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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

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The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis. In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for working class Black Power. His deportation catalyzed 20th-century Jamaica's most significant rebellion, the 1968 Rodney riots, and his scholarship trained a generation how to think politics at an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding of the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the 38-year-old Rodney would be assassinated. In his magnum opus, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Rodney incisively argues that grasping "the great divergence" between the West and the rest can only be explained as the exploitation of the latter by the former. This meticulously researched analysis of the abiding repercussions of European colonialism on the continent of Africa has not only informed decades of scholarship and activism, it remains an indispensable study for grasping global inequality today.

©1972 Walter Rodney; copyright 2018 by Patricia Rodney; Postscript copyright 1971, 2018 by A. M. Babu; Foreword copyright 2018 by Angela Y. Davis; Introduction copyright 1981, 2018 by Vincent Harding, William Strickland, and Robert Hill (P)2018 Tantor

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White Fragility

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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people'" (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.  In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. Download readers' guides at beacon.org/whitefragility.

©2018 Robin DiAngelo (P)2018 Random House Audio

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The Doctor of Aleppo

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While working in the ancient Silk Road city of Aleppo, American Hannah Johnson and her Swedish lover Oskar are drawn into the mounting turbulence of the impending Syrian civil war.  After Oskar is wounded at a street protest one evening, he and Hannah cross paths with Dr. Samir Hasan, a renowned surgeon. As the protests swell into all-out war, Dr. Hasan tends not only to Oskar, but also risks his life, his practice, and his family to tend to a nephew the government has branded an insurgent.  Dr. Hasan's humanitarian activities come to the attention of a vengeful, Javert-like secret police officer whose son's death on Dr. Hasan's watch triggers a series of events that will drag Hannah and Oskar deeper into the war and put Hannah and Dr. Hasan in the officer's crosshairs.  Both intimate and sweeping in scope, The Doctor of Aleppo lends insight into how the most brutal, devastating war of the 21st century is mirrored on the personal scale, leaving scars that can never be healed.

©2020 Dan Mayland (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
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The Dream Giver

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Best-selling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the lives they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives listeners practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dreams, revealing that there's no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams he gives us for his honor.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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Sword of Destiny

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The New York Times best-selling series that inspired the international hit video game The Witcher.  Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: His targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent.  This is a collection of short stories following the adventures of the hit collection The Last Wish. Join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons, and prejudices alike....  The Witcher series   The Last Wish  The Sword of Destiny  Blood of Elves  The Time of Contempt  Baptism of Fire  The Malady and Other Stories: An Andrzej Sapkowski Sampler (e-only) 

©2015 Andrzej Sapkowski (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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Freedom Riders

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The saga of the Freedom Riders is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, 450 Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement.  In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. With characters and plot lines rivaling those of the most imaginative fiction, this is a tale of heroic sacrifice and unexpected triumph. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers - Blacks and Whites - came together to travel from Washington, DC, through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in Montgomery, shocking the nation and sparking a crisis in the Kennedy administration.  Here are the key players - their fears and courage, their determination and second thoughts, and the agonizing choices they faced as they took on Jim Crow - and triumphed. Winner of the Owsley Prize, this publication is timed to coincide with the airing of the American Experience miniseries documenting the Freedom Rides.

©2011 Raymond Arsenault (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
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Ender in Exile

38 ratings

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Orson Scott Card returns to his best-selling series with a new Ender novel, Ender in Exile. At the close of Ender's Game, Andrew Wiggin - called Ender by everyone - is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies. With him went his sister Valentine, and the core of the artificial intelligence that would become Jane. The story of those years has never been told...until now. 

©2008 Orson Scott Card (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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Inside the Hotel Rwanda

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In 2004, the Academy Award-nominated movie Hotel Rwanda lionized hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina for single-handedly saving the lives of all who sought refuge in the Hotel des Mille Collines during Rwanda’s genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. Because of the film, the real-life Rusesabagina has been compared to Oskar Schindler, but unbeknownst to the public, the hotel’s refugees do not endorse Rusesabagina’s version of the events. In the wake of Hotel Rwanda’s international success, Rusesabagina is one of the most well-known Rwandans and now the smiling face of the very Hutu Power groups who drove the genocide. He is accused by the Rwandan prosecutor general of being a genocide negationist and funding the terrorist group Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). For the first time, learn what really happened inside the walls of Hotel des Mille Collines. In Inside the Hotel Rwanda, survivor Edouard Kayihura tells his own personal story of what life was really like during those harrowing days within the walls of that infamous hotel and offers the testimonies of others who survived there, from Hutu and Tutsi to UN peacekeepers. Kayihura writes of a divided society and his journey to the place he believed would be safe from slaughter. The book exposes the Hollywood hero of the film Hotel Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, as a profiteering and politically ambitious Hutu Power sympathizer who extorted money from those who sought refuge, threatening to send those who did not pay to the génocidaires, despite pleas from the hotel’s corporate ownership to stop. Inside the Hotel Rwanda is at once a memoir, a critical deconstruction of a heralded Hollywood movie alleged to be factual, and a political analysis aimed at exposing a falsely created hero using his fame to be a political force, spouting the same ethnic apartheid that caused the genocide two decades ago. Kayihura’s Inside the Hotel Rwanda offers an honest and unflinching first-hand account of the reality of life inside the hotel, exposing the man who exploited refugees and shedding much-needed light on the plight of his victims.

©2014 Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Memphis Noir

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A city equal parts darkness and hope. A scarred city. An often violent one. But a resilient city, too. That's our Memphis. Like many cities we have a namesake - in Egypt, Men-nefer became Menfe became Memphis, enduring and beautiful, on the banks of the Nile. Centuries later, another continent, another people, another river: Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of the Mississippi Delta, was formed. We are a place born of history, inhabited as much by memory as by the living - the past and present inextricably and inescapably linked.... Memphis is marvels and misfits - two-faced and unabashedly so. We are Memphis, and this is our noir.

©2015 Akashic Noir (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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I Say a Little Prayer

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Best-selling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another sexy, shocking, and immensely satisfying novel that explores some of today's toughest and most timely issues. Chauncey Greer is the owner of Cute Boy Card Company, a thriving company in Atlanta. As a teenager, he was a member of a popular boy band, but left in disgrace when word got out that he and his band mate D were more than good friends. Chauncey is a free spirit, on the brink of 40 with a body admired by both men and women. Not into being categorized, Chauncey's been known to hook up with men and women, but now in the age of the "down low", he's found that women ask too many questions, so he's just focusing on the fellas. After one too many bad dates, Chauncey finds himself in church where the minister's message inspires him to follow his dream of a singing career once again. Although he's lost touch with D, as he starts writing songs his thoughts inevitably turn to his former lover. Chauncey's powerful performance at the church earns him a standing ovation and an invitation to participate in an upcoming revival. But Chauncey soon discovers that an ambitious fundamentalist preacher plans to use the revival to speak out against gays and gay marriage. Feeling angry and betrayed, Chauncey and other gay members of the church decide to take a stand against the church's homophobia by staging a "Day of Absence" when all of the gay members and their friends and family stay home. Everything is going as planned until D appears on the scene and Chauncey has to confront his past and make some hard decisions about his future. I Say a Little Prayer is filled with the delicious plot twists, humor, compassion, and up-to-the-minute controversy fans expect from their beloved "E. Lynn". Harris has returned with another gem of a novel that will rocket to the top of best seller lists nationwide.

©2006 E. Lynn Harris (P)2006 Books on Tape

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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White Girls

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White Girls, Hilton Als' first book since The Women 14 years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls", as Als dubs the main expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.

©2014 Hilton Als (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Hilton Als
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Just Too Good to Be True

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Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere - a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle". Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future - but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She's also determined to protect the secret she's kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady's idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other - are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, Just Too Good to Be True has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a best-selling author: family, friendship, faith, and love.

©2008 E. Lynn Harris (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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Solving Single

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You are the type of woman a man marries...yet you settle for being just another girl men string along. Regardless of what commitment level you find yourself in, if you have yet to receive the ultimate commitment from the man you want, you are still single. Stop waiting for a man to ask you out. Stop waiting for a man to make your relationship exclusive. Stop waiting for a man to reward your loyalty with an engagement ring. Stop waiting, period! Learn to free yourself from relationship purgatory and get the lasting commitment you deserve. Solving Single is a system that will eliminate your relationship problems by breaking years of habits, erasing preconceived notions, and unlocking the power every woman has over every man. Solving Single is the key that will unlock the male mind, allowing you to instantly get noticed by any man, sidestep manipulation from those who just want sex, and attain a legitimate romance. There is no need to think like a man, lower your standards, or play his game. Solving Single will show you how to win on your own terms no matter what faults you think you possess. Stop waiting for your love life to fix itself and learn the definite steps to solving single. Contains mature themes.

©2013 Viceroy Publishing (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: G.L. Lambert
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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42 Today

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Explores Jackie Robinson's compelling and complicated legacy Before the United States Supreme Court ruled against segregation in public schools, and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackie Robinson walked onto the diamond on April 15, 1947, as first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, making history as the first African American to integrate Major League Baseball in the 20th century. Today a national icon, Robinson was a complicated man who navigated an even more complicated world that both celebrated and despised him.  Many are familiar with Robinson as a baseball hero. Few, however, know of the inner turmoil that came with his historic status. Featuring piercing essays from a range of distinguished sportswriters, cultural critics, and scholars, this book explores Robinson's perspectives and legacies on civil rights, sports, faith, youth, and nonviolence, while providing rare glimpses into the struggles and strength of one of the nation's most athletically gifted and politically significant citizens. Featuring a foreword by celebrated directors and producers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, this volume recasts Jackie Robinson's legacy and establishes how he set a precedent for future civil rights activism, from Black Lives Matter to Colin Kaepernick.

©2021 New York University (P)2021 Tantor

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Bunk

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Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African-American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of "truthiness" where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.

©2017 Kevin Young (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Kevin Young
Length: 20 hrs and 24 mins
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Fault Lines

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We are standing on shaky ground. As a wave of violent riots protesting the death of a Black man at the hands of police shook the nation in the summer of 2020, most Americans were shocked. Christians nationwide, eager to fulfill their God-given calling to bring peace and reconciliation, took to pulpits and social media in droves to affirm that “Black lives matter” and proclaim that racial justice “is a gospel issue". But what if those Christians, those ministers, and those powerful ministries don’t know the whole story behind the new movement that’s been making waves in their congregations? Even worse: What if they’ve been duped into adopting a set of ideas that not only don’t align with the kingdom of God, but stand diametrically opposed to it? In this powerful audiobook, pastor, professor, and leading cultural apologist Voddie Baucham explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and how it has quietly spread like a fault system, not only through our culture, but throughout the evangelical church in America. He also details the devastation it is already wreaking - and what we can do to get back on solid ground before it’s too late. Whether you’re a layperson who feels like you’ve just woken up in a strange new world and wonder how to engage both sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race, or a pastor who’s wondering how to deal with increasingly polarized factions within your congregation, this audiobook will provide the clarity and understanding you need to either hold your ground, or reclaim it.

©2021 Voddie T. Baucham Jr. (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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The Souls of Black Folk

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“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of 15 essays dared to describe the racism that prevailed at that time in America—and to demand an end to it. Du Bois’ writing draws on his early experiences, from teaching in the hills of Tennessee, to the death of his infant son, to his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington. Du Bois received a doctorate from Harvard in 1895 and became a professor of economics and history at Atlanta University. His dynamic leadership in the cause of social reform on behalf of his fellow blacks anticipated and inspired much of the black activism of the 1960s. The Souls of Black Folk is a classic in the literature of civil rights. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868–1963) was one of the greatest African American intellectuals - a sociologist, historian, novelist, and activist whose astounding career spanned the nation’s history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, his masterpiece remains his most studied and popular work. Its insights into black life at still ring true today.

Public Domain (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Any Way the Wind Blows

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At the end of Not a Day Goes By, the terminally bisexual John Basil Henderson declares: “I’m back, in full form. And I’m out there. Roamin’. And switching lanes.” Now, in Any Way the Wind Blows, Basil, good-looking gadabout and homme fatal, is back at the top of his game (razzle-dazzling both the women and the men). All is well until Basil’s picture-perfect life starts to unravel.... Left at the altar a year before, jilted Broadway bombshell Yancey Harrington Braxton stages her comeback – this time as a recording star – but has she forgiven ex-fiancé Basil, or does she still need to even the score? As Yancey’s star continues to rise, her past threatens to catch up with her and she fears someone may be after her as well.... In a wicked little dance of revenge, Basil and Yancey struggle to keep their lives on track, while a chorus of unforgettable characters either come to their aid, or make matters worse. In the mix are: Yancey’s mother, Ava “Mama Dearest” Braxton, a diva’s diva and a second-rate showgirl housed in the body of an aging supermodel; the wise and wonderful Windsor Adams; and the new guy in town, Bartholomew “Bart” Dunbar, a rogue’s rogue and handsome hunk of a man who stands to make Basil look like a choirboy. With just the right amount of wickedness, love, and compassion, Harris’s masterful storytelling and delicious plot twists will have fans and newcomers alike frantically turning pages trying to find the answer to the ultimate question: Does revenge ever really pay?

