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De gastenlijst

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De razend spannende opvolger van De jachtpartij, voor de fans van Agatha Christie, Ruth Ware en Liane Moriarty. 'De gastenlijst zette me tot het einde toe op het verkeerde been. Een klassieke whodunit en briljante psychologische thriller in één.' Kate Mosse. Dertien gasten. Eén lijk. Jules en Will kunnen hun geluk niet op. Eindelijk is het zover: hun bruiloft op een schitterend eiland voor de Ierse kust. Terwijl de laatste voorbereidingen worden getroffen en de gasten langzaam binnendruppelen, breekt buiten een storm los. Niemand kan nog van het eiland af. Oud zeer steekt de kop op, lang vergeten vetes worden uitgevochten en de stemming op het eiland wordt alsmaar grimmiger. Maar niemand kon vermoeden dat één van de gasten in staat was tot moord. Iedereen heeft geheimen. Iedereen heeft een motief. Eén van hen zal het eiland niet levend verlaten. Maar wie?

©2020 Meulenhoff Boekerij B.V.. Translated by Ans van der Graaff (P)2020 Meulenhoff Boekerij B.V.

Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Can I Say

18 ratings

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The fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. Travis Barker's soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer's art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: His marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor, DJ AM, died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades' worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring listeners to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

©2016 Travis Barker (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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The Bhagavad Gita 101

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The Bhagavad Gita (or “Song of God”) is one of the richest, most complete, and most important spiritual works ever composed. Its teachings have been a timeless source of inspiration, wisdom, and guidance for over a thousand years. The Gita (as it is affectionately known) is laid out as the story of a regular person Arjuna, who has become despondent after coming to see life as a meaningless, pointless, and never-ending struggle.  Arjuna is ready to quit. Sound familiar? Krishna (a mysterious friend and hero of the story) comes to Arjuna in his time of need and counsels him on the meaning of life as well as the path that leads to purpose and deliverance.  What does Arjuna find at the end of his journey? Meaning. Tranquility. Enlightenment. Because the struggles Arjuna faced and suffered from are the same as those we face today, the teachings of the Gita are every bit as pertinent in our era as they were over a thousand years ago when it was first recorded. I designed my version of this enduring classic to be concise, modern, and accessible to all listeners, even those with no prior knowledge of Hindu philosophy.  “We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.” (The Bhagavad Gita) Scroll up and discover the majesty of the Gita for yourself!

©2020 Matthew Barnes (P)2021 Matthew Barnes

Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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My Grandmother's Hands

2 ratings

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A National Best Seller "My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice." (Robin DiAngelo, New York Times best-selling author of White Fragility) In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans - our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide. Paves the way for a new body-centered understanding of white supremacy - how it is literally in our blood and our nervous system. Offers a step-by-step healing process based on the latest neuroscience and somatic healing methods, in addition to incisive social commentary.

©2018 Central Recovery Press (P)2018 Central Recovery Press

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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Good Girl, Bad Blood

7 ratings

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The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times best seller, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled mystery.  Pip is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh. The police won't do anything about it. And if they won't look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town's dark secrets along the way...and this time everyone is listening. But will she find him before it's too late?

©2021 Holly Jackson (P)2021 Listening Library

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That Way Madness Lies

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In That Way Madness Lies, 15 acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics!  West Side Story. 10 Things I Hate About You. Kiss Me, Kate. Contemporary audiences have always craved reimaginings of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. Now, some of today’s best writers for teens take on the Bard in these 15 whip-smart and original retellings! This program is read by: Lily Anderson, Ariel Blake, Patrice Caldwell, Caitlin Davies, Ramon de Ocampo, Almarie Guerra, Cary Hite, North Homewood, Barrie Kreinik, Nikki Massoud, Joy McCullough, Mark Oshiro, Avi Roque, Julia Whelan, and Landon Woodson. Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining The Merchant of Venice), Kayla Ancrum (The Taming of the Shrew), Lily Anderson (All’s Well That Ends Well), Melissa Bashardoust (A Winter’s Tale), Patrice Caldwell (Hamlet), Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Much Ado About Nothing), Brittany Cavallaro (Sonnet 147), Joy McCullough (King Lear), Anna-Marie McLemore (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Samantha Mabry (Macbeth), Tochi Onyebuchi (Coriolanus), Mark Oshiro (Twelfth Night), Lindsay Smith (Julius Caesar), Kiersten White (Romeo and Juliet), and Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (The Tempest). A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

©2021 Dahlia Adler (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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The Voting Booth

1 rating

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Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She's always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election? Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election. He just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band's first paying gig tonight.  Only problem? Duke can't vote.  When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn't spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right.  And that's how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote.  They may have started out as strangers, but as Duke and Marva team up to beat a rigged system (and find Marva's missing cat), it's clear that there's more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy.

©2020 Brandy Colbert (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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H.N.I.C.

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Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of his crew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees to do one last job, but only because it’s the price of his freedom. He knows Black can’t be trusted. He knows his “brother” would rather see him dead than let him walk away. Yet he still agrees to do the job because Black isn’t the only one who can’t be trusted. Sometimes you have to kill for what you want. Further developing the stark realism and uncompromising streetwise narratives of his lyrics, H.N.I.C. cements Prodigy’s position as one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary urban life. Simultaneously a fast-paced crime drama and an engrossing, unsentimental moral tale, it peers into the dark heart that underpins the codes of loyalty and friendship, betrayal and vengeance. With H.N.I.C., Prodigy inaugurates Infamous Books, a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books’ mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.

©2013 Albert "Prodigy" Johnson (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Pimp

108 ratings

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A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale—the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today’s Black community. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change; it just has a different swagger. Only Slim could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this book is where it all began. This is the heyday of the pimp, the hard-won pride and glory, small though it may be; the beginnings of pimp before it was dragged in front of the camera, before pimp juice and pimp style. Though it is a tale of his times, it will remain current and true for as long as there is a race bias, as long as there is a street life, as long as there is exploitation.

©1969, 1987 Iceberg Slim (P)2011 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Let the Trumpet Sound

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"The most comprehensive, the most thoroughly researched and documented, the most scholarly of the biographies of Martin Luther King Jr." (Henry Steele Commanger, Philadelphia Inquirer) Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Drawing on interviews with those who knew King, previously unutilized material at Presidential libraries, and the holdings of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, Mr. Oates has written the most comprehensive account of King’s life yet published.... He displays a remarkable understanding of King’s individual role in the civil rights movement.... Oates’s biography helps us appreciate how sorely King is missed." (Eric Foner, New York Times) By the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Nat Turner, and John Brown, Stephen B. Oates' prizewinning Let the Trumpet Sound is the definitive one-volume life of Martin Luther King, Jr. This brilliant examination of the great civil rights icon and the movement he led provides a lasting portrait of a man whose dream shaped American history.

©1982, 1994 Stephen B. Oates (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
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Murderville

3 ratings

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Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities. Liberty is dying of a fatal heart condition, though she desperately wants to survive until her 25th birthday, when her sister has promised to visit her. A’shai blames himself for not protecting Liberty, but all Liberty asks is for A’shai to tell her a story, to help her remember what brought them to this point. He knows that this is the last story he will ever tell—and the last she will ever hear. As Liberty lies dying, A’shai walks her through their past, reliving their ill-fated journeys through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, through Mexico’s drug cartel, child brothels, and hustling in Detroit, to escaping the high-powered heads of LA’s underworld. But ultimately, this is a story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the unpredictable and mind-blowing ending.

©2011 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2011 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Ashley, JaQuavis
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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The Cartel

3 ratings

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The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls 80 percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret - his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel. Miamor is a woman who uses her beauty to enhance her skill as a contract killer. She is the leader of the Murder Mamas. When her crew is hired to take down the Cartel, they slip up, and Miamor loses her sister in the process. She is determined to get revenge. Unknowingly, she meets the son of Carter Diamond - and he immediately catches her heart. She is sleeping with the enemy, and when she finds out, she is torn between love and revenge. Young Carter and Miamor lead two different lifestyles. They are on opposing teams, and when their worlds collide, the truth will be unveiled in an unpredictable ending. About the authors: Ashley & JaQuavis are the New York Times best-selling duo responsible for the popular Cartel series. They live in Flint, Michigan, where they are working on future projects.

©2009 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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The Cartel 6

1 rating

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The Cartel series is back...and deadlier than ever. Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and the rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, the Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle. Will the Cartel prevail...or fall victim to the city's black cloud? If there's one rule in the town of Vegas, it's that when the dust settles, there can be only one winner.

©2016 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Animal

4 ratings

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K’wan delivers his bloodiest story yet. “One bullet changed everything.” Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci - but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all. While Gucci teeters between life and death, Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets. There will be no more innocents. Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem, with the end result revealing one great truth: he is only a small piece in a much larger puzzle. About the author: K’wan is the number one Essence best-selling author of Section 8, Gutter, Still Hood, Hood Rat, Eve, Hoodlum, Street Dreams, Gangsta, Road Dawgz, and others. He has been featured in Time, New York Press, King, Big News, and on MTV.

