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    • The New Jim Crow

    • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    • By: Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,445

    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

    • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Invisible

    • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother’s life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s - and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected 20 lawyers to help him clean up the city’s underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Moving Biography

    • By Jean on 10-31-18
    • The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
    • By: Stephen L. Carter
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Princess in Theory

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn't have time for fairy tales . . . or the patience for constant emails claiming she's betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she's learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly email won't convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inclusive Royal Romance

    • By Audiobookhoe on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Duke by Default

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and - most importantly - herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she's capable of. And it turns out that she excels at aggravating her gruff silver-fox boss, when she's not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Needed a different narrator

    • By Eirenical on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Original Black Elite

    • Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era
    • By: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    This cultural biography tells the enthralling story of the high-achieving black elites who thrived in the nation's capital during Reconstruction. Daniel Murray (1851-1925), an assistant librarian at the Library of Congress, was a prominent member of this glorious class. Murray's life was reflective of those who were well-off at the time. This social circle included African American educators, ministers, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, US senators and representatives, and other government officials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, extremely informative.

    • By ThriftyShopper on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sand: Omnibus Edition

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,304
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,162

    We live across the thousand dunes with grit in our teeth and sand in our homes. No one will come for us. No one will save us. This is our life, diving for remnants of the old world so that we may build what the wind destroys. No one is looking down on us. Those constellations in the night sky? Those are the backs of gods we see.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New world, not as compelling as Wool

    • By Étaín on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Don't Tell a Soul

    • By: Tiffany L. Warren
    • Narrated by: Mary Hodges, Karen Chilton, Kim Brockington, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Don’t Tell a Soul is best-selling author Tiffany L. Warren’s sequel to her fan-favorite novel What a Sista Should Do. Here, a trio of faithful friends face trials in their personal lives. When Pam’s husband, Troy, blows their fortune, his partner starts making moves on Pam. Meanwhile, Taylor must decide whether to forgive her ex, Luke, for the sake of their son. And newly divorced Yvonne finds reprieve from her loneliness by befriending a new church member. But only time will tell if the women can keep their faith and friendship intact.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • it was okay

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Light in the Wilderness

    • By: Jane Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Karen   Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Letitia holds nothing more dear than the papers that prove she is no longer a slave. They may not cause white folks to treat her like a human being, but at least they show she is free. She trusts in those words she cannot read - as she is beginning to trust in Davey Carson, an Irish immigrant cattleman who wants her to come west with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and inspiring true story

    • By Vickie on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lighting the Fires of Freedom

    • African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
    • By: Janet Dewart Bell
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Karen Chilton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories, we hear what ignited and fueled their activism, as Bell vividly captures their inspiring voices. Lighting the Fires of Freedom offers these deeply personal and intimate accounts of extraordinary struggles for justice that resulted in profound social change, stories that remain important and relevant today.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Incredible stories by true Women leaders

    • By Bill M. on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Extraordinary Union

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South - to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he's facing his deadliest mission yet - risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just a good story...A Great Story

    • By Anonymous User on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Firebrand and the First Lady

    • Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice
    • By: Patricia Bell-Scott
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    An important, groundbreaking book - two decades in work - that tells the story of the unlikely but history-changing 28-year bond forged between Pauli Murray (granddaughter of a mulatto slave who, against all odds, as a lesbian black woman, became a lawyer, civil rights pioneer, Episcopal priest, poet, and activist) and Eleanor Roosevelt (first lady of the United States from 1933 to 1948 and human rights internationalist) that critically shaped Eleanor Roosevelt's, and therefore FDR's, view of race and racism in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Jean on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • If It Ain’t One Thing

    • By: Cheryl Robinson
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Cheryl Robinson, a bright voice in African-American fiction, delivers a fresh tale of love in the modern world. Porter is a handsome Detroit firefighter who just got burned by his cheating girlfriend. Winona is a single mom who is getting by despite an old secret that haunts her. When Porter and Winona meet, they must face their pasts to allow their present romance to grow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By Andra D Johnson on 10-05-10

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Harlem Is Nowhere

    • A Journey to the Mecca of Black America
    • By: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    As gentrification encroaches on historic Harlem, Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award recipient Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles the myth and meaning of its storied legacy. Drawing on Harlem’s history and her own observations, Rhodes-Pitts introduces a variety of observers who shared a common hope that Harlem would become the ground from which blacks fully entered America’s democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Instant Classic

    • By T.N. on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Hope Divided

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    For three years of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother's traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her - until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie's home for their new base of operations in the guerilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good... But..

    • By Tuty on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

    • Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
    • By: Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Steve on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Eerie

    • By: Blake Crouch, Jordan Crouch
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128

    On a crisp autumn evening in 1980, seven-year-old Grant Moreton and his five-year-old sister Paige were nearly killed in a mysterious accident in the Cascade Mountains that left them orphans.It's been 30 years since that night. Grant is now a detective with the Seattle Police Department and long estranged from his sister. But his investigation into the bloody past of a high-class prostitute has led right to Paige's door, and what awaits inside is beyond his wildest imagining.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!......Until

    • By The Kindler on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Let Us Dream

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After spending half her life pretending to be something she’s not, performance is second nature for cabaret owner Bertha Hines. With the election drawing near and women’s voting rights on the ballot, Bertha decides to use her persuasive skills to push the men of New York City in the right direction. Chef Amir Chowdhury jumped ship in New York to get a taste of the American Dream. When ornery Amir reluctantly takes a job at The Cashmere, he thinks he’s hit the bottom of the barrel; however, working at the club reignites his dream of being a force for change.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Billie Holiday

    • The Musician and the Myth
    • By: John Szwed
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Her life wasn't just about addiction.

    • By Jan on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • That Could Be Enough

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mercy Alston knows the best thing to do with pesky feelings like "love" and "hope": avoid them at all costs. Serving as a maid to Eliza Hamilton, and an assistant in the woman's stubborn desire to preserve her late husband's legacy, has driven that point home for Mercy - as did her own previous heartbreaks. When Andromeda Stiel shows up at Hamilton Grange for an interview in her grandfather's stead, Mercy's resolution to live a quiet, pain-free life is tested by the beautiful, flirtatious, and entirely overwhelming dressmaker.  

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Be Not Afraid

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elijah Sutton is no fool, despite his love of a country that enslaves people like him. When he's offered land, livestock, and - most importantly - his freedom if he fights in his Patriot owner's stead, Elijah believes he'll soon have everything he ever wanted...and then he meets Kate. The Crown has promised freedom to slaves who escape their Patriot masters and join the British side, and Kate intends to take them up on it. She's eager to leave America - and the painful memories it holds for her - far behind...and then she meets Elijah.  

    Regular price: $6.95

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