©2002 E. Lynn Harris (P)2011 Random House Audio

Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Black Reconstruction in America

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This pioneering work was the first full-length study of the role black Americans played in the crucial period after the Civil War, when the slaves had been freed and the attempt was made to reconstruct American society.

Hailed at the time, Black Reconstruction in America has justly been called a classic.

Public Domain (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Fasting for Breakthrough and Deliverance

7 ratings

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Matthew 17:21 tells us that there are some spirits in a person, region, or nation that cannot be overcome without fasting. Many believers struggle with certain limitations that they cannot seem to break through. A revelation of the power of fasting will result in victories that would not be ordinarily obtained. A life of consistent fasting will cause many victories to manifest. God's will is for every believer to live a life of victory with nothing being impossible. There is freedom from the torment of the enemy! A best-selling author and trusted teacher on deliverance, John Eckhardt reveals strongholds that can be broken including poverty, sickness, witchcraft, sexual impurity, pride, fear, confusion, and marital problems. Fasting will help listeners to overcome these manifestations of oppression and break free from their limitations.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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The Good Food Revolution

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A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed - and heal - broken communities.   The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee's largest public-housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents.   In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country's preeminent urban farm - a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen's organization helps develop community food systems across the country.  An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.

©2012 William E. Allen (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Ark

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Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately named the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark's greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can't be beat. But when a crew member goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle toward their salvation, Bryan finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind's home into its tomb.

©2015 Patrick S. Tomlinson (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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The Awkward Black Man

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Best-selling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects 17 of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to showcase the full range of his remarkable talent. Mosley presents distinct characters as they struggle to move through the world in each of these stories - heroes who are awkward, nerdy, self-defeating, self-involved, and, on the whole, odd. He overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints a subtle, powerful portrait of each of these unique individuals. In "The Good News Is", a man's insecurity about his weight gives way to a serious illness and the intense loneliness that accompanies it. Deeply vulnerable, he allows himself to be taken advantage of in return for a little human comfort in a raw display of true need.  "Pet Fly", previously published in the New Yorker, follows a man working as a mailroom clerk for a big company - a solitary job for which he is overqualified - and the unforeseen repercussions he endures when he attempts to forge a connection beyond the one he has with the fly buzzing around his apartment. And "Almost Alyce" chronicles failed loves, family loss, alcoholism, and a Zen approach to the art of begging that proves surprisingly effective.

©2020 Walter Mosley (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Prayers that Release Heaven on Earth

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Discover how God will establish his kingdom! Examining prophecies in the Old Testament and passages announcing the nearness of Christ's return, Eckhardt reveals God's plan for filling the earth with righteousness. You'll be inspired by powerful prayers and declarations to keep your mind and heart focused on the will of God.

©2010 John Eckhardt (P)2010 christianaudio.com

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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Boys Among Men

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When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college - as young basketball prodigies were expected to do - but instead would enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school, he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros. That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age limit in 2005, requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year. Over that decade-plus period, the list of players who made that difficult leap included some of the most celebrated players of the modern era: Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, and numerous others. It also included notable "busts" who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition. But for better or for worse, the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep-to-pro generation. In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, Boys Among Men goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time.

©2016 Jonathan Abrams (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
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Stokely: A Life

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Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for "Black Power" during a speech one humid Mississippi night in 1966. Carmichael’s life changed that day, and so did America’s struggle for civil rights. "Black Power" became the slogan of an era, provoking a national reckoning on race and democracy. In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, arguing that the young firebrand’s evolution from nonviolent activist to Black Power revolutionary reflected the trajectory of a generation radicalized by the violence and unrest of the late 1960s. Fed up with the slow progress of the civil rights movement, Carmichael urged blacks to turn the rhetoric of freedom into a reality, inspiring countless African Americans to demand immediate political self-determination. A nuanced and authoritative portrait, Stokely captures the life of the man whose uncompromising vision reshaped the struggle for African American equality.

©2014 2014 by Peniel E. Joseph (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
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Invisible Life

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The remarkable first novel by a young, gay, Black author who fashioned a deeply moving and compelling coming-of-age story out of the controversial issues of bisexuality and AIDS. Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront.  Being Black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't "right." He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship.  Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships - both male and female - give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend force Raymond, at last, to face the truth. Invisible Life has been hailed as "one of the most thought-provoking books - since James Baldwin's Another Country" (Richmond Voice), and Harris's "stories have become the toast of bookstores, reading groups, men, women, and gay and straight people" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). 

©1994 E. Lynn Harris (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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Travelers

Summary

A startlingly imaginative exploration of the African diaspora in Europe, by one of our most acclaimed international writers. A Nigerian graduate student who has made his home in America knows what it means to strike out for new shores. When his wife proposes that he accompany her to Berlin, where she has been awarded a prestigious arts fellowship, he has his reservations: "I knew every departure is a death, every return a rebirth. Most changes happen unplanned, and they always leave a scar."  In Berlin, Habila's central character finds himself thrown into contact with a community of African immigrants and refugees whose lives previously seemed distant from his own, but to which he is increasingly drawn. The walls between his privileged, secure existence and the stories of these other Africans on the move soon crumble, and his sense of identity begins to dissolve as he finds that he can no longer separate himself from others' horrors, or from Africa.  A lean, expansive, heart-rending exploration of loss and of connection, Travelers inscribes unforgettable signposts - both unsettling and luminous - marking the universal journey in pursuit of love and home.

©2019 Helon Habila (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Helon Habila
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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The Genealogical Adam and Eve

Summary

Evolutionary science teaches that humans arose as a population, sharing common ancestors with other animals. Most readers of the book of Genesis in the past understood all humans descended from Adam and Eve, a couple specially created by God. These two teachings seem contradictory, but is that necessarily so? In the fractured conversation of human origins, can new insight guide us to solid ground in both science and theology? In The Genealogical Adam and Eve, S. Joshua Swamidass tests a scientific hypothesis: What if the traditional account is somehow true, with the origins of Adam and Eve taking place alongside evolution? Building on well-established but overlooked science, Swamidass explains how it's possible for Adam and Eve to be rightly identified as the ancestors of everyone. His analysis opens up new possibilities for understanding Adam and Eve, consistent both with current scientific consensus and with traditional readings of Scripture. These new possibilities open a conversation about what it means to be human. In this book, Swamidass untangles several misunderstandings about the words human and ancestry, in both science and theology; explains how genetic and genealogical ancestry are different; and explores implications of genealogical ancestry for the theology of the image of God, the fall, and people "outside the garden".  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 S. Joshua Swamidass (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Trident's Forge

1 rating

Summary

They've made it this far. If only that increased humanity's chances on this new planet.... Against all odds, the Ark and her 30,000 survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G's natives, the g'tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost gods. But first contact between humans and g'tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark's greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery. Partnered with native "truth-digger" Kexx against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead. Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.

©2016 Patrick S. Tomlinson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
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The Long Fall

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His name is etched on the door of his Manhattan office: LEONID McGILL , PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. It's a name that takes a little explaining, but he's used to it. "Daddy was a communist and great-great- Granddaddy was a slave master from Scotland. You know, the black man's family tree is mostly root. Whatever you see aboveground is only a hint at the real story." Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors: McGill's an old-school P.I. working a city that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by - keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side - mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck. But like the city itself, McGill is turning over a new leaf, "decided to go from crooked to slightly bent." New York City in the twenty-first century is a city full of secrets - and still a place that reacts when you know where to poke and which string to pull. That's exactly the kind of thing Leonid McGill knows how to do. As soon as The Long Fall begins, with McGill calling in old markers and greasing NYPD palms to unearth some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, his commitment to the straight and narrow is going to be constantly tested.

©2009 Walter Mosley (P)2009 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Children of the Divide

1 rating

Summary

No matter how far humanity comes, it can't escape its own worst impulses in this far-future science fiction thriller from the author of The Ark. A new generation comes of age 18 years after humanity arrived on the colony planet Gaia. Now threats from both within and outside their Trident threaten everything they've built. The discovery of an alien installation inside Gaia's moon, terrorist attacks and the kidnap of a man's daughter stretch the community to breaking point, but only two men stand a chance of solving all three mysteries before the makeshift planetary government shuts everything down.

©2017 Patrick S Tomlinson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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Mech 1: The Parent

4 ratings

Summary

Bio-tech aliens battle Mechs built by humans! After centuries in stasis, a lost task force returns home. Arriving from the infinite void, the surviving ships discover that the Imperium lies in ruin. The Homeworld itself is destroyed, and nothing lives in the Ancestral System except an infestation of unknown bipedal beings - creatures soft, red of blood and warm of flesh.... When you colonize a planet, make sure the owners aren't coming back. MECH is the story of a new Earth colony built upon the ancient Homeworld of a civilization presumed (incorrectly) to be long dead. MECH is a full novel, 90,000 words in length, by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

©2010 B.V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: B. V. Larson
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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Darkwater

Summary

The distinguished American civil rights leader, W. E. B. DuBois first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems individually in 1920 in the Atlantic, the Journal of Race Development, and other periodicals. Reflecting the author's ideas as a politician, historian, and artist, this volume has long moved and inspired readers with its militant cry for social, political, and economic reform. It is essential reading for all students of African American history.

©1999 Dover Publications (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Prophetic Activation

Summary

Our God speaks! God is always challenging us to expand our spiritual growth. The prophetic must never become boring and routine, but it should always be exciting and new. The value of prophetic activations is that they will break limitations and give listeners the ability to operate in different techniques in their spiritual walk. Prophetic Activation offers practical teaching from best-selling author John Eckhardt on how to activate the prophetic by guiding listeners through steps such as: Hearing a scripture and then releasing a prophetic word to someone Receiving just one word from God and then releasing a full prophecy Praying in the spirit (tongues) and then releasing an interpretation

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Victory in Spiritual Warfare

6 ratings

Summary

Dr. Tony Evans, one of the most respected church leaders in the country, is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, a thriving congregation of 8000. In this timely, unique exploration of spiritual warfare, Dr. Evans unveils a simple yet radical truth: every struggle and conflict faced in the physical realm has its root in the spiritual realm. With passion and clarity, Dr. Evans demystifies spiritual warfare so that listeners can tackle challenges and obstacles with spiritual power - God's authority - as they: understand how the battle is fought by Satan actively use the armor of God find strength in prayer and sufficiency in Christ win over chemical, sexual, emotional, relational, and other strongholds Dr. Evans is compelling, down to earth, and excited for believers to experience their victory in Christ and embrace the life, hope, and purpose God has for them.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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The Women

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A New York Times Notable Book. Daring and fiercely original, The Women is at once a memoir, a psychological study, a sociopolitical manifesto, and an incisive adventure in literary criticism. It is conceived as a series of portraits analyzing the role that sexual and racial identity played in the lives and work of the writer's subjects: his mother, a self-described "Negress", who would not be defined by the limitations of race and gender; the mother of Malcolm X, whose mixed-race background and eventual descent into madness contributed to her son's misogyny and racism; brilliant, Harvard-educated Dorothy Dean, who rarely identified with other blacks or women, but deeply empathized with white gay men; and the late Owen Dodson, a poet and dramatist who was female-identified and who played an important role in the author's own social and intellectual formation. Hilton Als submits both racial and sexual stereotypes to his inimitable scrutiny with relentless humor and sympathy. The results are exhilarating. The Women is that rarest of books: a memorable work of self-investigation that creates a form of all its own.

©1996 Hilton Als (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Hilton Als
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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Healing the Wounds of the Past

2 ratings

Summary

Healing the Wounds of the Past is T.D. Jakes at his best! Bringing years of home-grown wisdom and real-life experience to the forefront, he gives you what you need to once and for all put past hurts, struggles, and disappointments behind you. Based on solid biblical principles and modern-day realities, Healing the Wounds of the Past provides solutions for the tragedies and traumas you may have experienced and helps you move confidently beyond the past and into a life of joy, success, and abundance in God's glory. Offering encouragement and loving guidance to a wide audience, this book is especially written for those who have been victimized physically, spiritually, or emotionally. T.D. Jakes, well-known and beloved mega-church pastor, delivers a comforting message that is empowering and enlightening.

