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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

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Girl with the Louding Voice

    A Novel

    by Abi Daré ...
    Narrated by Adjoa Andoh ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!“Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review“A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick)Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times<... ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Beloved

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

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery, from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword.Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many ... Read more

    $22.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    An American Marriage

    A Novel

    by Tayari Jones ...
    Narrated by Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Interruption of Everything

    Narrated by Desiree Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 50 min

    "Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator. A landscape architect, as well as a gardener. I’ve been a painter. A furniture restorer. A personal shopper. A veterinarian’s assistant and sometimes the veterinarian.... An accountant, a banker, and on occasion, a broker. I’ve been a ... Read more

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  • Audiobook

    Last Summer on State Street

    A Novel

    by Toya Wolfe ...
    Narrated by Shayna Small ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 6 min

    The Stephen Curry Underrated Literati Book Club Pick!“[A] powerful novel.... Tragic, hopeful, brimming with love, Wolfe’s debut is a remarkable achievement.”—New York Times Book ReviewNamed a Best Book of Summer by Good Housekeeping, Chicago Magazine, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Veranda, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, and mo... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Fifth Season

    by N. K. Jemisin ...
    Narrated by Robin Miles ...
    Audiobook 1 - The Broken Earth

    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

    $30.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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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  • Audiobook

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Narrated by Ruby Dee ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 44 min

    “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the ... Read more

    $20.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

  • Audiobook

    Seven Days in June

    by Tia Williams ...
    Narrated by Mela Lee ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 32 min

    The instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick is "a heady combination of book love and between-the-sheets love.” (Ruth Ware)“Tia Williams’s book is a smart, sexy testament to Black joy, to the well of strength from which women draw, and to tragic romances that mature into second chances. I absolutely loved it.”—JODI PICOULT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The ... Read more

    $26.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Bluest Eye

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

    Unabridged

    7 hours 6 min

    The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Native Son

    Narrated by Peter Francis James ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 47 min

    “If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black ... Read more

    $34.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sister Outsider

    Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...
    Audiobook 1 - Crossing Press Feminist

    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

  • Audiobook

    Who Asked You?

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer).Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, ... Read more

    $20.99 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

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Catherine House

    A Novel

    Narrated by Inés del Castillo ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 27 min

    “Elisabeth Thomas had me mesmerized from the first page. Dreamy and brimming with dread, Catherine House will swallow you whole." — Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder GirlsTrust us, you belong here.A gothic-infused debut of literary suspense, set within a secluded, elite university and following a dangerously curious, rebellio... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Like a Sister

    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    In this "tense, twisting mystery" and "absolutely can't-put-it-down read" (Megan Miranda), no one bats an eye when a Black reality TV star is found dead in the Bronx—except her estranged half-sister, whose refusal to believe the official story leads her on a dangerous search for the truth.“I found out my sister was back in New York from Instagram. I found out she’d died from the New York Daily ... Read more

    $25.99 USD $9.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Honey and Spice

    A Novel

    by Bolu Babalola ...
    Narrated by Weruche Opia ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours

    INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK • A TIKTOK BOOK CLUB PICK"Sexy, messy and wry, Honey and Spice more than delivers." — New York Times Book Review"A vibrant debut novel . . . Babalola is incisively funny, capturing the kick and sweetness of her title with her words." — Entertainment WeeklyRecommended by New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • ... ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $6.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    When the Reckoning Comes

    A Novel

    Narrated by Kara Young ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    A haunting novel about a black woman who returns to her hometown for a plantation wedding and the horror that ensues as she reconnects with the blood-soaked history of the land and the best friends she left behind.More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced herself from her past: from her best friend Celine, ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Red Island House

    A Novel

    by Andrea Lee ...
    Narrated by Bahni Turpin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 59 min

    From National Book Award–nominated writer Andrea Lee comes Red Island House, a travel epic that opens a window on the mysterious African island of Madagascar, and on the dangers of life and love in paradise, as seen through the eyes of a Black American heroine.“People do mysterious things when they think they have found paradise,” reflects Shay, the heroine of Red Island House. When Shay, an ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    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

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    People Person

    Narrated by Danielle Vitalis ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    The author of the “brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel” (Oprah Daily) Queenie returns with another witty and insightful novel about the power of family—even when they seem like strangers.If you could choose your family...you wouldn’t choose the Penningtons.Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings, but she doesn’t really know them. Five people who don’t have anyt... ... Read more

    $23.99 USD or free with audiobook trial