©2012 K'wan Foye (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: K’wan
Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
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When the Side N*gga Catch Feelings

2 ratings

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When the Side N*gga Catch Feelings is the story of two women who are unfaithful for two totally different reasons, yet wind up with the same catastrophic outcome.   Meet Heaven: a young girl who is loving, submissive, and beyond appreciative of her husband, Ross. As a teenager, Heaven lived solely for her sister, Divine, and her daughter, Sunshine. Because her mother is mentally ill and her father ran off, Heaven had to do some unimaginable things just to feed the family. Then came Ross, and everything changed. He wasn't some filthy rich, dope boy that some young girls dream of, but Heaven felt like Ross was her blessing. Yet, Ross turned out to be a wolf wrapped decadently in sheep's clothing. Still, Heaven was willing to take the bad just to keep the good. The drama was all worth it for the luxuries of food, clothes, and shelter, not just for herself, but, more so, for Divine and Sunshine.   And then there's Treasure. How is it that a woman can have a good man and still not be satisfied? Treasure is far from as submissive as her best friend, Heaven. As a teenager, Treasure had always been the type of girl to juggle two or three boys. Once she was older and met a real man, Vegas, she tried to commit. All of that went out of the window, though, when she met the one that allowed her to be the ride or die chick that she had always fantasized about being.   Treasure isn't the only promiscuous woman in this story, however, because Heaven eventually succumbs to the wooing of a man that wants to treat her far better than her ain't-sh*t-husband. She knows that Ross deserves her infidelity. He had never been loyal or faithful to her. However, one thing he had never done was cheat on Heaven with someone in their circle.   In this tale of lust, lies, and mayhem, Heaven fights with the feelings that she has for her side dude while Treasure basks in hers. That is, until all hell breaks loose. These two side dudes that Heaven and Treasure have fallen for pretended as if they could play second to another man...until their feelings got in the way. Then egos clash, bonds are broken, and, with two beasts like Vegas and Ross, a life is lost in this group's tight-knit circle...all because these ladies chose wrong.

©2018 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Murderville 2

2 ratings

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis are back with the second installment in the epic Murderville series. Love, murder, loyalty, and money fill this hood tale as they continue this international street saga. With Samad’s target on her back, Liberty must survive the harsh streets alone. But when a chance encounter pushes her into the arms of a new friend, Po, the two take on the California kingpin - and step full force into the game. As bullets and sparks fly, the unlikely pair embarks on a serendipitous journey back to where it all started: Sierra Leone. With a new overseas connection, Po sees an opportunity that is too good to pass up. When his pursuit of the American dream conflicts with Liberty’s past, will they be able to survive, or will the drug empire that they’ve built together come crashing down? Ashley & JaQuavis are the New York Times best-selling duo responsible for the popular Cartel series. They live in Flint, Michigan, where they are working on future projects.

©2012 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Ashley, JaQuavis
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Summary

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history. An important book for listeners of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history.  Among these biographies, listeners will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin. The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Vashti Harrison (P)2019 Little, Brown Young Readers

Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Here and Now and Then

7 ratings

Summary

To save his daughter, he’ll go anywhere - and any-when.... Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career...as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.  Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-traveler’s brain. Until one afternoon, his “rescue” team arrives - 18 years too late.  Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where he’s only been gone weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can’t remember.  Torn between two lives, Kin is desperate for a way to stay connected to both. But when his best efforts threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself, his daughter’s very existence is at risk. It’ll take one final trip across time to save Miranda - even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.  A uniquely emotional genre-bending debut, Here and Now and Then captures the perfect balance of heart, playfulness, and imagination, offering an intimate glimpse into the crevices of a father’s heart and its capacity to stretch across both space and time to protect the people that mean the most.

©2019 Mike Chen (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Mike Chen
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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The Cartel 5

1 rating

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When a Boeing 747 drops out of the sky with the men of the Cartel aboard, the women of the family have to step into their own. With the federal government on their heels and the family on the brink of destruction, a female dynasty is born. After the government's case is thwarted, the ladies plan to take the family legit. They head west to establish a new endeavor, but with new territory come new problems. The Carter family name doesn't ring as loud as it did in Miami. It's a new set of gangsters and a new set of rules as the Cartel finds problems with an Arabic millionaire. Even as the new Cartel struggles to go legit, trouble always finds a way into the family's circle. Larceny, deceit, and murder are all in the cards. The Cartel 5 is a pause-register thriller that promises to deliver. This mafia family tries to go corporate, but the streets won't let them. This is the rise of the female Cartel: La Bella Mafia.

©2014 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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Holler If You Hear Me

1 rating

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Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971–1996) was an American rap artist, actor, and social activist. More than seventy-five million of his albums have sold worldwide, making him one of the bestselling music artists in the world. Rolling Stone magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time. Shakur also gained notoriety for his conflicts with the law and time spent in prison. Most of Tupac’s songs are about growing up amid violence and hardship in ghettos, racism, other social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip-hop rivalry. In September 1996, after attending a boxing match in Las Vegas, Shakur was shot four times and died several days later. Shakur’s double album, All Eyez on Me, is one of the highest-selling rap albums of all time, with more than five million copies of the album sold in the United States alone. A Vibe magazine poll in 2004 rated Shakur “the greatest rapper of all time” as voted by fans. In 2010, he was inducted to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. More than a decade after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the best-selling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.

©2001 Michael Eric Dyson (P)2011 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Formula 50

Summary

Includes a bonus PDF with recipes, photos, and instructions! Get fit like 50 Cent! The phenomenally fit superstar rapper reveals his strategic six-week workout plan for achieving a ripped body—and developing the mental toughness to stay in shape for a lifetime. Survival is a recurring theme of 50 Cent’s lyrics and his life. That’s why, with obesity rates soaring and fitness levels declining, he wants to give everyone an all-access pass to his premium plan for lifelong fitness. In Formula 50, the megasuccessful entertainer and entrepreneur unleashes the power of metabolic resistance training (MRT), the key ingredient that has helped him achieve the famously buff physique that makes his music videos sizzle. Through MRT, 50 Cent’s fitness plan breaks down the barriers between traditional weight training and cardio workouts, accelerating fat loss while building muscle and improving overall fitness. Designed for a six-week rollout for total mind-body transformation, the Formula 50 regimen builds both willpower and physical power. In addition to motivation, nutrition is another key element; listeners will discover the unique dietary combinations that fuel 50 Cent’s workouts. Coauthored with Jeff O’Connell, health journalist and editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com (the world’s largest fitness website), the book delivers a payoff that goes beyond six-pack abs and flab-free pecs—this is a fitness plan that boosts energy, endurance, flexibility, and mobility. The result is a body you’ve always dreamed of—and the mind-set to attain the rest of your dreams. 50 Cent, a.k.a. Curtis J. Jackson III, is an entrepreneur, author, and rapper with multiplatinum recordings. His New York Times best-selling books include The 50th Law and his memoir, From Pieces to Weight.

©2013 G-Unit Books (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Misadventures in the Cage

Summary

Are they both caged into lives they never wanted? Callan Walsh kicks ass. In fact, he’s famous for it. As one of the brightest up-and-coming stars on the MMA scene, he’s an absolute beast in the cage...and out. Everything he’s trained for has brought him to this moment. Going toe-to-toe with reigning champ Xavier Gray will make or break his career. Nothing can distract him from his lifelong goal. Nothing. Until he meets...his opponent’s little sister. Josie Gray is hell on wheels, gorgeous AF, and has a mouth that doesn’t stop. The reluctant reality-television star is every man’s dream, but she’s about to become Callan’s nightmare. Tired of being in her brother’s fight-club entourage, Josie desperately desires her own life out of the limelight. Her loyalty to family keeps her tangled in faux fame, but what she feels for Callan is the realest thing she’s ever known. Sparks fly when Callan comes to Josie’s rescue, leading to an all-consuming fire after a single night together. Forever is right at their fingertips, if only everything - and everyone - wasn't working to keep them apart. Will Callan and Josie fight through family ties to come out on top? Or are they both caged into lives they never wanted? Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

©2020 Waterhouse Press, LLC. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Long White Con

Summary

Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic. LongWhite Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen. Picking up where TrickBaby left off, we dive into the world of Johnny O'Brien, better known as White Folks. After learning to use his fair skin to his advantage to rise to the top of the Chicago con game, Folks is back for the big money and the big stakes of the long con. Following the death of his partner and mentor, Blue, Folks takes off for Canada. Having honed his skills and polished his acting, Johnny is done cheating marks out of small money. With a gang of grifters working with him - High Pockets Kate, High Ass Marvel, and the Vicksburg Kid among them - Folks is after the biggest score of his life.

©2011 the Robert Beck Estate (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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The Golden Hustla

Summary

Detective Houser wants nothing more than his retirement, but when a murder case involving the WMM firm lands on his desk, he can’t avoid it. All of law enforcement knows that WMM Advertising, also known as We Make Millionaires, is one of the biggest and hardest-to-penetrate fraudulent telemarketing firms in the state of Georgia. A tape recording of a man’s death may finally help Houser make a case against the firm. Calling in Alexis Greenspan, a.k.a. Nina Coles, the top sales associate in the company, Houser is determined to use her to find out the company’s secrets—no matter who’s hurt in the process. Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman’s federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence best-sellers list. Since her release, she has achieved much success, and her novel Payback with Ya Life was a New York Times best seller. She lives in East Orange, New Jersey.

©2010 Wahida Clark (P)2010 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Murderville 3

1 rating

Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis have returned with the much-anticipated final installment in the epic Murderville Series. Taking up where the thrilling Murderville 2: The Epidemic left off, we're thrown back into the international street chronicle. Lives and money are on the line, and tough choices will have to be made between love and loyalty. In the final installment of this breath-taking trilogy, the characters will have to learn that, in this game of power, sometimes you have to give up the glory to survive.

©2013 Ashley and JaQuavis (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Starstruck

Summary

Young Neil deGrasse Tyson was starstruck when he first visited the sky theater at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He couldn't believe the crowded, glittering night sky at the planetarium was real - until a visit to the country years later revealed the impossible.  That discovery was like rocket fuel for Neil's passion about space. His quest for knowledge took him from the roof of his apartment building to a science expedition in Northwest Africa, to a summer astronomy camp beneath a desert sky, and finally back home to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where it all began. Before long, Neil became America's favorite guide to the cosmos.  This story of how one boy's quest for knowledge about space led him to become a star scientist is perfect for young children who are fascinated by the universe, aspiring scientists, and the dreamer in all of us. It will ignite your own sense of wonder.

