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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 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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 559
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    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 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

     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.  

    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 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • I Will Not Fear

    • My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire
    • By: Melba Pattillo Beals
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start - or end - there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • By Amazon Customer on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tumbling

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • Tambourines to Glory

    • By: Langston Hughes
    • Narrated by: Myra Taylor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Angelic Essie Belle Johnson and devilish Laura Reed both agree that they need to do something to spice up their lives and earn more money. So, they start their own church on the street in front of their Harlem apartment. With Laura's gift for performing and Essie's melodious voice, the two quickly become a hit and must move their services into a renovated theater. But as their congregation grows, a host of misfits enter the scene - some honest, but others who just want a piece of the pie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Witty, simple wisdom

    • By beth on 08-28-12

    Regular price: $23.77

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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
    • Beatlutifully written memoir

    • By 752242 on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Voodoo Season

    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Nowhere Is a Place

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains determined. In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blues Dancing

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    During the 1970s, Verdi’s relationship with street-smart Johnson leads her to heroin and the brink of destruction. Rescued by a conservative professor willing to give up everything for her, she lives a quiet, comfortable life for 20 years--until Johnson returns to re-ignite old passions. Pulled uncontrollably toward the reckless appetites of her youth, Verdi struggles to understand her desires and to decide where she wants life to take her next.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Tammye on 06-18-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Girl Done Good

    • By Art Fan on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

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