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    • Devil in the Grove

    • Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
    • By: Gilbert King
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. Despite death threats, the clan, and the urging of his associates, Marshall knew he had to defend "the Groveland Boys".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning history of the Jim Crow south. Essential

    • By Bill on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Old Yeller

    • By: Fred Gipson
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 465

    When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beyond Heartbreaking

    • By Gillian on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Native Son

    • By: Richard Wright
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 987

    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply a classic

    • By Noah on 11-11-10

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Gathering of Old Men

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and engaging.

    • By David Robbins on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Plague of Doves

    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great American Tale

    • By Lori on 12-02-08

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Run

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all of his children, safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven

    • By Patti on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1

    • The Pox Party
    • By: M.T. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72

    He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the finest of classical educations. Raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother, a princess in exile from a faraway land, are the only people in their household assigned names. As the boy's regal mother, Cassiopeia, entertains the house scholars with her beauty and wit, young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • YA fiction at its very best

    • By Ryan on 09-20-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Fearless Jones

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" ( People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mosley at Perfection

    • By Gypsy Wife on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Duke

    • A Life of Duke Ellington
    • By: Terry Teachout
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century - and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world's most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook needs music

    • By John on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Voodoo Dreams

    • A Novel of Marie Laveau
    • By: Jewell Parker Rhodes
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Spanning six decades of the 1800s, this mesmerizing story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau - one of the most haunting characters in New Orleans’ history. Part of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers, Marie tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life. Like her grandmother, Marie sees visions from an early age. She never knew her mother, who practiced a spiritualism so potent she was murdered by those who feared her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful verbal illustrations...

    • By Melissa on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Holy Bible, Volume 22

    • Gospel According to Matthew
    • By: American Bible Society
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Gospel According to Matthew is Volume 22 from Gospel and Acts, the New Testament, from the unabridged Contemporary English Version Translation of the Holy Bible.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Any Way the Wind Blows

    • By: E. Lynn Harris
    • Narrated by: Sanaa Lathan, Peter Francis James
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    With just the right amount of wickedness, love, and compassion, Harris' masterful storytelling and delicious plot twists will have fans and newcomers alike frantically trying to find the answer to the ultimate question: Does revenge ever really pay?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Business as usual

    • By Sweetonja on 04-27-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Living Blood

    • By: Tananarive Due
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    After the disappearance of her immortal husband, David, Jessica Jacobs-Wolde must come to terms with the healing blood David gave to her and their daughter, Fana. As Fana’s powers grow, mother and daughter are swept into an epic battle to determine the fate of humankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding and original entertainment!!

    • By Thomas on 10-07-12

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Scorpions

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Lately everybody's messing with Jamal. His teachers, the kids at school, even his dad. And now that Jamal's brother Randy's in the slam, Crazy Mack has a crazy idea. He wants Jamal to take control of the Scorpions and run crack. All the gang jive - Jamal has no use for it. Unless, like some say, it's the only way to cop the bread for Randy's appeal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Slow!

    • By Marci on 06-16-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Brothers in Arms

    • The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes
    • By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Black Panthers, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Yup

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Dream Bearer

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know anymore, or trust. And his mom is struggling to hold everything together.

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Past Due

    • By: William Lashner
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A defense attorney who lives his life in shades of gray, Victor Carl fights all the right fights for all the wrong reasons. With a failing legal practice, a dead-end love life, and a pile of unpaid traffic tickets, Victor skates on the razor's edge of legal ethics in search of the easy buck. But the one absolute in Victor's life is loyalty, especially to a client, even if he happens to be dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Detective Than Legal Thriller

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 10-18-05

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Living in an abandoned apartment building in South-Central L.A., Socrates is one step away from the streets. He bags groceries at the supermarket, collects bottles and cans to recycle for pennies, and feels himself slipping toward invisibility - that is, until he meets 11-year-old Darryl, whose already committed murder and is perilously close to slipping into a life filled with only violence and bloodshed. Socrates' determination to fight for and save Darryl lights his own pathway to self-forgiveness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read!

    • By Kimberly on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $39.20

    • Primary Colors

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Primary Colors offers a richly detailed look at life on the political stump. As former congressional aide Henry Burton is dazzled and lured into presidential hopeful Jack Stanton's fledgling campaign, he becomes a cog in Stanton's unstoppable political machine. Burton illuminates, through his actions and observations, the sometimes seamy, sometimes steamy and sometimes surprisingly noble ascent to the presidency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Changed my life

    • By Roswatheist on 03-13-13

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Breaking the Chains

    • African American Slave Resistance
    • By: William Loren Katz
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Generations of American history students grew up believing that slave rebellion was relatively rare, that slaves accepted their lot and became attached to their masters, and that they were ultimately liberated with little or no effort of their own. Liberally sprinkled with quotations from Civil War-era blacks, both slave and free, Breaking the Chains gives readers a well-researched look at the lives of real slaves. From their African abductions, through their brave resistance to harsh plantation owners, to their roles in the Civil War, their own indomitable spirits shine through as the driving force behind their emancipation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Review of African American Slave Courage

    • By Joseph Marshall on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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