©2018 Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Carter Diamond: Before the Cartel He Stood Alone

1 rating

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A prequel to Ashley and JaQuavis' New York Times best-selling Cartel series, this story follows the rise of notorious gangster Carter Diamond, taking listeners through his days on the mean streets of Michigan to his becoming the biggest drug lord Miami has ever seen. Before the cartel was ever created, he stood alone.

©2015 Brookgate Publishing (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Justify My Thug

Summary

This continuation of a best-selling, much loved series brings new drama and action. Old fans will devour this new installment and new fans will discover Wahida Clark’s sexy, dangerous, and intriguing work for the first time. Justify My Thug continues the scintillating drama of Clark’s best-selling Thug series. Following the action of Thug Lovin’, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues her definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

©2011 Wahida Clark (P)2011 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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100 Miles and Vampin'

1 rating

Summary

From the Best-Selling Author of the Supervillainy Saga

Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who has found undeath isn't all it was promised to be. There's no vast riches, innate cool, or super-sex appeal. No, instead, there's working the graveyard shift at a gas station alongside the highway to Detroit. Oh, and the blood thing sucks, too. 

Working a second job as the sheriff of the undead, Peter is asked to serve as bodyguard to a famous vampire romance novelist visiting the city. He doesn't go 24 hours before she's dead and he's the primary suspect. There's also evidence it was one of the most powerful vampires in the world.

Some days just hit you like a stake through the heart.

Set in the same world as the Bright Falls Mysteries.

"A fangtastic sequel!" (The Bookwyrm Speaks)

©2018 Charles Phipps (P)2019 David N. Wilson

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: C. T. Phipps
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Money Devils 2

Summary

Money Devils 2 by Ashley & JaQuavis is a forthcoming title from St. Martin's Griffin, scheduled to publish August 2021.

©2021 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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House of Stone

Summary

Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a masterful debut that explores the creative - and often destructive - act of history-making.  In the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo’s teenage son, Bukhosi, has gone missing, and the Mlambos fear the worst. Their enigmatic lodger, Zamani, seems to be their last, best hope for finding him. Since Bukhosi’s disappearance, Zamani has been preternaturally helpful: hanging missing posters in downtown Bulawayo, handing out fliers to passersby, and joining in family prayer vigils with the flamboyant Reverend Pastor from Agnes’s Blessed Anointings church. It’s almost like Zamani is part of the family.... But almost isn’t nearly enough for Zamani. He ingratiates himself with Agnes and feeds alcoholic Abednego’s addiction, desperate to extract their life stories and steep himself in borrowed family history, as keenly aware as any colonialist or power-mad despot that the one who controls the narrative inherits the future. As Abednego wrestles with the ghosts of his past and Agnes seeks solace in a deep-rooted love, their histories converge and each must confront the past to find their place in a new Zimbabwe.  Pulsing with wit, seduction, and dark humor, House of Stone is a sweeping epic that spans the fall of Rhodesia through Zimbabwe’s turbulent beginnings, exploring the persistence of the oppressed in a young nation seeking an identity, but built on forgetting.

©2018 Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Straight Outta Fangton

2 ratings

Summary

Peter Stone is a poor, black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift, as being a vampire isn't all that impressive in a world where they've come out to mortals.

Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station's store. This gets him fangs - deep in a plot of vampire hunters, supernatural revolutionaries, and a millennium-old French knight determined to wipe out the supernatural.

Sometimes, it just doesn't pay to get out of the coffin.

©2016 Charles Phipps (P)2017 David N. Wilson

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: C. T. Phipps
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Eve

Summary

From the best-selling author of Hoodlum comes a novel about one of the deadliest women to ever grace the streets of Harlem - Eve. The only family Eve Panelli has ever known is the infamous Twenty Gang. Orphaned as a small child, Eve quickly learned the art of the hustle, and by age 17 she had spent two years in prison. But now Eve is 18, back on the streets of Harlem with her gang, and up to one of her old tricks: strong-arm robbery. Despite her edge, she's got a soft spot for Felon, the up-and-coming street king. Eve's life takes a serious turn when the powerful DeNardi family, the city's biggest drug supplier, tries to tighten its hold on Harlem. And when Eve's best friend, Cassidy, is murdered in the crossfire, Eve seeks revenge - starting all the way at the top.

©2008 K'wan Foye (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: K’wan
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Trick Baby

2 ratings

Summary

This is the gritty truth, the life of a hustler in South Side Chicago, where the only characters are those who con and those who get conned. Trick Baby tells the story of White Folks, a blue-eyed, light-haired con artist whose pale skin allows him to pass in the streets as a white man. Folks is tormented early in life, rejected by other children and branded a "trick baby", a child conceived between a hooker and her trick. Refusing to abandon his life in the ghetto and a chance at revenge, Folks is taken under the wing of an older mentor, Blue. What happens next is unbelievable. Only Slim could bring us the story of a hustler forced to learn the game and rise to the top. It's Slim's story, and he tells it the only way he knows how: in the language of the streets.

©2011 the Robert Beck Estate (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World

Summary

Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up. Hoist the mizzenmast and batten down those bloody hatches: Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World tells the hilarious-but-true adventures of history’s most amazing pirates.  Learn about Stede Bonnet, the gentleman pirate, who left a life of luxury to become one of the most clueless pirates ever; Anne Bonney and Mary Read, two “openly female women” whose exploits turned them into media sensations; Jean and Pierre Lafitte, the Pirate Kings of New Orleans, who helped America win The War of 1812, and Ching Shih, the Chinese woman who rose from utter poverty to become the greatest pirate in history. Pirates! has it all: swordfights, cannon blasts, parrot poop, daring acts of idiocy, bumbling British officers, and of course, plenty of booty. So buckle your swashes and swish your swords, Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World is setting sail to the land of hilarity.

©2020 Scott McCormick (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Christmas with the Okafors: Holiday Edition

Summary

T'was the night before Christmas and all through house a whole family slept soundly, three kids, two grandchildren, a husband and his spouse... Ezra "Ethic" Okafor and his family are finally complete. After years of loneliness Ethic has met his match in Alani. She's the queen of his castle and is a doting mother figure to his children. Only a few months have passed since they wed, but they've spent them happily and peacefully. Alani can't wait to start new traditions with her family and she is determined to make the 12 days before Christmas memorable for them all. Catch up with the Okafors as they spread a bit of nostalgia and some Christmas cheer in this surprise release by Ashley Antoinette. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, spike it with something strong (because that's the Ash Army way), hit play on the holiday playlist, and snuggle up by the fire as this novel gets you into the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas Ash Army!

©2019 Ashley Antoinette (P)2020 Griot & Grits Audio

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Prada Plan 4

Summary

The feud between YaYa and Leah has ruined the lives of everyone around them. In The Prada Plan 4, the animosity is alive, and the resentments run deeper than ever. Indie has watched YaYa's past destroy the woman he once knew, and his patience has run thin. After being left at the altar, he is heartbroken and confused. His quests to save YaYa from herself have failed, and he finally decides it's time to let the love of his life go. Her thirst for blood is unquenchable, and like a black hole she sucks the life out of everything around her. If he doesn't cut his ties, he knows YaYa will cripple him and destroy their family in the process. Then he receives a phone call saying YaYa is in trouble, and his entire world crumbles at his feet. Who lives and who dies? Will YaYa's addiction to Leah stop her from living her happily ever after? Will the infamous bad girl Leah ever receive her karma? The final book of the Prada Plan series will leave listeners breathless as they race to the finish. Ashley Antoinette is back and better than ever with this sexy street tale.

©2014 Ashley Antoinette (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Moving Weight

Summary

Moving Weight introduces listeners to Dysha and lets them ride shotgun for 24 hours in the fast life. Thrown into a web of lies, drugs, and deceit, Dysha has had money put on her head by the most powerful man in the city. Now, with the entire city gunning for her, she can trust only one man. Ashley and JaQuavis weave a sexy, suspenseful tale with an unpredictable ending that will have you in awe.

©2014 Brookgate Publishing (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cartel 2: Tale of the Murda Mamas

2 ratings

Summary

Diamonds are forever - or are they? The Cartel runs Miami, and loyalty to their organization runs deep, but when someone breaks the rules, things may be beyond repair. A snitch in the crew has dismantled the notorious Cartel, and now disloyalty threatens to tear the family apart. Young Carter is in the fight for his life as he faces drug kingpin charges due to the treachery of his best friend, Ace. Kidnapping, murder, deception, and seduction fill this thrilling sequel. Will Zyir find out that Breeze is still alive? Will Mecca be exposed as his brother’s killer? Is Miamor dead or alive? Ashley and JaQuavis are back with The Cartel 2. Their twisted tale of deceit will have you on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out what happens next. Ashley & JaQuavis are the New York Times best-selling duo responsible for the popular Cartel series. They live in Flint, Michigan, where they are working on future projects.

©2009 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Airtight Willie & Me

Summary

This collection of six gritty tales from the underground is a tribute to the streets and those forced to try to survive them. With tales of slick con men, revenge, a heist gone awry, and more, Robert Beck, the man many know as Iceberg Slim, brings us on a ride through the terrifying urban streets. With the same unforgettable and distinctive prose on display in his other books, Airtight Willie & Me is further evidence that Iceberg Slim was an expert at capturing the language of the streets. Always compelling, sometimes funny, and often bleak, Slim gives us six slices of city life that will leave you thirsting for more.

©2013 the Robert Beck Estate (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Original Gangster

5 ratings

Summary

In his own words, real life American Gangster Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Determined to break the Italian mafia’s monopoly over drug smuggling in New York, Frank cut out middlemen and began smuggling heroin into the United States directly from his source in Vietnam using the coffins of dead American soldiers. Making $1 million per day from his "Blue Magic", the purest heroin on the street, Frank Lucas became one of the most powerful crime lords of his time, while rubbing shoulders with the elite in entertainment, politics, and crime. This powerful memoir reveals what really happened to the man whose rise and fall was dramatized in the 2007 feature film American Gangster, exposing a startling look at the world of organized crime. Frank Lucas is a former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who operated in Harlem during the 1960s and 1970s whose career was the focus of the 2007 film American Gangster. Aliya S. King was co-author of the New York Times best-seller Keep the Faith. She has held editorial positions with Billboard and The Source. Her articles have appeared in such magazines as Essence, Ms., Vibe, Vibe Vixen, Uptown, CMJ: New Music Monthly, Teen People, Black Enterprise, and many others. She is currently a senior writer for Giant magazine and a contributing editor for Upscale magazine.

