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    • 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 2,509
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,298

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable with reservations

    • By Suzanne Young-Mercer on 03-19-17

    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 2,629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,438
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,431

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book, fantastic narrator!

    • By Bonnie B. on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Call Me American

    • By: Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t recommend.

    • By Rachel Subido on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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

    • Beasts Made of Night

    • By: Tochi Onyebuchi
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So. Many. Questions.

    • By KPB on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,088

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ambitious and Important

    • By Laura - Audible on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The White Boy Shuffle

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing but disappointing storyline.

    • By MidwestGeek on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • True Legend

    • By: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • Green

    • A Novel
    • By: Sam Graham-Felsen
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes. Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Of Noble Family

    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Robin Miles, Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • How to ruin a good audio series

    • By RB2 on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • New Boy

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Blues People

    • Negro Music in White America
    • By: LeRoi Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "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.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Power & Beauty

    • By: Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suprised by T.I.'s story telling skills

    • By Dream on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Prey of Gods

    • By: Nicky Drayden
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIP-roaring mash-up of urban fantasy and sci fi

    • By David on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $28.51

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