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2021 BIPOC Audiobooks

Listen to audiobooks by authors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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Emergent Strategy

Emergent Strategy

By adrienne maree brown
Narrated by: adrienne maree brown
Length: 8 hours 24 minutes

Self-transformation and social transformation are inextricably linked in this how-to for living the life you want to be living every day, while building the world you want to inhabit.
The result of "emergent strategy" workshops adrienne has been holding for years, this book has a built-in audience like (and overlapping with) the following she... Read more »

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Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes

Essays

By Phoebe Robinson
Narrated by: Phoebe Robinson
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

With sharp, timely insight, pitch-perfect pop culture references, and her always unforgettable voice, New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with her most must-read book yet.

In her brand-new collection, Phoebe shares stories that will make you laugh, but also plenty that will hit you in the... Read more »

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Wild Rain

Women Who Dare

By Beverly Jenkins
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Length: 8 hours 15 minutes

USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her captivating Women Who Dare series with a female rancher who forges her own path in the wake of the Civil War… 

Banished by her grandfather at the age of eighteen, Spring Lee has survived scandal to claim her own little slice of Paradise, Wyoming. She’s proud of working her ranch alone and...

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First Comes Like

A Novel

By Alisha Rai
Narrated by: Saira Ayers & Neil Shah
Length: 11 hours 10 minutes

First Comes Like

“The third installment of Alisha Rai's Modern Love series might just be her best. Jia is a practicing Muslim who has been communicating with soap star and son of Bollywood royalty, Dev Dixit. Dev has recently arrived in Hollywood with his niece and Uncle in tow to make his crossover attempt in the American television market and he has no idea who Jia is. Through a series of events that only Rai could conjur, the two go from a horrifying catfishing situation to fake dating as they attempt to live up to their family expectations. Only, might they be falling for each other? First Comes Like is an insanely steamy yet almost completely sex-free novel that somehow manages to seamlessly fit all the tropes -- from fake dating to arranged marriage to only one bed -- and I could not love it more.”

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The Devil You Know

A Black Power Manifesto

By Charles M. Blow
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 6 hours 8 minutes

From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy.

Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have come to live it, is a fact. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy,...

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Woke Racism

How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America

By John McWhorter
Narrated by: John McWhorter
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes

Acclaimed linguist and award-winning writer John McWhorter argues that an illiberal neoracism, disguised as antiracism, is hurting Black communities and weakening the American social fabric.
 


Americans of good will on both the left and the right are secretly asking themselves the same question: how has the conversation on race in America gone so... Read more »

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Just as I Am

A Memoir

By Cicely Tyson
Narrated by: Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis & Robin Miles
Length: 16 hours 8 minutes

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony

"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. Here, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been...

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Goodbye, Again

Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations

By Jonny Sun
Narrated by: Jonny Sun
Length: 3 hours 41 minutes

The wonderfully original author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poems—covering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong.

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The...

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How to Find a Princess

Runaway Royals
Runaway Royals: Book #2

By Alyssa Cole
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 10 hours 48 minutes

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Alyssa Cole’s second Runaway Royals novel is a queer Anastasia retelling, featuring a long-lost princess who finds love with the female investigator tasked with tracking her down.

Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she’s in the mood for is to rehash the story...

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The Power of Voice

A Guide to Making Yourself Heard

By Denise Woods
Narrated by: Denise Woods & JD Jackson
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

Foreword by Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali

An internationally renowned and highly sought-after Hollywood voice coach shares proven practices to help anyone utilize the often-untapped power of their own authentic voice.

From a toddler's first words to professional public speaking, from a marriage proposal to asking for a raise, our voice is...

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Act Your Age, Eve Brown

A Novel

By Talia Hibbert
Narrated by: Ione Butler
Length: 10 hours 51 minutes

If you enjoyed The Proposal, then you’ll love Act Your Age, Eve Brown.

“If you want an instant mood lifter, these books are for you! Hibbert writes a romance that is both cute and fun and STEAMY. Over the course of three books, she follows three sisters and their love lives. The Brown family is delightfully erratic. The sisters each have their own unique personalities and life troubles though were born into a certain level of financial privilege. Eve Brown, the youngest and most unmoored, is the subject of this third novel. Hibbert crafts great characters and a story that is easy to fall into. It will entertain the h*ll out of you if you let it! Eve is fun. Normally, her listlessness would stress me out but she had such a fun personality that was determined as well as indecisive and I enjoyed her internal monologues. I liked that Brown tackled autism in both males and females and demystified it a little (reminded me of Helen Hoang's The Kiss Quotient). Ione Butler was a fantastic narrator. I had listened to Hibbert's last installment about middle sister Dani with Butler at the helm too and thoroughly enjoyed it. She has a very smooth and flirty voice that draw you in and adds sass to her characters. The ending was a little crazy, the entire Brown family once again making things difficult, but I was smiling by the end. Highly recommended to romance fans, Jasmine Guillory/Helen Hoang readers, and those that need a light, fun mental break.”

