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    • Unsuccessful Thug

    • One Comedian's Journey from Naptown to Tinseltown
    • By: Mike Epps
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Mike Epps is one of America’s favorite and funniest people, but the path to fame was paved with opportunities to mess it up. And mess it up he did. Growing up in “Naptown” - what people who live there really call rough-around-the-edges Indianapolis - Epps was drawn to a life of crime, but as he quickly discovered, stealing and dealing didn’t really fit his sweet sensibilities. Not to mention he wasn’t very good at it - take, for example, the day he had to call the cops on himself when a dog wouldn’t let him leave a house he was burgling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The performer is not good

    • By Sgamble on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Racketeer

    • By: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,411
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,503
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,491

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Garbage

    • By cristina on 11-29-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

    • By: Dennis Kimbro, Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 502

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Feeling the Connection

    • By ayeezan on 10-08-15

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Color of Water

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Michael on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • From the Outside

    • My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love
    • By: Ray Allen, Michael Arkush
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The record-holding two-time National Basketball Association champion reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he's played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir. Playing in the NBA for 18 years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, he was legendary for his sharp shooting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life Lessons

    • By Christopher S. Doyle on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • One Rough Man

    • A Pike Logan Thriller
    • By: Brad Taylor
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,666
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,487

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the book, Skip the audio version

    • By Harry on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Mindful Athlete

    • Secrets to Pure Performance
    • By: George Mumford, Phil Jackson - foreword
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read

    • By Kate32 on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Where Do We Go from Here

    • Chaos or Community?
    • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King - foreword, Vincent Harding - introduction
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which was unavailable for more than 10 years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the read and still very relevant.

    • By Brian M on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • You're Not Allowed to Die

    • Twenty-Sided Eye, Book 1
    • By: Kip Terrington
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Joe's body is failing him. In order to make his last weeks of life more palatable, he goes into full digital immersion. This new process will allow him to play in a virtual environment with a fake but healthy and strong virtual body. As soon as he steps into this new environment he meets his virtual assistant, an Evolving Intelligence (E.I.), who takes the form of someone close to him. But before Joe and Spooky can begin playing the game, they are both summoned to a reality where magic is real.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the mislabeled story

    • By Cory on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • High Price

    • A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
    • By: Carl Hart
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does what it says it does

    • By Winita on 10-27-16
    • A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
    • By: Carl Hart
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 12-17-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 443 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Law of Moses

    • By: Amy Harmon
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hauntingly beautiful!

    • By K. parkinson on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Beautiful Struggle

    • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting glimpse into a life so unlike my own

    • By Stacey on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $36.22

    • Unified

    • How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country
    • By: Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy
    • Narrated by: J D Jackson, John McLain
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010 - as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives - they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Tears of a Tiger

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The best book

    • By ryan mack on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $20.00

    • An African American and Latinx History of the United States

    • By: Paul Ortiz
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Spanning more than 200 years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress, and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms American history into the story of the working class organizing against imperialism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • POWERFUL BEAUTIFUL HISTORY READS LIKE PROSE

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Pleasantville

    • By: Attica Locke
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Author You Need to Know

    • By L. O. Pardue on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara. If they don't receive the money, weapons, and apology they demand, "Rose Gold" will die - horribly and publicly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story weak ending.

    • By Andrew Menyweathers on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • Please Stop Helping Us

    • How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
    • By: Jason L. Riley
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $17.49

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