©2011 T.D. Jakes (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: T. D. Jakes
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Prayers That Activate Blessings

4 ratings

Summary

Prayers for well-being, favor, and the blessing of God. Are you frustrated with your life? Are you struggling to find breakthrough and feeling like you are spinning your wheels? Well, struggle no more! John Eckhardt shows you how to move from the mundane into the supernatural favor of God. The key is simply asking. Ask God to bless you. He will always hear and answer! Filled with powerful prayers for abundance, well-being, and favor, Prayers That Activate Blessings is the definitive resource for: Learning to walk in covenant blessing and the blessing of obedience Hearing the voice of God and being blessed Accessing the many different ways to receive God's blessing Prayers and confession of Scripture are two of the most powerful weapons we have in life. Break the powers of darkness, and release the blessings and favor of God in your life today!

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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D.C. Noir

Summary

Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby and others. Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about. The complete list of narators includes Cassandra Campbell, William Dufris, Mirron Willis, Carol Monda, Ray Porter, Nick Sullivan, Victor Bevine, Scott Brick, Anthony Bowden, Pentice Onayemi, David Ledoux, Kevin Free, and Johnny Heller.

©2006 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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When the Thrill Is Gone

Summary

Leonid McGill is back, in the third-and most enthralling and ambitious-installment in Walter Mosley's latest New York Times best-selling series. The economy has hit the private-investigator business hard, even for the detective designated as "a more than worthy successor to Philip Marlowe" (The Boston Globe) and "the perfect heir to Easy Rawlins" (Toronto Globe and Mail). Lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, his life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, drops out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, is diagnosed with cancer and is living on Leonid's couch; his wife takes a new lover, infuriating the old one and endangering the McGill family; and Leonid's girlfriend, Aura, is back but intent on some serious conversations.... So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help. Though Leonid knows better than to believe every word, this isn't a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that - if his family's misadventures don't kill him first - sorting out the woman's crooked tale will bring him straight to death's door.

©2011 Walter Mosley (P)2011 Penguin

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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St. Louis Noir

Summary

Edited by the best-selling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for the Akashic Noir series. Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. In the wake of Chicago Noir, Twin Cities Noir, and Kansas City Noir - all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series - comes the latest Midwest installment, St. Louis Noir. Masterfully curated by Scott Phillips, author of The Ice Harvest (adapted for film, starring John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton), this volume will chill the listener with heartland menace. Featuring brand new stories by: Calvin Wilson, LaVelle Wilkins-Chinn, John Lutz, Paul D. Marks, Colleen J. McElroy, Jason Makansi, S. L. Coney, Michael Castro, Laura Benedict, Jedidiah Ayres, Umar Lee, Chris Barsanti, L. J. Smith, and Scott Phillips.

©2016 Scott Phillips (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Kingdom Stewardship

1 rating

Summary

In Kingdom Stewardship, Dr. Tony Evans inspires you to broaden your perspective of Christian stewardship. In this encouraging and challenging book, you will learn that stewardship includes how you manage all that God has given you - your time, your talents, and your treasures - to advance God's kingdom and bring him glory.  While many stewardship books focus on managing financial resources, Tony Evans says that your finances are one small part of a much bigger calling. He teaches that God owns all things, and you are the manager of his assets. When you bring your entire life into alignment under God, you will be blessed with purpose and the abundant life that comes from living by God's eternal principles.

©2020 Tony Evans (P)2021 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Cane

2 ratings

Summary

The Harlem Renaissance writer's innovative and groundbreaking novel depicting African American life in the South and North, with a foreword by National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Zinzi Clemmons.... Jean Toomer's Cane is one of the most significant works to come out of the Harlem Renaissance, and is considered to be a masterpiece in American modernist literature because of its distinct structure and style. First published in 1923 and told through a series of vignettes, Cane uses poetry, prose, and play-like dialogue to create a window into the varied lives of African Americans living in the rural South and urban North during a time when Jim Crow laws pervaded and racism reigned. While critically acclaimed and known today as a pioneering text of the Harlem Renaissance, the book did not gain as much popularity as other works written during the period. Fellow Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes believed Cane's lack of a wider readership was because it didn't reinforce the stereotypes often associated with African Americans during the time, but portrayed them in an accurate and entirely human way, breaking the mold and laying the groundwork for how African Americans are depicted in literature. 

©2019 Foreword: Zinzi Clemmons (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Author: Jean Toomer
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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The Prophet's Manual

4 ratings

Summary

Sharpen and sustain your prophetic gift, and learn strategies for speaking the Word of God with confidence. There is a prophetic remnant rising up in the earth who want to be called out, trained, and activated in their gift to hear God's voice and deliver His messages to His people, and they must not grow weary. Best-selling author John Eckhardt provides encouragement for those who operate in their prophetic gift, to endure and continue to be a mouthpiece for the kingdom of God.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Prayers that Bring Healing

1 rating

Summary

In his new book, Eckhardt wants believers to know that no matter what their sickness, no matter who they are, it is God's will for them to live a full, healthy, disease-free life.

©2010 John Eckhardt (P)2010 christianaudio.com

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Kismet 3

Summary

Savannah was everything Dre wanted in a woman: beautiful, educated, independent, and classy. On top of that, she was the best lover Dre had ever had. It had to be kismet that brought these two together because karma would have never allowed it. Savannah had made too many negative deposits into karma's bank without any withdrawals to end up with a good man like Dre. Perhaps, karma and kismet were in cahoots.   There was a lot about Savannah that Dre didn't know initially, like her non-nurturing, revenge-seeking, conniving, and unfaithful ways. Nor did Dre know that he had fallen in love with karma's new prey on the eve of her receiving a taste of everything she had dished out. However, there was also a lot about Dre that Savannah didn't know, nor did she take the time to find out. Two facets in particular were his low tolerance for infidelity and zero tolerance for lies! After pushing Dre over the edge multiple times with both, what will she do when he volunteers to jump off?

©2020 Raynesha Pittman (P)2020 Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Destroying the Spirit of Rejection

2 ratings

Summary

Find deliverance from the destructive effects of the spirit of rejection, receive love and acceptance, and finally obtain healing once and for all. Best-selling author John Eckhardt addresses a common wound that everyone experiences, often early in life. It is the sense of being unwanted and unable to receive love from others. You will break free from manifestations of rejection such as perfectionism, fear, withdrawing from life, pride, self-reliance, people pleasing, lust, insecurity, inferiority, shame, and more. Learn to identify the spirit of rejection and how receiving the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross makes us accepted by God Apply spiritual strategies and renunciation prayers to overcome the spirit of rejection Be emboldened by breakthrough prayers, declarations, and strong biblical parallels

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Go Long! My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame

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Football legend Jerry Rice was selected for the Pro Bowl 13 times and won three Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers in his 20 NFL seasons. Rice grew up in Crawford, Mississippi, the son of a brick mason. He developed his hands by catching the bricks that his brothers threw at him. From these humble beginnings, Rice blazed a path to greatness, becoming the leading wide receiver in the NFL. In spite of Rice's legendary gridiron skills - or even his ability to transform himself into an instant ballroom-dance prodigy on ABC's hit TV series Dancing with the Stars - the surprising fact is that a guy like Jerry Rice is made, not born. In Go Long! Rice shares the inspirational lessons and empowering practices that have helped him attain success, both on and off the football field. Through the ups and downs of Rice's life and incomparable career, we discover how self-motivation, determination, and humility are the keys to achievement and true fulfillment.

©2006 Jerry Rice (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Kingdom Marriage

3 ratings

Summary

What happens when a kingdom man marries a kingdom woman? Kingdom Marriage: Connecting God's Purpose with Your Pleasure helps couples grow together as kingdom couples to fulfill God's design and purpose for their marriages. Through practical insights and powerful stories, Dr. Tony Evans inspires and instructs so couples will discover the hope, challenge, and guidance God's word provides for their journey together. "You can reflect the glory of God and the unity of the Trinity through your shared purpose, honor, and love as a true kingdom couple." (Tony Evans) Kingdom Marriage shows couples that the key to influencing our society and world with lasting impact is found in solidifying biblical marriage in the way God intended. It starts with both wife and husband reflecting God and his image and modeling that reflection within the roles and responsibilities of their union. This is based on a correct understanding of God's kingdom and their responsibilities in it. Kingdom Marriage and the Kingdom Marriage devotional and video resources are part of an entire line of Kingdom products by Tony Evans, including Kingdom Man, Kingdom Woman, Raising Kingdom Kids, and the Kingdom Quest strategy guides for kids and teens.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Experience the Power of God's Names

1 rating

Summary

Let the power of God's names transform your daily life The many names of God reveal His characteristics and contain powerful promises to you as a believer. Each of these 85 devotions introduces you to one of God's unique names and includes a key scripture, practical application, and encouragement to help you in your everyday life. Discover the rich blessings waiting for you when you encounter God as.... Elohim - the Strong Creator God: You put the universe together with Your words - thank You for knowing how to put my life together as well. Jehovah - the Relational God: You rule over all, and yet You also seek a relationship with Your creation. You are worthy of all praise and worship. Adonai - Master over All: Thank You for being my Lord and my Master and yet allowing me to know You intimately.... and many more! This beautifully designed devotional makes an ideal gift or a great addition to your own quiet time with God.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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50 Years, 50 Moments Unabridged - The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History

Summary

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of America's most beloved sporting event - the Super Bowl - an authoritative collection of the most pivotal plays through the decades, compiled by the legendary Jerry Rice. 50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades' worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice has compiled his list of the most iconic, strategic, and record-breaking moments in football history from the Super Bowl's inception to today - from the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I to the amazing Miami Dolphins championship in Super Bowl VII that capped their 17-game undefeated season to the heart-stopping Super Bowl XXV, in which the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 and Super Bowl XLIX's amazing last-second victory by the New England Patriots over defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24. A Hall of Fame wide receiver who has played alongside and against some of the greatest players in the NFL, Jerry Rice, joined by accomplished sports researcher and journalist Randy O. Williams, draws on his intimate knowledge and insight of the game to highlight remarkable moments from this greatest game in modern sports. Rice's access to the NFL means that 50 Years, 50 Moments is chock-full of memories and insights directly from the athletes and coaches who were involved in these moments. Pulling together all the catches, the interceptions, the fumbles, and the triumphant touchdowns that have made the Super Bowl an unforgettable experience, 50 Years, 50 Moments features marquee names like Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi, Roger Staubach, Walter "Sweetness" Payton, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, "Mean Joe" Greene, as well as Tom Brady, and is a must-have keepsake for football fans everywhere that is sure to be treasured for generations to come.

©2015 Jerry Rice (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Oklahoma City

Summary

The kingpins of Oklahoma City, one from the north side and one from the south side, push pounds of weed, gallons of PCP, and kilos of cocaine through the corridors of the OKC, using very different methods to keep their people in line. King is the leader of the north side crew. Along with his protégé, Tippi, he runs his crew with deadly force. Each member knows there is no room for error when it comes to getting money on the north side. Flamboyant, the leader of the south side crew, is the opposite. His crew is tight out of loyalty, not fear. King and Flamboyant know nothing of each other, especially the fact that they are both doing business with the same connect. The money is good for all involved, and it's a win-win situation for Charli and Toni, the suppliers. They keep the reins tight on both leaders, because a war on the streets would be detrimental to their thriving business in Oklahoma City. Everything goes awry when Flamboyant's woman, Shayla, becomes torn between her current man and the one who used to rule her universe - King. Once the lines are crossed, there's no going back, and the war that Charli and Toni are trying to avoid becomes a reality. A love triangle fueled by two men who would gladly give their lives for the woman they love is causing death at an alarming rate. Is Shayla worth losing what these two men have built? In the end, which kingpin of Oklahoma City will remain standing?

©2016 Clifford "Spud" Johnson (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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No More Excuses

1 rating

Summary

Sometimes hard circumstances in life make it difficult for us to be all that God wants us to be. But Tony Evans urges men to stop looking at these things as excuses and instead see them as challenges and opportunities for success. Looking at men of God throughout the Bible such as Moses, Joseph, and David, Evans challenges men to put down our excuses, stop compromising, and fight to be men of commitment and character. Despite setbacks, failures, and pressures, we can still find purpose, meaning, and direction in life and be the men God calls us to be.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List

Summary

Naomi and Ely are best friends. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their "No Kiss List" of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine - until Bruce.   Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But Ely kissed Bruce even though he is boring. The result: a rift of universal proportions and the potential end of "Naomi and Ely: the institution." Can these best friends come back together again?

