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    • Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World

    • Written by: Scott McCormick
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Samantha Turret, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Did you know that most of our dinosaur fossils were discovered because two grown men absolutely hated each other? It’s true! Rivals! Frenemies Who Changed the World is a riotous audio exclusive, like if Monty Python taught your history class. Each volume of four 30-minute histories will dig into the petty name-calling and grumbling grudges that led to many of the world’s greatest advancements, all delivered with a cheeky sense of humor. Choose sides: Cope or Marsh, the jerks who discovered so many dinosaurs; Hamilton or Burr, whose rivalry fueled American politics; and many more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • history and humour

    • By SJW2015 on 2019-03-03

    Price: CDN$ 7.46

    • The Mueller Report

    • Written by: The Washington Post
    • Narrated by: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Marc Fisher, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Listen to the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaign, and Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country’s most seasoned prosecutors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dry at times, but fascinating

    • By Roberta Westwood on 2019-05-04

    Price: CDN$ 28.41

    • The Sellout

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality: the black Chinese restaurant.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Preachy not very funny.

    • By Mike Reiter on 2018-01-27

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Imbolo Mbue
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself; his wife, Neni; and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty - and Jende is eager to please. Clark's wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses' summer home in the Hamptons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator made the book come alive!!!!!

    • By Baker on 2017-11-01

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • The Rage of Dragons

    • Written by: Evan Winter
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost 200 years. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every 2,000 women has the power to call down dragons. One in every 100 men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine. Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war. Young, giftless Tau knows all this, but he has a plan of escape. He's going to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only, he doesn't get the chance. Those closest to him are murdered....

    Price: CDN$ 37.16

    • Frederick Douglass

    • Prophet of Freedom
    • Written by: David W. Blight
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 36 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence, he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Detailed, Thorough, Sobering

    • By Nick Spector on 2019-03-18

    Price: CDN$ 58.84

    • Sophisticated Giant

    • The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
    • Written by: Maxine Gordon
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton, Terria Joseph, Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923-1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his “solo” turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present. Reading like a jazz composition, the blend of research, anecdote, and a selection of Dexter’s personal letters reflects his colorful life and legendary times.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Speak No Evil

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Uzodinma Iweala
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him.

    Price: CDN$ 15.78

    • Five-Carat Soul

    • Written by: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Nile Bullock, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The stories in Five-Carat Soul - none of them ever published before - spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic - all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us.

    Price: CDN$ 32.93

    • Christodora

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tim Murphy
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Christa Lewis, Suzanne Elise Freeman, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • average story

    • By Ryan Olson on 2019-05-05

    Price: CDN$ 37.01

    • All the Pieces Matter

    • The Inside Story of The Wire®
    • Written by: Jonathan Abrams
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Abrams, January LaVoy, Prentice Onayemi, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Since its final episode aired in 2008, HBO's acclaimed crime drama The Wire has only become more popular and influential. The issues it tackled, from the failures of the drug war and criminal justice system to systemic bias in law enforcement and other social institutions, have become more urgent and central to the national conversation. But while there has been a great deal of critical analysis of the show and its themes, until now there has never been a definitive, behind-the-scenes take on how it came to be made.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful storytelling

    • By Bryan G Birch on 2018-03-11

    Price: CDN$ 42.34

    • A Father First

    • Written by: Dwayne Wade
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star for the Miami Heat, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his career and his life. As incredible as his achievements have been, it's off the court where Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion, by playing a meaningful role in their lives. Recounting his fatherhood journey, Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented court decision.

    Price: CDN$ 37.73

    • Blues People

    • Negro Music in White America
    • Written by: LeRoi Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music - through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel, development, jazz...[If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainly should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history.

    Price: CDN$ 32.89

    • True Legend

    • Written by: Mike Lupica
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There's a reason teammates call him "True". Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks - and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded - and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court....

    Price: CDN$ 37.05

    • Beyond the Messy Truth

    • How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
    • Written by: Van Jones
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump's victory. He urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.

    Price: CDN$ 32.93

    • The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: W. E. B. Du Bois
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1903, this groundbreaking work is a cornerstone of African American literary history and a foundational text in the field of sociology. In these fourteen essays, W. E. B. Du Bois introduces and explores the concept of “double-consciousness” - a term he uses to describe the experience of living as an African American and having a “sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” Though an examination of Black life in post-Civil War America, The Souls of Black Folk has had a lasting impact on civil rights and the discussion of race in the United States.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Prey of Gods

    • Written by: Nicky Drayden
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry that has found a welcome home there. Yes, the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges.

    Price: CDN$ 38.32

    • Pillar of Fire

    • America in the King Years 1963-65
    • Written by: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards, Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 37 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.  

    Price: CDN$ 47.36

    • Call Me American

    • A Memoir
    • Written by: Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi, Abdi Nor Iftin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When US marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies. Sporting American clothes and dance moves, he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006, it became dangerous to celebrate Western culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and insightful

    • By Rachel on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 35.09

    • The White Boy Shuffle

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Paul Beatty
    • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paul Beatty's hilarious and scathing debut novel, The White Boy Shuffle, is about Gunnar Kaufman, an awkward, black surfer bum who is moved by his mother from Santa Monica to urban West Los Angeles. There, he begins to undergo a startling transformation from neighborhood outcast to basketball superstar, and eventually to reluctant messiah of a "divided, downtrodden people".

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

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