©2010 Frank Lucas with Aliya S. King (P)2010 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks LLC.

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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AOC

2 ratings

Summary

From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a 10-term incumbent in the primary election for New York’s 14th on June 26, 2018, her journey to the national, if not world, stage was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, DC. Not yet 30, she inspires adulation; she represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working-class, democratic socialist, of Puerto Rican descent, not to mention of the Bronx, feminist - and a great dancer.  At the same time, the outpouring of vitriol against her has been formidable. But with her social-media savvy and sharp wit, she fights back, creating memes and quotable lines like "Don't hate me cause you ain't me". She goes viral whenever she takes the floor, inspiring young progressives and frustrating conservatives.  Lynda Lopez's AOC investigates the many meanings of this remarkable young woman. Contributors span a wide range of voices and ages, from media to the arts and politics. Published on the one-year anniversary of her leap to power, this audiobook will be a must-have item for her many fans.

©2020 Lynda Lopez (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Author: Lynda Lopez
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Forever, Mr. Black

2 ratings

Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Shanora Williams brings you the highly anticipated conclusion to the number-one best-selling taboo novel that had listeners craving for more. Dear Chloe Knight, I know you still think of me. You must because I am constantly thinking about you. I can't deny what I feel any longer - that you are, without a doubt, the love of my life. It doesn't matter that I'm married, or that I've heard you've gotten engaged. I don't care if it costs me everything just to get you back. I would walk to the ends of the Earth for you. I would kill for you. I would die for you. I'm coming home, Little Knight, and I will make you mine again. I can't wait to tell you the truth - that I love you. That I need you.  That I can hardly f--king breathe without you.  I will risk it all because I know that you belong to me... just as I belong to you. And this time, nothing is going to stand in my way... unless that something is you.

©2019 Blackstone Publishing (P)2019

Category: Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Day the Streets Stood Still

Summary

New York Times best seller JaQuavis Coleman's The Day the Streets Stood Still is an intricate, fast-paced street thriller that tells a bold story of true love, addiction, and murder. Sean was raised by a hustling, well-connected mother who taught him early about street survival. When she is brutally murdered, Sean isthrust into a cold world all alone, until an old friend of his mother takes Sean under his wing and introduces him to a life of drug dealing at its highest level. Sean becomes King Sean, making a solid name for himself and rising quickly up the drug game's totem pole. Sean's only weakness is a beauty named Sunny, who is a friend from childhood - and the love of his life. Sunny has a problem with drugs, and as she travels down her own path of addiction, Sean falls victim to the vice as well - and his downward spiral from street fame will be filled with murder, lies, backstabbing, and a struggle to survive. Walk along the journey with Sunny and Sean as they hit rock-bottom, stealing and lying to support their addiction. Someone will die, but not until the end will the truth be revealed. JaQuavis Coleman delivers another instant street classic with The Day the Streets Stood Stil.

©2014 JaQuavis Coleman (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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The Sweet Forever

1 rating

Summary

A bold, brilliant tale of mystery, revenge, and survival in the 1980s, when cocaine and money ruled the city streets and even the good guys wanted a piece of the action. It's March madness and the college boys are playing basketball on T.V. But on the streets of D.C., the homeboys are dealing, dissing, dying. From behind plate glass, with an 80s backbeat pounding in his brain, Marcus Clay watches it all happen, and prays that he can make a go with his downtown record store. Then a car comes careening down U Street, and what Marcus sees next will plunge him into the middle of a war. A drug runner is decapitated in the crash. A bystander - a white boy desperate to buy a woman's love - snatches a bag of cash from the wreck, and a prince of crime wants it back. For Marcus's buddy, Dimitri Karras, the mayhem is a chance to make a score. For a pair of dirty cops it's a chance to get free. And for dozens of lives swept up into the maelstrom, it's just another springtime in America's capital, where the game is played for keeps.

©2013 Hachette Audio (P)1998 George P. Pelecanos

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Dear Mr. Black

2 ratings

Summary

From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Shanora Williams comes a forbidden romance about a college woman who helplessly falls for her best friend's father. Dear Mr. Black,  I know you were hurting. I heard your cries for help. I wished over and over again that I could make it better, but as you stated, I was too inexperienced; too good for someone as bad as you. Perhaps you were right, but it didn't matter because what I did know was that I loved the way you felt - loved the way you smelled. I loved how hard you got for me, and when you called me your Little Knight. I had been madly in love with you ever since I was 12 years old, but I shouldn't have been. My best friend - your daughter - Isabelle would have hated it. I couldn't afford to lose her. Besides, you two had already lost enough. Losing Mrs. Black was the epitome. It's me, Chloe Knight. I wanted to be there for you no matter what, but Isabelle needed me, too, and she would have hated me if she ever found out I was sleeping with her father. Dear Mr. Black was formerly titled the number one best seller, Tainted Black.

©2018 Shanora Williams (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Secrets of a Side Bitch 4

Summary

After everything that he has been through, Omari can't even see himself in another relationship. Just the thought of Simone Campbell makes him turn away from any chick. Whether it's the baddest bitch or a foreign chick, he'll pass.  But then she came into his life, and that all changed. He's ready to live and love again, and she just might be the one. That is, if Simone doesn't ruin it like she has everything else in his life. Simone and her wicked, deadly ways are back. But she isn't still that devious side bitch that's obsessed with Omari Sutton. Now, she's obsessed with staying out of prison. However, one glimpse of Omari and his new leading lady causes her insanity to resurface. Little does she know, Detective Keisha Howard is just as obsessed as she is and won't sleep until she tracks down Simone to ensure that she pays for all of her murderous ways.   In Secrets of a Side Bitch 4, every lie, trick, and murder is laid out on the table, and karma begins to take its revenge on some, while new life begins for others.

©2013 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Above the Rim

Summary

Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players - an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was Black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA.  Winner of the 2021 Orbis Pictus Award, Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisite telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.

©2020 Jen Bryant (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Jen Bryant
Length: Less than 1 minute
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Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Summary

New York Times best-selling author Wahida Clark is all too familiar with the truths of ghetto life. The first novel in her gritty series takes listeners into the streets, where a wrong choice could be the last choice a person ever makes. In a hood loaded with sex, brutality, and crime, three friends are at a turning point. They can surrender to the streets - and the murderous men who rule there - or walk a totally different path. But nothing is simple for women addicted to life on the edge. And everything has consequences.... Angel, Jaz, and Kyra are all leading double lives, torn between working hard to leave the ghetto behind and being dragged back in by the lying, pimping, drug-dealing men they can't seem to let go. From jealous rampages to bloody turf wars to rage-fueled vendettas, a tangled web of violence binds these women to the very place that could destroy them....

©2005 Wahida Clark (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Money Devils 1

1 rating

Summary

From the New York Times best-selling authors of the Cartel series comes a new chapter in a world that only Ashley and JaQuavis know how to bring to life. The LaCroixs are four beautiful Haitian American women bound by money and blood. On the surface, the LaCroix Group is a venture capitalist company, but underneath, it’s so much more. The four sisters run long cons, targeting wealthy, prominent business figures. They have a system: Find the perfect mark, create the problem, then present the solution. For a cost.... Sutton "Sutty" LaCroix, the eldest sister and an accomplished business maven, sits on the family throne as the CEO of the LaCroix Group and is the face of their operation. No one is as good as Sutton when it comes to finding new prey. However, when Sutton meets West, a young, Black oil tycoon - a man who represents a life she and her sisters vowed never to live - she breaks all the rules. The LaCroix sisters have a pact: to never settle down and leave roots in one place. But Sutton falls in love with West's good looks, charm, and old money. This means that West is a problem. When he inducts her into a high society of opulence, power, and generational wealth, Sutton finds herself torn between the love of her life and the love of her family. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

©2020 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Death Wish

1 rating

Summary

This is the story of Chicago's ruthless and tireless Mafia. The intensely real characters - the brutal overlords, their faithful lackeys, and their vengeful enemies - all collide in acts of loyalty, lust, greed, and death. Power hungry Don Jimmy Collucci is out to become the kingpin of Chicago's "Honored Society." His rise to the top can only be thwarted by one man - a man fueled by revenge who is hell-bent on bringing Collucci's infamous organization down: the "Black Warrior," Jessie Taylor. When ambitions collide, guns are drawn and blood is spilled. This gritty crime fiction tale is the original Mafia story.

©2013 the Robert Beck Estate (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Iceberg Slim
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Endless Summer Nights

Summary

Take a trip into theheart of passion as seductive samba rhythms pulse in the warm evening breezes. Escape and savor these three scintillating stories set against the beautifulbackdrop of Brazil. "Risky Business" by Donna Hill Two weeks in Rio - surely that's enough time for marketing VP Sydni Lawson to forge a lucrative merger. But instead of sweet-talking real estate mogul Gabriel St. James, she's being swept away by their sizzling and unexpected attraction. "Beats of My Heart" by Grace Octavia Sunshine Embry has been pushing her own dreams aside as the assistant to a spoiled R&B diva. Then an invitation to record in Rio brings her back in contact with music sensation Marlo Simmons, who is also her boss' sexy brother. Is this their chance to make sweet, sweet music together? "Heartbreak in Rio" by Delaney Diamond Sidney Altman and Rodrigo Serrano once shared a scorching affair before he returned to Brazil to take over his family's fashion empire. Now she's in Rio on business - and Rodrigo intends to win her back and prove that his biggest regret was letting her go.