©2008 Rachel Cohn (P)2008 Listening Library

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The Empowered Manager, Second Edition

Summary

Empowerment produces the conditions for high performance. Especially for middle managers and below. Empowered cultures attract and retain talent. They produce high achievement, high accountability and high commitment. The Empowered Manager uncovers a road map to creating a more accountable culture in today's fragmented and virtual world. Best-selling author Peter Block is a true visionary: author of the classic Flawless Consulting, his work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and reconciliation of community. In this book he returns his eye toward management to renew our efforts to create a shift in the traditional hierarchy. Twenty years after the original book, Block talks of why it is so difficult to both open the door to empowerment and, more importantly, have people walk through it. It is more important than ever to create a culture in which all members of an organization are treated as entrepreneurs, giving them ownership over their roles and responsibilities. This is in the face of the reality that most employees want safety, not the adventure of empowerment. Peter enhances the first edition of the book by acknowledging employees wish for dependency. Their longing for the days when a job carried a promise of a future and companies cared more about the product and the people than about the money. This is written primarily for people in the middle - good managers and employees who care more about doing good work and treating people right than ambition and making it into the ruling class. The upper middle and below is where there is the greatest need for great management. Which builds on valuing strengths and allowing talent the space to stretch and achieve almost independent of the power points of people at the top. This book shows you how a new approach to management empowers all employees at all levels and culminates in better business outcomes for the entire organization. Help shape a culture of commitment Develop the political skills to negotiate successfully Take responsibility for your actions Learn to fail up, and face setbacks with courage If you feel controlled by bureaucracy, unrewarded for creativity, and, from a distance, powerless to control your own destiny, this book is the breath of fresh air your career has been craving. Timeless tips from a master of business strategy alongside a framework for more effective management makes The Empowered Manager a must-listen guide for anyone doing business today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Peter Block (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Peter Block
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Moving in the Apostolic

Summary

Why is God restoring apostles to his church? Because restoration of the apostolic ministry is necessary for the church to complete its mission on earth. We are now experiencing the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit the world has ever known, and we should expect to see multitudes swept into the kingdom as a result. In this book, John Eckhardt reveals how the apostolic dimension affects the preaching, teaching, worship, prayer, and giving of the local church. And how apostolic leadership will point the way toward fulfillment of the great commission.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Prophet, Arise

Summary

Something is stirring inside of you, but it has been silenced, gravely undermined, and misunderstood. You must believe that God has not forgotten you. He has not sidelined you. You are not crazy. Prophet, arise! Come out of your cave and be encouraged to speak forth the word of the Lord. God is calling you to be his trumpet and to sound the alarm. The body of Christ desperately needs prophets to awaken and go forth. Whether you have never spoken a prophetic word or you actively engage your gift, best-selling author John Eckhardt provides an unparalleled, inspiring teaching for you. He boldly reveals the characteristics of a prophet that may lie dormant in your life so God can launch you into your calling. You will learn: Unique characteristics of a prophet The details of a prophet's call What moves a prophet's heart and stirs the anointing The rewards a prophet brings to those who receive them How to find healing and deliverance for the prophet who has been hurt And much more!

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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Island on Fire

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From a New York Times best-selling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved people. What started as a peaceful labor strike quickly turned into a full-blown revolt, leaving hundreds of plantation houses in smoking ruins. By the time British troops had put down the rebels, more than a thousand Jamaicans lay dead from summary executions and extrajudicial murder. While the rebels lost their military gamble, their sacrifice accelerated the larger struggle for freedom in the British Atlantic. The daring and suffering of the Jamaicans galvanized public opinion throughout the empire, triggering a decisive turn against slavery. For centuries bondage had fed Britain’s appetite for sugar. Within two years of the Christmas rebellion, slavery was formally abolished. Island on Fire is a dramatic day-by-day account of this transformative uprising. A skillful storyteller, Tom Zoellner goes back to the primary sources to tell the intimate story of the men and women who rose up and tasted liberty for a few brief weeks. He provides the first full portrait of the rebellion’s enigmatic leader, Samuel Sharpe, and gives us a poignant glimpse of the struggles and dreams of the many Jamaicans who died for liberty.

©2020 Tom Zoellner (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tom Zoellner
Category: History, Military
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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12 Years a Slave

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Solomon Northup was born in the early 1800s in New York as a free man. He lived as a free man for over 30 years, until he was tricked into moving to Washington, DC, by men offering him a job as a musician. Once he made it to DC, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana, where he was forced to work on a plantation until he could make his escape. His family had no way of knowing where he was or if he was safe - he was on his own with no hope of escaping the circumstance. In this harrowing memoir, Northrup describes the horrific conditions he and the other slaves lived in, the ways they were mistreated by their owners and were forced to mistreat one another, and the difficulty he had making his way out of slavery and back to his family. This tale is bleak, but eye-opening to the plights of slaves in the years leading up to the Civil War.  12 Years a Slave was a fast best-seller when it was published just eight years before the Civil War, and is an integral text from the time period. This memoir was the basis for the 2013 Oscar-winning film of the same name.

©2021 Solomon Northup (P)2021 InAudio

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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The Psalm 112 Promise

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Best-selling author John Eckhardt reveals the truth of Psalm 112 that the man who fears the Lord is gracious, full of compassion, and generous. His heart is fixed and established. He cannot be moved. He is uncompromisingly and consistently righteous. His righteousness endures forever. This psalm paints the picture of the life of the balanced, stable, steadfast, immovable believer, and Eckhardt's teaching reveals how all of us can get there.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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Mississippi Noir

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In Mississippi Noir, literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin has assembled a phenomenal short-story collection that highlights a mesmerizing and diverse set of styles and subject matter. Urban, suburban, and rural settings alike unveil new shades of darkness that fall upon Mississippi's past and present. Mississippi Noir features brand-new stories by Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin, William Boyle, Megan Abbott, Jack Pendarvis, Dominiqua Dickey, Michael Kardos, Jamie Paige, Jimmy Cajoleas, Chris Offutt, Michael Farris Smith, Andrew Paul, Lee Durkee, Robert Busby, John M. Floyd, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, and Mary Miller.

©2016 Tom Franklin (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Buffalo Noir

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Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring brand-new stories by: Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Ed Park, Gary Earl Ross, Kim Chinquee, Christina Milletti, Tom Fontana, Dimitri Anastasopoulos, Lissa Marie Redmond, S. J. Rozan, John Wray, Brooke Costello, and Connie Porter. Buffalo, New York, is still the second-largest metropolis in the state, but in recent years its designation as the Queen City has been elbowed aside by a name that's pure noir: The City of No Illusions. Presidents came from here; and in 1901 a president was killed here while visiting the Pan-American Exposition, by a man who checked into a hotel under a name that translates as Nobody. As Buffalo saw its prosperity wane, those on the outside could see only harsh winters and Rust Belt grit, chicken wings and sports teams that came agonizingly close. (Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66 is less the doomed quest of a would-be assassin than the collective fever dream of every Bills fan.) Anyone who has spent more than a few days in Buffalo will tell you that this city can spar with any other major American metropolis in the noir arena. This highly anticipated entry in the Akashic Noir Series includes stories from Buffalo-affiliated mystery titans as well as up-and-comers.

©2015 Akashic Noir (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Known to Evil

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Walter Mosley and his new hero, Leonid McGill, are back in the new New York Times best-selling mystery series that's already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir. Leonid McGill - the protagonist introduced in The Long Fall, the book that returned Walter Mosley to best-seller lists nationwide - is still fighting to stick to his reformed ways while the world around him pulls him in every other direction. He has split up with his girlfriend, Aura, because his new self won't let him leave his wife - but then Aura's new boyfriend starts angling to get Leonid kicked out of his prime, top-of-the­skyscraper office space. Meanwhile, one of his sons seems to have found true love - but the girl has a shady past that's all of sudden threatening the whole McGill family. And his other son, the charming rogue Twilliam, is doing nothing but enabling the crisis. Most ominously of all, Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix - and he's come to Leonid for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down. But he won't tell McGill his motives, which doesn't quite square with the new company policy - but turning down Rinaldo is almost impossible to even contemplate. Known to Evil delivers on all the promise of the characters and story lines introduced in The Long Fall, and then some. It careens fast and deep into gritty, glittery contemporary Manhattan, making the city pulse in a whole new way, and it firmly establishes Leonid McGill as one of the mystery world's most iconic, charismatic leading men.

©2010 Walter Mosley (P)2010 Penguin

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Sag Harbor

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The warm, funny, and supremely original new novel from one of the most acclaimed writers in America The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs, playing too much Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to catch glimpses of nudity on late-night cable TV. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school, when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. Because their parents come out only on weekends, he and his friends are left to their own devices for three glorious months. And although he's just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different. If all goes according to plan, that is. There will be trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through, and state-of-the-art profanity to master. He will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy of '85, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, with a little luck, things will turn out differently this summer. In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Whitehead, using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention, lithely probes the elusive nature of identity, both personal and communal.

©2009 Colson Whitehead (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
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Oneness Embraced

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"We must learn to live together as brothers, or we will perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King Jr. With the Bible as a guide and heaven as the goal, Oneness Embraced calls God’s people to kingdom-focused unity. It tells us why we don’t have it, what we need to get it, and what it will look like when we do. Weaving his own story into this word to the church, Tony Evans tells of a life spent between two worlds. As a young theologian he straddled black, urban culture and white, mainline evangelicalism. Now, three decades later, he offers seasoned reflections on matters of history, culture, the church, and social justice. In doing so he gives us a biblical and pastoral guide for striving for unity across racial and socioeconomic divides. This call for unity is as timely as ever. If the church practices oneness, America will have a guide for becoming the one nation under God it declares itself to be.

©2019 eChristian (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
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Influence

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Family Business crime series comes the next installment in his provocative legal thriller series about the Hudson family, owners of a powerful law firm in Harlem. Singing sensation Savannah Kirby has won 13 Grammys and married the man of her dreams in superstar rapper/actor Kyle Kirby. Together they are of one of the most dynamic and powerful couples in entertainment - until Kyle is found murdered and Savannah is arrested for the crime.  Things don’t look good for the singer when she can’t keep her stories straight and her bloody fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Even with famed attorney Bradley Hudson and his family of lawyers handling her case, it looks like Savannah is headed to jail.  However, this isn’t Bradley’s first rodeo, and he’s always got an ace up his sleeve

©2020 Carl Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books

Author: Carl Weber
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power

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Summary

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Power gives a strong case for the apostolic culture as a criterion for change in the church today. Believers need to be activated to demonstrate the kingdom through healing, deliverance, prophecy, and preaching. The apostolic culture includes worship, deliverance, apostolic teams, prophecy, ordaining, establishing, pioneering, evangelizing, prayer, teaching, helps, governments, missions, healing, the Gifts of the Spirit, holiness, impartation, and church government. All of these will be discussed in this book in order to help leaders and believers move in apostolic power and authority.

©2010 John Eckhardt (P)2010 christianaudio

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Los Angeles Noir

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Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton. Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named Last Lullaby a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, Savage Garden, is a Los Angeles Times best seller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Association award for Best Mystery of 2005. The complete list of narrators includes Victor Bevine, Elizabeth Evans, Therese Plummer, David Marantz, Mirron Willis, David Ledoux, LJ Ganser, Christian Rummel, Lauren Fortgang, Vikas Adam, Allyson Johnson, Kathe Mazur, Aaron Landon, Kaleo Griffith, and Johnny Heller.

©2007 Akashic Books?2007 Introduction by Denise Hamilton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Divorce and Remarriage

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There are many views today on morality, relativity, and right and wrong. Dr. Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd. In the age where people can get a "no-fault" divorce (when is it ever nobody's fault?) believers who claim to live by God's word cannot dodge the issue: We cannot skip it, run from it, or ignore it. God has spoken clearly on this subject and while it is far from easy to address, it must be dealt with. Combining a high view of marriage, compassion, and biblical authority, Tony Evans gives invaluable insight into divorce and remarriage as he explores real-life fears and questions by looking at the issue from God's vantage point, not from our emotional one.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Ignorance Is Strength

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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. George Orwell once wrote of a world where abuse of power begins with an abuse of language and a bastardization of truth. Some of today's most exciting voices in speculative fiction explore the ramifications of those ideas in Ignorance Is Strength. The Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair. Ignorance Is Strength features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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The Omni-Americans

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Rediscover the "most important book on black-white relationships" in America in this special 50th anniversary edition. "The United States is in actuality not a nation of black people and white people. It is a nation of multicolored people.... Any fool can see that the white people are not really white, and that black people are not black. They are all interrelated one way or another." These words, written by Albert Murray at the height of the Black Power movement, cut against the grain of their moment and announced the arrival of a major new force in American letters. In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans, Murray took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the "pathology" of race in American life. Against narratives of marginalization and victimhood, Murray argued that Black art and culture, particularly jazz and blues, stand at the very headwaters of the American mainstream, and that much of what is best in American art embodies the "blues-hero tradition" - a heritage of grace, wit, and inspired improvisation in the face of adversity. Reviewing The Omni-Americans in 1970, Walker Percy called it "the most important book on black-white relationships...indeed on American culture...published in this generation".

