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Explore this playlist of audiobooks by Black authors, featuring new releases and bestsellers.

How to Fail at Flirting

By: Denise Williams
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 9 hours 5 minutes

“A sweet romance about a professor who decides to take a chance when she finds herself out at a bar by herself seated next to an attractive man in town on business. Naya never would have imagined that their one-night stand would turn into a week-long fling with the potential for even more. And because of her toxic past relationships, she is... Read more

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The Sweetest Remedy

By: Jane Igharo
Narrated by: Sandra Okuboyejo
Length: 9 hours 9 minutes

When a woman travels to Nigeria to attend the funeral of the father she never knew, she meets her extravagant family for the first time, a new and inspiring love interest, and discovers parts of herself she didn't know were missing, from Jane Igharo, the acclaimed author of Ties That Tether.
 
Hannah Bailey has never known her father, the... Read more

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The Son of Mr. Suleman

A Novel

By: Eric Jerome Dickey
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 16 hours 35 minutes

Named in USA Today's "5 books not to miss," and New York Post's "The best new books to read"

From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey—named one of USA Today’s 100 Black Novelists and Fiction Authors You Should Read—comes his final work: an unflinchingly timely novel about history, hearts, and family.

 
It’s the summer of 2019, and... Read more

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The Passing Playbook

By: Isaac Fitzsimons
Narrated by: Jamie K. Brown
Length: 7 hours

Love, Simon meets Bend It Like Beckham in this feel-good contemporary romance about a trans athlete who must decide between fighting for his right to play and staying stealth.

“A sharply observant and vividly drawn debut. I loved every minute I spent in this story, and I’ve never rooted harder for a jock in my life.” – New York Times bestselling... Read more

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Not the Girl You Marry

By: Andie J. Christopher
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

“This is a fun and engaging read. Don’t let the concept (a role reversal of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) or cute cover fool you. There is a lot more depth to this plot than meets the eye; it’s about being seen and accepting your true self. Jack and Hannah both try to be what they think others want them to be but, because of their deceptions due... Read more

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Snapped

Playbook, The: Book #4

By: Alexa Martin
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani & Cary Hite
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

One of PopSugar's Best Romances of October

With the stakes this high, it’s no longer just a game for the Mustang’s quarterback in this
 romance by the author of Blitzed.


Elliot Reed is living her best life—or pretending to. She owes it to her dad’s memory to be happy and make the most of her new job as Strategic Communications Manager for the... Read more

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The Fastest Way to Fall

By: Denise Williams
Narrated by: N'Jameh Camara, Teddy Hamilton & Denise Williams
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

"The perfect feel-good read."—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

Britta didn’t plan on falling for her personal trainer, and Wes didn’t plan on Britta. Plans change and it's unclear if love, career, or both will meet them at the finish line.

 
Britta Colby works for a lifestyle website, and when tasked... Read more

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All That She Carried

The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

By: Tiya Miles
Narrated by: Janina Edwards
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft a “deeply layered and insightful” (The Washington Post) testament to people who are left out of the archives.
 
WINNER: Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Harriet Tubman Prize,...
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The House of Deep Water

By: Jeni McFarland
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Adenrele Ojo, Jonathan McClain & Andrew Eiden
Length: 9 hours 16 minutes

Perfect for fans of The Mothers and Olive Kitteridge, in this stunning and perceptive debut novel three women learn what it means to come home--and to make peace with the family, love affairs, and memories they'd once left behind.

"Here are voices from the heartland rendered real, raw, and aching. . . . Reminiscent of Celeste Ng's Little Fires... Read more

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The Garden of Broken Things

A Novel

By: Francesca Momplaisir
Narrated by: Jade Wheeler, Karen Chilton & Francesca Momplaisir
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

A novel about one family wading through the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, from the acclaimed author who has been compared to Toni Morrison “at the height of her power” (Harper’s Bazaar)—a haunting and astonishing story of restoration and disaster, motherhood, and the bonds that carry through generations.  

Genevieve,... Read more

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Undead Girl Gang

By: Lily Anderson
Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes

"A fun, fast read...it will resonate with readers who dabble in any sort of arts, dark or otherwise." --NPR.org

"With a singular and hilariously cutting teen voice, UNDEAD GIRL GANG is sure to be one of the most talked-about YA novels of the year." --BookPage

Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of...
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Star Child

A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler

By: Ibi Zoboi
Narrated by: Ibi Zoboi & Robin Miles
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler.

Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights... Read more

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Hands

By: Torrey Maldonado
Narrated by: Torrey Maldonado
Length: 2 hours 52 minutes

"Gorgeous and gripping, Hands is a poetic page-turner. You might just finish it in one sitting. Torrey Maldonado understands the kids he writes for at the deepest level.” —Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor–winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale

The author of What Lane? and Tight delivers a fast-paced read that packs a punch about a boy figuring out...
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Jackal

A Novel

By: Erin E. Adams
Narrated by: Sandra Okuboyejo & William DeMeritt
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes

RECOMMENDED BY GILLIAN FLYNN ON THE TODAY SHOW A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white rust belt town. But she's not the first—and she may not be the last. . . .

“I read this thriller that is Get Out meets The Vanishing Half in one night.”—BuzzFeed

“Extraordinary . . . A terrifying tale of fears and hatreds generated by... Read more

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Everything Inside

Stories

By: Edwidge Danticat
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 4 minutes

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Brother, I'm Dying, a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and... Read more

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Aniana del Mar Jumps In

By: Jasminne Mendez
Narrated by: Jasminne Mendez
Length: 4 hours 42 minutes

Pura Belpré Author Honor Award
** Four starred reviews!**

A powerful and expertly told novel-in-verse by about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis by an award-winning poet.


Aniana del Mar belongs in the water like a dolphin belongs to the sea. But she and Papi keep her swim practices and meets hidden... Read more

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Wildflower

A Memoir

By: Aurora James
Narrated by: Aurora James
Length: 7 hours 9 minutes

This “empowering and inspirational” (People) memoir of struggle and perseverance offers new ways of envisioning economic equality for everyone—from a leading activist and fashion pioneer.

“With community and sisterhood at its center, Wildflower teaches us that against all odds, we can overcome.”—Rupi Kaur, New York Times bestselling author of... Read more

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Skye Falling

A Novel

By: Mia McKenzie
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

“I absolutely loved this debut novel by Mia McKenzie, featuring Skye, a Black queer 30-something woman returning to her hometown (Philly). Skye is an inconsiderate, commitment-phobe with an utterly relate-able knack for running away from her problems and re-writing history. Some might say she's unlikeable but I'll admit I was easily disarmed by... Read more

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Rainbow Milk

A Novel

By: Paul Mendez
Narrated by: Paul Mendez
Length: 11 hours 43 minutes

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award • An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.
 
"The kind of novel you never knew you were waiting... Read more

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Congratulations, The Best Is Over!

Essays

By: R. Eric Thomas
Narrated by: R. Eric Thomas
Length: 6 hours 39 minutes

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The beloved author of Here for It returns with a collection of “funny and compulsively readable” (Vogue), “hilarious and incisive” (Time) essays about what happens after happily ever after.

“How is it possible that I liked this book even more than his last one? Phenomenal.”—Jenny Lawson, New York Times bestselling author of... Read more

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