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AkooBooks Audio Black/African: Narrated by Robin Miles

A list of all the latest African/African American & other audiobooks narrated by Robin Miles

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Passing

By Nella Larsen
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hours 5 minutes

First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkable exploration of the shifting racial and sexual boundaries in America. Larsen, a premier writer of the Harlem Renaissance, captures the rewards and dangers faced by two negro women who pass for white in a deeply segregated world. Read more »

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Lady Moses

By Lucinda Roy
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 16 hours 35 minutes

Lucinda Roy, best-selling author of The Hotel Alleluia, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal for Lady Moses, her debut novel. Poetic and earthy, it traces the turbulent life of Jacinta Moses, child of a black African writer and a white British actress. "A dazzling debut . Roy handles her complex plot... Read more »

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Book of Ages

The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

By Jill Lepore
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 11 hours 36 minutes

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin' s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who... Read more »

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Windy City Blues

By Renee Rosen
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 14 hours 50 minutes

In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a transformative era in American history.But, for Leeba Groski, Chess Records was just where... Read more »

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Mr. Loverman

A Novel

By Bernardine Evaristo
Narrated by: Robin Miles & Ron Butler
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney, London, for years. A flamboyant character with a fondness for William Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father, grandfather—and also secretly gay.

His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other...

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Hiding in Plain Sight

By Nuruddin Farah
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 11 hours 38 minutes

From an acclaimed African writer, a novel about family, freedom, and loyalty. When Bella learns of the murder of her beloved half brother by political extremists in Mogadiscio, she's in Rome. The two had different fathers but shared a Somali mother, from whom Bella's inherited her freewheeling ways. An internationally known fashion photographer,... Read more »

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The Jumbies

Jumbies: Book #1

By Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 8 minutes

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore that will have readers holding their breath as they fly through its pages. Corinne La Mer isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti... Read more »

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Breath, Eyes, Memory

By Edwidge Danticat
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: TBA

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage. At the age of twelve,...

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The Star Side of Bird Hill

By Naomi Jackson
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 7 hours 25 minutes

Two sisters are suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Barbados to live with their grandmother, in this stunning debut novel This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters, ages ten and sixteen, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother... Read more »

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Believing in Magic

By Cookie Johnson
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 7 hours 11 minutes

In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever.

On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the...

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Mama's Nightingale

A Story of Immigration and Separation

By Edwidge Danticat
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 11 minutes

A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she's in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories... Read more »

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Rise of the Jumbies

Jumbies: Book #2

By Tracey Baptiste
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 2 minutes

Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven't exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows Corinne is half-jumbie, and many of her neighbors treat her with mistrust. When local children begin to go missing, snatched from the beach and vanishing into wells, suspicious eyes turn to... Read more »

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Breath, Eyes, Memory

By Edwidge Danticat
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage. At the age of twelve,... Read more »

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The 57 Bus

A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

By Dashka Slater
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 43 minutes

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California. One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus,... Read more »

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Under the Udala Trees

By Chinelo Okparanta
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes

Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and... Read more »

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In the Embers - Abridged

The Great Northern Audio Theatre Collection

By Brian Price & Jerry Stearns
Narrated by: Edwin Strout, Robin Miles & a full cast
Length: 3 hours 35 minutes

IN THE EMBERSAn Independent Feature-Length Audio Drama by Brian Price and Jerry StearnsLength: 215 minutes (3 hours, 35 minutes, 50 seconds)Authors: Brian Price; Jerry StearnsNarrators (in this order): Edwin Strout, Robin Miles, Olivia DuFord, Dawn Krosnowski, Gordon Smuder, Susanne Becker, Tom Joyal, Charlie Meitzner, Dean Johnson, Jacquie... Read more »

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The Autobiography of My Mother

By Jamaica Kincaid
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal comes an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming of age.Powerful, disturbing, and stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African... Read more »

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Mr. Potter

By Jamaica Kincaid
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes

A great writer's lush, panoramic novel: the story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home.Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard... Read more »

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A Novel

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan & Robin Miles
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes

If you enjoyed The Lions of Fifth Avenue, then you’ll love The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

“What a great read! Perfect balance of pure gossip and Hollywood drama with a gut-wrenching love story all told from the perspective of a woman who is so flawed and so endearing. This book went somewhere that was so surprising and yet made so much sense. It turns all preconceived notions of Hollywood on their head and certainly makes you question anything you've read in tabloids and online. A must-read! I just re-read this for my book club almost 3.5 years after the first time (and the release date). Damn, it is still an engrossing read. The audiobook was narrated by three faves: Alma Cuervo (the PERFECT EVELYN! STUNNING!), Robin Miles (who is amazing), and Julia Whelan (genius idea to give a different voice to all the celebrity rags and Whelan's voice was perfect for it).”

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Policing the Black Man

Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment

By Angela J. Davis
Narrated by: Robin Miles & Kevin Kenerly
Length: 10 hours 11 minutes

A comprehensive analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most influential and respected criminal justice experts and legal scholars.

Contributing authors include Bryan Stevenson, director of the Equal Justice Initiative, NYU Law...

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