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    • 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 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 715
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    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

    • How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    • Stories
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Ray Eller, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By R. Davis on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Red and the Blue

    • The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism
    • By: Steve Kornacki
    • Narrated by: Steve Kornacki, Ron Butler
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    In The Red and the Blue, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich, two larger-than-life politicians who exploited the weakened structure of their respective parties to attain the highest offices. For Clinton, that meant contorting himself around the various factions of the Democratic party to win the presidency. Gingrich employed a scorched-earth strategy to upend the permanent Republican minority in the House, making him speaker.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and informative

    • By Karen on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • 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 504
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      5 out of 5 stars 444
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      5 out of 5 stars 438

    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 504 ratings

    Regular price: $23.95

    • 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 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    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

    • 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 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 271

    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 2 mins
    • Release date: 03-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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 1,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375

    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 578
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 521

    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

    • Go Ahead in the Rain

    • Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
    • By: Hanif Abdurraqib
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The seminal rap group A Tribe Called Quest brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces. This narrative follows Tribe from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Throughout the narrative, poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Love in Catalina Cove

    • Catalina Cove
    • By: Brenda Jackson
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 92

    In the wake of a devastating teen pregnancy that left her childless and heartbroken, Vashti Alcindor left Catalina Cove, Louisiana, with no plans to return. Now, more than a decade later, Vashti reluctantly finds herself back in her hometown after inheriting her aunt’s B and B. Her homecoming gets off to a rocky start when the new sheriff, Sawyer Grisham, pulls her over for speeding, and things go downhill from there. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By YVH on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 55
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      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    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
    • Refreshing!

    • By Ann Abanaka on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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 book

    • By E Clausell on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 209

    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

    • Black Enough

    • By: Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, and others
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Ron Butler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi and featuring some of the most acclaimed best-selling black authors writing for teens today - Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and black in America. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • The Leafly Guide to Cannabis

    • A Handbook for the Modern Consumer
    • By: The Leafly Team
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it. And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. The Leafly Guide to Cannabis provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CANNABIS OVERVIEW: All the Important Stuff!

    • By Doc.Aloha on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Showboat

    • The Life of Kobe Bryant
    • By: Roland Lazenby
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    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
    • KOBE BEAN BRYANT

    • By Allaeldien Abdelrahman on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • By: Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enlightening

    • By Hungurr on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Chasing Space

    • An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
    • By: Leland Melvin
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path from the gridiron to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-28-18
    • An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances
    • By: Leland Melvin
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 89 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

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