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    • Native Son

    • By: Richard Wright
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826

    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

    • 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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878

    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 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 378

    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

    • Run

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 654
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 362

    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 Plague of Doves

    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 181

    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

    • Harriet Tubman

    • By: Ann Petry
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love love loved this audiobook!

    • By Shakayla on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $25.87

    • 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 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • Things Fall Apart

    • By: Chinua Achebe
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and one of the most powerful men of his clan. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Took a While But...

    • By Chris Reich on 08-14-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Handbook for Boys

    • By: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Growing up is tough...really tough. But what if you had a handbook that told you how to figure things out? How to stay out of trouble? How to think about success? How to think about the guy on the street?

    Regular price: $18.24

    • 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

    • Kick

    • By: Walter Dean Myers, Ross Workman
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Kevin Johnson is 13 years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble... until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.

    Regular price: $15.96

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    • Junebug

    • By: Alice Mead
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the dingy Auburn Street project where Junebug lives, ten is the age when young boys start joining gangs and helping drug dealers. Junebug has watched his friend, Darnell, drift away in a sleek, dark-windowed car. He has seen his Aunt Jolita, surrounded by a cloud of jewelry and perfume, strut off with silent gang leaders. Junebug’s mother works hard to keep him and his little sister safe. So do the librarian and the tutor who set up a reading room in the basement of the graffiti-coated apartment building.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Breaking the Chains

    • African American Slave Resistance
    • By: William Loren Katz
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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
    • Compelling

    • By Shelly M. Felton on 03-29-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Planet of Junior Brown

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Junior, a 300 pound musical and artistic prodigy, depends on his imagination for companionship. Buddy is used to depending on no one but himself. Homeless, he uses his wits to survive the streets. With the help of Mr. Poole, the school custodian, the two boys discover a sheltered universe of their own in the basement room. When their hiding place is discovered, and Junior loses the only place he feels safe, his imagination takes over. It will take all of Buddy’s resource to protect his friend as the realities of Junior’s world come crashing in around them both.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Thrill

    • By: Jackie Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    From chic New York and the exclusive Hamptons to the hungry heart of L.A., this high-suspense tale pulses with deadly obsessions and relentless desires in the seemingly perfect world of a gorgeous film actress. Lara could have any man - but the one she can't resist is a mysterious lover with a shadowed past. As their jolting affair skyrockets with electric passion, shocking secrets break through their hidden traps - in a brilliantly twisting story that sparks with the explosive Jackie Collins touch.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IF YOU LIKE Jackie you will probably like this!

    • By Michele on 12-15-11

    Regular price: $9.40

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

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