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  • Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire | Carol Jenkins

    Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Carol Jenkins
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A.G. Gaston, the poor grandson of slaves, was born in the Deep South in 1892. Over the course of his extraordinary life, he amassed a fortune of over $130 million and a vast business empire. The story of his remarkable life is written with eloquence and grace by his niece, an Emmy¿ Award-winning journalist and her daughter, who holds degrees from Yale and Harvard.

    2Fresh says: "Black Gold = Standing Ovation"
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race | Jesmyn Ward

    The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated By Cherise Boothe, Michael Early, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping-off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time.

    Karen Johnston says: "strong voices, witness to our times"
  • Pleasure | Eric Jerome Dickey

    Pleasure

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nia Simone Bijou is a woman who has it all - and is driven by the desire for more. Born in Trinidad, reared in Los Angeles, living in Atlanta, Nia is a writer, a thinker, and a woman in conflict. She's dealing with two sides of her Gemini self, feeling as if there are two women living inside her, both struggling for domination.

    Victoria says: "Not a Romance Novel"
  • The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success | La La Anthony

    The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By La La Anthony
    • Narrated By Susan Spain, La La Anthony
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    The author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her listeners can do the same.

    says: "Make joyful noise"
  • Hope Blooms | Jamie Pope

    Hope Blooms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jamie Pope
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In one shattering instant, schoolteacher Cassandra Miller lost everything that mattered to her. Stricken with guilt and sorrow, she has no reason to care about tomorrow. The last person she wants help from is the man she wants to forget. In childhood, Wylie Everett was her cherished best friend. In adulthood, he was the secret lover who left her without explanation. Now he's the person who won't let her go down without a fight.

    Yolanda says: "Love,Love,Love"
  • Tears of a Tiger | Sharon M. Draper

    Tears of a Tiger

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The night that changes everything in Andy's life begins as a great time. His basketball team wins a big game, and he and his best friend have some cold brews stashed in the car, just waiting for the rolling party to begin. Nothing anyone can say or do afterwards will convince Andy that what happens next isn't his fault.

    ryan mack says: "The best book"
  • Player Hater | Carl Weber

    Player Hater

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Susan Spain, Cornell Womack, Marc Damon Johnson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A juicy glimpse into the lives of contemporary blacks Player Haters blends romance, comedy, and drama in a novel that's hip, stylish, fun, and totally entertaining. A sassy reading from various narrators ensures hours of good times for adult listeners.

    Kimberly Davis says: "The book that put Weber on my favorite author list"
  • Decadence | Eric Jerome Dickey

    Decadence

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey returns to a character he created in his celebrated novel of erotic daring, Pleasure. Four years have passed in the life of Nia Simone Bijou, and she is approaching the height of her artistic powers. A film she has written is poised for international success, the studio is eager for a sequel, and the media are fascinated by her work. Yet her imaginative mind is wandering.

    DLA says: "Disappointed"
  • Sister, Sister | Eric Jerome Dickey

    Sister, Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson, Patricia R Floyd, Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (74)
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    Join three beautiful young women, Valeria, Inda, and Chiquita, as they look for Mr. Right in the bright lights of L.A. Gutsy, graphic, and full of sensual energy, Sister, Sister is Dickey at his best.

    Thomas says: "Sister Sister is Sensational!"
  • Love Blooms | Jamie Pope

    Love Blooms

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jamie Pope
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyone - especially herself. She'd do anything for her young son but feels she'll never be a good enough mother. She's got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving the safety of Martha's Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan, confusing her even more.

  • It's a Thin Line | Kimberla Lawson Roby

    It's a Thin Line

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Kimberla Lawson Roby
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Three siblings, Sydney, Gina, and Rick, each have full lives, complex relationships, and serious personal problems. But when their mother suffers a debilitating stroke, her need for extensive care forces them to examine the strength of the bonds between them. A Blackboard best-selling author, Roby tackles several contemporary issues in this moving novel, including marital violence and childhood abuse.

