and equality. But it attracted criticism and bred discontent as much as it inspired hope - so much so that the world now faces an uncertain future under a very different kind of US President. In this essential new book, peerless journalist and thinker Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbingly informative.

    • By Levi S. on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Man Gone Down

    • By: Michael Thomas
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Named to the New York Times Book Review's annual 10-best list, this blues-tinged novel tells the story of an unnamed black man estranged from his white wife and their three children. As he struggles to pull money together to provide for his children, his story emerges as a powerful statement about American society.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Secrets of Newberry

    • By: Victor McGlothin
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Victor McGlothin is the Essence best-selling author of Autumn Leaves. In The Secrets of Newberry, McGlothin crafts a stunning portrait of race relations in New Orleans circa 1955. When Hampton Bynote meets Bones Arcineaux, the two begin stealing from the rich whites of the French Quarter as a way of recovering the pride that was once taken from them. But when one burglary takes a turn for the worse, the consequences haunt the two men for years to come.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Gorilla Black

    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The seventh child of one of Richmond, Virginia's, most ambitious hustlers, Seven is a talented poet and author with a true ear for the streets. In Gorilla Black, a boy with a love of Shakespeare and Langston Hughes struggles to thrive while growing up in the projects as the son of an alcoholic mother. In time, self-dubbed Gorilla Black will ascend to the top seat of a cocaine-fueled empire - and discover the truth about his beloved brother's death so many years before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gorilla black

    • By Marjorie on 01-02-09

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Zone One

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilisation under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Will make your ears bleed

    • By Sam on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Don't Let My Mama Read This

    • A Southern Fried Memoir
    • By: Hadji
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Writer, director, and starring actor in Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Somebodies, Hadjii remembers the trials and tribulations of youth in Don't Let My Mama Read This. From the havoc that a boy's crusty underwear can wreak on a family's reputation to the first time getting caught coming home drunk, Hadjii covers all the aspects of a "blessedly normal" childhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful autobiography

    • By Charone on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $36.37

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