Whether you are in the mood for literary fiction, romantic fiction, gritty mysteries, or serious nonfiction, there are great audiobooks waiting for you from some of the best-known and up-and-coming black writers. Here are eight to choose from:
Lilith was born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century.Â The slave women around her recognize a dark power that they both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.
Listen to an excerpt The Book of Night Women
This National Book Award winner is the story of a young boy, born a slave, who joins John Brownâ€™s antislavery crusadeâ€”and who must pass as a girl to survive.
Listen to an excerpt The Good Lord Bird
When Dr. Georgia Young decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.
Listen to an excerpt I Almost Forgot About You
Ex-boxer and hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors, Leonid McGill is an old-school P.I. working a city thatâ€™s gotten fancy all around him. As he unearths some seemingly harmless information for a high-paying client, he learns that even in this cleaned-up city, his commitment to the straight and narrow will be constantly tested.
Listen to an excerpt The Long Fall
From Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead comes a funny coming-of-age novel about Benji Cooper. Attending a predominantly white prep school in Manhattan, he escapes to Sag Harbor every summer, where a small community of African-American professionals has built a world of its own.
Listen to an excerpt Sag Harbor
This collection features Coatesâ€™s iconic essays, first published inÂ The Atlantic, along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coatesâ€™s own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the 2016 election.
Listen to an excerpt We Were Eight Years in Power
A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to see if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut.
Listen to an excerpt The Wedding Date
Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her motherâ€™s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is caught between worlds. She tries to connect all the pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor.
Listen to an excerpt What We Lose
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