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    • The Wait

    • A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love
    • By: DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,481

    President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned sometimes all we can do is wait for "the one" to come into our lives. They spent years crossing paths, but it wasn't until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful and Inspirational!

    • By Chelsea on 08-18-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too

    • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
    • By: Christopher Emdin
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the listen

    • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bluebird, Bluebird

    • By: Attica Locke
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 983
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 981

    When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but very irritating

    • By Tunde on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Takeoff

    • Seth Walker
    • By: Joseph Reid
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

     

    Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her to the FBI. But when their routine flight ends in a hail of gunfire at LAX, Walker has no choice but to take the frightened diva on the run.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This debut novel Takes Off with a bang!

    • By shelley on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Original Gangstas

    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 266

    Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A. gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, rap needs more of these!

    • By Maxine on 11-28-16
    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 278 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

    • By: Michael Bennett, Dave Zirin - contributor, Martellus Bennett - foreword
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 130

    Super Bowl Champion and two-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor. One of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, he is also a fearless activist, grassroots philanthropist, and organizer. Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, has gained international recognition for his public support for the Black Lives Matter movement and women's rights. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it from the very beginning

    • By Mickey on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Pryor Convictions

    • And Other Life Sentences
    • By: Richard Pryor
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood - the money, the women, the drugs - and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The tragic life of Richard Pryor

    • By Bighead on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Exile

    • By: Glynn Stewart
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation. Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one-shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy. There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought against.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • grabbed me right from the beginning

    • By alan on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Time Out

    • By: Claudia Rowe
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    The riveting true story of the crime, punishment, and transformation of a Seattle boy who came of age inside the adult prison system and who, once on the outside, rebuilt a new life as a man. After twenty years of incarceration, little was familiar to newly released Willard Jimerson. His once-gritty city was a technology hub. An African American was president. And with a six-inch screen, he could access a vastly changed world. From Claudia Rowe comes the story of the life Willard took and the life taken from Willard, the story of everything he had to regain and was yet to discover.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Time Out

    • By Muggle Mom on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Dragons of Eden

    • Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends - and their amazing links to recent discoveries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ahead of His time

    • By Carson Cleveland on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Coming

    • By: Daniel Black
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Lyrical, poetic, and hypnotizing, The Coming tells the story of a people's capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage - a traumatic trip that exposed the strength and resolve of the African spirit. Extreme conditions produce extraordinary insight, and only after being stripped of everything do they discover the unspeakable beauty they once took for granted. This powerful, haunting novel will shake listeners to their very souls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Necessary and Disturbing Read

    • By P. E. Hall on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Race Matters, 25th Anniversary

    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Cornel West, JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading! Now just as a 25 years ago.

    • By Gary on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Tangled Mercy

    • A Novel
    • By: Joy Jordan-Lake
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Angela Dawe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    After the sudden death of her troubled mother, struggling Harvard grad student Kate Drayton walks out on her lecture - and her entire New England life. Haunted by unanswered questions and her own uncertain future, she flees to Charleston, South Carolina, the place where her parents met, convinced it holds the key to understanding her fractured family and saving her career in academics. Kate is determined to unearth groundbreaking information on a failed 1822 slave revolt - the subject of her mother's own research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good and hard story that inspires hope and change

    • By Rona Branson on 12-15-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Man on the Run

    • By: Carl Weber
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free, JD Jackson, Ron Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675

    It was the night before his wedding, 15 years ago, when the nightmare began for Jay Crawford - locked up for a crime he never committed. Now he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice,he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back - Wil, Kyle, and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hmmm

    • By Kierra on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Under Our Skin

    • Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
    • By: Benjamin Watson
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 181

    An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What's Under Our Skin?

    • By Felton L Woodson on 03-19-16
    • Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
    • By: Benjamin Watson
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 11-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 204 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

    • King Legacy Series #1
    • By: Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A look into the mind of Dr King

    • By Georgia Burns on 02-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Little Boy Lost

    • By: J. D. Trafford
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 754

    Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body - and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding book from new (to me) author...

    • By shelley on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • The Tangled Woods

    • Dark Corners Collection, Book 5
    • By: Emily Raboteau
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Poison-tongued film critic Reginald Wright is known for his creative insults and intolerance for the garbage culture, insufferable rudeness, and thoughtless racism of predictably common people. Now, against his better judgment, and with a marriage in crisis, he’s attempting a getaway in the Poconos that quickly fulfills his every low expectation. In fact, it’s becoming a nightmare. And that’s just what Reginald needs to wake up.

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Who Do You Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated by: Sarah Steele, JD Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,240

    Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Performer

    • By Christine C. on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Chokehold

    • Policing Black Men
    • By: Paul Butler
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it's supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread - all with the support of judges and politicians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not amazing

    • By Andrew on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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