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    • Old Yeller

    • By: Fred Gipson
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 547

    When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond Heartbreaking

    • By Gillian on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Native Son

    • By: Richard Wright
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent!

    • By Patrick on 08-21-10

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Devil in the Grove

    • Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,348

    Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. Despite death threats, the clan, and the urging of his associates, Marshall knew he had to defend "the Groveland Boys".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning history of the Jim Crow south. Essential

    • By Bill on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $40.95

    • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1

    • The Pox Party
    • By: M.T. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother, a princess in exile from a faraway land, are the only people in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • YA fiction at its very best

    • By Ryan on 09-20-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • On Beauty

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 186

    Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • two thumbs up

    • By Sarah DeFeo on 11-23-07

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Run

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 406

    Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all of his children, safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven

    • By Patti on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful verbal illustrations...

    • By Melissa on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Gathering of Old Men

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and engaging.

    • By David Robbins on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Plague of Doves

    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great American Tale

    • By Lori on 12-02-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Living Blood

    • By: Tananarive Due
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    After the disappearance of her immortal husband, David, Jessica Jacobs-Wolde must come to terms with the healing blood David gave to her and their daughter, Fana. As Fana’s powers grow, mother and daughter are swept into an epic battle to determine the fate of humankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding and original entertainment!!

    • By Thomas on 10-07-12

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Living in an abandoned apartment building in South-Central L.A., Socrates is one step away from the streets. He bags groceries at the supermarket, collects bottles and cans to recycle for pennies, and feels himself slipping toward invisibility - that is, until he meets 11-year-old Darryl, whose already committed murder and is perilously close to slipping into a life filled with only violence and bloodshed. Socrates' determination to fight for and save Darryl lights his own pathway to self-forgiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read!

    • By Kimberly on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Fearless Jones

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" ( People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mosley at Perfection

    • By Gypsy Wife on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Duke

    • A Life of Duke Ellington
    • By: Terry Teachout
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century - and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world's most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook needs music

    • By John on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Thrill

    • By: Jackie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    From chic New York and the exclusive Hamptons to the hungry heart of L.A., this high-suspense tale pulses with deadly obsessions and relentless desires in the seemingly perfect world of a gorgeous film actress. Lara could have any man - but the one she can't resist is a mysterious lover with a shadowed past. As their jolting affair skyrockets with electric passion, shocking secrets break through their hidden traps - in a brilliantly twisting story that sparks with the explosive Jackie Collins touch.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IF YOU LIKE Jackie you will probably like this!

    • By Michele on 12-15-11

    Regular price: $9.40

    • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation. Publishers Weekly predicts this "will be the talk of the political in-crowd this summer," and Booklist's starred review calls it "a roman à clef with fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes machinations of racial and power politics." Don't miss this one!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Extradordinary Story

    • By Mark on 06-22-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Scorpions

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Slow!

    • By Marci on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Road Dogs

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Jack Foley is serving a 30-year sentence in a Miami penitentiary, but he's made an unlikely friend on the inside who just might be able to do something about that. Fellow inmate Cundo Rey, an extremely wealthy Cuban criminal, arranges for Foley's sentence to be reduced from 30 years to three months, and when Jack is released just two weeks ahead of Cundo, he agrees to wait for him in Venice Beach, California.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty fine Elmore Leonard.

    • By Richard Delman on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Any Way the Wind Blows

    • A Novel
    • By: E. Lynn Harris
    • Narrated by: Sanaa Lathan, Peter Francis James
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    With just the right amount of wickedness, love, and compassion, Harris' masterful storytelling and delicious plot twists will have fans and newcomers alike frantically trying to find the answer to the ultimate question: Does revenge ever really pay?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Business as usual

    • By Sweetonja on 04-27-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Dirty Work

    • By: Larry Brown
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Ed Sala
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This gripping novel is not only one of the best books written about Vietnam; it is also one of the most powerful anti-war novels in American literature. Walter James has no face. Braiden Chaney has no arms or legs. They lost them 22 years ago, in Vietnam. Now, in the course of one long night in a V.A. hospital, these two soldiers, one black, the other white, reveal how they came to be where they are and what they can only hope to become.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dirty Work

    • By Charles V. on 06-04-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Kick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble... until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

    Regular price: $15.96

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