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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 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 442

    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 1,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949

    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
    • Simply a classic

    • By Noah on 11-11-10

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 1,113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    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: $34.22

    • 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 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 202

    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: $13.68

    • 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 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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

    • Run

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 378

    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: $15.96

    • Scorpions

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • 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 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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
    • Compelling

    • By Shelly M. Felton on 03-29-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Road Dogs

    • By: Elmore Leonard
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • The Planet of Junior Brown

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Junior, a 300 pound musical and artistic prodigy, depends on his imagination for companionship. Buddy is used to depending on no one but himself. Homeless, he uses his wits to survive the streets. With the help of Mr. Poole, the school custodian, the two boys discover a sheltered universe of their own in the basement room. When their hiding place is discovered, and Junior loses the only place he feels safe, his imagination takes over. It will take all of Buddy’s resource to protect his friend as the realities of Junior’s world come crashing in around them both.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • Junebug

    • By: Alice Mead
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug’s mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Darnell Rock Reporting

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Children and adults alike will cheer for this funny, uplifting story of a troublemaker who joins the school newspaper and discovers the power of words - and uses that power to make a positive difference in his community. Darnell Rock is an especially meaningful hero for African American boys who confront many of the same pressures that Darnell faces.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Moves Make the Man

    • By: Bruce Brooks
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    First time I saw Bix was at a baseball game. He was a shortstop, supreme. I didn't want to start liking this flashy cracker with a momma in a high-style black dress. But Bix got me, baby. Next thing I knew, there I was, Jerome Foxworthy, doing hoops privately in the woods and getting my moves down, when Bix showed up. I taught him all I knew-- even though he wanted to play everything straight, not fake it. Because he had one game coming up where he'd need all the moves to put his life together again.

    Regular price: $25.09

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • The Emperor of Ocean Park

    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • Breaking the Chains

    • African American Slave Resistance
    • By: William Loren Katz
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Generations of American history students grew up believing that slave rebellion was relatively rare, that slaves accepted their lot and became attached to their masters, and that they were ultimately liberated with little or no effort of their own. Liberally sprinkled with quotations from Civil War-era blacks, both slave and free, Breaking the Chains gives readers a well-researched look at the lives of real slaves. From their African abductions, through their brave resistance to harsh plantation owners, to their roles in the Civil War, their own indomitable spirits shine through as the driving force behind their emancipation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Review of African American Slave Courage

    • By Joseph Marshall on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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