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  • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel | Imbolo Mbue

    Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Imbolo Mbue
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

    Suzanne Young-Mercer says: "Thoroughly enjoyable with reservations"
  • The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty

    The Sellout: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Paul Beatty
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    (2018)
    Story
    (2008)

    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.

    Bonnie B. says: "Brilliant book, fantastic narrator!"
  • Christodora: A Novel | Tim Murphy

    Christodora: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tim Murphy
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
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    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    GCS18 says: "Whoa Where Did THAT Come From?"
  • Five-Carat Soul | James McBride

    Five-Carat Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James McBride
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, and others
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    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.

  • True Legend | Mike Lupica

    True Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mike Lupica
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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....

    J Shelman says: "Great for any basketball lovers."
  • Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea | Mitchell Duneier

    Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mitchell Duneier
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto - a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck. In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in the 16th century and its revival by the Nazis to the present. As Duneier shows, we cannot understand the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today without recalling the history of the ghetto in Europe, as well as later efforts to understand the problems of the American city.

    Jean says: "Impressive"
  • The White Boy Shuffle: A Novel | Paul Beatty

    The White Boy Shuffle: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Paul Beatty
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people".

    MidwestGeek says: "Good writing but disappointing storyline."
  • New Boy | Tracy Chevalier

    New Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

  • And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery | Walter Mosley

    And Sometimes I Wonder About You: A Leonid McGill Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

    cheyntarie says: "Can't wait until his next book!"
  • Power & Beauty | Tip

    Power & Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty. After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself - and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long.

    Dream says: "Suprised by T.I.'s story telling skills"
  • The Sellout | Paul Beatty

    The Sellout

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Paul Beatty
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Born in Dickens, Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's memoir will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed, he discovers there never was a memoir. Fuelled by despair, he sets out to right this wrong with the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court.

    says: "Least popular book group choice in twenty years. "
  • One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future | Ben Carson, MD,Candy Carson

    One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, MD, Candy Carson
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great. Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now.

    Jonathan Love says: "Please lead our nation from the brink of..."
  • New Boy: Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Tracy Chevalier

    New Boy: Othello Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Arriving at his fourth school in six 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.

  • The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own | Veronica Chambers

    The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Veronica Chambers
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi
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    Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started.

    Todd R. Bryant Sr. says: "Inspiring view of Michelle Obama"
  • Beasts Made of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    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.

  • Blues People: Negro Music in White America | LeRoi Jones

    Blues People: Negro Music in White America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By LeRoi Jones
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music - through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel, development, jazz...[If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history.

  • Black Music | LeRoi Jones

    Black Music

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By LeRoi Jones
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Black Music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and others. It is composed of essays, reviews, interviews, liner notes, musical analyses, and personal impressions from 1959-1967. Also includes Amiri Baraka's reflections in a 2009 interview with Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly.

  • Slumberland: A Novel | Paul Beatty

    Slumberland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Paul Beatty
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods, the prevent defense, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic - and spiritual - other.

  • Sly Mongoose | Tobias Buckell

    Sly Mongoose

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Tobias Buckell
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Welcome to Chilo, a planet with corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat. Fortunately, 14-year-old Timas lives in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the surface, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm. Above the acidic clouds the temperature and pressure are normal. But to make a living, Timas like many other young men, is lowered to the surface in an armored suit to scavenge what he can.

    Amazon Customer says: "So much more than your typical space opera"
  • Tuff: A Novel | Paul Beatty

    Tuff: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Paul Beatty
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
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    Weighing in at 320 pounds, Winston "Tuffy" Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea, Cap'n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. Shrewdly comical as this dazzling novel is, it turns acerbically sublime when the frustrated Tuffy agrees to run for City Council.

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