©1970 Albert Murray (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Kingdom Single

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Summary

If you’re single and feeling incomplete or even like a second-class citizen in Christian circles, Dr. Tony Evans wants to encourage you to live fully where you are. Kingdom Single will encourage you to see yourself as complete in Christ and free to serve him. It will empower you to live as Kingdom men and women in a corrupt culture. Tony Evans is a much-loved pastor and known for his sense of knowing when to encourage and when to lovingly admonish, to help people become who God calls them to be.  If you are single and listening to this book - or if you lead or pastor singles - your identity in Christ will be affirmed. Additionally, you will receive coaching for what to look for in a prospective spouse and be challenged to live godly lives while pursuing Kingdom causes.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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In League with Sherlock Holmes

Summary

The latest entry in Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger’s popular Sherlock Holmes-inspired mystery series Sherlock Holmes has not only captivated readers for more than a century and a quarter, he has fascinated writers as well. It is little wonder, then, that when the renowned Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger invited their writer-friends and colleagues to be inspired by the Holmes canon, a cornucopia of stories sprang forth, with more than 60 of the greatest modern writers participating in four acclaimed anthologies.  Now, King and Klinger have invited another 15 masters to become In League with Sherlock Holmes. The contributors to this volume include award-winning authors of horror, thrillers, mysteries, westerns, and science fiction, all bound together in admiration and affection for the original stories. The resulting stories are funny, haunting, thrilling, and surprising. All are unforgettable.

©2020 Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Careful What You Click For

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In her most riveting novel yet, New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison delivers an emotional rollercoaster of a tale of four new friends chasing after their heart's desires, no matter the cost.... For Jordan, Victoria, Kingston, and Chancelor, exciting, fast-paced Atlanta offers everything their stifling rural hometowns couldn't. But career success is easy compared to the city's dating scene of users, losers, and gold diggers. So they decide online dating might just be the answer - as long as they take precautions, work their perfect odds-beating plan, and have each other's backs. With luck, and prayers, they'll fulfill their fantasies and find real love at the same time.... An accomplished lawyer, Jordan must look hard at potential suitors. But Terrence seems to be the honest man of her dreams, until accusations and the court of public opinion threaten to take Jordan down with him.... Sixty-something real estate pro Victoria thinks young men equal satisfaction a good Christian woman like her deserves, but anything-goes sex makes her bet more than she can afford to lose.... Basketball star Kingston has the perfect life and wife, but exploring what he really wants on the downlow is a game he may not win.... And for marketing guru Chancelor, who's used to manipulating women, the net is a paradise of prey, but the consequences could blow more than his schemes apart. Soon enough, thanks to secret agendas, lies, and truths they can't even admit to themselves, all four friends' lives are in danger of being upended. And the results could rack up a price no one can pay.

©2020 Mary B. Morrison (P)2020 Recorded Books

Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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Can't Stop Won't Stop

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Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the '60s into the new millennium. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.

©2005 Jeff Chang; introduction copyright 2005 by DJ Kool Herc (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Jeff Chang
Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins
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Up from Slavery (AmazonClassics Edition)

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Born and raised a slave, Booker T. Washington rose from subjugation to become the voice of post-Reconstruction black America. In his 1901 autobiography, Washington chronicles more than forty years of his life, from his childhood on a Virginia plantation to founding an Alabama school for freedmen and minorities. At the heart of Washington’s teachings were the inspiring qualities he himself possessed in order to climb: self-reliance, hard work, perseverance, and a passion for education. Up from Slavery is critical, insightful reading for understanding the African American experience at the turn of the twentieth century. Revised edition: Previously published as Up from Slavery, this edition of Up from Slavery (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Category: History, Americas
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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The Privileged Poor

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Getting in is only half the battle. The Privileged Poor reveals how - and why - disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors - and their coffers - to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they've arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This bracing and necessary book documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others. If we truly want our top colleges to be engines of opportunity, university policies and campus cultures will have to change. Jack provides concrete advice to help schools reduce these hidden disadvantages - advice we cannot afford to ignore.

©2019 Anthony Abraham Jack (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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Alabama Noir

Summary

Some locales seem to come with their own soundtrack. Don Ho and his tiny bubbles provide the background music for Hawaii, Edith Piaf for Paris. The reggae of Bob Marley evokes Jamaica. The soundtrack for Alabama is without question provided by our troubled troubadour Hank Williams.  The 2016 biography Hank by Mark Ribowsky paints a dark picture of the musician's short, alcoholic, drug-filled life: a life of loneliness and pain. He goes so far as to call Hank's life story "noir-ish".... In Alabama Noir we encounter "troubles and foibles" galore, darkness in many forms. The stories range from the deadly grim to some that are actually mildly humorous.  We see desperate behavior on the banks of the Tennessee River, in the neighborhoods of Birmingham, in the affluent suburbs of Mobile, in a cemetery in Montgomery, and even on the deceptively pleasant beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.Fans of noir should all find something to enjoy. 

©2020 Akashic Books (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Lust

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From the NAACP Image award winner and national best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray comes a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between an entertainment mogul with a shady past and his childhood friend who is out for revenge. Is lust a sin? Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor grandfather and her grandmother in Washington, DC. But when she meets Damon, she falls for the successful entertainment businessman despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees a bright future for the couple - yet when Tiffanie meets Trey, her lustful feelings leave her confused just days before her wedding. Trey is Damon's childhood best friend with whom he built a successful drug business. But when the game got hot, and Damon decided to leave, Trey stayed and continued to sell drugs until he was arrested and spent seven years in prison. Now he's out and able to attend the wedding. While Damon is thrilled to have Trey back and hopes to bring his best friend into his business, Trey has other plans. And in the end, there will only be one man standing.... Contains mature themes.

©2017 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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Negotiating with a Bully

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Everyone has felt bullied at some point in their lives, whether by a family member, childhood acquaintance, colleague, boss, or client. You know you have been bullied when you feel pressured, demeaned, and angered. You walked away from a negotiation feeling like you lost ground. You gave into demands and agreed to something that was not in your best interests. You resented the way you felt.   Negotiating with a Bully will teach you how to skillfully deal with bullies in different forms and environments. You'll explore the mindset of a bully and understand the motivations and behavior so you can gain an advantage over him or her.   Negotiating with a Bully will give you the answers you need to become a more effective negotiator when you are confronted by a bully. You will learn how to quickly and easily:  Recognize the tactics of a bully - before you yield ground in a negotiation Employ an arsenal of negotiation strategies, including some you may have never before considered using Plan a negotiation with a bully so you feel prepared to tackle the situation  Interpret the body language of the bully - and his or her target - to better assess his or her intentions

©2018 Greg Williams (P)2018 Gildan Media

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs
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Warfare

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You’re at war. Are you winning?  Your fight is not with the problems you can see - depression, a broken marriage, addiction, or financial troubles. These are just the symptoms, the true disease - the true battle - is against the devil and his armies. But the devil’s not afraid of mere humans like you and I. So how are we supposed to fight? More importantly, how are we supposed to win?     Warfare is a guide to fighting the battles that matter. In it, you’ll learn: To identify how spiritual warfare is impacting your soul, family, church, and culture Who the armies are and what role they play - God, angels, demons, and the devil  How to use the arsenal of spiritual weapons God provides  How to claim the victory God has already won When we fight the right battles with the right weapons, fear gives way to courage, futility gives way to purpose, and failure gives way to victory.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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All I Did Was Shoot My Man

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In the latest and most surprising novel in the best-selling Leonid McGill series, Leonid finds himself caught between his sins of the past and an all-too-vivid present. Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity - until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel. His wife is drinking more than she should. His oldest son has dropped out of college and moved in with an ex-prostitute. His youngest son is working for him and trying to stay within the law. And his father, whom he thought was long dead, has turned up under an alias. A gripping story of murder, greed, and retribution, All I Did Was Shoot My Man is also the poignant tale of one man's attempt to stay connected to his family.

©2012 Walter Mosley (P)2012 Penguin

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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San Francisco Noir

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Launched by the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Brand new stories by: Barry Gifford, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, Domenic Stansberry, David Corbett, Eddie Muller, Alejandro Murguía, Sin Sorracco, Alvin Lu, John Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nisbet, and David Henry Sterry. San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting tales exploring the shadowy nether regions of scenic "Baghdad by the Bay". In this superb collection, virtuosos of the genre meet up with the best of SF’s literary fiction community to chart a unique psycho-geography for a dark landscape. From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood. At times brutal, darkly humorous, and revelatory - the stories speak of a hidden San Francisco, a town where the fog is but a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.

©2005 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Mech 2: The Savant

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A new world, more aliens, and even more Mechs! The Skaintz Imperium was eradicated from the backwater planet of Garm, but at great cost. The population of the world was decimated within weeks, and Garm will never be the same. At least humanity can breathe easily knowing that the mysterious aliens are all dead.... But are they? Using their natural form of communication, Skaintz radio signals did chirrup and click, however briefly. Transmissions in their ancient language now spread at the speed of light in a growing sphere, reaching farther from Garm every year. In the vast oceans of nothingness between the stars unknown things float. And they listen.... Mech 2 is the story of Neu Schweitz, a planet in a system 3.2 light years from Garm. It's a beautiful world of snow-topped mountains, green valleys and nearly a billion humans struggling with piracy and politics. Soon, however, they will be struggling for their very lives.

©2010 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: B. V. Larson
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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My Husband's Mistress 2

Summary

Watch the drama unfold with this trio as more secrets are revealed and lives are torn apart, all in the name of love. How will it end? Will Destiny finally get her man, or will her husband's mistress end up on top?  Destiny Clarke is out to claim what's rightfully hers - Hassan Clarke and his money. Sick and tired of lies and betrayal, Destiny decides to take matters in her own hands by creating havoc in the lives of the people who've done her wrong.  Engulfed in his deceitful ways, Hassan is oblivious to the fact that his life and his freedom are up for grabs. Friends become enemies, and in the end, he has no one to call on but himself.  Imani Gibson is too naive to realize that some things are not worth fighting for - in this case, another woman's husband. She soon realizes that games are for children, and not everyone is playing with a full deck.

©2020 Racquel Williams (P)2020 Recorded Books

Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Mech 3: The Empress

1 rating

Summary

A new form of alien, a human feudal society and an army of mech rebels clash in the fourth story of the Mech series. Ignis Glace is a war-torn world of fire and ice. Tidally-locked to its tiny red sun, one side of the planet bakes while the other side is forever frozen. Known as Sunside and Nightside, these two wastelands are bordered by a narrow inhabitable region known as Twilight. Humans and mechs battle for control of their world, even while a third player approaches the game: the Skaintz Imperium. Once the aliens strike, no world is ever the same.

©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: B. V. Larson
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Palace Council

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In the summer of 1952, 20 prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a 20-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office. Stephen Carter's novel is as complex as it is suspenseful, and with his unique ability to turn stereotypes inside out, Palace Council is certain to enthrall listeners to the very last moment.

©2008 Stephen L. Carter (P)2008 Books on Tape

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
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Larry H. Miller: Behind the Drive

1 rating

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Hear firsthand from multitudes of people whose lives were influenced, inspired, and even transformed by the compassion, generosity, and leadership of Larry H. Miller. Larry H. Miller played by his own rules. Owner of an NBA franchise and founder of one of the country's largest automotive retail groups, Larry was a college dropout who went on to buy or build nearly 100 businesses. While his life as a successful businessman played out in public, his health challenges, as well as his quiet acts of service, were known to very few. Behind the Drive contains 99 uplifting and untold stories from every aspect and era of Larry's life. Contributors range from NBA legends to religious officials, business moguls to political leaders, employees to childhood friends, and colleagues to competitors. These stories of an ordinary-yet-extraordinary man will inspire listeners to find and live their own greatness by following Larry's example of working hard at something he loved, applying his God-given talents in service to others, and allowing his life to be guided by something greater than himself. This book is a guide for anyone who wishes to find success in today's busy world. The stories in Behind the Drive have the power to lift and inspire the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as help everyone discover Larry's formula for success: do work you love, get better at it every day, and serve others.

