507 Results for:

African American

  • Sort by:
  • Best Selling
Results: 1 – 16 of 507
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. ...
  6. 32
  1. 10.4 hrs • 9/13/2016 • Unabridged

    A powerful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock--the "Widow of the South"--has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically-minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah--no stranger to loss--finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people--including Robert Cannon, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own--and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle) Robert Hicks an avid following and critical acclaim, THE ORPHAN MOTHER is an epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice.

    Available Formats: Download

    The Orphan Mother

    10.4 hrs • 9/13/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  2. 9.3 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    “An eye-opening look at the little-explored area of a black frontier woman in the American West.” —Chicago Sun-Times Praised by Alice Walker and many other bestselling writers, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree is an award-winning debut novel with incredible heart about life on the prairie as it’s rarely been seen. Reminiscent of The Color Purple, as well as the frontier novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Willa Cather, it opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  3. 7.3 hrs • 9/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Nicodemus Dungy is not your ordinary minister. He prefers to work behind the scenes of the pulpit, and his clients pay him handsomely to make sure that what is done in the dark will never see the light. From paternity tests to drug abuse and embezzlement, Nicodemus Dungy has a unique skill set to solve any problem, until he is given the task to find a missing person. What begins as an open and shut case proves to be a serious test of his faith. With time not on his side and so many pieces to the puzzle still missing, Nicodemus Dungy must rely on more than just his natural abilities if he wants to keep it all from falling down.

    Available Formats: Download

    When It All Falls Down

    7.3 hrs • 9/2/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  4. 2.7 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD
    Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

    Another Brooklyn

    2.7 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD
  5. 4.0 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    American Book Award winner Nancy Rawles pens a moving story about Huck Finn’s slave friend Jim, told through the eyes of the wife Jim was forced to leave behind. Sadie shares her story of loss with her granddaughter as they weave Sadie’s most treasured items—her mother’s knife, a piece of a bowl from Africa, a piece of Jim’s hat found when he was thought to be dead-into a quilt.

    Available Formats: Download

    My Jim

    4.0 hrs • 8/3/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  6. 7.6 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    Stirring, heroic, and wonderfully laced with the musical languages of the Bayou, Ernest J. Gaines—the foremost voice in contemporary African American literature—adds another breathtaking saga to his canon with A Gathering of Old Men. When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly twenty elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man’s brutish father pass judgment his way? Building to a climax that is as stunning as it is inevitable, A Gathering of Old Men powerfully describes the racial tensions in 1970s Louisiana. Narrators Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods, Sally Darling, Graham Brown, Murphy Guyer, Tom Stechschulte and Mark Hammer bring Gaines’ masterful prose to vivid life. This insightful novel takes its place among Gaines’ thought-provoking classics, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and In My Father’s House.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  7. 10.7 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Unabridged

    From prize-winning, bestselling author 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 Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

    Available Formats: Download

    The Underground Railroad

    10.7 hrs • 8/2/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  8. 0 reviews 0 5 5 5 out of 5 stars 5/5
    9.2 hrs • 7/19/2016 • Unabridged

    The Cartel series is back … and deadlier than ever. Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel’s plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and the rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, the Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle. Will the Cartel prevail … or fall victim to the city’s black cloud? If there’s one rule in the town of Vegas, it’s that when the dust settles, there can only be one winner.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    The Cartel 6 by Ashley & JaQuavis

    The Cartel 6

    Produced by Buck 50 Productions
    Read by Cary Hite
    9.2 hrs • 7/19/16 • Unabridged
    0 reviews 0 5 5 5 out of 5 stars 5/5
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  9. 9.5 hrs • 7/12/2016 • Unabridged

    In Zimbabwe’s capital, a gun left in a taxi brings together five marriages in this intricate and tightly plotted audiobook.This is the story of five marriages and one gun.A British couple wonders at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while they build walls between themselves.An American suspects his new home is having an insidious effect on his ‘African queen’ and their young daughter.An enthusiastic young intellectual follows his wife to the city and finds only disillusion.An Intelligence Officer loses a crucial piece of evidence. It will cost him his marriage, his girlfriend, and maybe his life.An impoverished taxi driver and his wife find a gun in the cab. From this point on, all their lives are tied to the trigger.In this tender and brutal portrait of Zimbabwe, the betrayals and conspiracies of the corrupt world are nothing compared to those of marriage.

