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Titles released in the last three years

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A Novel
By Sam Graham-Felsen
Narrated by Prentice Onayemi /  9 hours 5 minutes

A coming-of-age novel about race, privilege, and the struggle to rise in America, written by a former Obama campaign staffer and propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable narrator.

“A fierce and brilliant book, comic, poignant, perfectly observed, and blazing with all the urgent fears and longings of adolescence.”—Helen Macdonald, author of H... Read More »

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Flying Home And Other Stories

By Ralph Ellison & John F. Callahan
Narrated by Dominic Hoffman & Arthur Morey /  6 hours 29 minutes

These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship. Read More »

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The Middle Sister

By Bonnie Glover
Narrated by Susan Spain /  5 hours 13 minutes

In this powerful debut novel set in New York City in the 1970s, Bonnie J. Glover explores the meaning of loss and family. Pamela is the middle of three sisters who are trying to keep their lives together after their mother kicks their father out of the house. Pamela only has an imaginary guide, a character from the television show Kung Fu,... Read More »

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Bad Behavior

By Kiki Swinson & Noire
Narrated by Dylan Ford, Mercedes Gold & Diana Luke /  6 hours 50 minutes

NINE LIVES by KIKI SWINSON: Wild-card Aiden. Dead-shot Ava. Efficient, fast, and brutal, this notorious brother-sister hit team grew up abused, unwanted-and in lethal tune with each other. Killing nine targets in ten days will be their biggest score yet. But as Ava sets up their final target, she falls hard for him and a chance at a normal life.... Read More »

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If Only For One Night

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray
Narrated by Mia Ellis /  7 hours 23 minutes

Her husband is a workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, and he doesn't understand why his wife is unhappy. He doesn't understand why the house and the credit cards and the fabulousness of what he's given her isn't enough. So when Angelique meets someone new, she does something she never thought... Read More »

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Halsey Street

By Naima Coster
Narrated by Bahni Turpin /  12 hours 5 minutes

“A masterful tale of family failures and forgiveness.” —People

A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.

Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She’s... Read More »

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Around the Way Girls 7

The Around the Way Girls Series: Book #7
By Buck 50 Productions, B.L.U.N.T., Karen Williams & Chunichi
Narrated by Ida Belle /  10 hours 25 minutes

There's a saying that if you're from my part of town, you're from around the way.Following in the footsteps of its successful predecessors, Around the Way Girls 7 showcases three popular Urban Books authors and their versions of some very tough, street-smart girls. Nina and Mouse are a couple just trying to survive the hater nation. Only problem... Read More »

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Flint, Book 2

Working Girls
The Flint Series: Book #2
By Treasure Hernandez & Buck 50 Productions
Narrated by L. Steven Taylor /  4 hours 12 minutes

Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city ... a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It's a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle.In Choosing Sides, Malek became affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin, and Halleigh... Read More »

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Girls from da Hood 5

The Girls from da Hood Series: Book #5
By Brenda Hampton, Buck 50 Productions, Edd McNair & Keisha Ervin
Narrated by Mishi LaChappelle /  9 hours 23 minutes

You've seen them in print before, and their books are hot, hot, hot! Now see what Edd McNair, Keisha Ervin, and Brenda Hampton can do when they join forces to bring you three stories in the latest installment of Girls from da Hood.Being married to notorious gangsta rapper Sean Pynn isn't as glamorous as it appears to be. Behind closed doors,... Read More »

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Girls from da Hood 6

The Girls from da Hood Series: Book #6
By Amaleka McCall, Buck 50 Productions & Ashley & JaQuavis
Narrated by iiKane /  9 hours 14 minutes

This collection is full of gritty stories of strong, spirited women who deal with everything from homicide and drugs to all sorts of turmoil-all while showing the men of the streets of Brooklyn that they are not afraid of anything. Perhaps the edgiest of all the Girls from da Hood books, this drama-filled installment follows a drug fueled crime... Read More »

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Mama, I'm In Love With a Gangsta

By Buck 50 Productions & Joy
Narrated by Ida Belle /  9 hours 40 minutes

Baby Girl McCoy was given her name when her mother couldn't even be bothered to give her another one in the hospital after she gave birth. Baby Girl was the product of rape, and she spends her life in a quest for a father figure. Never in a million years did she imagine that she'd find it in the man that she does.With a good head on her... Read More »

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Grand Opening 2

A Family Business Novel
The Family Business Series: Book #2
By Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt & Buck 50 Productions
Narrated by L. Steven, iiKane, Stevie Washington & Mishi LaChappelle /  9 hours 16 minutes

The year is 1978. The Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Miss Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one... Read More »

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Nowhere Is a Place

By Bernice L. McFadden
Narrated by Myra Lucretia Taylor /  9 hours 4 minutes

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains... Read More »

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Native Son

By Richard Wright
Narrated by Peter Francis James /  17 hours 45 minutes

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 man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is... Read More »

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The Pursuit of Happyness - Abridged

By Chris Gardner
Narrated by Andre Blake / 

The astounding yet true rags-to-riches saga of a homeless father who raised and cared for his son on the mean streets of San Francisco and went on to become a crown prince of Wall Street.

At the age of twenty, Chris Gardner arrived in San Francisco to pursue a promising career in medicine. However, he surprised everyone and himself by setting... Read More »

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$21.84

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Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition

What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment
By Steve Harvey
Narrated by Mike Hodge /  6 hours 4 minutes

An International Bestseller

With translations in more than thirty languages, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is the definitive relationship guide for women.

Steve Harvey can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years—the many incredible women who can run a business, have three kids, maintain a household in tiptop shape, and... Read More »

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Rabbit

The Autobiography of Ms. Pat
By Patricia Williams & Jeannine Amber
Narrated by Patricia Williams /  7 hours 23 minutes

Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

"An absolute must-read" – Shondaland

“[Rabbit] tells how it went down with brutal honesty and outrageous humor” – New York Times

They called her Rabbit.

Patricia Williams (aka Ms. Pat) was born and raised in Atlanta at the height of the crack epidemic. One of five children, Pat... Read More »

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Hidden Figures

The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
By Margot Lee Shetterly
Narrated by Robin Miles /  10 hours 47 minutes

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the... Read More »

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou
Narrated by Maya Angelou /  10 hours 10 minutes

Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Her life story is told in the documentary film And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters.

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute... Read More »

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The Healing

By Jonathan Odell
Narrated by Adenrele Ojo /  13 hours 14 minutes

The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget

Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a “slave disease.” Insane with grief, Amanda... Read More »

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