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    • Every Little Step

    • My Story
    • By: Bobby Brown
    • Narrated by: Bobby Brown, Lisa Renee Pitts, T. J. Storm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
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      4 out of 5 stars 942
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 945

    Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past 30 years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip-hop as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career - especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel - garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top 10 list as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY...

    • By Orsayor Simmons on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Nappily Ever After

    • A Novel
    • By: Trisha R. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Venus Johnston has a great job and a long-term, live-in boyfriend who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date to keep her long, nappy hair slick and straight. But the tedious hours and harsh chemicals in the salon have long grated on Venus. One frustrating day, she trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends her commitment-balking boyfriend packing. It's a bold declaration of independence and one that has effects she never could have imagined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Laura K. on 08-21-09

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Can't Nothing Bring Me Down

    • Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time
    • By: Ida Keeling
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Can't Nothing Bring Me Down is the memoir of 101-year-old, world-record-holding runner Ida Keeling. Miss Ida, as she's known throughout her Bronx community, isn't your typical runner. Her fierce independence helped her through the Depression and the Civil Rights movement. But her greatest trials were yet to come. Ida's two sons were brutally murdered. Justice was never found. Ida felt like she didn't have the strength to carry on and she couldn't hope anymore. But encouraged by her daughter, Ida put on her first pair of running shoes at the age of 67.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss Ida is amazing!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Successful Women Think Differently

    • 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient
    • By: Valorie Burton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life. In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides a woman with insight into who she really is and gives her the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flip the Switch!

    • By Katrina on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $22.74

    • The Color of Money

    • Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
    • By: Mehrsa Baradaran
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 141

    When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both a Bridge and a Battle Cry

    • By Darwin8u on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Successful Women Speak Differently

    • 9 Habits That Build Confidence, Courage, and Influence
    • By: Valorie Burton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence. Gleaning from powerful research, best-selling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time tested advice for women

    • By Roni Garrison-Joyner on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Left to Tell

    • Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
    • By: Immaculee Ilibagiza, Steve Erwin
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 715

    In 1994, Immaculee Ilibagiza's world was ripped apart when her native country of Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Her family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Miraculously, Immaculee survived the slaughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a triumphant spirit

    • By Kim on 01-22-07

    Regular price: $16.77

    • God Is Able

    • By: Priscilla Shirer
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee-Pitts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      5 out of 5 stars 34

     Got an impossible situation? The anxiety it brings can wake you in the middle of a needed night’s sleep and then stalk you in the middle of broad daylight. It can sneak up on you and cast a cloak of fear and concern over your shoulders that you can’t seem to shake no matter how hard you try. It can take you down. Squash all hope. Stop you in your tracks.   Impossible. Impenetrable. Unchangeable. Maybe so...until God gets involved. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NARRATION WAS LESS THAN DESIRABLE

    • By kelli on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Coming of Age in Mississippi

    • By: Anne Moody
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    Born to a poor couple who were tenant farmers on a plantation in Mississippi, Anne Moody lived through some of the most dangerous days of the pre-civil rights era in the South. The week before she began high school came the news of Emmet Till's lynching. Before then, she had "known the fear of hunger, hell, and the Devil. But now there was…the fear of being killed just because I was black." In that moment was born the passion for freedom and justice that would change her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gripping, Visceral Account of 1960's Reality

    • By Philomena on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Warriors Don't Cry

    • A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, brought the promise of integration to Little Rock, Arkansas, but it was hard-won for the nine black teenagers chosen to integrate Central High School in 1957. They ran a gauntlet flanked by a rampaging mob and a heavily armed Arkansas National Guard-opposition so intense that soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division were called in to restore order.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • voices

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One in a Million

    • Journey to Your Promised Land
    • By: Priscilla Shirer
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God's chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God's invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it! Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good.

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Grace

    • A Novel
    • By: Natashia Deón
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 825

    For a runaway slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic master. That's what 15-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an Alabama plantation. Striking out on her own, she leaves behind her beloved Momma and sister, Hazel, and takes refuge in a Georgia brothel run by a freewheeling, gun-toting Jewish madam named Cynthia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story of several women's journey

    • By Lillian Rodriguez on 11-19-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Other People's Children

    • Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
    • By: Lisa Delpit
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In a radical analysis of contemporary classrooms, MacArthur Award-winning author Lisa Delpit develops ideas about ways teachers can be better "cultural transmitters" in the classroom, where prejudice, stereotypes, and cultural assumptions breed ineffective education. Delpit suggests that many academic problems attributed to children of color are actually the result of miscommunication, as primarily white teachers and "other people's children" struggle with the imbalance of power and the dynamics plaguing our system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A blessing to teachers, students & families.

    • By Scott on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • How We Get Free

    • Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
    • By: Keeanga -Yamahtta Taylor
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women's liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to black feminism and its impact on today's struggles.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Hero Two Doors Down

    • Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend
    • By: Sharon Robinson
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Stephen Satlow is an eight-year-old boy living in Brooklyn, New York, which means he only cares about one thing - the Dodgers. Steve and his father spend hours reading the sports pages and listening to games on the radio. Aside from an occasional run-in with his teacher, life is pretty simple for Steve. But then Steve hears a rumor that an African-American family is moving to his all-Jewish neighborhood. It's 1948 and some of his neighbors are against it. Steve knows this is wrong. His hero, Jackie Robinson, broke the color barrier in baseball the year before.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • "Multiplication Is for White People"

    • Raising Expectations for Other People's Children
    • By: Lisa Delpit
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    As MacArthur award-winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us - and as all research shows - there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has eluded several decades of reform. Delpit reflects on two decades of reform efforts that have still left a generation of poor children of color feeling that higher educational achievement isn't for them.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Better Than I Know Myself

    • By: Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it

    • By Valerie on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Ruth Anointing

    • Becoming a Woman of Faith, Virtue, and Destiny
    • By: Michelle McClain-Walters
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Michelle Mcclain-Walters shows how operating in an anointing similar to Ruth's, a woman who was not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and embrace new possibilites to venture past cultural limitations to discover a life of fulfillment, will reveal the redemptive work of Jesus all over the world. 

    Regular price: $22.74

    • Life in Motion

    • An Unlikely Ballerina
    • By: Misty Copeland
    • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious 13-year-old to become a ground­breaking ballerina. Life in Motion is a story of passion and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Has Copeland heard this narration? Has Audible?

    • By Debbie on 08-02-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Every Woman's Dream

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Robin Eller, Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 229

    He's successful, kind, and sensitive - the type of man every woman wants. And truck driver Calvin Ramsey just loves women - especially the lonely, unappreciated ones he meets online, like Lola Poole. His deceitful ex-wife taught him that women really appreciate someone who cares about their deepest feelings and problems.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By LaFaye on 07-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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