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    • Pleasure

    • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 415

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • displeased

    • By Charles on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $25.90

    • Black Titan

    • A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
    • By: Carol Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 127

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Black Gold = Standing Ovation

    • By 2Fresh on 01-20-16
    • A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
    • By: Carol Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 06-22-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 148 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Tears of a Tiger

    • By: Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Cornell Womack, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Symbolic

    • By MCLARK on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $20.00

    • The Fire This Time

    • A New Generation Speaks About Race
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Michael Early, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • strong voices, witness to our times

    • By Karen Johnston on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Decadence

    • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • EJD Fan Forever

    • By Nicole on 04-26-13

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Nappily Married

    • By: Trisha R. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • unhappy listening

    • By Jodice on 06-04-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Power Playbook

    • Rules for Independence, Money and Success
    • By: La La Anthony
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain, La La Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full stars- for a young woman of color

    • By Mariah Kelli on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Nappily Faithful

    • By: Trisha R. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Honored by the NAACP and optioned by major Hollywood film studios, the top-selling novels of Trisha R. Thomas are favorites of readers everywhere. After the hospital high jinks of Nappily Married, Venus and her husband Jake are ready to get away from all the nonsense. So they move to Atlanta - and that's where the drama really begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Listen

    • By Sonia on 08-02-09

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Player Hater

    • By: Carl Weber
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain, Cornell Womack, Marc Damon Johnson, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book that put Weber on my favorite author list

    • By Kimberly Davis on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $26.43

    • The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil

    • By: Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Girl is GUUUUUD - {{{{VCM}}} - MUST READ!

    • By Nevada on 12-10-11

    Regular price: $25.19

    • After Tupac & D Foster

    • By: Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great book

    • By Wayne Smith on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • In Sheep's Clothing

    • By: Mary Monroe
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Trudy Bell needs to do something to spice up her life and hopes that her new job with the Bon Voyage Travel Agency will do the trick. But envy for her boss' glamorous lifestyle turns into a downward spiral that could end up costing her more than just her job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of suspense!

    • By N. Hall on 01-28-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The House on Harbor Hill

    • By: Shelly Stratton
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    She's generous, kind, and compassionate - yet Delilah Grey will forever be an outcast in the small seaside town of Camden Beach, Maryland. She takes in women shattered by abuse, poverty, illness, or events beyond their control. But no matter how far she's come or how many she's helped find their way back, there is no safe place for Delilah. Acquitted of her rich husband's mysterious death decades ago, she lives in her beautiful mansion consumed by secrets - and mistakes she feels she can never atone for...until she takes in desperate mother Tracey Walters and her two young children. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen!

    • By Teresa M. Ferro on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Love Blooms

    • By: Jamie Pope
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Falling into Grace

    • By: Michelle Stimpson
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    National best-selling author Michelle Stimpson infuses her fiction with a message of faith. With Falling into Grace, Stimpson crafts the tale of Camille Robertson, a former R&B singer who longs to recapture her past fame and fortune. Envisioning a comeback as a gospel singer, Camille joins the nearest megachurch and starts planning her rise back to the top. What she doesn’t count on is falling for handsome worship leader Ronald Shepherd. Now Camille must choose between giving up on her dreams or betraying Ronald and her new friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christianity and real life

    • By Deidre Jackson on 10-17-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Sister, Sister

    • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated by: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Patricia R Floyd, Susan Spain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sister Sister is Sensational!

    • By Thomas on 04-06-08

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Homemade Love

    • By: J. California Cooper
    • Narrated by: Peter Fernandez, Donna Bailey, Kim Staunton, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was great

    • By Alva Hines on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Hope Blooms

    • By: Jamie Pope
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful story of hope!!

    • By Busybee9000 on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • She's No Angel

    • By: E. N. Joy, Nikita Lynnette Nichols
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Destiny Calls

    • By Denise on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Breakfast in Bed

    • By: Rochelle Alers
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Sometimes you go in search of a new beginning. Other times, it finds you. Tonya Martin enjoys her job as a professional chef for a Wall Street bank, her East Harlem walk-up, and the freedom to live and love by her own rules - right up until the day she finds herself suddenly downsized. But a spontaneous trip to New Orleans opens up a new opportunity. With time on her hands and her daughter soon graduating college, Tonya has the chance to reach for her own long-cherished dream - opening a restaurant on her friend Hannah's beautiful Garden District estate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Gina on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $24.49

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