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I'm Waiting for You

And Other Stories

By Bo-Young Kim
Narrated by: Greg Chun, Jackie Chung & Vico Ortiz
Length: 9 hours 59 minutes

“Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art itself. Reminiscent of the world we experienced in Matrix, Inception, and Dark City, still it leads us to this entirely original structure, which is a ground-breaking, mystic literary and cinematic experience. Indeed, powerful and graceful.”—Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director...

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Mixed Plate

Chronicles of an All-American Combo

By Jo Koy
Narrated by: Jo Koy
Length: 8 hours 18 minutes

Well guys, here it is—my story. A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to a become clown became a success. Not an overnight success, because that would have made for a really short read, but an All-American success who could give my...

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Single On Purpose

Redefine Everything. Find Yourself First.

By John Kim
Narrated by: John Kim
Length: 5 hours 16 minutes

The author of I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck, The Angry Therapist, now teaches you how to prioritize your relationship with yourself and live a more meaningful life, whether you’re alone, dating, or with a partner.

There’s more to life than loving someone. But being single can feel like a death sentence. Why does being alone = being lonely? And...

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Prey

Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Narrated by: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes

Why are so few people talking about the eruption of sexual violence and harassment in Europe’s cities? No one in a position of power wants to admit that the problem is linked to the arrival of several million migrants—most of them young men—from Muslim-majority countries.

In Prey, the best-selling author of Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, presents...

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Summer on the Bluffs

A Novel
Oak Bluffs: Book #1

By Sunny Hostin
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 9 hours 49 minutes

If you enjoyed 28 Summers, then you’ll love Summer on the Bluffs.

“Be prepared to be transported to Martha's Vineyard and become invested in these four women's lives, Ama, the matriarch and her three beloved and grown god daughters. The three girls are summer sisters and have tight bonds with each other and with Ama, but are now in competition for Ama's house. As the summer unfolds, long held secrets and old resentments emerge, causing the reader to listen longer to find out what happens next.”

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The Removed

A Novel

By Brandon Hobson
Narrated by: Gary Farmer, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, DeLanna Studi, Katie Rich & Christopher Salazar
Length: 7 hours 6 minutes

The Removed

“In telling the story of a Native family in Oklahoma who lost a teenage son to a shooting, The Removed examines the power of inherited trauma and the strength of family to keep people together. The book is told in the voices of the various family members left after the death of their son/brother and explores the effects on their lives of their Cherokee ancestors who walked the Trail of Tears. Mixing several points of view along with Native myth, Hobson brings a powerful story to light where the reader really steps into the shoes of each character. The loss, sadness, and despair are palpable, but so are hope and healing, by the end. A truly beautiful book about something everyone should read more about.”

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City of the Beasts

By Isabel Allende
Narrated by: Blair Brown
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes

A search for the Beast, a Yeti-like creature within the heart of the Amazon, becomes a quest for self-discovery in this young adult coming-of-age story filled with international adventure, rich mythology, and magical realism from globally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende.

Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold has the chance to take the trip of a...

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Forest of the Pygmies

By Isabel Allende
Narrated by: Blair Brown & Isabel Allende
Length: 6 hours 31 minutes

The final installment of Isabel Allende's celebrated trilogy of the journeys of Jaguar and Eagle soars with radiant settings, spirits, beings, and the transformation of an extraordinary friendship, as Alexander and Nadia embark on mission in Kenya that begins as a search for elephants and ends up exposing a system of injustices.

Alexander Cold...

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The Secret Talker

A Novel

By Geling Yan
Narrated by: Angela Lin
Length: 3 hours 54 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES "GLOBETROTTING" PICK!

THE MILLIONS MOST ANTICIPATED 

CRIME READS Most Anticipated Crime Reads of 2021

A woman reclaims her own story in this taut and wholly original psychological tale from one of China’s literary superstars.

Hongmei is the perfect Chinese wife: beautiful, diligent, passive. Glen is the perfect American husband:...

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