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    • The Racketeer

    • Written by: John Grisham
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Clifford Reynolds on 2017-12-05

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • Fallen Angels

    • Written by: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews, this moving novel by acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers is a modern classic. In the late 1960s, Richie Perry is growing up fast on the battlefields of Vietnam. But in the war-torn jungle, every moment is a struggle to survive. All Richie wants is to make it out alive.

    Price: CDN$ 28.48

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    • A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
    • Written by: Carl Hart
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist - Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

    • A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society
    • Written by: Carl Hart
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 2013-12-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Price: CDN$ 37.73

    • Where Do We Go from Here

    • Chaos or Community?
    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King - foreword, Vincent Harding - introduction
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which was unavailable for more than 10 years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering.

    Price: CDN$ 35.03

    • The Mindful Athlete

    • Secrets to Pure Performance
    • Written by: George Mumford, Phil Jackson - foreword
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is a book about spirituality!

    • By Keith Cruz on 2018-04-17

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • Broken Monsters

    • Written by: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Terra Deva, Sunil Mohatra, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story.

    Price: CDN$ 39.23

    • The Color of Water

    • A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
    • Written by: James McBride
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.

    Price: CDN$ 22.83

    • Playing for Keeps

    • Michael Jordan and the World He Made
    • Written by: David Halberstam
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In Playing for Keeps, David Halberstam takes the first full measure of Michael Jordan's epic career, one of the great American stories of our time. A narrative of astonishing power and human drama, brimming with revealing anecdotes and penetrating insights, the audiobook chronicles the forces in Jordan's life that have shaped him into history's greatest basketball player and the larger forces that have converged to make him the most famous living human being in the world. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You'll get hooked!

    • By Paul Young on 2019-04-05

    Price: CDN$ 48.25

    • You're Not Allowed to Die

    • Twenty-Sided Eye, Book 1
    • Written by: Kip Terrington
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Joe's body is failing him. In order to make his last weeks of life more palatable, he goes into full digital immersion. This new process will allow him to play in a virtual environment with a fake but healthy and strong virtual body. As soon as he steps into this new environment he meets his virtual assistant, an Evolving Intelligence (E.I.), who takes the form of someone close to him. But before Joe and Spooky can begin playing the game, they are both summoned to a reality where magic is real.

    Price: CDN$ 37.62

    • Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

    • Written by: Dennis Kimbro, Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestselling author Napoleon Hill's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable.

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Why We Can't Wait

    • Written by: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Cotton - introduction
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city's streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders' criticism of the campaign. The resulting piece of extraordinary protest writing, "Letter from Birmingham Jail", was widely circulated and published in numerous periodicals. After the conclusion of the campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, King further developed the ideas introduced in the letter in Why We Can't Wait.

    Price: CDN$ 35.03

    • A Few Red Drops

    • The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
    • Written by: Claire Hartfield
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the white beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Please Stop Helping Us

    • How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
    • Written by: Jason L. Riley
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price a disproportionate number of blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education is intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates than would otherwise exist.

    Price: CDN$ 23.14

    • Loose Balls

    • Written by: Terry Pluto
    • Narrated by: Bo Foxworth, Jack Garrett, William Harper, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Loose Balls is, after all these years, the definitive and most widely respected history of the ABA. It's a wild ride through some of the wackiest, funniest, strangest times ever to hit pro sports -- told entirely through the (often incredible) words of those who played, wrote and connived their way through the league's nine seasons.

    Price: CDN$ 46.23

    • Gateway to Freedom

    • The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
    • Written by: Eric Foner
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. They are little known to history: Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, a furniture polisher; Charles B. Ray, a black minister. At great risk they operated the Underground Railroad in New York, a city whose businesses, banks, and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Beautiful Struggle

    • Written by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut is an infectious, reflective memoir - a lyrical saga of surviving the crack-stricken streets of Baltimore in the '80s. Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates - a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history - Ta-Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.

    Price: CDN$ 41.35

    • The Greatest

    • Muhammad Ali
    • Written by: Walter Dean Myers
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rising from poverty-stricken Louisville in the 1950s, Ali became one of the world's greatest athletes. Beginning life as Cassius Clay, Ali would struggle against opponents both in and out of the ring. Segregation and racism stood as obstacles in his path, but as he climbed the boxing ranks, his social conscience grew. He refused to be pigeonholed as a stereotypical black athlete in the 1960s and changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam.

    Price: CDN$ 18.51

    • One Rough Man

    • A Pike Logan Thriller
    • Written by: Brad Taylor
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Neil Kaplan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    A former Delta Force commander, Brad Taylor proves with this breathtaking debut thriller that Vince Flynn and Brad Thor have company. A collection of top operatives, the Taskforce was commissioned by the highest levels of government, kept secret from the media and even Congress. The best of the Taskforce bunch, Pike Logan knows the greatest threat to American security is one or two idealogues. Unfortunately for them, they’ve just crossed Pike’s path.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Saving Talk Therapy

    • How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care
    • Written by: Enrico Gnaulati
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In recent decades there has been a decline in the quality and availability of psychotherapy in America that has gone largely unnoticed - even though rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise. In Saving Talk Therapy, veteran psychologist Dr. Enrico Gnaulati presents evocative case studies from his practice to remind patients and therapists alike how and why traditional talk therapy works and, using cutting-edge research findings, unpacks the problematic incentives in our health-care system and in academic psychology that explain its decline.

    Price: CDN$ 37.63

    • From the Outside

    • My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love
    • Written by: Ray Allen, Michael Arkush
    • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The record-holding two-time National Basketball Association champion reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, the great teams he's played for, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir. Playing in the NBA for 18 years, Ray Allen won championships with the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat and entered the record books as the original king of the three-point shot. Known as one of the hardest-working and highest-achieving players in NBA history, he was legendary for his sharp shooting.

    Price: CDN$ 30.01

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