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    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • By: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Biography

    • By Adam Shields on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Imbolo Mbue
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,980
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,729

    Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just okay...

    • By LuckyLindsi83 on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Sellout

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,617
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,609

    A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality: the black Chinese restaurant.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK - a few funny sections

    • By kurdis teed on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Speak No Evil

    • A Novel
    • By: Uzodinma Iweala
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part 2 Let Me Down

    • By pynkskies on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness” - a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” Though an examination of Black life in post-Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Personal Collection of Essays

    • By Peter Joel Marcantel on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • All the Pieces Matter

    • The Inside Story of The Wire®
    • By: Jonathan Abrams
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Abrams, January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There's a reason you hire professional talent

    • By Shawnald on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • By: Scott McCormick
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good for all ages

    • By Bonnie Butler on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Parting the Waters

    • America in the King Years 1954-63
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Janina Edwards
    • Length: 49 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of J. Edgar Hoover, here is a vivid tapestry of America, torn and finally transformed by a revolutionary struggle unequaled since the Civil War.

    Regular price: $47.24

    • Beyond the Messy Truth

    • How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
    • By: Van Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump's victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never hated anyone before

    • By Joanna Bugajska on 11-17-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Call Me American

    • A Memoir
    • By: Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

    Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger. When US marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Nicole Nation on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • True Legend

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks - and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded - and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for any basketball lovers.

    • By J Shelman on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Smoketown

    • By: Mark Whitaker
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Mark Whitaker's Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America. It depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes listeners on a rousing, revelatory journey - and offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopes for Pittsburgh aka "Up South"

    • By Dr. Pepper on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Prey of Gods

    • By: Nicky Drayden
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry that has found a welcome home there. Yes, the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ​I was in Awe

    • By Tim on 12-26-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

    • By: Howard Zinn, Anthony Arnove
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass, Prentice Onayemi, Allyson Johnson, and others
    • Length: 31 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn. New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year prison sentence; Naomi Klein, speaking from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Liberty Square; a member of Dream Defenders, a youth organization that confronts systemic racial inequality; and more.

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Five-Carat Soul

    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The stories in Five-Carat Soul - none of them ever published before - spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic - all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen. Just listen.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • And Sometimes I Wonder About You

    • A Leonid McGill Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    In the fifth Leonid McGill novel, Leonid finds himself in an unusual pickle of trying to balance his cases with his chaotic personal life. Leonid's father is still out there somewhere, and his wife is in an uptown sanitarium trying to recover from the deep depression that led to her attempted suicide in the previous novel. His wife's condition has put a damper on his affair with Aura Ullman, his girlfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't wait until his next book!

    • By cheyntarie on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • New Boy

    • William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel
    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Beasts Made of Night

    • By: Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj's livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a member of the royal family, he's suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Promising idea, but too little plot

    • By Karla on 12-31-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Of Noble Family

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Robin Miles, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy - then Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty, the couple decide to go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterpiece!

    • By Benjamin on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Father First

    • By: Dwayne Wade
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star for the Miami Heat, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his career and his life. As incredible as his achievements have been, it's off the court where Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion, by playing a meaningful role in their lives. Recounting his fatherhood journey, Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented court decision.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Crystal on 06-04-13

    Regular price: $28.51

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