©2016 Bryan Miller (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Porch Lies

Summary

Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch: a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy. Here you can listen to "porch lies": tales filled with humor and exaggeration about characters like: A one-of-a-kind trickster, Dooley Hunter, who tells such a whopper at the State Liars' Contest that it becomes known as the best lie ever told. A downright wily individual by the name of Noble "Cake" Norris, who some folks believe may have died 27 times. A little old lady slickster folks call Aunt Gran, who comes face to face with Frank and Jesse James, the two most notorious outlaws in America.Rich in African American history, these unforgettable tales range from sidesplittingly funny to spine-chillingly spooky. So hop on the porch swing and listen up: there's a story just starting.

©2007 Patricia McKissack (P)2007 Random House, Inc.

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Hate Crime Hoax

3 ratings

Summary

If you believe the news, today's America is plagued by an epidemic of violent hate crimes. But is that really true? In Hate Crime Hoax, professor Wilfred Reilly examines over 100 widely publicized incidents of so-called hate crimes that never actually happened. With a critical eye and attention to detail, Reilly debunks these fabricated incidents - many of them alleged to have happened on college campuses - and explores why so many Americans are driven to fake hate crimes. We're not experiencing an epidemic of hate crimes, Reilly concludes - but we might be experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of hate crime hoaxes.

©2019 Wilfred Reilly (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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Or Else the Light

Summary

Into the darkness within; or else the light.... When Margaret Atwood wrote these words, she left open the possibility that even our darkest tales may harbor a glimmer of hope. In Or Else the Light, the third and final entry in the Dystopia Triptych, more than a dozen of the best minds in science fiction conclude their stories with a descent into darkness, or perhaps a ray of light. Edited by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair. Or Else the Light features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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The Condemnation of Blackness

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Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black Southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Following the 1890 census - the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery - crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land of opportunity were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in Northern prisons were seen by many whites - liberals and conservatives, Northerners and Southerners - as indisputable proof of blacks' inferiority. In the heyday of "separate but equal", what else but pathology could explain black failure in the "land of opportunity"? The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans' own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.

©2010 Khalil Gibran Muhammad (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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The Score

Summary

She's bright, beautiful - and a criminal at heart. A Virginia Beach street hustler turned identity theft mastermind, Lauren Kelly's always had a taste for the finer things - Chanel, Prada, Amex Black Cards - and Matt Connors, her lover and accomplice. When their partner, Yancy, stumbles onto a tycoon's three million dollar bank account, everything's golden - until Lauren discovers Yancy and Matt are planning the ultimate double-cross. Fortunately, Lauren's one step ahead of Matt. Once she disappears with every last dollar, they'll have no doubt they picked the wrong woman to play. But all three of them picked the wrong man to rip off. Randy Miles is no ordinary multi-millionaire. He'll stop at nothing to get what's his, and once his reign of terror starts, everyone will run for cover - but not everyone will live to talk about it.

©2016 Kiki Swinson (P)2016 Recorded Books

Author: Kiki Swinson
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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Beggars and Choosers

2 ratings

Summary

In a future America strangely altered by genetic modifications, millions of ordinary people are supported by the efforts of handsome and intellectually-superior gene-modified humans. These, in turn, are running scared in the face of the near-superhuman powers of the Sleepless, radically altered humans who have their own agenda for humanity. The Sleepless have withdrawn from the rest of the race to an island retreat, from which they periodically release dazzling scientific advances. Most of the world is on the verge of collapse, overburdened by a population of jobless drones and racked by the results of irresponsible genetic research and nanotechnology. Will the world be saved? And for whom?

©1994 Nancy Kress (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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War Room

4 ratings

Summary

Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today's game of football. Now, sports commentator and best-selling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams - the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons - from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the April draft, opening a new window into Belichick's influence on the game. This one-of-a-kind exploration takes football fans behind the scenes of the most popular sport in America, with unprecedented insider access to the head coaches, scouts, trainers, and players who make the game what it is - including new insights from Bill Parcells, Todd and Dick Haley, and Belichick himself. For true fans of the game, and for fans of Badasses, Patriot Reign, and Boys Will Be Boys, Holley's War Room is not to be missed.

©2011 Michael Holley (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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Your Comeback

1 rating

Summary

Do you feel like you're 31 points behind at halftime? If you believe you've fallen too far or experienced too much defeat to ever be used in mighty ways by God, you need a glimpse of real hope. Tony Evans throws open the windows to show you the glorious truth reflected all through Scripture and history: God can turn things around for anyone, including you. Get inspired by stories of sports teams that won with seemingly no shot at victory, and explore the epic comebacks of biblical heroes with scandalous pasts. As you see what God has done for the underdogs in his word, you'll be challenged to surrender what's come before and trust your sovereign coach with all that lies ahead. Whatever you might be facing today, you can take steps to prepare yourself for a rebound as you keep your eyes on the God who leads his imperfect people into a place of ultimate triumph.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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The Black Man on the Titanic

Summary

Joseph Laroche was an anomaly among the passengers of the Titanic. He was exceptionally well-educated in a time when few Black men had access to an education - and when even fewer were able to travel on a luxurious ship in first or second class. When his family arrived in the United States without him after the Titanic's tragic crash, they were received well along with the other survivors and even sponsored by a wealthy New York heiress.  Who was Joseph Laroche? Where was he going, and what was his story?  This biography recounts the life of Joseph Laroche, his part in the history of Haiti, and how he ended up on the last ship of an era of glamorous travel. He was a direct descendant of the father of Haitian independence and related to two Haitian presidents. As an engineer, Laroche contributed to the construction of the Parisian railway, and he had a promising future ahead of him.  Ivorian-French writer Serge Bilé is the author of this fresh perspective on a tragedy that still fascinates millions and has inspired dozens of history books. With thorough research in Haiti and France, Bilé unearths the story of this exceptional figure in history. This is a story of black history in the United States and Haiti and of one man who represented something exceptional at their intersection.

©2019 Serge Bilé (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Serge Bilé
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It

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Ten-year-old Tae Kwon Do blue belt and budding rock hound Brendan Buckley keeps a "Confidential" notebook for his top-secret scientific discoveries. And he's found something totally top secret: the grandpa he's never met, whom his mom refuses to talk about or see, is an expert mineral collector and lives nearby! Secretly, Brendan visits Ed DeBose, whose skin is pink, not brown like Brendan's, his dad's, or that of Grampa Clem's, who recently died. Brendan sets out to find the reason behind Ed's absence, but what he discovers can't be explained by science, and now he wishes he'd never found him at all.

©2008 Sundee T. Frazier (P)2008 Listening Library

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Watch Your Mouth

1 rating

Summary

"Does it really matter what I say?" Your greatest weapon - for good or evil - is in your mouth. From best-selling author Dr. Tony Evans comes a compelling resource to help you learn to tame your tongue. With life-changing insights shared through engaging lessons and anecdotes, you'll learn what the Bible teaches about talking: Discover the power of the spoken word to bolster your faith when you're doubting. Discern what should or shouldn't be said so that you honor God with your speech. Develop the ability to praise God and voice wisdom even in tough circumstances. Get inspired by Tony's teaching on the tongue and model with your mouth the character of God. Don't let your words bring cursing or destruction to yourself and those you love. Instead let your words minister to and speak life into the world around you.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Love and the Game 2

Summary

Things are finally coming together for Perri as she continues on her journey to womanhood. While she ultimately decides to let Derrick sweep her off her feet, Plus' feelings for her never seem to waver. However, when Derrick gets drafted into the NBA and has to relocate hundreds of miles away, Perri is faced with the decision to either stay in Maryland or leave with her fiancé for good. Now that Plus has completely stepped up as a father, the mere mention of Perri taking Camille away leaves him emotionally shattered. But after everything he's put Perri through is this now his karma? In addition to this love triangle, Tez and Myesha's relationship goes through its own struggle of sorts. Both of their pasts come back to haunt them, leaving a huge question mark over the survival of their union. While Jorell and Nika make such a cute couple, him with his "bama" ways and her with her quick-witted nature, will the secrets he has buried tear them apart? Find out what happens when people really do love hard but aren't fair when playing the game.

©2020 Johnni Sherri (P)2020 Recorded Books

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New Orleans Noir

Summary

Beneath the glitter of Mardi Gras lies the sleaze of Bourbon Street; under the celestial sounds of JazzFest, the nightmare screams of a city once at war within its neighborhoods, but after Hurricane Katrina, seemingly at war with nature and the rest of the country as well. New Orleans is a third world country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a Puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up - if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and, especially, the heartless con artist - but in post-Katrina times it struggles against... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming "sliver by the river," its still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as "pre-K," to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. The complete list of narrators includes: Allyson Johnson, Vikas Adam, Kevin T. Collins, Tom Stechschulte, Robin Miles, Jennifer Van Dyck, Johnny Heller, Lisa Renee Pitts, William Dufris, Kevin Free, Nick Sullivan, Therese Plummer, Mirron Willis, J. W. Wilburn, Lauren Fortgang, Raquel Lozano, Andy Caploe, and Aiello.

©2007 Akashic Books (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Marriage Matters

1 rating

Summary

Marriages today are deteriorating at an alarming rate: As of 2003, 43.7% of custodial mothers and 56.2% of custodial fathers were either separated or divorced (US Census Bureau). One might ask, "Why do so many marriages fail?" According to pastor and teacher Tony Evans, marriages deteriorate not because we no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the purpose and prosperity of the marriage covenant. Marriage Matters examines the nature of this covenant, or agreement, we enter into on our wedding day. This booklet provides the foundation for the booklets For Married Women Only, as Evans looks to the Scriptures to define what a covenant is, who makes it, and what the implications are. Chaos arises when we seek to do things our way, the need to align ourselves according to biblical standards of marriage is evident. Let the practical and engaging Tony Evans lead you in knowing just how much...Marriage Matters.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Stranded

Summary

After a long 10 years in prison, Dez is finally released and reunited with his family. When his wife decides that they should take a road trip to help bring their family closer, Dez agrees. But things turn from good to bad when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and the only person that can help them is a creepy-looking stranger who goes by the name Tom. Dez is forced into an impossible situation and has to use his street smarts if he hopes to get his family out alive.  In this tale of suspense and murder, Silk White takes his listeners to new heights with this enticing thriller that is sure to have listeners on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next.

©2013 Silk White (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Silk White
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Burn the Ashes

Summary

We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, that’s the motto of the Firemen who hunted down and burned books wherever they found them. Bradbury warned of a world where our literary history is taken from us. In Burn the Ashes, some of the best science-fiction authors working today continue to explore the dystopic worlds they introduced in Ignorance Is Strength. Edited by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant, the Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair. Burn the Ashes features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor. 

©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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Elijah of Buxton

8 ratings

Summary

When you first walk into a room in a house, or into a stable, they have a way of telling you they know you're there. It ain't nothing particular noticeable, but the air inside of â??em changes like it's saying, "I'm watching you". But I'd got into this stable so quiet and sneakish that nothing knowed I'd cracked open the door, held my breath, and took a step inside.Then I heard a humming sound so near that my blanged legs and breathing frozed up all over again. Whatever it was that was making that sound was so close that even my eyeballs locked where they were at. Then I started sliding my eyes off to the left. Someone had leaned some dark bundles or sacks up â??gainst the left hand side of the stable. There were five of â??em. The noise commenced again, sounding like someone fishing â??round trying to figure which song they were â??bout to hum.It was one of the bundles! It had four live, moving arms! I couldn't believe I'd come all they way to the United States of America to see my first haint!

©2007 Christopher Paul Curtis (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Where Am I Wearing?

Summary

A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes.  When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing listeners to the human element of globalization - the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life - Where Am I Wearing? bridges the gap between global producers and consumers.  New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book.  Kelsey Timmerman speaks at universities around the country, and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Cond Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR.  Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization.

©2012 Kelsey Timmerman (P)2012 Tantor Audio

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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30 Days to Overcoming Addictive Behavior

1 rating

Summary

Your life can be different. Do you feel ambushed by your obsessions? Addictions come in all forms: overindulging, overspending, overworking, and more. But no matter how they show up in your life, your addictions trap you and edge out the full freedom you can enjoy in Christ. What if, in the next month, you could break the hold a bad habit has on you? Join Dr. Tony Evans on a 30-day journey filled with powerful biblical insights and practical tips for overcoming the behavior that controls you. You'll discover the tools and principles you need to embrace healing and find liberation. Are you ready to experience the relief of overcoming addiction?