©2014 Donna Hill, Grace Octavia, and Delaney Diamond (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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The Future Is Yours

Summary

Two best friends create a computer that can predict the future. But what they can’t predict is how it will tear their friendship - and society - apart. “An impossibly addictive brainteaser wrapped in a buttery popcorn kernel.” (Aneesh Chaganty, director and co-writer of Searching and Run) In development as an HBO Max Original Series If you had the chance to look one year into the future, would you?  For Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry, the answer is unequivocally yes. And they’re betting everything that you’ll say yes, too. Welcome to The Future: a computer that connects to the internet one year from now, so you can see who you’ll be dating, where you’ll be working, even whether or not you’ll be alive in the year to come. By forming a start-up to deliver this revolutionary technology to the world, Ben and Adhi have made their wildest, most impossible dream a reality. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they’re now its hottest commodity. The device can predict everything perfectly - from stock-market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers - allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition. But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined. Ambition. Greed. Jealousy. And, perhaps, an apocalypse. The question is...can they stop it? Told through emails, texts, transcripts, and blog posts, this bleeding-edge tech thriller chronicles the costs of innovation and asks how far you’d go to protect the ones you love - even from themselves.

©2021 Dan Frey (P)2021 Random House Audio

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The Cartel 4

1 rating

Summary

You thought the Cartel was over, but Diamonds are forever…. The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they’re still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving an attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen’s position by Zyir’s side. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami’s streets; the world is in his hands. But there is always new blood ready to overthrow the throne. Young Carter has retired and moved away from the madness - that is, until he gets an unexpected visitor at his home. This person shakes up the whole family, causing chaos that threatens to bring down the Cartel for good. New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis deliver the highly anticipated fourth installment of the wildly popular Cartel series.

©2012 Ashley & Jaquavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Ashley, JaQuavis
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Secrets of a Side Bitch 2

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Each year, approximately 16,000 people are murdered in the United States. Seven percent of the killers are female; one of them being Simone Campbell. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 2, Simone is struggling to keep together the web of lies that she has woven, all in attempts to be the number one woman in Omari Sutton's life. She continues to pull one devious and demented trick after another to maintain her role as Omari's leading lady. Her tower of lies begins crashing down as intricate parts of her schemes begin to unfold. Chance reemerges, threatening Simone's connection to the murder. Desperateness to have Omari's baby sends Simone into such erratic behavior that she starts to make telling mistakes. All the while, Omari is set on making Aeysha's murderer pay for killing the one woman that truly had his heart.

©2014 SBR Publications (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Vampire Gifts: A Jerusa Phoenix Supernatural Thriller

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A savage army. A friend in chains. Can one vampire prevent an endless war? Jerusa Phoenix hungers for blood, but her ghost won’t let her feed. Starved and powerful, she’s forced to choose between chasing after flesh-feasting savages or going behind enemy lines to save her imprisoned friend. After a ruthless battle to protect some innocent humans, she encounters three vampire women who make her a deadly proposition. With her allies attempting to stave off the endless flow of flesh-eaters, Jerusa may just have to sacrifice her friend to battle evil. As powerful enemies close in from all sides, can Jerusa pull off the impossible, or will her actions trigger an all-out vampire war? Vampire Gifts is the third book in The Perpetual Creatures Saga, an action-packed series of paranormal suspense. If you like non-stop adventure, unique magic, and a big cast of heroes, then you'll love Gabriel Beyers’ spellbinding novel.  Buy Vampire Gifts to devour this fresh paranormal tale today! Full case of narrators includes BJ Harrison and Tim Paige.

©2016 Gabriel Beyers (P)2019 Gabriel Beyers

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Snapped

2 ratings

Summary

One of PopSugar's Best Romances of October With the stakes this high, it’s no longer just a game for the Mustang’s quarterback in this romance by the author of Blitzed. Elliot Reed is living her best life — or pretending to. She owes it to her dad’s memory to be happy and make the most of her new job as Strategic Communications Manager for the Denver Mustangs. Things are going well until star quarterback Quinton Howard Jr. decides to use the field as his stage and takes a knee during the national anthem.  As the son of a former professional athlete, Quinton knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about football. He's worked his entire life to gain recognition in the sport, and now that he has it, he’s not about to waste his chance to change the league for better. Not even the brilliant but infuriating Elliot, who the Mustangs assign to manage him, will get Quinton back in line.    A rocky initial meeting leads to more tension between Quinton and Elliot. But as her new job forces them to spend time together, Elliot realizes they may have more in common than she could've imagined. With her job and his integrity on the line, this is one coin toss that nobody can win. 

©2020 Alexa Martin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Alexa Martin
Category: Romance, Sports
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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The Shadow War

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Inglourious Basterds meets Stranger Things in this dark and thrilling tale of power, shadow, and revenge set during World War II. World War II is raging, and five teens are looking to make a mark. Daniel and Rebeka seek revenge against the Nazis who slaughtered their family; Simone is determined to fight back against the oppressors who ruined her life and corrupted her girlfriend; Phillip aims to prove that he's better than his worst mistakes; and Liam is searching for a way to control the portal to the shadow world he's uncovered, and the monsters that live within it - before the Nazi regime can do the same. When the five meet, and begrudgingly team up, in the forests of Germany, none of them knows what their future might hold.  As they race against time, war, and enemies from both this world and another, Liam, Daniel, Rebeka, Phillip, and Simone know that all they can count on is their own determination and will to survive. With their world turned upside down, and the shadow realm looming ominously large - and threateningly close - the course of history and the very fate of humanity rest in their hands. Still, the most important question remains: Will they be able to save it? Praise for The Shadow War: "Nonstop action, consistent world-building, and a large cast of sympathetic characters, all of them marginalized in some way, create an engaging story." (Kirkus Reviews) "An action-packed historical novel with a science fiction twist, Smith has crafted a novel where Stranger Things meets Nazi hunting. A solid purchase for YA shelves and any reader who wants to fight Nazis." (School Library Journal)

©2019 Lindsay Smith (P)2020 Listening Library

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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Mistletoe, Baby

Summary

It all started with one passionate night… Don't preach to Alexis Montgomery about settling down. She's got her act together - a fabulous new job, great friends, and plenty of dating prospects. She's happily taking New York City by storm, so why would she ruin things by committing to just one man? If anyone could influence Alexis, it might be Graham Stone. He's gorgeous and brilliant, enough to make any red-blooded woman question her single status. Unfortunately, he's also her boss. When these two seductive forces collide, neither thinks past the sparks they are generating. But their rendezvous has an unexpected consequence during the holiday season - one that could make them never want to walk away.

©2013 Donna Hill (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Donna Hill
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Last Chance at Love

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How much will she risk for love? Fired from her prestigious job, journalist Allison Wakefield is now working for a tabloid newspaper, and she's desperate to find a way to get her career back on track. Her new assignment, an explosive story involving mysterious bestselling author Jacob Covington, could be the answer. When Allison first encounters the author while visiting her aunt's home on Idlewild Lake in Michigan, she realizes that Jacob is one subject she wouldn't mind getting to know more intimately. But as they work side by side during Jacob's book tour, Allison finds herself falling in love - and in a dilemma about what to do. The exposé is her ticket to success, but revealing the truth about Jacob's past as an undercover State Department operative could jeopardize his career and destroy a summer romance that holds the promise of a lifetime of happiness.

©2004 Gwynne Forster (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Every Thug Needs a Lady

Summary

Every Thug Needs a Lady is the spellbinding sequel to Wahida Clark's Thugs and the Women Who Love Them. After taking us through the rugged, thug-filled lives of Jaz, Kyra, and Angel, Wahida now takes us into the drama-filled life of their best friend, Roz, aka Tasha. She is sexy, beautiful, and torn between her desires to distance herself from the streets and the magnetic attraction to the irresistible and thuggish Trae Macklin, who acknowledges that mature women are a turn-on. Women come and go for a thug who is more about his business over everything else, yet Trae surprisingly falls head over heels for his business partner's woman, Tasha. Since the streets must come first, Trae decides to patiently wait for his partner's relationship with Tasha to come to nothing. Will Tasha and Trae's love ever get off the ground?

©2006 Wahida Clark (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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Blood, Sweat, and Payback

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From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Queen's notorious Payback series. Fans will rush to this latest installment while new listeners will be eager to discover Clark's unmatched melodrama. Someone wants every member of the consortium dead, and they'll stop at nothing to make that happen. Meanwhile, Shan has transferred back into Redbone and has taken it to a whole new level. Nick suspects Shan is still in love with Briggen, even though she is with him. Janay has a new lease on life, but her ties to Crystal are always a challenge. Everyone is gunning for Dark, and with The List in the hands of Cisco's wife, Joy, Dark's chances of taking over Detroit are threatened more than ever before. Everyone is fueled by fire and seeking the ultimate revenge.

©2014 Wahida Clark (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Hood Rat

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Hood rat: a woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood. Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous. She lives her life playing on men's hearts as well as their pockets. But she learns the hard way that all that glitters isn't gold. Billy, a former high school basketball star, is at the end of her rope with the opposite sex. To her, all men are dogs, so she secretly seeks comfort in the arms of women - until she meets a man who makes her reevaluate her feelings. Reese is an around-the-way chick trying to keep up with the Joneses. There's a revolving door on her bedroom as she searches for the love she always felt was missing. When her promiscuity leaves her pregnant after a one-night stand, Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle passed down from mother to daughter in her family and standing on her own. Rhonda is 20-something with three kids from three different men, and she's riding the system all the way to the bank. To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government and the games she plays with men, she's living the life of a ghetto superstar. But the game soon turns ugly when one of her "sponsors" decides to get some payback. Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these. The neighborhood will never be the same again.

