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    Long Live the Cartel: The Cartel 8

    Narrated by L. Steven Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 24 min

    In the world of the Cartel, there are many pitfalls and family curses. In the city of Miami, the good die young and the bad live forever. The first family of Miami, the Diamonds, are back and more ruthless than ever. When the family has to deal with the sins of the father, karma comes back and rests on the shoulders of Carter “CJ” Jones II. The life his father never wanted for him calls him and ... Read more

    $16.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Vanishing Half

    A Novel

    by Brit Bennett ...
    Narrated by Shayna Small ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 34 min

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST**“Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Beloved

    by Toni Morrison ...
    Narrated by Toni Morrison ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new ... Read more

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    Island Queen

    A Novel

    by Vanessa Riley ...
    Narrated by Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 50 min

    “Richly detailed, vividly depicted, and sweeping in scope, Island Queen is historical fiction at its absolute finest. A stunning must-read!”—Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Girl in CubaA remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the ... Read more

    $42.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Kindred

    Narrated by Kim Staunton ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 55 min

    The first science fiction written by a Black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of Black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Other Black Girl

    A Novel

    Unabridged

    13 hours 33 min

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Good Morning America, Esquire, and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of SummerNamed a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune<... ... Read more

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    The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in)

    A Novel

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 43 min

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Now an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins.Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Life After Death

    A Novel

    Narrated by Nia Long ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 1 min

    Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerInstant USA TODAY BestsellerThe long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.Winter Santiaga hit time served. Still stunning, still pretty, still bold, still loves her father more than any man in the world, still got her hustle and high fashion flow. She’s eager to pay back her enemies... ... Read more

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    The Fifth Season

    by N. K. Jemisin ...
    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 27 min

    At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with ... Read more

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    The Nickel Boys (Winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

    A Novel

    Narrated by Colson Whitehead, JD Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 46 min

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times bestselling follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.When Elwood Curtis, a black boy growing up in 1960s Tallahassee, is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the ... Read more

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    Sing, Unburied, Sing

    A Novel

    Unabridged

    8 hours 22 min

    WINNER of the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA finalist for the Kirkus Prize, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and a New York Times bestseller, this majestic, stirring, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, the story of a family on a journey through rural Mississippi, is a “tour de force” (O, The Oprah ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    White Teeth

    A Novel

    Unabridged

    18 hours 37 min

    Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, ... Read more

    $30.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    I Almost Forgot About You

    A Novel

    Narrated by Terry McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 12 min

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaningIn I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some ... Read more

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    Sister Outsider

    Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

    A Novel

    by Imbolo Mbue ...
    Narrated by Prentice Onayemi ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economyNew York Times Bestseller • Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable BookNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Butterfly 3

    Narrated by Nicole Small ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 29 min

    “One of the biggest names in urban-fiction.” - Red Carpet Crash on ButterflyThe hardest thing Morgan Atkins has ever done is let go of love. After losing Messiah, she never thought she’d find someone who understood her again. Until she reunited with Ahmeek Harris and their friendship quickly transformed into something deeper, but there was one problem... she was engaged to a man she didn’t love ... Read more

    $14.39 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Freshwater

    by Akwaeke Emezi ...
    Narrated by Akwaeke Emezi ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 42 min

    An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born "with one foot on the other side." Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Getting to Happy

    Unabridged

    11 hours 28 min

    An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever.Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Americanah

    Narrated by Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 27 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY S WOMEN S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, ... Read more

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    Hollywood Ending

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    Tinseltown's awards season is in full swing, and everyone is obsessed with dressing up, scoring free swag, and getting invited to the biggest awards shows of the year. But when celebrity publicist Lyla Davis is killed, the festive mood comes to an abrupt halt. Apprentice private eye Dayna Anderson thinks she's uncovered the killer. Unfortunately, what starts as an open-and-shut case turns out to ... Read more

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    Under the Udala Trees

    Narrated by Robin Miles ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 19 min

    Inspired by Nigeria’s folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and the star-crossed pair fall in love. They are from ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Open City

    A Novel

    by Teju Cole ...
    Narrated by Teju Cole ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 19 min

    “The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize intensity.”Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Illegal

    by Lawrence Hill ...
    Narrated by Gideon Emery ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 19 min

    Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home-- a brutal dictatorship that produces the world' s fastest marathoners-- to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita-- who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland-- goes ... Read more

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  • Black Girl Magic

    A Poem

    Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be hereMuch of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most of all, don't love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength ... Read more

    $10.99 USD