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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The N Word

Summary

In The N Word, a renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the uses and implications of that epithet. The N Word moves beyond that short, provocative book by revealing how the word has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America. Asim claims that even when uttered by hipsters and hip-hop icons, the slur helps keep blacks at the bottom of America's socioeconomic ladder. But he also proves there is a place for this word in the mouths and on the pens of those who truly understand its twisted history: from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle to Mos Def. Only when we know its legacy can we loosen this slur's grip on our national psyche.

©2007 Jabari Asim (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Jabari Asim
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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Free at Last?

Summary

The words of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech have become enshrined in US history. But after the end of King's generation of leadership, what happened to the African American struggle for freedom?   Like the ancient Israelites, the African American community has survived a 400-year collective trauma. What will it take for them to reach the promised land that King foresaw - to be truly free at last? In this classic historical and cultural study, Carl Ellis offers an in-depth assessment of the state of African American freedom and dignity. Stressing how important it is for African Americans to reflect on their roots, he traces the growth of Black consciousness from the days of slavery to the 1990s, noting especially the contributions of King and Malcolm X. Ellis examines elements of Black culture and offers a distinct perspective on how God is active in culture more broadly. Free at Last? concludes with a call for new generations of "jazz theologians" and cultural prophets to revitalize the African American church and expand its cultural range.  Ellis writes, "It is my prayer that the principles contained in this book will play a role in building bridges of understanding and facilitating reconciliation where there has been alienation." This groundbreaking book also includes a new preface by the author.

©2020 Carl F. Ellis Jr. (P)2020 eChristian

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For Married Women Only

1 rating

Summary

How is a wife to love her husband? By learning three things, says Tony Evans: how to submit, seduce, and surrender to her husband. Out of these three principles a godly marriage will grow. In For Married Women Only, pastor and author Tony Evans explores these three principles in a straight-forward yet encouraging manner. He unpacks the touchy topic of submission and lays out the rewards inherent in this biblical model. On seduction, Evans looks at the quality of attractiveness and how embodying it can be pleasing to your spouse and to God. And with surrender, readers will examine why a wife is the perfect helpmate for her husband and how to combat attitudes opposed to God's design.

©2013 eChristian (P)2013 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Let It Go

1 rating

Summary

Christians struggle daily with anxiety and fear and are in need of biblical solutions for understanding and overcoming this. Tony Evans deals with these issues in a pleasant, clear and easy-to-digest way. This booklet-style format makes a quick, easy listen and a possible gift book for a struggling friend.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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He Calls Me by Lightning

Summary

Caliph Washington's life was never supposed to matter. As a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, Washington was wrongfully convicted of killing an Alabama policeman in 1957. Sentenced to death, he came within minutes of the electric chair - nearly a dozen times. A Kafka-esque legal odyssey in which Washington's original conviction was overturned three times before he was finally released in 1972, his story is the kind that pervades the history of American justice. Here, in the hands of historian S. Jonathan Bass, Washington's ordeal and life are rescued from anonymity and become a moving parable of one man's survival and perseverance in a hellish system. He Calls Me by Lightning is both a compelling legal drama and a fierce depiction of the Jim Crow South that forces us to take account of the lives cast away by systemic racism.

©2017 S. Jonathan Bass (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment

Summary

Brendan Buckley is headed to sixth-grade and he has lots of big questions. Will he be able to keep his anole, Einstein, alive? Why won’t new girl Morgan Belcher leave him alone? And what project will he propose for the national science competition his class is entering? Readers will welcome the return of the dynamic Brendan Buckley as he encounters the trials and tribulations of middle school and struggles to forge his own identity within his family. From the Hardcover edition.

©2011 Sundee T. Frazier (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

Summary

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics presents a comprehensive and systematic exposition of Christian ethics, seen through the lens of Christian worship. An innovative exposition of Christian ethics, seen through the lens of Christian worship. Challenges conventional approaches to the subject. Restores a sense of the integral connection between Christian ethics and theology. Stanley Hauerwas is one of the most influential figures in Christian ethics around the world. Embraces contributors from the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, Mennonite and Pentecostal traditions. Designed to be accessible to introductory students. Will have a major impact on the discipline of Christian ethics.

©2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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Discover Your Destiny

1 rating

Summary

You are destined for great things. Let Dr. Tony Evans show you the importance of discovering your own God-given purpose and discover the reasons why you are here. God has ordained a custom-designed life for you that leads to the expansion of his kingdom. Until you know the reason why you were uniquely created, you will feel empty and frustrated. But a clear understanding of your personal assignment from God brings deep satisfaction, God's greatest glory, and the most benefit to those around you. Embark on a journey to discover your particular calling - a journey that includes: Affirming God's plan to give you a unique destiny Using practical tools to identify your special assignment from God Growing into the fullness of what God desires for you Understanding God's kingdom agenda for the whole world and his singular role for you, his ambassador, leads to a bright future filled with hope.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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The Best Advice I Ever Got

Summary

New York Times best seller For anyone who wants to see how today’s best and brightest got it right, got it wrong, and came out on top.   What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business - distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders and visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves. Among the many voices to be heard here are financial guru Suze Orman on the benefits of doing what’s right, not what’s easy; director Steven Spielberg on listening rather than being listened to; quarterback Drew Brees on how his (literal) big break changed his life; and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld on the secrets of a great long-term relationship (she suggests marrying someone less neurotic than you); not to mention: Michael Bloomberg: “Eighty percent of success is showing up...early.” Eric Stonestreet: “Remember that the old lady who’s taking forever in line is someone’s grandma.” Joyce Carol Oates: “Read widely—what you want to read, and not what someone suggests that you should read.” Jimmy Kimmel: “When in doubt, order the hamburger.’” Apolo Ohno: “It’s not about the forty seconds; it’s about the four years, the time it took to get there.” Madeleine K. Albright: “Never play hide-and-seek with the truth.” Along the way, Couric reflects on the good advice - and the missteps - that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking role as the first female anchor of the CBS Evening News. She reveals how the words of Thomas Jefferson helped her deal with her husband’s tragic death from cancer, and what encouraged her to leave the security of NBC’s Today show for a new adventure at CBS. Delightful, empowering, and moving, The Best Advice I Ever Got is the perfect book for anyone who is thinking about the future, contemplating taking a risk, or daring to make a leap into the great unknown. 

©2011 Katie Couric (P)2011 Random House

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For Married Men Only

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What does it mean for a husband to love his wife? Three things, says Tony Evans: a husband must be his wife's savior, sanctifier, and satisfier. It is by living out these three principles that a godly marriage will blossom and flourish. In For Married Men Only, each of these principles is explored and explained using real-life examples. How does a husband be his wife's savior? By learning to love her as Christ loved the church. What about sanctifier? By dying to self and modeling sacrificial love, no matter what the result. And satisfier? By studying and serving his wife so he can fulfill her needs, just as Christ humbled Himself for our sakes.

©2013 eChristian (P)2013 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Abide with Me

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Dare to dream - Since the publication of E. Lynn Harris's stunning debut novel, Invisible Life, millions of fans have laughed, cried, and anguished along with his unforgettable cast of characters. Now, his growing legions of fans will finally find out what happens in this delicious conclusion to the Invisible Life trilogy. In Abide with Me, Harris returns with the utmost finesse to his signature themes of love, friendship, and family, and craftily guides his irresistible characters through new challenges and heartbreaks, and ultimately to redemption through love. At the end of Just As I Am, Raymond Tyler, Jr., was beginning a relationship with Trent, a fraternity brother from his college days, while Nicole had found love with Jared, Raymond's buddy from Atlanta. As Abide with Me opens, Raymond and Trent are settled in Seattle, where Trent's career as an architect has blossomed and Raymond's law practice is booming. All seems well. Then, late one night, Raymond gets a call from a United States senator that threatens everything he's built. Raymond, facing a crisis of faith, travels to New York hoping for the support of his best friend, Jared, who's moved North after five years in Atlanta. His wife, Nicole, is performing in a revival of Dreamgirls, her lifelong fantasy at last coming true. Nicole is thrilled to return to the stage, but when things start to go wrong, her young and beautiful understudy, Yancey Harrington Braxton, steps into the spotlight a little too smoothly. And Nicole, far from achieving her dream, is suddenly forced to reevaluate her life and her marriage. Back, too, are the other beloved inhabitants of Harris's world: Raymond's family; the sexy and dangerous gray-eyed sportscaster and ex-football player, John Basil Henderson; and Peaches, the spirited owner of the Harlem shop Cuts 'n' Cobblers and the mother of Raymond's late friend Kyle. In Abide with Me, Harris once again encourages his listeners to live, love, and dream. His masterful storytelling, wit, and sensitivity permeate this enormously satisfying novel, which is both a tribute to his loyal following and an invitation to a new audience to enter his irresistible world. His "unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship" (Vibe) will once more put E. Lynn Harris at the top of the best seller lists.

©1999 E. Lynn Harris (P)2011 Random House

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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Can God Be Trusted in our Trials

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A frequent stumbling block for Christians and non-Christians is how to handle adversity. Why aren't we promised an easy ride once we accept Jesus as our Savior? Tony's book explores why God allows trials, and then delivers practical steps for responding to them and emerging victorious!

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Tony Evans
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Just As I Am

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E. Lynn Harris' blend of rich, romantic storytelling and controversial contemporary issues like race and bisexuality have found an enthusiastic and diverse audience across America. His second novel, Just As I Am, picks up where Invisible Life left off, introducing Harris' appealing and authentic characters to a new set of joys, conflicts, and choices.  Raymond, a young black lawyer from the South, struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and with the grim reality of AIDS. Nicole, an aspiring singer/actress, experiences frustration in both her career and in her attempts to find a genuine love relationship. Both characters share an eclectic group of friends who challenge them, and the listener, to look at themselves and the world around them through different eyes.  By portraying Nicole's and Raymond's joys as well as their pain, Harris never ceases to remind us that life, like love, is about self-acceptance. In this vivid portrait of contemporary black life, with all its pressures and the complications of bisexuality, AIDS, and racism, Harris confirms a faith in the power of love - love of all kinds - to thrill and to heal, which will warm the hearts of listeners everywhere.

©2000 E. Lynn Harris (P)2010 Random House

Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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Devlin's Luck

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The once mighty kingdom of Jorsk is in decline, its borders beset by enemies, both worldly and otherworldly. The king has retreated to the capital, abandoning the far-flung provinces. The only hope of the people lies in their Chosen One, blessed by the gods as defender of the realm. But of late every Chosen One has died, targeted by the harshest of the enemy attacks. Only the most desperate of men now seek that post. Devlin Stonehand is a desperate man. Overwhelmed by grief at the death of his family, he has lost the will to live. But he has vowed to provide for his brother's widow and children, and the post of the Chosen One carries with it a substantial reward. For Devlin, a farmer and metalsmith, it is the answer to his prayers - prayers that include a yearning for the oblivion of death. After he has won the post, though, Devlin discovers that sometimes the hardest goal to achieve is that which had once seemed the simplest. For unlike the other Chosen Ones, he persists in surviving. Are the gods just tormenting him further, or does he have a greater destiny than he imagined? Can a man who courts death ever truly come to embrace life?

©2002 Patricia Bray (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Mech Zero: The Dominant

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Death awaits the curious! Out along the rim of the galaxy hangs a loose configuration of some 60 stars known as the Faustian Chain. This whorl of sparkling suns is rich in planets and occupies an irregular volume of space some 20 light years in diameter. From an external viewpoint, the Chain presents a colorful display of plasma-streams, luminous nebulae and sparkling pinpoints of light. The human colonists who settled the Chain were aware the region had recently been populated by other species - beings that had all but vanished after waging devastating wars thousands of years in the past. Little was known of them, but certain areas in which their artifacts still persisted were proscribed by interstellar law. Mech: Zero is a novella by best-selling author B. V. Larson. Set at the beginning of the Imperium Series, this story is a prequel to the outbreak of war. The series involves early human colonies in a region of space previously occupied by a vicious alien species.

©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: B. V. Larson
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Rethinking Incarceration

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The United States has five percent of the world's population but 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. We have more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. There are more jails and prisons than degree-granting colleges and universities, and in many places, more people live behind bars than on college campuses. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the church has unwittingly contributed to these problems. In Rethinking Incarceration, Dominique Gilliard explores the history and foundation of mass incarceration, examining Christianity's role in its evolution and expansion. He assesses our nation's ethic of meritocratic justice in light of Scripture and exposes the theologies that embolden mass incarceration. Gilliard then tells how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles, offering creative solutions and highlighting innovative interventions. God's justice is ultimately restorative, not just punitive. Discover how Christians can participate in the restoration and redemption of the incarceration system.

