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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 6,253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,579
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,552

    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 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 17 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Princess in Theory

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • Lost era

    • By Dyvette K Collins on 11-26-18

    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 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Sand: Omnibus Edition

    • By: Hugh Howey
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,168

    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

    • What We Know About Climate Change: Updated with a new foreword by Bob Inglis (The MIT Press)

    • By: Kerry Emanuel, Bob Inglis - foreword
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook is an updated edition of a guide to the basic science of climate change, and a call to action. The vast majority of scientists agree that human activity has significantly increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - most dramatically since the 1970s. Yet global warming skeptics and ill-informed elected officials continue to dismiss this broad scientific consensus. In this updated edition of his authoritative book, MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the basic science of global warming and how the current consensus has emerged. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Trade Wind

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The scene is teeming Zanzibar just before the American Civil War, when the Isle of Cloves was a center of African slave trade. To it comes Hero Athena Hollis, a Boston bluestocking filled with self-righteousness and bent on good deeds. Then she meets Rory Frost, a cynical, wicked, shrewd and good-humored trader in slaves. What is Hero to make of him (and of her feelings for him)?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Epic historical novel.

    • By D. D. Worden on 04-16-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Four Novellas

    • Be Not Afraid - That Could Be Enough - Let Us Dream - Let It Shine
    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection contains four historical novellas by award-winning author Alyssa Cole: Be Not Afraid, That Could Be Enough, Let Us Dream, and Let It Shine.

    • Be Not Afraid - That Could Be Enough - Let Us Dream - Let It Shine
    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 11-20-18
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $24.95

    • "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
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Most Hammered of the Patriarchs

    • By Mary K. on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

    • By: Ytasha L. Womack
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wonderfully narrated by Karen Chilton, Afrofuturism is an engaging, hip, and accessible primer to the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism. Author Ytasha Womack introduces listeners to the burgeoning community of artists creating Afrofuturist works. She writes engagingly about the innovators from the past and the wide range of subjects they explore. The audiobook’s topics range from the “alien” experience of blacks in America to the “wake up” cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Be Not Afraid

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Standing Tall

    • A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph
    • By: C. Vivian Stringer, Laura Tucker
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton, Vivian Stringer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Work hard, and don't look for excuses", C. Vivian Stringer's parents told her, "and you can achieve anything." But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the 60s. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her 14-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Yet Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • An Extraordinary Union

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • A Hope Divided

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 127
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      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

    • 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 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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

    • 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 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • Under a Dark Summer Sky

    • By: Vanessa Lafaye
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Under a Dark Summer Sky is set in Florida in 1935 in a small town struggling with the effects of the Depression and at the time of the great hurricane. The racially charged narrative swirls around Missy, with her courageous dedication to duty, who works for the Kincaid family; Henry, a long absent WWI soldier who still loves Missy, the girl he left behind; Henry's sister and Missy's friend, Selma, with her no-nonsense approach to crises; and Sheriff Dwayne Campbell, whose duty is to protect Henry but who has personal reasons for wanting Henry to suffer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book!

    • By susan archer on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Roadwalkers

    • By: Shirley Ann Grau
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Roadwalkers chronicles the lives and fortunes of two extraordinary black women - Baby and her daughter, Nanda - as they struggle to make places for themselves in the South, from the Depression to the era of the civil rights movement. By the author of The Keepers of the House.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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