©2006 K'wan Foye (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: K’wan
Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
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Secrets of a Side Bitch 3

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Beauty isn't everything. Beneath Simone's long fake hair, phony smile, and saline booty is a web of trickery, lies, and murder. After being attacked by Jimmy, Simone's web of lies begins to violently unravel. One by one, her skeletons are falling out of the closet and revealing her true colors. While Simone fights to keep the man and life that she stole, Chance is fighting desperately to keep his life with Gia. Amidst the hot and steamy passion, which builds between Gia and Chance like a scorching inferno, is the fear of Chance being locked away for the rest of his life. After a visit from the new detective assigned to Aeysha's murder case, Eboni is intent on making Omari see the truth about Simone and her wicked ways. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 3, everyone is forced to come clean and admit their true involvement in Aeysha Walker's murder. And finally Simone is forced to make a decision - either face the aftermath of her destruction or run away from the man that she fought so hard to get.

©2013 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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Diamonds and Pearl

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Diamonds and Pearl is a gritty, compelling novel from number-one Essence best-selling author K'wan. They say that good girls like bad boys, and this was especially true for Pearl Stone, a child born of privilege to a drug baron and reputed killer known in the streets as Big Stone. Although the flashy, fast-paced nature of the streets calls to Pearl, she's been brought up to look but not touch. Yet when a young hustler named Diamonds crawls up from the swamps of Louisiana and sets up shop in New York City, everything Pearl was taught flies out the window. Raised in the wild and schooled on the mean streets of New Orleans, Diamonds is no stranger to hard times and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay above the poverty line, including kill. When an armed robbery turns into mass murder, Diamonds is forced to flee New Orleans and lands in New York where he meets Pearl and, for the first time, finds something he craves more than wealth and power - love. As the stakes get higher, Diamonds has to push away his past if he's to grab hold of his future. But by doing so, will he show Pearl that not all that glitters is gold?

©2016 K'wan Foye (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: K’wan
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Paul Robeson: No One Can Silence Me (Adapted for Young Adults)

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The inspiring life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson - one of the most important public figures in the 20th century - adapted for young adults by the acclaimed Robeson biographer “As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.” - Paul Robeson Paul Robeson was destined for greatness. The son of an ex-slave who upon his college graduation ranked first in his class, Robeson was proclaimed the future “leader of the colored race in America”. Although a graduate of Columbia Law School, he abandoned his law career (and the racism he encountered there) and began a hugely successful career as an internationally celebrated actor and singer. The predictions seemed to have been correct - Paul Robeson’s triumphs on the stage earned him esteem among white and Black Americans across the country, although his daring and principled activism eventually made him an outcast from the entertainment industry, and his radical views made many consider him a public enemy. With the original biography lavishly praised in the Washington Post as “enthralling...a marvelous story marvelously told", this will be a thrilling new addition to the young adult canon. Featuring a foreword by multiple award-winning author Jason Reynolds, Paul Robeson: No One Can Silence Me will introduce listeners in middle and high school to the inspiring and complicated life of one of America’s most fascinating figures, whose story of artistry, heroism, conviction, and conflict is newly relevant today.

©2021 Martin Duberman. Foreword © 2021 by Jason Reynolds (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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Lagos Noir

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Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Now, West Africa enters the Noir Series arena, meticulously edited by one of Nigeria's best-known authors. Brand-new stories by Chris Abani, Nnedi Okorafor, E.C. Osondu, Jude Dibia, Chika Unigwe, A. Igoni Barrett, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Adebola Rayo, Onyinye Ihezukwu, Uche Okonkwo, Wale Lawal, 'Pemi Aguda, and Leye Adenle. From the introduction by Chris Abani: Lagos has, like many coastal cities, a very checkered and noir past. It is the largest city in Nigeria and its former capital. It is also the largest megacity on the African continent, with a population approximating 21 million, and by itself is the fourth-largest economy in Africa.... It is rumored that there are more canals in Lagos than in Venice. Except in Lagos they are often unintentional. Gutters that have become waterways and lagoons fenced in by stilt homes or full of logs for a timber industry most of us don't know exists. All of it skated by canoes as slick as any dragonfly. There are currently no moonlight or other gondola rides available.... The 13 stories that comprise this volume stretch the boundaries of "noir" fiction, but each one of them fully captures the essence of noir, the unsettled darkness that continues to lurk in the city's streets, alleys, and waterways.... Together, these stories create an unchartered path through the center of Lagos and out to its peripheries, revealing so much more truth at the heart of this tremendous city than any guidebook, TV show, film, or book you are likely to find. "In the introduction to this excellent anthology, Abani welcomes readers to Lagos, Nigeria, a city of more than 21 million and an amazing amalgam of wealth, poverty, corruption, humor, bravery, and tragedy. Abani and a dozen other contributors tell stories that are both unique to Lagos and universal in their humanity.... This entry stands as one of the strongest recent additions to Akashic's popular noir series." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) "Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, with a population of 21 million, has, like many coastal cities, a 'very checkered and noir past,' writes novelist Chris Abani in his introduction to this anthology." (BBC Culture) "The beauty of this book, which contains 13 stories from Nigerian writers, is that it serves as a travelogue, too." (Bloomberg, included in "The Darkest Summer Reading List for Those Bright, Beachy Days")

©2018 Akashic Books (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Eternal Vows

Summary

A Hideaway wedding wager - and an irresistible attraction.... Twins Ana and Jason and their cousin Nicholas are successful 30-somethings who are single and loving it. They have no idea that their relatives are betting on which one of them will get married first. But by the family’s New Year’s Eve reunion, will all three have learned what it means to be lucky in love? Rochelle Alers’ Hideaway Wedding trilogy continues with the story of Nicholas. Among Virginia’s horse-country elite, Nicholas Cole-Thomas is the ultimate eligible bachelor. After escaping one disastrous relationship, he plans to remain single. Yet when the beautiful veterinarian working on his horse farm needs help, he invites her to stay under his roof. And the closer he gets to her, the closer he wants to be. Blurring the lines between business and pleasure is risky for Peyton Blackstone. It’s not just Nicholas’ charisma but his gentleness that enthralls her. But when trouble from her past resurfaces, will he be man enough to trust her - no matter what the consequences?

©2013 Rochelle Alers (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

3 ratings

Summary

In this full retelling of the upcoming film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, listeners are introduced to Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as he juggles his normal high school life with the infinite possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

©2018 Marvel Press (P)2018 Disney

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Marvel Press
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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A Project Chick

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Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that her possessive and deranged baby daddy, Lucky, has provided herwith. In order to keep her high standard of living, she has excused many of his unforgivable actions. It is not until he pulls off the ultimate stunt that she realizes no mink coat, car, house, or any amount of money is worth her peace ofmind. Never blinking or thinking twice, Tressa leaves everything behind, with the exception of her street savvy, and sets out to make a life of her own - one that will be filled with hard times and even harder luck. Tressa soon finds herself making the transition from public figure to public assistance. Everyday of her life seems like one drama-filled chapter after another, from the baby-daddy drama to the backstabbing friends to the various men she sorts through and disposes of. There will be times she must struggle and scramble just to make ends meet, and other times when she will stand tall and hold her own. In this captivating tale, Tressa's voyage will expose listeners to a side of a struggling single mother that has yet to be revealed to them. Nikki Turner, the bestselling author of A Hustler's Wife, once again takes you on a safari through the jungle of the fierce and stormy streets, leaving you on the edge of your seat and begging for an encore.

©2013 Nikki Turner (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Nikki Turner
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Super Black

Summary

Winner, American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, 2012 Super Black places the appearance of black superheroes alongside broad and sweeping cultural trends in American politics and pop culture, which reveals how black superheroes are not disposable pop products, but rather a fascinating racial phenomenon through which futuristic expressions and fantastic visions of black racial identity and symbolic political meaning are presented. Adilifu Nama sees the value - and finds new avenues for exploring racial identity - in black superheroes who are often dismissed as sidekicks, imitators of established white heroes, or are accused of having no role outside of blaxploitation film contexts.  Nama examines seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm, Luke Cage, Blade, the Falcon, Nubia, and others, some of whom also appear on the small and large screens, as well as how the imaginary black superhero has come to life in the image of President Barack Obama. Super Black explores how black superheroes are a powerful source of racial meaning, narrative, and imagination in American society that express a myriad of racial assumptions, political perspectives, and fantastic (re)imaginings of black identity. The book also demonstrates how these figures overtly represent or implicitly signify social discourse and accepted wisdom concerning notions of racial reciprocity, equality, forgiveness, and ultimately, racial justice.

©2011 University of Texas Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Adilifu Nama
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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The Stone Vampire: A Jerusa Phoenix Supernatural Thriller

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A deadly vampire disease. A savage insurgence. Will a powerful creature be her savior or her downfall?  Vampire Jerusa Phoenix is painfully turning to stone. Struggling to escape an undead disease, she and her friends must locate a being known as the Necromancer to set her free. But with his whereabouts unknown and an army of savages closing in, Jerusa's prospects grow weaker by the hour... Depending on Silvanus to rally the Divine Vampires while she hunts for the cure, a powerful secret could once again transform Jerusa's life. But will she survive long enough to shatter her curse and end the bloodthirsty war? The Stone Vampire is the fourth book in The Perpetual Creatures Saga, a series of unique paranormal suspense novels. If you like epic battles, a powerful ensemble cast, and a vast world of dark magic, then you'll love Gabriel Beyers’ nail-biting novel.  Get The Stone Vampire to embark on this fantastic undead adventure today! The Perpetual Creatures Saga: Book 1 - Vampire Spirit Book 2 - Vampire Justice Book 3 - Vampire Gifts Book 4 - The Stone Vampire Full cast of narrators includes Bennett Cousins.

