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    • Kindred

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254

    Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simply written, but full of wisdom

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-14-17

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Tempest

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 166

    What kind of mail-order bride greets her intended with a bullet instead of a kiss? One like Regan Carmichael - an independent spirit equally at home in denims and dresses. Shooting Dr. Colton Lee in the shoulder is an honest error, but soon Regan wonders if her entire plan to marry a man she's never met is a mistake. Colton, who buried his heart along with his first wife, insists he only wants someone to care for his daughter. Yet Regan is drawn to the unmistakable desire in his gaze.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Annee on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A More Beautiful and Terrible History

    • The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
    • By: Jeanne Theoharis
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical background for today

    • By Ruth Ann on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Forbidden

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of - one that depends upon him passing for white. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything...and the price seems worth paying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Eileen on 02-04-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Homemade Love

    • By: J. California Cooper
    • Narrated by: Peter Fernandez, Donna Bailey, Kim Staunton, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Critics have compared her work to that of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, but J. California Cooper has a warm, witty style that’s definitely her own. Each of her short stories is a gem of downhome wisdom, polished with a bit of gossip, some heartbreak, and lots of humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was great

    • By Alva Hines on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Bourbon Thief

    • By: Tiffany Reisz
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen: a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family, who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War, until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows...no one except Paris.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed Feelings

    • By Lia on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Breathless

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    As manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability - qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town, and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I did not enjoy. slow read/listen. could be much b

    • By bac on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Through the Storm

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Beginning in 1864, Through the Storm chronicles the tumultuous lives of onetime lovers, Raimond Le Veq and Sable Fontaine. The Le Veq family was a proud, prominent black New Orleans family until their fortune was plundered in the chaos of the Civil War. It's the charge of former Union Major Raimond Le Veq to restore the lost wealth of his family. Raimond once loved a woman--the lusty, beautiful, and complex former slave, Sable Fontaine--but she coldly betrayed him during the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Through the Storm

    • By Michael on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Chasing King's Killer

    • The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin
    • By: James L. Swanson
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In his meteoric, 13-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for civil rights - with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Hidden Sins

    • By: Selena Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mara Reed's been stirring up trouble since she was 18. With two thugs after her, she returns to her Texas hometown. When she's cornered, an unexpected rescuer comes to her aid - Dr. Ethan Stuart, the scientist whose heart she broke and betrayed....the only man Mara ever loved. Ethan is investigating a gruesome discovery - nearly 100 dead bodies dating back 50 years - a mystery linked to the church once headed by Mara's father. Ethan needs Mara's help; she needs his protection. And their search for a devastating truth could lead them to forgiveness, salvation, passion, and back to love.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Secrets and Lies

    • By: Selena Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    She just witnessed her uncle's murder, she's running for her life, and now Dr. Katelyn Lyda is face-to-face with a man who could be her salvation. Tall, sexy, his eyes full of promises, he seems to have the answer she needs. It's too bad Sebastian Caine is one of the bad guys.... A "recovery specialist" skilled at separating prized possessions from their owners, Sebastian is after an ancient relic. But he reconsiders the job when he finds himself on the wrong end of a gun. The lady with her finger on the trigger seems to have everything he needs - and not just the artifact.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable moments but good read

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Beyond Desire

    • By: Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    When an old friend introduces Amanda to a handsome young man, she makes a very unusual business arrangement with him: in exchange for a generous fee, he will be her "husband" until the baby is born. The arrangement seems perfect--until an attraction grows between them that begins to radically change their desires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen and Story of Unconventional Romance

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-08-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Good Hair

    • By: Benilde Little
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    When Alice Andrews, a reporter from Newark, meets Jack Russworm, a Harvard-educated doctor from Boston, she immediately senses they are from different sides of the tracks. As their love and passion develop, they get lots of advice and warnings from friends and family. Can their relationship survive, or will social status push them apart? The landscape of upper class Black Manhattan society gives a thoroughly modern twist to this tough-girl rich-boy love story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A nice, sweet story. Very relatable.

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Jamaica's Find

    • By: Juanita Havill
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Jamaica has a problem. She's found a stuffed dog in the park, all dirty and worn from lots of hugging. Instead of taking it to the lost and found department, she's taken it home. Now, as she sits in her room staring at the dog, she's starting to feel bad. Maybe the toy dog belongs to a little girl just like Jamaica. When she decides to do the right thing and take the dog back to the park, she gets a very happy surprise.

    Regular price: $11.02

    • Caught Up in the Rapture

    • By: Sheneska Jackson
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Kim Staunton, Deon Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When fate brings Jazmine and the X-Man together, the only thing they have in common is a dream to make it big in the music business. Jazmine, a college student, sings in the church choir and yearns for the courage to move away from her overprotective father. The X-Man, who packs a .38 and gets high with his homies, performs his own brand of gangsta rap in the street. Suddenly Black Tie Records discovers them both, and, amazingly enough, they discover each other. These unlikely lovers are a good match, realizing their dreams together....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kept me listening

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

    • By: Eleanora Tate
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Young Mary Elouise is unhappy about who she is, until two African storytellers come to her school and help her to appreciate the value of her heritage. Eleanora E. Tate shares the richness of the contemporary African American experience with themes that speak to young readers of every color: self-acceptance, a healthy pride, and the importance of family and of community.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Secret of Gumbo Grove

    • By: Eleanora Tate
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eleven-year-old Raisin enjoys doing odd jobs for old Ms. Effie Pfluggins. Ms. Effie is the church secretary, and she has fascinating stories to tell about the African American history and people of Gumbo Grove. When old Miss Pfluggins asks her to help clean up the church cemetery, Raisin discovers a real-life mystery that no one wants to talk about. There’s a famous person buried in a forgotten plot, but the townsfolk seem to think that the past is better left buried. Now Raisin’s parents are watching her every move and they don’t want her nosing around in the cemetery anymore.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Her Own Place

    • By: Dori Sanders
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dori Sanders’ first novel, Clover, won her the coveted Lillian Smith Award, a Walt Disney movie option, and an appearance on NBC’s Sunday Today. Now her eagerly awaited second novel takes her readers to rural South Carolina again for a gentle and wise look at the lives of everyday people, black and white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A piece of southern nostalgia.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Cold Flash

    • By: Carrie H. Johnson
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Muriel doesn't have the option to cool her life down to manageable chaos. She's juggling a high-pressure job, her extended family, and a deepening romance with Calvin, an advocate for troubled youth. And with heroin deaths epidemic throughout Philly, she's got her hands full stopping a related killing spree that's taking out gang members and innocent victims alike.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ernestine and Amanda

    • By: Sandra Belton
    • Narrated by: Kim Staunton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Amanda can’t believe it when Ernestine shows up at the piano teacher’s house for lessons. Everyone knows Ernestine can’t read music. She can only play by ear. And even worse, Ernestine begins talking and laughing with Amanda’s best friend. The two 10-year-olds have never gotten along, and Amanda intends to keep it that way. But music lessons and the really annoying fact that Ernestine’s brother is dating Amanda’s sister keep throwing the two together. Somehow they discover they aren’t really enemies. In fact, they are beginning to need each other.

    Regular price: $13.99

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