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    • Michelle Obama

    • A Life
    • By: Peter Slevin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
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      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      4 out of 5 stars 84

    An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An inspiring story of a amazing woman

    • By Kirstine on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Someone Like Me

    • By: M. R. Carey
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her kids in a loving home. But there's another side to Liz, one that's dark and malicious. A version of her that will do anything to get her way - no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating. From the author of the million-copy best seller The Girl with All the Gifts comes an utterly unique thriller with a twist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Ya Gonna Read? Genre-Busters!

    • By Simon on 09-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled.

    • By Chris M on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Sequel to the multi-award nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Can't Even

    • By M. Atkinson on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Stone Sky

    • The Broken Earth, Book 3
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter, Nassun, and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world and accepted what her mother won't: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!

    • By Anonymous User on 25-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

    • A Novel
    • By: Taylor Jenkins Reid
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’m in love

    • By Maya Connell on 27-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Hidden Figures

    • The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
    • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'human computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African American women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How did I not know about these women?

    • By Steph Adams on 05-01-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Feminism Is for Everybody

    • Passionate Politics
    • By: bell hooks
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25

    What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, Bell Hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, Hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives - to see that feminism is for everybody. 

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Places in the Darkness

    • By: Chris Brookmyre
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4 out of 5 stars 184

    Million-copy-selling Chris Brookmyre takes his fiction further than ever before in this wildly inventive and sharply-plotted novel set in the unforgiving emptiness of space. "This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen." Ciudad de Cielo is the 'city in the sky', a space station where hundreds of scientists and engineers work in earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars. When a mutilated body is found on the CdC, the eyes of the world are watching.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth trying if you like recent Brookmyre

    • By Skegg on 19-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • New York 2140

    • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Christopher Ryan Grant, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    The waters rose, submerging New York City. But the residents adapted, and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever. Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island. Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides. And how we, too, will change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book with great characters

    • By Atupele Chakwera on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Barracoon

    • The Story of the Last Slave
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Deborah G. Plant, Robin Miles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Abducted from Africa, sold in America. The compelling true story of one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Barracoon recounts one man’s fight for freedom. After being illegally smuggled as 'Black Cargo' 50 years after the abolition of slavery, Cudjo Lewis spent nearly six years in captivity before being finally emancipated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important work by Hurston, read powerfully!

    • By Kindle Customer on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Teaching to Transgress

    • Education as the Practice of Freedom
    • By: bell hooks
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In Teaching to Transgress, Bell Hooks - writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual - writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for Hooks, the teacher's most important goal. Bell Hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom? Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Greshauna S. on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Binti

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting and magical

    • By Sandra on 05-11-18

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Some Sing, Some Cry

    • By: Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Audible presents the multigenerational epic Some Sing, Some Cry. Created by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza, this audiobook takes listeners on a journey through Reconstruction, two world wars, the Harlem renaissance, and Vietnam to modern day America.Some Sing, Some Cry begins at the threshold of one family’s freedom. We meet Betty Mayfield, newly emancipated from Sweet Tamarind, a lush and haunted rice plantation off the Carolina coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some Sing Some Cry

    • By Evie on 05-06-12

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Difficult Women

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wake of Vultures

    • The Shadow, Book 1
    • By: Lila Bowen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand. And just like that, Nettie can see.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and Distinct

    • By Lulu on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £28.69

    • Passing

    • By: Nella Larsen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Irene Redfield is a woman with an enviable life. She and her successful husband, Brian, share a comfortable Harlem townhouse with their sons. But everything changes on the day she encounters a long-lost childhood friend. Clare Kendry - light-skinned, charming and beautiful - tells Irene how she left behind the black neighbourhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband....

    Regular price: £8.69

    • Breath, Eyes, Memory

    • By: Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    At the age of 12, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti - to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • An Untamed State

    • By: Roxane Gay
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Brilliance

    • By Julia graham on 07-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • We Are Not Yet Equal

    • Understanding Our Racial Divide
    • By: Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times best seller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as an in-demand commentator on contemporary race issues for national print and television media and garnered her an invitation to speak to the Democratic Congressional Caucus. This compelling young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. 

    Regular price: £14.99

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