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    • Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

    • Coping with Loss Every Day
    • By: Ty Alexander, Tia Williams - foreward
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards, Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    For top blogger, Ty Alexander, the grieving process is one that she lives with day-to-day. Learning from the pain of losing her mother, Alexander connects with her listeners on a deeply emotional level in this debut audiobook. From grief counseling to sharing insightful true stories, Alexander offers comfort, reassurance, and hope in the face of sorrow. The pain of loss is universal; yet, we all grieve differently. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helps to know there's someone who understands...

    • By Denise Rash on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Copper Sun

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Fifteen-year-old Amari witnesses the murder of her family and the destruction of her remote African village. She endures countless humiliations as she is beaten, branded, and forced to board a slave ship. The atrocities continue as she struggles through endless days of backbreaking work and daily degradation on a plantation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story for all to read

    • By M. LaCue on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $30.95

    • Sugar

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Sugar arrives in the small town of Bigelow, Arkansas, like an ominous storm. She saunters down the street in a blonde wig and spiked heels, cigarette dangling between red-painted lips. Without even speaking to her, the women in town hate her. But when she moves in next door to Pearl, a woman who tragically lost her daughter 15 years earlier, the two women bond over tragic pasts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow...

    • By Courtney on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • This Bitter Earth

    • The Story of Sugar Lacey
    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston Society Award and a national best-selling author, Bernice L. McFadden returns with her sequel to Sugar. Sugar Lacey comes back home to a past she hoped to forget. She must face many obstacles and deal with secret truths about her family. This Bitter Earth is a striking novel about strength and victory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Taprn on 10-07-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Where the Line Bleeds

    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    A stunning debut novel from Jesmyn Ward, Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Upon graduating from high school, growing tensions between brothers Joshua and Christophe test their loyalties—and a violent altercation forever changes their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Lexy Lou on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $25.86

    • A Second Helping

    • A Blessings Novel, Book 2
    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    After divorcing her faithless husband, Bernadine Brown put her newfound millions to good use reviving the small Kansas town of Henry Adams. Now a local diner named the Dog and Cow could use a facelift, but Bernadine has plenty of other distractions to worry about. Chief among these, her former husband has rolled into town looking for a second chance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Entertainment!

    • By Rikkita on 11-24-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Warmest December

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

     The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is real fiction a thing? If it is, then this is it

    • By A. N. McDonald on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Voodoo Season

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Jewell Parker Rhodes follows up her acclaimed Voodoo Dreams with a present-day mystery surrounding the gifts of an ancestor of the Voodoo Queen. Doctor Marie Levant can't explain why she's drawn to New Orleans, or why it's comforting and unsettling at the same time. And she can't shake her haunting dreams. But when she delivers a dead woman's baby, Marie knows malevolent forces are at work, and it's up to her to stop them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cute story

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Yellow Moon

    • A Novel
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The third novel in Jewell Parker Rhodes' acclaimed Voodoo series, Yellow Moon finds New Orleans' preeminent voodoo practitioner hunting an African vampire - a wazimamoto. Marie Levant is tired of seeing corpses drained of blood arrive at the hospital each night, and tired of being haunted by their ghosts. It'll take all her skills to expel the deadly spirit in this.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • could not finish this book

    • By M.Word on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Something Old, Something New

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In Something Old, Something New, Lily Fontaine and Trent July are finally planning their wedding. But when well-intentioned neighbors - including Bernadine, the town fairy godmother - insist on inflating the intimate gathering into the event of the decade, Lily and Trent start wishing they'd simply eloped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By Shawty Moore on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • This Stops Today

    • Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice after Losing Her Son
    • By: Gwen Carr, Dave Smitherman - contributor, Hillary Clinton - foreword
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr's life changed forever. The illegal choke hold that took Garner's life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe while a white policeman held him down on a hot concrete sidewalk. His death set the tone for a new normal where young black men and women now automatically document police interactions with their cell phones for fear of brutality and even death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mothers Who Lost Their Boys To Police Brutality

    • By Rita on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Land of Love and Drowning

    • By: Tiphanie Yanique
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Korey Jackson, Rachel Leslie, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    In the early 1900s an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea, just as the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned by the sunk vessel are two sisters and their half-brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them. Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous

    • By Bahiyyih on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Heart of Gold

    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Henry Adams has had its fair share of drama ever since Bernadine Brown bought the town with her divorce settlement. Now just when things are starting to settle down, it’s about to get crazy again ...Cephas Patterson doesn’t just want to be left alone - if you dare step onto his property, he’ll meet you with a shotgun and a warning to stay away from his gold. He reminds Zoey of the lonely time she spent living on the streets, so she quietly begins leaving him small offerings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By KIM SMITH on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Preacher's Son

    • By: Carl Weber
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor, Lizian Mitchell, Cherise Booth, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    The Preacher's Son captivates with all the intensity expected of a Weber novel. Bishop T.K. Wilson is a pillar of the community, pastor of the largest African-American church in Queens, NY, and has always tended to he needy. Running for borough president, he faces one shocking revelation after another that could not only derail his campaign, but also force him to reevaluate his family values.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Sante Fe Trail

    • By Rick on 03-18-10

    Regular price: $26.43

    • For Your Love

    • A Blessings Novel
    • By: Beverly Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Mayor Trent July and his wife, Lily, are enjoying life as newlyweds and embracing the challenges and joys that come with being adoptive parents to two wonderful boys. But being a father has inevitably forced him to think about his own birth mother. Raised by his grandmother, Tamar - and, in many ways, the good people of Henry Adams - Trent was blessed with a childhood full of love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always...the stories in the Blessings series

    • By Trina on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Prisoner's Wife

    • A Memoir
    • By: asha bandele
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In her senior year of college, asha bandele and a group of other writers went to a prison to read their works for a Black History Month program. There, she met Rashid, a man who was serving 20 to life for murder, a man who spoke softly and wisely, a man who would become asha’s soul mate. This is her account of a relationship that has thrived despite terrific odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book!!! recommend it big time

    • By Elina Petrosova on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Lord of Misrule

    • By: Jaimy Gordon
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    At the rock-bottom end of the sport of kings sits the ruthless and often violent world of cheap horse racing, where trainers and jockeys, grooms and hotwalkers, loan sharks and touts are all struggling to take an edge, or prove their luck, or just survive. Equal parts Nathanael West, Damon Runyon and Eudora Welty, Lord of Misrule follows five characters -- scarred and lonely dreamers in the American grain -- through a year and four races at Indian Mound Downs, downriver from Wheeling, West Virginia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy of the National Book Award

    • By fmg on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Family Affair

    • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia' s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well - and he' s the powerful CEO of one of the country' s richest corporations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG Awesome

    • By Bayah Baldwin on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tumbling

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel - who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening - and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Mother's Love

    • By Carla on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • We Love You, Charlie Freeman

    • By: Kaitlyn Greenidge
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Karole Foreman, Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Frustrated by the limitations of cross-race communication in her predominantly white town, a young African American girl teaches herself to sign. Years later, Laurel uproots her husband and daughters from their downwardly mobile, overeducated, and underpaid life in the South End of Boston for Cortland County, Massachusetts. The Freemans are to take part in an experiment: They've been hired by a private research institute to teach sign language to a chimpanzee.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By N. Madsen on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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