©2018 Gabriel Beyers (P)2019 Gabriel Beyers

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Vampire Justice: A Jerusa Phoenix Supernatural Thriller

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If she's spared execution, can a vampire with second sight save the ones she loves? Jerusa Phoenix lives in fear of judgment. Unlike the harmless smirks she received back in school, a negative opinion from the Stewards of Life could get the newly-made vampire killed. With an army of savages on the rise and terrifying new creatures in pursuit, Jerusa wonders if approval for her immortality is actually the least of her worries... Silvanus remains unsure of who he is. After saving Jerusa's life by turning her, his pursuit of the mysterious Divine Vampires is his only concern. Little does he know that his effort to keep the girl alive could make him a fugitive... As Jerusa awaits the merciless council of blood-drinkers, she and Alicia keep their ghostly secrets hidden. But putting their cards on the table may be the only way to avoid a swift and lethal end... Vampire Justice is the second book in The Perpetual Creatures Saga, a heart-pounding series of paranormal suspense novels. If you like different twists on vampire mythology, complex heroines, and refreshing world building, then you'll love Gabriel Beyers’ unputdownable tale. Get Vampire Justice to quench your thirst for an intense page-turner today! The Perpetual Creatures Saga: Book 1: Vampire Spirit Book 2: Vampire Justice Book 3: Vampire Gifts Book 4: The Stone Vampire Full cast of narrators includes BJ Harrison.

©2015 Gabriel Beyers (P)2019 Gabriel Beyers

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The Cartel 3: The Last Chapter

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The Cartel has come full circle with this fast-paced, groundbreaking novel, the third installment in the hit series by New York Times best-selling duo Ashley and JaQuavis. Miamor is fighting for her life in the belly of the beast. She’s been kidnapped, and she’s staring death in the eye. Is the reign over for the head of the Murda Mamas? Carter is in federal custody and leaves the Diamond empire to Zyir and Mecca. When the past comes back to haunt Mecca and the truth finally comes to light, will the Cartel rise or fall? Breeze is in the clutches of the crazed Ma’tee, and she desperately searches for a way out. Will she escape or die his love slave? The answers are revealed here. Listen in to discover the shocking truth, and prepare yourself for the unpredictable conclusion to book three of one of the best street series of all time. About the authors: Ashley and JaQuavis are the New York Times best-selling duo responsible for the popular Cartel series. They live in Flint, Michigan, where they are working on future projects.

©2010 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Secrets of a Side Bitch

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He's beautiful, with gray eyes, tall, chocolate...and he's worth fighting for. Meet Omari, a gorgeous, hardworking 28-year-old man from the South Side of Chicago. No matter how hard he works at his job at UPS, it is never enough to take care of himself and his long-term girlfriend. After continuous pressure from his older cousin, Ching, Omari finally trades in busting his ass for working under Ching, hustling three major blocks on the West Side. All is good as Omari juggles work and the drug game - until Ching involves him in the murder of someone who ends up being the governor's nephew. As he dodges homicide detectives, Omari is also trying to dodge getting caught between two loves. He's been committed to Aeysha for seven years but is falling more each day for Simone, an older, more established woman who is at his beck and call. After years of playing the side chick, Simone finally finds love that she thinks is all her own. Just as she settles in to loving Omari, she finds out about Aeysha, and her desperate mind begins to plot how to finally win her man. Simone's best friend, Tammy, thinks Simone is crazy, and she herself is running from an obsessed ex-boyfriend who is persistent in trying to kill her. Tammy lives in hiding for months as she asks herself this burning question: How can a man love a woman with the same hands that he is willing to kill her with? As the murder investigation leads to arrests, the walls come down on these lovers. Murder, sex, and indictments lead to unforeseen tragedy and unexpected love.

©2013 Jessica Watkins (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Honor Thy Thug

Summary

When there’s nothing left except a choice between war or death, there’s really no choice. From New York Times best-selling author Wahida Clark comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Thug series. Fans will rush to this latest installment, while new listeners will be eager to discover Wahida Clark’s unmatched melodrama. Following the action of Justify My Thug, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to make their marriage work in the midst of innumerable troubles: a murdered son, shattered bonds, forbidden affairs, deception, blackmail, hate, love, lust, corruption, friends torn apart by treachery, and the threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues the definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

©2013 Wahida Clark (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Wahida Clark
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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True to the Game III

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The third and most explosive installment of the groundbreaking True to the Game trilogy will take you on a marathon race through the mean streets of Philly. Starting off where the second installment's dramatic cliffhanger left us, True to the Game III finally reveals Gena's mysterious stalker and savior, as well as introduces a new killer so vicious, so cunning, so ruthless he'll have you looking over your shoulder.  The crooked cops are searching for the money, and Gena's family members are now the target for Gena, who's hiding from everything and everyone, as the race is on for Gena's survival. Will she manage to keep the money? Can she get out of town and make a new life for herself? And will her family survive the maniacal killer that is hell-bent on tracking her down? Will Gena stay true to the game?

©2008 Teri Woods (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Author: Teri Woods
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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True to the Game I

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It's the late 1980s, and Gena, a young girl from the projects, meets Quadir, a millionaire drug dealer and falls madly in love. Quadir builds a massive empire while fighting his rivals and enemies. Gena faces the challenges of holding onto her man, her house, her car, and the cash.  Both of them find themselves caught up in a vicious yet seductive world and learn that success in this game is no easy win. Gena and Quadir also learn that once you're in, there's no way out, 'cause everyone stays in forever.... True.

©1994 Teri Woods (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Author: Teri Woods
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Shaman: The Dawn's People

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Shaman: The Dawn's People is the second book in the Shaman series and third novel in the Native Knights Collection by VR McCoy. It is the follow-up to the break-away best-selling domestic and international supernatural thriller Shaman: The Awakening.

Christian Sands, an FBI profiler with unique abilities, is called upon, once again, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several children from their homes over one night in the small town of Swanton, Vermont.

It's been a year since the disappearance, and the town is swamped with media frenzy, law enforcement, and paparazza from every walk of life with their own spin on the disappearance. Religious zealots believe it is devine intervention in the realm of the Egyptian/Hebrew Passover. Alien fanatics believe they were abducted by space invaders, and skeptics believe their parents are in a cult that sacrificed their children. The townspeople believe the neighboring First Nations People, the Abenaki Tribe, abducted them, as tension and violence begin to rise between them.

And as others are discovered mutilated in the nearby forest, the town is a powder keg waiting to explode.

©2018 Gregory Banks (P)2018 Gregory Banks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: VR McCoy
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Cougar Cocktales

1 rating

Summary

Dare to embrace your wild side as five of the brightest imaginations in black literature today - Michelle Cuttino, Shakir Rashaan, Anna Black, Jada Pearl, and N'Tyse - come together to weave an unforgettable exploration of female liberation and self-gratifying sexual healing. These risque tales of steamy passion bloom from illicit affairs, secret fetishes, romantic flings, and pure, unadulterated happenstance.

©2019 N'Tyse, Anna Black, Shakir Rashaan, Michelle Cuttino, and Jada Pearl (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Carter Diamond, Part Two

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Welcome to Carter Diamond, Part Two. New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis follow up their smash hit Carter Diamond with part two in the prequel series to The Cartel. Picking up right where the last installment ended, this action-packed street tale tells the story of the man who started it all. Before the Cartel - he stood alone.

©2014 Brookgate Publishing (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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King Suckerman

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In the summer of 1976, the nation's capital is gearing up for the Bicentennial. Captain Beefheart's on the eight-track, and the hot new film "King Suckerman" has everyone talking. Two knockaround guys named Clay and Karras are out looking for trouble when they stumble onto a drug deal gone bad and end up with a pile of money that isn't theirs. When the well-armed dealer starts spilling blood to get to the cash, Clay and Karras must take a stand, go straight, and get justice -or maybe just sweet revenge.

©2013 George Pelecanos (P)2013 Hachette

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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How to Write a Mystery

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From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries - from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers - a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resources on the craft, art, and business of storytelling, helping writers of all levels improve their skills for nearly a century. Now, this new handbook helps authors navigate the ever-shifting publishing landscape - from pacing, plotting, the business side of publishing, to the current demand for diversity and inclusivity across all genres, and more. Featuring essays by a new generation of best-selling experts on various elements of the craft and shorter pieces of crowd-sourced wisdom from the MWA membership as a whole, the topics covered can be categorized as follows: Before writing (rules; genres; setting; character; research; etc.) While writing (outlining; the plot; dialogue; mood; etc.) After writing (agents; editors; self-pub; etc.) Other than novels (short stories; true crime; etc.) Other considerations (diverse characters; legal questions; criticism) Also included is a collection of essays from MWA published authors - including Jeffery Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, and Charlaine Harris - selected by best-selling authors Lee Child and Laurie King, and arranged thematically, answering, “What piece of writing advice do you wish you’d had at the beginning of your career?” Highly anticipated and incredibly useful, this new and trusted guide from MWA’s experts provides practical, current, easily digestible advice for new and established authors alike.

©2021 Mystery Writers of America, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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To Shape a New World

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Martin Luther King Jr. may be America's most revered political figure, commemorated in statues, celebrations, and street names around the world. On the 50th anniversary of King's assassination, the man and his activism are as close to public consciousness as ever. But despite his stature, the significance of King's writings and political thought remains underappreciated. In To Shape a New World, Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry state that the marginalization of King's ideas reflects a romantic consensus history that renders the civil rights movement inherently conservative - an effort not at radical reform but at "living up to" enduring ideals laid down by the nation's founders. On this view, King marshaled lofty rhetoric to help redeem the ideas of universal (white) heroes, but produced little original thought. This failure to engage deeply and honestly with King's writings allows him to be conscripted into political projects he would not endorse, including the pernicious form of "color blindness" that insists, amid glaring race-based injustice, that racism has been overcome. Cornel West, Danielle Allen, Martha Nussbaum, Robert Gooding-Williams, and other authors join Shelby and Terry in careful, critical engagement with King's understudied writings on labor and welfare rights, voting rights, racism, civil disobedience, nonviolence, economic inequality, poverty, love, just-war theory, virtue ethics, political theology, imperialism, nationalism, reparations, and social justice. In King's exciting and learned work, the authors find an array of compelling challenges to some of the most pressing political dilemmas of our present, and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.

