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    • Ninth and Nowhere

    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearer - that a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Original Gangstas

    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A. gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibily the most well-researched book I've read

    • By PMeehan on 25-09-18
    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 15-09-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: £27.89

    • Pryor Convictions

    • And Other Life Sentences
    • By: Richard Pryor
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood - the money, the women, the drugs - and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By sam Horgan on 19-11-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • 50 Licks

    • Myths and Stories from Half a Century of the Rolling Stones
    • By: Peter M. Fornatale
    • Narrated by: Bernard Corbett, Dan Woren, Napoleon Ryan, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Behold the Rolling Stones: run-ins with the law, chart-topping successes, and now the World's Greatest Continually Operating Rock and Roll Band. 50 Licks tells the story of the Stones, right from its very origins. On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock band named after a Muddy Waters song-the Rolling Stones. They were a hard-edged band with a flair for the dramatic, styling themselves as the devil's answer to the sainted Beatles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Dragons of Eden

    • Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends - and their amazing links to recent discoveries.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Exile

    • By: Glynn Stewart
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation. Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one-shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy. There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought against.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wooden narration

    • By Glyn on 24-10-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Warner Boys

    • Our Family's Story of Autism and Hope
    • By: Curt Warner, Ana Warner, Dave Boling - contributor
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Robin Eller, Marcus Stewart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclusion was a secret they hid from even their closest friends: their twins, Austin and Christian, had been diagnosed with severe autism. What followed was a painful struggle to hold their family and their marriage together in a home filled with chaos, emotional exhaustion, and constant fear for the safety of their unpredictable but beloved boys. 

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Wit's End

    • What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
    • By: James Geary
    • Narrated by: David de Vries, JD Jackson, Janet Metzger
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there’s the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. 

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Lessons of Ubuntu

    • How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America
    • By: Mark Mathabane
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mathabane argues that the reason many Americans are turned off by the current divisive racial dialogue is because the discussion has mostly been about the politics of race and avoids the elephant in the room - - what each of us can do to become agents for racial healing. His solution is for people to learn to speak the language of Ubuntu, a Zulu word for common humanity.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Soul Survivor

    • A Biography of Al Green
    • By: Jimmy McDonough
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Al Green has blessed listeners with some of the biggest hits of the past 50 years. "Love and Happiness", "I'm Still in Love with You", "Let's Get Married", and "I'm Tired of Being Alone" are but a sampling of the iconic songs that led a generation to embrace love in perhaps the most tumultuous period in this country's history, an unparalleled body of work that has many calling Green one of the greatest soul singers of all time.

    Regular price: £28.69

    • But Death Is Not Forbidden

    • Twenty-Sided Eye Series, Book 2
    • By: Kip Terrington
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spooky and Joe are in a gaming reality where it is quickly becoming clear that it is quite real. They are forced to fight monsters, dungeons, and betrayal, but their greatest enemy might be denial. Both Joe and Spooky are now nearly immortal, but how will Joe react when the facts of the situation can no longer be denied? He may never see his late wife in the afterlife. How will Spooky deal with the changes within herself? Neither she nor her co-Champion have the option to become mere mortals again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • seemed very short

    • By Stu on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Drama in the Bahamas

    • Muhammad Ali's Last Fight
    • By: Dave Hannigan
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali's last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his 40th birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Takeoff

    • Seth Walker
    • By: Joseph Reid
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Still reeling from a devastating personal tragedy, air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker embarks on his first case. All he has to do is accompany female pop star Max Magic to Los Angeles and deliver her to the FBI. But when their routine flight ends in a hail of gunfire at LAX, Walker has no choice but to take the frightened diva on the run.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Potentially Good Story - Told Badly

    • By Carôle on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Race Matters, 25th Anniversary

    • By: Cornel West
    • Narrated by: Cornel West, JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless classic

    • By Godfrey Carnegie on 30-03-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Ten Dead Comedians

    • A Murder Mystery
    • By: Fred Van Lente
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fred Van Lente's brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy "blue collar" comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Little Boy Lost

    • By: J. D. Trafford
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body - and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasent, but lost me part way through!

    • By Ann D on 07-08-17

    Regular price: £17.69

    • The Black History of the White House

    • By: Clarence Lusane
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Black History of the White House presents the untold history, racial politics, and shifting significance of the White House as experienced by African Americans, from the generations of enslaved people who helped to build it or were forced to work there to its first black first family, the Obamas.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Denzel Washington

    • Black Americans of Achievement
    • By: Anne Hill
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement series, this biography focuses on one of today’s most talented and popular screen stars. Denzel Washington rose to stardom, won an Academy Award, and was named one of the most popular movie stars in 1998.

    Regular price: £8.89

    • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Frederick Douglass
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frederick Douglass’s celebrated memoir is among the most influential works of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement in the United States. Beginning with his birth on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass’s account records the tyranny and brutality of his life in slavery until his ultimate escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts, at the age of twenty. 

    Regular price: £6.49

    • We Are Here to Stay

    • Voice of Undocumented Young Adults
    • By: Susan Kuklin
    • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra, Scott Merriman, Timothy Andrés Pabon, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows.

    Regular price: £22.99

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