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2022 BIPOC Audiobooks

2022 BIPOC Audiobooks

Listen to audiobooks by authors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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With Prejudice

By Robin Peguero
Narrated by: Chris Ciulla
Length: 9 hours 55 minutes

No one knows what happened that night. Seven strangers must decide.

Earl Thomas, a straight-laced taxman with his fair share of police encounters, is the begrudging foreperson in a high-stakes trial in Miami. Laura Hurtado-Perez is a physician whose unassuming manner conceals a private pain. Joseph Cole is the founder of his local neighborhood...

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The Stardust Thief

By Chelsea Abdullah
Narrated by: Nikki Massoud, Sean Rohani & Rasha Zamamiri
Length: 15 hours 37 minutes

Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, this book weaves together the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.

Neither here nor there, but long ago . . . 

Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn...

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We Were Dreamers

An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story

By Simu Liu
Narrated by: Simu Liu
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

The star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, tells his own origin story of being a Chinese immigrant, his battles with cultural stereotypes and his own identity, becoming a TV star, and landing the role of a lifetime.

In this honest, inspiring and relatable memoir, newly-minted superhero Simu Liu...

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So Simple a Beginning

How Four Physical Principles Shape Our Living World

By Raghuveer Parthasarathy
Narrated by: Anand Jagatia
Length: 9 hours 24 minutes

This audiobook narrated by Anand Jagatia reveals the hidden unity behind nature’s breathtaking complexity

The form and function of a sprinting cheetah are quite unlike those of a rooted tree. A human being is very different from a bacterium or a zebra. The living world is a realm of dazzling variety, yet a shared set of physical principles shapes...

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The Joy of Science

By Jim Al-Khalili
Narrated by: Jim Al-Khalili
Length: 3 hours 25 minutes

This audiobook narrated by acclaimed quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help you get the most out of life

Today’s world is unpredictable and full of contradictions, and navigating its complexities while trying to make the best decisions is far from easy. The Joy of Science presents 8 short lessons...

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Translating Myself and Others

By Jhumpa Lahiri
Narrated by: Jhumpa Lahiri & Sneha Mathan
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

Sneha Mathan narrates these luminous essays on translation and self-translation by award-winning writer and literary translator Jhumpa Lahiri
With an introduction, afterword, and acknowledgements read by the author


Translating Myself and Others is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa...

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Work Pray Code

When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley

By Carolyn Chen
Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes

This audiobook narrated by Jennifer Lim explores how tech giants are reshaping spirituality to serve their religion of peak productivity

Silicon Valley is known for its lavish perks, intense work culture, and spiritual gurus. Work Pray Code explores how tech companies are bringing religion into the workplace in ways that are replacing traditional...

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Essential Labor

Mothering as Social Change

By Angela Garbes
Narrated by: Angela Garbes
Length: 6 hours 21 minutes

From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes a reflection on the state of caregiving in America, and an exploration of mothering as a means of social change.

The Covid-19 pandemic shed fresh light on a long-overlooked truth: mothering is among the only essential work humans do. In response to the increasing weight placed on mothers and...

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Trust

By Hernan Diaz
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Mozhan Marnò & Orlagh Cassidy
Length: 10 hours 20 minutes

Trust

“Hernan Diaz does things I've never seen in a novel before. Trust ties up threads of money and art, family and history, lies and truth. Think historical fiction turned meta, with a beating heart and spectacular writing.”

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Finding Me

A Memoir

By Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

Narrated by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in...

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Part of Your World

By Abby Jimenez
Narrated by: Julia Whelan & Zachary Webber
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

The New York Times bestselling author of Life's Too Short delivers a refreshingly modern fairy tale perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Emily Henry.

After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s... Read more »

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The Memory Librarian

And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

By Janelle Monáe
Narrated by: Janelle Monáe & Bahni Turpin
Length: 12 hours 11 minutes

In The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, singer-songwriter, actor, fashion icon, activist, and worldwide superstar Janelle Monáe brings to the written page the Afrofuturistic world of one of her critically acclaimed albums, exploring how different threads of liberation—queerness, race, gender plurality, and love—become...

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Fevered Star

Between Earth and Sky: Book #2

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Christian Barillas, Darrell Dennis, Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis & Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 12 hours 49 minutes

Fevered Star

“If you feel like you haven't read a good fantasy series in a while, pick this up! It has all the fantasy tropes you want, good pacing, intricate characters, political machinations, and a unique mythology. A very satisfying second book, plus Cara Gee is an amazing narrator! (Everyone does a good job, but she's a personal fav due to her role as Camina Drummer.)”

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Talking about Race

Gospel Hope for Hard Conversations

By Isaac Adams
Narrated by: Rick N. Jones
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes

Conversations about racism are as important as they are hard for American Christians.

Yet the conversation often gets so ugly, even among the faithful who claim unity in Jesus. Why is that the case? Why does it matter? Can things get better, or are we permanently divided?

In this honest and hopeful book, pastor Isaac Adams doesn't just show you...

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Peace Is a Practice

An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life

By Morgan Harper Nichols
Narrated by: Morgan Harper Nichols
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

Read by the author.

When you breathe in all the grace available to you and release everything that is outside of your control, you'll discover peace that surpasses your circumstances. All it takes is practice.

If you feel overwhelmed with anxiety about the future, you're far from alone. For many of us, when we're not worrying about what is to...

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The 2% Way

How a Philosophy of Small Improvements Took Me to Oxford, the NFL, and Neurosurgery

By Dr. Myron L. Rolle
Narrated by: Charles Ray
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes

You don't have to change your life overnight--instead, you can make small changes that leave a lasting impact. In The 2% Way, discover the simple, revolutionary practice behind the against-the-odds success story of Dr. Myron L. Rolle.

Dr. Rolle has led a remarkable life: from earning a scholarship to a prestigious private high school to becoming...

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We Go On

Finding Purpose in All of Life’s Sorrows and Joys

By John Onwuchekwa
Narrated by: John Onwuchekwa
Length: 4 hours 7 minutes

Read by the author.

Do you often ask the question "What is my purpose in life?" Rich with powerful stories, and life-changing reflections from the book of Ecclesiastes, We Go On, by pastor and entrepreneur John Onwuchekwa calls you to find the true answer to the question: Why am I here?

In a world that encourages us to find meaning in temporary...

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How to Fight Racism Young Reader's Edition

A Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice

By Jemar Tisby
Narrated by: Jemar Tisby
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

Kids deal with racism and social justice issues every day; give them the tools to effectively fight injustices using Christian principles and practical tools. In this adaptation of?How To Fight Racism, Dr. Jemar Tisby helps young readers ages 8-12 understand how everyday prejudice affects them, what they can do to create social change, how to...

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The Light Always Breaks

By Angela Jackson-Brown
Narrated by: Joniece Abbott-Pratt & Neill Thorne
Length: TBA

As 1947 opens, Eva Cardon is the twenty-four-year-old owner of Washington, D.C.’s, most famous Black-owned restaurant. When her path crosses with Courtland, a handsome white senator from Georgia, both find themselves drawn to one another—but the danger of a relationship between a Black woman and a white man from the South could destroy them and...

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Brilliance Beyond Borders

Remarkable Women Leaders Share the Power of Immigrace

By Chinwe Esimai
Narrated by: Chinwe Esimai
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

What if the traditional narrative about immigrant women--that those who come to the United States will succeed as long as they work hard, stay focused, and have supportive families--is a lie?

Of the 73 million women in the US workforce, 11.5 million are foreign-born. The truth is--even in the midst of headlines and political debates about...

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