©2018 Dominique Gilliard (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps

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Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps documents the role of the 21 white, self-avowed socialist, atheist, and Marxist founders of the NAACP and their impact on the black community's present status at the top of our nation's misery index. It highlights the decades of anti-black legislation supported by liberal black leaders who prioritized class over race in their zeal for the promises of socialism. Their anti-black legislation, dating back with the 1932 Davis-Bacon Act, continues today to suppress inter-community black capitalism, federal construction-related black employment, work and job experience for black teenagers, quality education access for urban black children, and the role of black men as leaders within the family unit. Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps highlights the strategy, used in 1910, to inject the atheist ideology of socialism into a once enterprising, self-sufficient, competitive, and proud Christian black community. A portion of that community, the conservative black middle class, is positioned to pull our nation back from this abyss.

©2016 Burgess Owens (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Category: History
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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The Queen's Diamond

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Desirae Fernandez is kicked out of her parents' home in Little Havana on her 18th birthday. She has only one plan, and that is to be grown.   When her best friend gives her the opportunity to make fast money at Miami's Queen of Diamonds gentlemen's club, Desirae dives headfirst into the business and meets a handsome, hood-rich, up-and-coming rap label CEO by the name of Luxury. Their attraction to one another is undeniable, but he plays her cool until she turns 21. Messing around in the booth at his brother's studio, she freestyles as a joke. Everything changes once he discovers she can actually rap. With the Monnahan Boyz's ghostwriting abilities and vision, Luxury transforms her into a superstar.   Rising to the top of the charts, Desirae becomes famous seemingly overnight. Cars, jewelry, clothes, money, she lives for it all, but a new face in town stirs things up. Her best friend is brutally murdered, and everything Luxury pours into Desirae points her straight down a dark path.

©2020 Niyah Moore (P)2020 Recorded Books

Author: Niyah Moore
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Sixty Feet, Six Inches

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Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored. Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars.

©2009 Bob Gibson (P)2009 Random House

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Taboo

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It has become virtually impossible to honestly discuss race, gender, and class issues in mainstream American society because if you dare repeat certain "tabooo truths", you'll be ostracized as a bigot. Professor Wilfred Reilly (author of Hate Crime Hoax and The $50,000,000 Question) fearlessly presents ten of these truths here and investigates why the mainstream is so afraid to acknowledge that they're true. Among these taboo truths are men and women are different, although equal; there is no epidemic of police murdering black people; crime rates vary among ethnic groups; and there are almost no "pay gaps" between big groups, when variables other than race and sex are adjusted for.

©2020 Wilfred Reilly (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Play For Your Love

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In order to find love, you have to take a chance. You have to open yourself up to the possibility of being hurt. You have to expose yourself in a way that you usually wouldn't; allow others to see vulnerabilities that you try to hide. Journalist Aria Smith tried that three years ago and it ended in disaster. Now, she's just trying to focus on moving up the ladder in her career. She's just been handed the most coveted interview in sports writing, so it looks like she's well on her way. Basketball star Tory Barker is fresh off of a championship season and is in high demand right now. He's riding high off of his success, avoiding drama as he does so. His usually introverted and stress-free lifestyle is upset when he comes face to face with Aria. She's everything he never knew he wanted and everything he plans to get. Aria's not sure she's ready for the likes of Tory. Yes, he's a sweetheart and easy to talk to. However, living life in the limelight was never her dream. Nor, was dating a basketball player. She's throwing up strong blocks every time he makes a move. Tory knows she's worth it and is more than ready to play for her love. Can he win is the question.... Contains mature themes.

©2016 AshleyNicole (P)2019 Tantor

Author: AshleyNicole
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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Advocates

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A slave runs away from his master. A mutual friend steps in to mediate between the two of them. Can there be healing in such a scarred relationship? This is the situation faced in the book of Philemon. From this short New Testament letter, pastor and author Dhati Lewis (Among Wolves) unpacks key principles that Paul applied to being an advocate in the midst of division. In 2 Corinthians 5, God commissioned us to be his ambassadors and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. Whether we're engaging in issues of politics, ethnicity, or religious beliefs, our heart posture should be one of an advocate set on reconciliation. The problem is that too many of us approach difficult conversations with the heart of an aggravator. Aggravators sometimes look like they are pursuing good things, but their heart is not toward reconciliation. We need godly advocates in every sphere of life. This book will specifically apply these principles to issues of ethnic division. Are you willing to call any division caused by discrimination, prejudice, or racism a sin? Do you want to grow in your ability to navigate tense and emotional conversations about ethnic divisions? Are you ready to become an advocate?

©2019 Dhati Lewis (P)2019 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Dhati Lewis
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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The Way of the Writer

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An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For 33 years Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot, and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer: What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?

©2016 Charles Johnson (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
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Kingdom Prayer

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If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, look at the thermostat setting on your prayer life. Prayer is the most misunderstood and neglected aspect of the Christian life. It has been estimated that most Christians pray three to five minutes a day. Compare that to the time many spend complaining, and you'll gain insight into the spiritual and emotional condition of our day. Yet God has constructed the world in such a way that there is much he won't do in a Christian's life apart from prayer. Prayer, when combined with faith, can accomplish great things. In this practical and comprehensive overview of prayer, Tony Evans covers a variety of topics, including: Principles of productive prayer The power of prayer and praise Fasting and prayer Prayer and God's purposes Tony's expositions of various passages on prayer will help you realize its critical importance and encourage you to make it a dominant mark of your life.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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Devlin's Honor

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Devlin of Duncaer is the Chosen One, champion of the Kingdom of Jorsk. A simple metalsmith and farmer turned warrior, he has become the most unlikely of heroes to the conquerors of his own people, the Caerfolk. Yet there is a growing faction of Jorskians who believe that if he were truly anointed as Chosen One by the Gods, then the immortals would have given him the Sword of Light as proof of his calling. Missing for generations, the sword is more myth than reality. But Devlin knows where to find it. Lost in battle after the Jorskians’ brutal massacre of Caerfolk, it has remained in Duncaer, a souvenir of one of the land’s darkest days. Feeling more than ever a pawn of fate - and a plaything of the Gods who drive him - Devlin must return to the land of his birth, back to the people who have denounced him. For he is bound by an oath he has no choice but to obey...a promise he may have to die to keep.

©2003 Patricia Bray (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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The Obamians

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The Obamians is the definitive analysis of the events, ideas, personalities, and conflicts that have defined Obama’s foreign policy. When Barack Obama took office, he brought with him a new group of foreign policy advisors intent on carving out a new global role for America in the wake of the Bush administration’s war in Iraq. Now the acclaimed author of Rise of the Vulcans offers a definitive, even-handed account of the messier realities they’ve faced in implementing their policies. In The Obamians, acclaimed author James Mann tells the compelling story of the administration’s struggle to enact a coherent and effective set of policies in a time of global turmoil. At the heart of this struggle are the generational conflicts between the Democratic establishment - including Robert Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Joseph Biden - and Obama and his inner circle of largely unknown, remarkably youthful advisors, who came of age after the Cold War had ended. Written by a proven master at elucidating political underpinnings, even to the politicians themselves, The Obamians is a pivotal reckoning of this historic president and his inner circle and of how their policies may or may not continue to shape America and the world. James Mann, previously Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of Rise of the Vulcans, About Face, and Beijing Jeep.

©2012 James Mann (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: James Mann
Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
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Ruthless Tide

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A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood - the deadliest flood in US history - from New York Times best-selling author, NBC host, and legendary weather authority Al Roker. May 1889: After a deluge of rainfall - nearly a foot in less than 24 hours - swelled the Little Conemaugh River, panicked engineers watched helplessly as swiftly rising waters threatened to breach the South Fork Dam in central Pennsylvania. Though they telegraphed neighboring towns on this last morning in May, warning of the impending danger, residents, used to false alarms, remained in their homes. At 3:10 p.m., the dam gave way, releasing 20 million tons of water. Gathering speed as it flowed southwest, the deluge wiped out entire towns in its path and picked up debris - trees, houses, animals - before reaching Johnstown, 14 miles downstream. Traveling 40 miles an hour, with swells as high as 60 feet, the deadly floodwaters razed the mill town - home to 20,000 people - in minutes. The Great Flood, as it would come to be called, remains the deadliest in US history, killing more than 2,200 people and causing $17 million in damage. Al Roker tells the riveting story of this tragedy, which remains one of the worst weather-related disasters in American history. Ruthless Tide follows a compelling cast of characters whose fates converged because of that tragic day, including John Parke, the engineer whose heroic efforts failed to save the dam; Henry Clay Frick, the robber baron whose fancy sport-fishing resort was responsible for modifications that weakened the structure; and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, who spent five months in Johnstown leading one of the first organized disaster relief efforts. Weaving together their stories and those of many ordinary citizens whose lives were forever altered by the event, Roker creates a classic account of our natural world at its most terrifying.

©2018 Al Roker Entertainment (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Author: Al Roker
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Letters of a Nation

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Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and people from all walks of life. From the serious (Harry Truman defending his use of the atomic bomb) to the surreal (Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon on fighting drugs in America), this collection of letters covers the full spectrum of human emotion, illuminates the American experience, and celebrates the simple yet lasting art of letter writing. The complete list of narrators includes Mirron Willis, Justine Eyre, Gabrielle De Cuir, Susan Hanfield, Stefan Rudnicki, Alex Hyde-White, Vikas Adam, Arthur Morey, John Rubinstein, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Paul Boehmer.

©1997 Kodansha America, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Elements of Fiction

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In his essential writing guide, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In this complementary follow up, Mosley guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. How does one approach the genius of writers like Melville, Dickens, or Twain? In Elements of Fiction, Walter Mosley contemplates the answer. In a series of instructive and conversational chapters, Mosley demonstrates how to master fiction's most essential elements: character and character development, plot and story, voice and narrative, context and description, and more. The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from the blank page to the first draft to rewriting, and rewriting again. Throughout, Elements of Fiction is enriched by brilliant demonstrative examples that Mosley himself has written here for the first time. Inspiring, accessible, and told in a voice both trustworthy and wise, Elements of Fiction will intrigue and encourage writers and readers alike.

©2019 Thing Itself, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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White Hats

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Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, and other legendary heroic figures of America's Old West get the royal treatment in White Hats, a collection of stories by esteemed Western authors. This anthology is expertly compiled by Robert J. Randisi, who has gathered extraordinary stories of those who wear the white hat from well-known authors like John Jakes, Richard S. Wheeler, James Reasoner, and others. In this collection you will hear the following excellent stories: "The Winning of Poker Alice" by John Jakes, "Sojourn in Kansas" by Lenore Carroll, "The Diamond-Ring Fling" by Lori Van Pelt, "The Cotton Road" by L. J. Washburn, "Buffalo Bill's Last Dream" by Arthur Winfield Knight, "A Commercial Proposition" by Richard S. Wheeler, and "Day of Vengeance" by James Reasoner.

©2002 Robert J. Rindisi (P)2016 Skyboat Media, Inc., and Ten12 Entertainment

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The Avram Davidson Treasury

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Avram Davidson was one of the great original American writers of this century. He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines.  Now, his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.

©1998 Grania Davis (P)2020 Skyboat Media, Inc.

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Devlin's Justice

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Devlin of Duncaer has done the impossible. Desperate for death in the wake of his family's slaughter, he agreed to become the Chosen One of the neighboring Kingdom of Jorsk - the kingdom which conquered and enslaved his own native land of Duncaer. The job involved magically binding himself to Jorsk and its needs by a powerfu Geas spell, and used to come with about a three months survival time - until Devlin. Miraculously surviving attack after attack, he comes to learn once again the value of life, honor and friendship. But just when he is reconciled to his new life, he finds he must go off seeking the Chosen One's sword of legend - which he knows for a fact was lost in conquered Duncaer. So now Devlin - once exiled from his homeland and hoping never to go back - must again face the land of his birth and the people who once trusted him. Only now he comes to them wearing the garb of their conquerors. But when Devlin returns from that mission, it is only to discover that things in Jorsk have been getting worse in his absence. The unknown enemy's magical attacks on the kingdom are getting worse, and the king's policy of non-involvement is throwing his kingdom into chaos. As more and more borders are threatened, the nobles can do nothing but squabble and debate. It seems that Devlin is the only one who can stem the tide. But can he discover the enemy's true identity and put a stop to his or her predations before the entire kindgom collapses, taking its Chosen One down with it?

©2004 Patricia Bray (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Mirron Willis
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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