©2018 Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Thrivers: An LP Novel

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Two Tonio Francos. TJ and Franco. One on a stage. One in a cage. Both in a rage.    TJ. Falling for Kamara Day. On a college campus gone cray. The seniors caught in the culture war crossfire. TJ himself on fire. Burning in five different directions like he’s all of One Direction. Big brother to Kyd. Fraternity VP. Intern in NYC. Rappin to Drag’s beats. And. That f***ing demon he can’t defeat. The one pushing him to the ledge. At Jersey’s northeastern edge. Hoboken. The kid about to jump. No jokin. Haunted by many things. Especially THE Thing. Seven years lingering. Infecting. Tingling. Battling that other force. That one that makes him come alive. When he sees the girl with the golden eyes....    Kamara Day. The hipster scene queen. Her conscience clean. Already sorted through her childhood drama. No longer bothered by her father. No longer mixed up about her mixed race. But. Those dates with TJ in the moonlight. The choir girl dreaming of the limelight. Of singing as he rhymes tight. Ya know, if the spring lovers can even weather the bad weather. Cuz sometimes, it can rain all day. In NJ. And right alongside the drama of the seniors....    That of Franco Senior’s. The retired MMA champ living with Julie and their six-year-old kid named Kyd. Somewhere in the burbs of Jersey. Yet still stompin in his old stomping grounds. Running the family fight club in Woodbridge. His up-and-comer’s upcoming match a bridge. To sponsors who could keep the club afloat. Or the Francos go broke. Lose everything they own. Extra motivation to reclaim the throne. As he battles. A demon of his own.    LP Novel: (n.) Lyrical Prose novel. A novel styled lyrical. At times. In its usage of wordplay. And rhymes.

©2019 Tom Sheridan (P)2019 Tom Sheridan

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Tom Sheridan
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Halfway Home

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A “persuasive and essential” (Matthew Desmond) work that will forever change how we look at life after prison in America through Miller’s “stunning, and deeply painful reckoning with our nation’s carceral system” (Heather Ann Thompson) Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of 20 million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and is now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends, and their families to understand the lifelong burden that even a single arrest can entail. What his work revealed is a simple, if overlooked truth: Life after incarceration is its own form of prison. The idea that one can serve their debt and return to life as a full-fledge member of society is one of America’s most nefarious myths. Recently released individuals are faced with jobs that are off-limits, apartments that cannot be occupied and votes that cannot be cast. As The Color of Law exposed about our understanding of housing segregation, Halfway Home shows that the American justice system was not created to rehabilitate. Parole is structured to keep classes of Americans impoverished, unstable, and disenfranchised long after they’ve paid their debt to society. Informed by Miller’s experience as the son and brother of incarcerated men, captures the stories of the men, women, and communities fighting against a system that is designed for them to fail. It is a poignant and eye-opening call to arms that reveals how laws, rules, and regulations extract a tangible cost not only from those working to rebuild their lives, but also our democracy. As Miller searchingly explores, America must acknowledge and value the lives of its formerly imprisoned citizens.

©2021 Reuben Jonathan Miller (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Poetry Motion: An LP Novel

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Franco’s last fight. Forever. One last chance to set an example for his kids. Either fight until the clock is out. Or get knocked the f*** out. One last chance to be there for his best friend Joey. The duo on a cross-country road trip with kickboxer Khloei. A knockout with knockout power. And an affinity for Franco. The married driver at the helm goin psycho. Headed west for a final fight. And. To take someone’s life. His son’s attacker out on early release. Franco carryin a piece. The Frog’s old gun. Franco’s father figure wouldn’t be needin it anyway. Laid up in the hospital fadin away. His gums flappin away. Revealing past sins. Revealing orphan Franco’s origin. Franco. Just trying to keep his head. Make a last fight. Where it might...get knocked off anyway. By the biggest star in MMA. “Lightning in a Cage” Lenny Carrera. The electric champ ready to put the final stamp on Franco’s career. Knock him out once and for all in front of his whole family. Including T. The young rapper both a son to Franco and a friend to Lenny. And dealing with his own fight altogether. His LA label labeling him as an irreverent rapper. And now asking him to sing a song...just flat out wrong. Puttin T to a decision to sell out or walk out. Stick with his A&R lady Sadie or drag his boy Dragon out west. Lay down their musical best. Figure out the rest. T a rundown mess. And without Kamara. His bae. Months gone from LA. On a research trip. Distancing their relationship. Franco. T. Both teetering. Tryin to make it all right. Franco. T. Both bleedin in...another round with life.

©2020 Tom Sheridan (P)2020 Tom Sheridan

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Tom Sheridan
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Say My F*cking Name

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Love and hip-hop.... The two mix together smoothly, like Hennessy and Coke.  Harmony used to love love. She loved the idea of being in love. As a result, Valentine’s Day was her favorite holiday...was. Now, she hated the very thought of it. Cody had ruined it for her and any chance of her ever falling in love again. He ruined it so much that when she met Dallas, she didn’t trust him to lead her to fall in love with love again.  On Valentine's Day, Dallas experienced the biggest loss of his life. He ignorantly assumed that life couldn’t get any worse. Yet, as they say, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. God must have been cracking up at Dallas’ plans because Dallas soon found himself completely lost for a year...until he met Harmony. She was perfect, yet Dallas was beyond flawed and at the lowest part of his life. He should have been honest with her when he’d first met her. Instead, he only proved to her that men couldn’t be trusted. 

©2019 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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Project Chick 2

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From New York Times best-selling author Nikki Turner comes the sequel to Project Chick. Tressa always thought that the best moment in her life was the day she gave birth to her twin boys, Khalil and Hadji, but even better was when she got the news that their abusive father, Lucky, was dead. His death gave the streets freedom and safety, and it gave Tressa an opportunity to start over. She was thrilled the bad days were gone, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that, even though Lucky was dead, she would never be free of him. When the twins discover that Indie, the man who raised them, had a hand in killing their father, nothing can stop them from plotting their revenge. They are about to find out that nothing is what it seems.

©2013 Nikki Turner (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Nikki Turner
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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True to the Game II

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True to the Game II picks up where True to the Game left off-with one difference. Gena is now seeing a new guy named Jay. Little does Gena know that the man she has fallen in love with, so soon after Quadir's death, is his archrival, Jerrell Jackson. Unfortunately, Jerrell is determined to get his revenge against Quadir's crew, and he'll start with Gena.

©2007 Teri Woods (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Author: Teri Woods
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Secrets of a Side Bitch: The Simone Campbell Story

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Simone Campbell is the epitome of crazy and the ultimate villain. Take a look back into her high school and college days, when she was causing just as much turmoil and chaos. This story's ending is only the beginning of Secrets of a Side Bitch 4, and the dots will connect even more for key players in Simone's vindictive games of love. Excerpt My life was over, and I knew it. Honestly, I couldn’t even ask God why. I was reaping what I had sown. I deserved death because I’d sown so much death during my life. For years, I’d lied, manipulated, and terrorized. I lay there with bulging eyes, staring at Jimmy’s knife, not even attempting to beg for a speedy death. As thoughts of my treacherous past blurred my vision, I knew that I didn’t deserve the easy way out.   For so long, I had suppressed the events of my past that made me the woman that I became. Yet as I faced death, those events came to mind....

©2014 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Invaluable

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I'll be honest with you - I'm no saint. Sure, I turned down my $9.6m football contract to join the Teams, but I'll never tell you the real reason why. The media has anointed me a selfless, patriotic American hero. But it isn't that deep - I just want some action - a one-night stand with a San Diego coed. I picked her out of a steamy nightclub - sexy blonde hair, full breasts, nice ass. I savored her warm touch, the scent of her perfume, and the sound of her laughter. After she rode me all night, I took in the ocean view from my condo, thankful for the blissful memories she gave me to get me through my long deployment. I cross paths with Miss San Diego again halfway across the world in Afghanistan. Turns out she is a professional cheerleader on a patriotic tour sent to entertain my team. I gaze into her beautiful blue eyes and give her my word that she's safe with me. And my word is my bond. Then she is kidnapped. Whoever took her, took the wrong girl. Because I will tear this country apart to find her. I'll never win MVP, never get a championship ring, but some heroes don't play games.

©2017 Alana Albertson (P)2017 Alana Albertson

Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Beware the Poltergeist

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Earthquakes? Or poltergeists? The second installment in the popular Ghostsitter series. Tom's life changed quite a bit since he inherited a Ghost Train full of living dead creatures. As the fairground is struck by mysterious earthquakes, even Mimi the ghost-girl seems to pale. Vlarad the Vampire has reason to believe that a restless poltergeist haunts the old town square. So, Tom and his undead friends have to go ghost-hunting - without anyone noticing, of course. The second adventure of 14-year-old Tom and his ghostly companions is full of spooks, gags and some surprises - a joy for listeners young, old, and undead alike.

©2016 Tommy Krappweis (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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The Streets: An LP Novel

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A mixed martial artist has an upcoming fight. That can make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Then maybe get back with his bae. Make it like back in the day. But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T's bein bullied. His plan’s all gettin sullied. Not to mention dealing with issues of class. Race. The mirror's reflecting face. It’s like there’s no escapin ’08. But wait. Let the haters hate. Franco’s goin for great. Fightin straight outta Woodbridge. AKA Hoodbridge. The Wood. The Hood. By any name, a town. Too small to be a city. Too broke to be a burb. Too rough to be rural. Just a tough little Turnpike town. Older than America yet representative of today’s America. Connecting north to south. Red to blue. Old to new. Either a perfect alchemy. Or an insane stew. In March of ’08 it was looking like the latter. One that would swallow up Franco and T both. LP Novel: (n.) A novel that is written lyrical. At times. In its usage of wordplay. And rhymes.

©2018 Tom Sheridan (P)2018 Tom Sheridan

Narrator: Cary Hite
Author: Tom Sheridan
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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