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    • Black Fortunes

    • The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
    • By: Shomari Wills
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring '20s - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True His/Herstory

    • By Brazy Brazy on 06-25-18
    • The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
    • By: Shomari Wills
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 199 ratings

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The DevOps Handbook

    • How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
    • By: Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, John Willis, and others
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater - whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud. And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to do as an Audio

    • By Ken Taylor on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Man on the Run

    • By: Carl Weber
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free, JD Jackson, Ron Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    It was the night before his wedding, 15 years ago, when the nightmare began for Jay Crawford - locked up for a crime he never committed. Now he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice,he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back - Wil, Kyle, and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hmmm

    • By Kierra on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Jack & Jill

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Maxwell Hamilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    In the middle of the night, a controversial US senator is found murdered in bed in his Georgetown pied-à-terre. The police turn up only one clue: a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill" promising that this is just the beginning. Jack and Jill are out to get the rich and famous, and they will stop at nothing until their fiendish plan is carried out. No one in Washington is safe - not children, not politicians, not even the president of the United States. Only Alex Cross has the skills and the courage to crack the case.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really?

    • By Luisandra Reynoso on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Half Has Never Been Told

    • Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
    • By: Edward E. Baptist
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

    In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, our chief form of innovation was slavery. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from their slaves, giving the country a virtual monopoly on the production of cotton, a key raw material of the Industrial Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most definitive history of American slavery;

    • By Robert Fullerton on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Notes of a Native Son

    • By: James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful Essayist

    • By Andre on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Medical Apartheid

    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • By: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge - a tradition that continues today within some black populations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sobering... but necessary.

    • By Dr. Pepper on 10-27-16
    • The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
    • By: Harriet A. Washington
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 257 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Rebound

    • By: Kwame Alexander
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Before Josh and Jordan Bell were streaking up and down the court, their father was learning his own moves. In this prequel to Newbery Medal winner The Crossover, Chuck Bell takes center stage, as listeners get a glimpse of his childhood and how he became the jazz music worshiping basketball star his sons look up to. A novel in verse with all the impact and rhythm listeners have come to expect from Kwame Alexander, Rebound will go back in time to visit the childhood of Chuck "Da Man" Bell during one pivotal summer when young Charlie is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers basketball and learns more about his family's past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!

    • By Elise Kincade on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Cannabis Pharmacy

    • The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana - Revised and Updated
    • By: Michael Backes, Andrew Weil - foreword
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up to date with the latest information on the body's encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, plus much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very detailed and informative.

    • By Candy on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Miguel Street

    • By: V. S. Naipaul
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A stranger could drive through Miguel Street and just say 'Slum!' because he could see no more." But to its residents, this derelict corner of Trinidad's capital is a complete world, where everybody is quite different from everybody else. In this tender, funny early novel, V. S. Naipaul renders their lives (and the legends their neighbors construct around them) with Dickensian verve and Chekhovian compassion. 

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Captivated by Love

    • Granger series, Book 4
    • By: Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    After being locked up for a crime he didn't commit, Sheppard Granger is back to take over the reins as CEO of Granger Aeronautics. On top of that, he intends to totally romance his wife, Carson, and make up for the time they couldn't share together. When their idyllic marriage is threatened by someone from Carson's past, the Grangers unite and prove that when it comes to protecting those they love, they are more than prepared to meet trouble head on. This is book 4 in the Granger Series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Merely Satisfying

    • By Portia on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Black Man, White House

    • An Oral History of the Obama Years
    • By: D. L. Hughley
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron, Cherise Boothe, Ron Butler, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    From legendary comedian D. L. Hughley comes a bitingly funny send-up of the Obama years, as "told" by the key political players on both sides of the aisle. What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats, and Obama's own family really think of President Barack Obama? Finally, the truth is revealed in this raucously funny "oral history" parody.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever and Hilarious!

    • By Fylynne on 07-14-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Black Against Empire

    • The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
    • By: Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr.
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 170

    In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the US, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the US government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the explanation of rise and fall Black Panther

    • By Antwine Hurst on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Playing Changes

    • By: Nate Chinen
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    “Playing changes”, in jazz parlance, has long referred to an improviser’s resourceful path through a chord progression. Playing Changes boldly expands on the idea, highlighting a host of significant changes - ideological, technological, theoretical, and practical - that jazz musicians have learned to navigate since the turn of the century. Nate Chinen, who has chronicled this evolution firsthand throughout his journalistic career, vividly sets the backdrop, charting the origins of jazz historicism and the rise of an institutional framework for the music. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

    • 1983 and 1984
    • By: Duane Tudahl, Ahmir Thompson - Foreword
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour. With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios' daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths and reveals details about Prince's unreleased outtakes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible oral history

    • By Francis on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Locked in Temptation

    • The Protectors
    • By: Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Police detective Joy Ingram's connection to elite security expert Stonewall Courson is instant. Undeniable. Electric. But her commitment to protect and serve has always come first. Everything else is secondary - especially when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring. Joy can't risk a distraction during the most important case of her career, not even one as sexy as reformed ex-con Stonewall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it could'nt stop listening listening had to

    • By Charon Hives on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Forged in Desire

    • The Protectors
    • By: Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far-too-alluring protector tempting her to let loose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to the series!

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Heritage

    • By: Howard Bryant
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. Sports and politics are decidedly entwined. But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start were committing a political act simply by being on the field.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What is The Heritage?

    • By Henry Brandon on 08-01-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Perfect Peace

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Black
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother, Emma Jean, tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!

    • By JoJo on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Showboat

    • The Life of Kobe Bryant
    • By: Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 22 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP; and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one - but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (five to Jordan's six).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mamba Mentality Explained!

    • By Christopher S. Doyle on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $29.65

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