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  • The Color of Water | James McBride

    The Color of Water

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James McBride
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
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    Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

    Michael says: "Awesome"
  • The Law of Moses | Amy Harmon

    The Law of Moses

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Amy Harmon
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert, J. D. Jackson
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    Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him "Baby Moses" when they shared his story on the ten o'clock news.

    K. parkinson says: "Hauntingly beautiful!"
  • The Racketeer | John Grisham

    The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    cristina says: "Garbage"
  • The Beautiful Struggle | Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The Beautiful Struggle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut is an infectious, reflective memoir - a lyrical saga of surviving the crack-stricken streets of Baltimore in the '80s. Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates - a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history - Ta-Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.

    Stacey says: "Interesting glimpse into a life so unlike my own"
  • Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice | Dennis Kimbro,Napoleon Hill

    Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dennis Kimbro, Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestselling author Napoleon Hill's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable.

    ayeezan says: "Not Feeling the Connection"
  • The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance | George Mumford,Phil Jackson - foreword

    The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George Mumford, Phil Jackson - foreword
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance.

    Kate32 says: "Must read"
  • One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller | Brad Taylor

    One Rough Man: A Pike Logan Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Brad Taylor
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
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    A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

    Harry says: "Buy the book, Skip the audio version"
  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad | Eric Foner

    Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Eric Foner
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. They are little known to history: Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, a furniture polisher; Charles B. Ray, a black minister. At great risk they operated the Underground Railroad in New York, a city whose businesses, banks, and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy.

    Mohamed says: "Lincoln Rocky"
  • We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama | E. J. Dionne,Joy Reid

    We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By E. J. Dionne, Joy Reid
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    We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 26 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his final speech before the United Nations in September 2016. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him.

    Biespitz says: "A must read"
  • Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes

    Broken Monsters

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated By Christine Lakin, Terra Deva, Sunil Mohatra, and others
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    Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story.

    sara says: "Fascinating Final Twist"
  • The Preacher's Son | Carl Weber

    The Preacher's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor, Lizian Mitchell, Cherise Booth, and others
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    The Preacher's Son captivates with all the intensity expected of a Weber novel. Bishop T.K. Wilson is a pillar of the community, pastor of the largest African-American church in Queens, NY, and has always tended to he needy. Running for borough president, he faces one shocking revelation after another that could not only derail his campaign, but also force him to reevaluate his family values.

    Mrs. Julius says: "Flygirl"
  • High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society | Carl Hart

    High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Carl Hart
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist - Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

    DaWoolf says: "Outstanding!"
  • Tears of a Tiger | Sharon M. Draper

    Tears of a Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
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    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.

    ryan mack says: "The best book"
  • Fallen Angels | Walter Dean Myers

    Fallen Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    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.

    says: "such an awesome book!"
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah | Walter Dean Myers

    Sunrise Over Fallujah

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    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.

    Stanley says: "Excellent, moving account of soldiers' lives."
  • Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny | Tony Evans

    Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tony Evans
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    God has a plan for your life. More often than not, it's a detour - one that can leave you feeling temporarily stalled and slowed down. Which nobody likes. But detours are necessary if any improvements are going to be made on the paths we travel. Or if any wreck is going to be cleaned up or a hazard avoided. Detours are designed for our own good, regardless of how we view or feel about them. Detours are a good thing that often feels bad. Tony knows a thing or two about detours.

    says: "Timely Read!"
  • Dodgers: A Novel | Bill Beverly

    Dodgers: A Novel

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    • By Bill Beverly
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    Dodgers is the story of a young man named East who works for an LA drug gang, sent by his uncle along with some other teenage boys - including East's hotheaded younger brother - to kill a witness connected to a major case, who is hiding out in Wisconsin. The journey takes East out of a city he's never left and into an America that is entirely alien to him, and over the course of his journey the book brings in elements from a diverse array of genres, ranging from crime fiction to road narrative to coming-of-age novel.

    Clodhopper says: "Dodgers leave L.A!! What's the world coming to?"
  • The Battle of Jericho | Sharon M. Draper

    The Battle of Jericho

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson
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    At Douglass High School, the Warriors of Distinction throw the best parties, go out with the hottest girls, and breeze through their classes without even trying. When he's chosen as a pledge, Jericho vows to do whatever it takes to become a full member. But as his initiation becomes more and more harrowing, he faces some uncomfortable choices. Exactly when do the fun and games of initiation cross into the life and death realm of hazing?

    Lynn says: "Great Job"
  • Dark Corner | Brandon Massey

    Dark Corner

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Brandon Massey
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    In Dark Corner, a Mississippi backwater harbors a growing evil. After David Hunter learns of his estranged father's death in a freak boating accident, he travels to the famed author's home in the quaint burg of Mason's Corner to discover the man he never knew, and something terrifying about himself.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Heading to the top of the genre!"
  • Pleasantville | Attica Locke

    Pleasantville

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Attica Locke
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
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    Fifteen years after the events of Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. His victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals. But time has taken its toll. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit.

    L. O. Pardue says: "An Author You Need to Know"
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