    Available Formats: Download

    The Death of Rex Nhongo

    9.5 hrs • 7/12/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  10. 13.8 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Rozelle Quinn is so fair-skinned that she can pass for white. Her ten children are mostly light, too. They constitute the only world she rules and controls. Her power over them is all she has in an otherwise cruel and uncaring universe. Rozelle favors her light-skinned kids, but Tangy Mae, thirteen, her darkest-complected child, is the brightest. She desperately wants to continue with her education. Her mother, however, has other plans. Rozelle wants her daughter to work cleaning houses for whites, like she does, and accompany her to the “Farmhouse,” where Rozelle earns extra money bedding men. Tangy Mae, she’s decided, is of age. This is the story from an era when life’s possibilities for an African American were unimaginably different.

    Available Formats: Download

    The Darkest Child

    13.8 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  11. 11.4 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber pens down-and-dirty fiction packed with the highs and lows of characters struggling with family and tumultuous relationships. In this sequel to Something on the Side, two Rubenesque beauties kiss the Big Apple goodbye and launch a new chapter of the Big Girls Book Club in Richmond, Virginia. But this time, the size-fourteen-and-over ladies' club is welcoming a chunky (and very male) player into its ranks—and plus-sized shenanigans are sure to follow.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  12. 6.5 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Bestselling author Niobia Bryant draws enthusiastic praise from fans and critics alike for her unique brand of contemporary urban fiction. In The Hot Spot, forty-something Zaria Ali is diving back into the dating pool following the meltdown of her twenty-one-year marriage. She’s got her eyes and her heart set on Kaleb Strong, but at twenty-six, is he too young for her? Kaleb is looking to settle down with the right woman—and he’s about to show Zaria that age is nothing but a number.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
  13. 6.3 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber is a master at portraying unforgettable characters and complex, passionate relationships. Voluptuous Loraine Farrow is as successful as she is curvy, but life is never easy when you want to have your cake and eat it too. With her husband Leon confronting issues from his past, trouble arises on the homefront—and more drama is on the way in the form of Michael, an ex-lover desperate to rekindle his and Loraine’s once torrid flame.

    Available Formats: Download

    Torn between Two Lovers

    by Carl Weber
    read by Simi Howe, Ezra Knight, Korey Jackson, Christopher Allen
    6.3 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  14. 9.1 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Two half sisters, one black and one white, embark on a risky road trip through the Jim Crow South of the 1950s in this spellbinding story of identity and race. Self-educated and brown skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother’s laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for “colored music” and dreams of life as a big-city radio star. These teenage girls are half sisters. And when they catch wind of their wayward father’s inheritance coming down in Virginia, they hitch their hopes on a road trip together to claim what’s rightly theirs. In an old junk car, with a frying pan, a ham, and a few dollars hidden in a shoe, they set off through the Deep South of the 1950s, a bewitchingly beautiful landscape as well as one bedeviled by racial strife and violence. Suzanne Feldman’s Absalom’s Daughters combines the buddy movie, the coming-of-age tale, and a dash of magical realism to enthrall and move us with an unforgettable, illuminating novel.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
    Absalom’s Daughters by Suzanne Feldman

    Absalom’s Daughters

    9.1 hrs • 7/5/16 • Unabridged
    Download
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  15. 9.9 hrs • 6/29/2016 • Unabridged

    Acclaimed author Rhonda Bowen weaves compelling tales of love, family and faith. In Get You Good, Sydney Isaacs is focused on two things: her family and Decadent, the family’s gourmet pastry shop. But when her brother marries the scheming Sheree and sells Decadent, Sydney’s forced to clean up the mess left behind and leans hard on her boyfriend, Hayden. She questions if Hayden knew about Sheree’s plan from the get-go and sets a trap to discover the truth—but its consequences have far-reaching effects.

    Available Formats: Download

    Get You Good

    9.9 hrs • 6/29/16 • Unabridged
    Download
  16. 8.9 hrs • 6/23/2016 • Unabridged

    Don’t Tell a Soul is bestselling author Tiffany L. Warren’s sequel to her fan-favorite novel What a Sista Should Do. Here, a trio of faithful friends face trials in their personal lives. When Pam’s husband, Troy, blows their fortune, his partner starts making moves on Pam. Meanwhile, Taylor must decide whether to forgive her ex, Luke, for the sake of their son. And newly divorced Yvonne finds reprieve from her loneliness by befriending a new church member. But only time will tell if the women can keep their faith and friendship intact.

    Available Formats: Download
    Download
Loading more titles...
See More Titles Loading More Titles ... Back To Top
Digital Audiobooks With Zero Restrictions