    Amazon Customer says: "Boring"
  • She's No Angel | E. N. Joy,Nikita Lynnette Nichols

    She's No Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By E. N. Joy, Nikita Lynnette Nichols
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher's eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time how to be a pastor's wife. She's on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven. But first she'll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.

    Denise says: "Destiny Calls"
  • The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil | Victoria Christopher Murray

    The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Winner of the African American Literary Award for Fiction, Essence® best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray delivers a cautionary tale about debt and the dangers of an overly tempting offer. Married at 17, Adam and Evia Langston have worked their way up from rags to riches. But as they are enjoying all the trappings of their success, a financial downturn leaves them teetering on the brink of disaster. And that’s when Evia’s boss makes the Langstons a fivemillion dollar offer they can’t refuse.

    Nevada says: "The Girl is GUUUUUD - {{{{VCM}}} - MUST READ!"
  • Notorious | Kiki Swinson

    Notorious

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kiki Swinson
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    A criminal lawyer working in Miami, Yoshi skips town when the pressure cooker of her job threatens to turn deadly. But after landing in Norfolk, Virginia, Yoshi quickly realizes she better watch her back when she witnesses a drug dealer committing murder.

    Slim says: "Part 2"
  • Angels Watching Over Me: The Shenandoah Sisters, Book 1 | Michael Phillips

    Angels Watching Over Me: The Shenandoah Sisters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Phillips
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Michael Phillips is one of today's most popular Christian authors. He has written more than four dozen novels, with over five million copies in print. Angels Watching Over Me is the first book in a stirring saga that follows two women, one black, one white, in the aftermath of the Civil War.

    Kim says: "Transported us"
  • Homemade Love | J. California Cooper

    Homemade Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By J. California Cooper
    • Narrated By Peter Fernandez, Donna Bailey, Kim Staunton, and others
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    Critics have compared her work to that of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, but J. California Cooper has a warm, witty style that’s definitely her own. Each of her short stories is a gem of downhome wisdom, polished with a bit of gossip, some heartbreak, and lots of humor.

    Kimberly Simmons says: "comforting.. ."
  • A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton | Michael Phillips

    A Day to Pick Your Own Cotton

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michael Phillips
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Mayme and Katie have become friends, which is unusual given that their friendship has spouted at the end of the Civil War and that Mayme is a former slave, while Katie is the daughter of a plantation owner. Both girls have been orphaned by the war, left alone on Katie's family plantation. The land is the one thing they still share, and they don't want to leave it. But if anyone finds out the two of them live there alone, they will be forced to move.

    Robin says: "A great Story"
  • Nappily Married | Trisha R. Thomas

    Nappily Married

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Trisha R. Thomas
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Nappily Married follows the lovable, sharp-witted Venus Johnston as she strives to make a name for herself while juggling the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood. Former flame Dr. Clint Fairchild just might be the one to give her a hand.

    Jodice says: "unhappy listening"
  • After Tupac & D Foster | Jacqueline Woodson

    After Tupac & D Foster

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    When D Foster walks into Neeka and her best friend's lives, their world opens up. D doesn't have a "real" mom constantly telling her what to do, and the girls envy her independence. But D wants nothing more than to feel connected, and the three girls form a tight bond - and a passion for the music of Tupac Shakur. D's the one who understands Tupac's songs best, and through her, his lyrics become more personal for all of them.

    Shana Barrera says: "A great story..."
  • When You Dance with the Devil | Gwynne Forster

    When You Dance with the Devil

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gwynne Forster
    • Narrated By Susan Spain
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    Fannie Johnson has seen darn near all the world has to offer at her Thank the Lord Boarding House. It is home to a variety of interesting people who regard each other as family. One such is Sarah Jolene Tilman, who is ready to strike out on her own. In stark contrast, Richard Peterson has done more than his share of living and is looking for simpler pleasures. Under Fannie's watchful eye, each will embark on a path of self-exploration and find that life is nothing if not a wildly unpredictable journey.

    Dee says: "I did not want this book to end..."
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