In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving and inspirational tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. A one-woman tour de force. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlayne Woodard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a crime thriller and African American fiction by award-winning national best-selling author Rahiem Brooks. When a wrongly accused man (Don Juan Jackson) gets out of prison, he focuses his attention on becoming a good example for his six-year-old daughter, who has already been terribly influenced by her mother and her mother´s many paramours. He plans to get a job and be a family man, but his plans are derailed. Get ready for action when Don Juan is drawn into a life of crime by his pal, Lex. They commit several heists, and with the money abundantly flowing, Don takes explosive measures to get custody of his daughter. Pulse-pounding seconds pass as the bold thief risks his freedom and fatherhood for the score of a lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Warren Richardson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047190de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why use one word to someone´s face when ten behind their back will do? Epiphany Wright, Keisha Moore, and Shana Scott spent their teenage years as the best of friends growing up in the hood of Southside Jamaica, Queens. Now adults, their friendship is put to the test when envy, built-up animosity, hidden betrayal, and the bad boys in their lives create havoc. Every day becomes a struggle to keep their clique tight. Every day something beats against their tried, tested, and proven relationship. Several dramatic occurrences put the odds against the trio. When the dust settles, with all that´s already riding against them, will these girls be down for one another - or just plain sheisty? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007880de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Knocked-up and seriously broke, a successful publicist is plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers and drug addicts, and forced to confront the family she left behind. Fabulation is a darkly comic rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of falling down and reaching up to find the goodness within.Starring (in alphabetical order):Daniel Breaker as Flow, Dealer, EnsembleSaidah Arrika Ekulona as Allison, Mother, EnsembleJon Matthews as Accountant, Addict #1, EnsembleGary Perez as Herve, Guy, EnsembleMelle Powers as Stephie, Counselor, Rosa, EnsembleMyra Lucretia Taylor as Grandma/EnsembleJohn Wesley as Yoruba Priest, Father, EnsembeCharlayne Woodard as Undine 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlayne Woodard and Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000091de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lorain is back from her sabbatical, and although God didn´t reveal to her all that she wanted him to regarding her past, she refuses to just let things be. When all the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, just how many lives will be damaged, and how many will be restored? The survivor of one of the most horrific experiences a person could ever endure, it appeared as though Sister Nita, as leader of New Day´s Janitorial Ministry, was hiding behind a mop and a broom. When her spirit discerns a cover up among a couple at New Day Temple of Faith, will she turn a blind eye and mind her own business, or will she finally begin to operate in her true calling? Mother Doreen knows who she is and whose she is; a child of the King on assignment doing kingdom work. When the plot thickens to a story she thought God had closed the book on, will she forget who she is and what she was called to do? The New Day Divas series, known as the soap opera in print, is full of chance, coincidence, and fate. But more importantly, it´s full of faith. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharell Palmer Schwarzer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078483de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
His nickname is Georgie Porgie, and the last thing he wants to do is kiss the girls and make them cry - yet he does, in Captain Save a Hoe. We meet a young man with big dreams from the City of Brotherly Love who escapes Philly following a potential prison sentence to live in New York City and pursue his dreams of being a famous hairdresser. And fame finds him, flaws and all. Georgie becomes the best of the best, hairstyling everyone from his transgender uncle to A-list Hollywood stars. But all isn´t right in the world of Georgie. Money and drugs become his obsession, punctuated by his unending love of women and wanting to save them from themselves. There is one in particular, a prostitute named Anya, for whom he searches his entire life. But who can save Georgie? In this novel, we learn how far love can take you - through insanity, intoxication, and intense intimacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: iiKane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010331de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The sign said Evansville, exit 23a off the highway. It was here that you were able to see a town of characters fighting the struggle, and how everyone´s making their way thru life trying their best to break the cycle. Over time it had grown to be a wild environment. With gentrification creeping in, the cost of living here´s going up as the chance of living here´s going down. You learned early to either accept broke days, or find a way to overcome them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russ Savoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094972de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Rasheed, an antihero you´ll love to hate, much like Scarface. Caught up in a game of fast money, faster women, and a hustler´s dream, Rasheed´s secrets and lies threaten to sever his alliance with his baby´s mother, Michelle. Trapped in an emotional whirlwind of sex, love, and mistrust, Michelle attempts to hold the threads of their lives together. With the passing of each day, their bond unravels further, forcing Michelle closer to a decision to either confront the reality that is her life or suffer in silence. Once she makes her decision, some bitter and surprising cards are dealt to her son´s father. Now Michelle is finally looking forward to leading a normal, quiet family life. However, there is nothing quiet about the secret lives people around her are leading. Michelle finds herself drawn in by the allure of her budding real estate career, catering to the likes of models and basketball players and enjoying the sex-fueled spoils of the rich and shameless lifestyle. This only highlights the unsettling fact that her marriage and home life aren´t as picture perfect as she once imagined. When things begin to fall apart and fingers start pointing, it leads her down a dark and dangerous path. Her present is united with a past that could potentially destroy everything. Will the lies, secrets, twists, and turns of life prevent this baby momma from achieving her goals and living out the life she dreamed of? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Honey Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010047de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sex sells. Tawanna learned this early on in life and had been applying this knowledge to every aspect of her life ever since. Tawanna had no problem with using what she had in order to get what she wanted. Tawanna´s daughter, who was only 15 years younger than her, was the complete opposite. Alie wanted nothing from anyone. She believed that hard work was the thing that got you to the top. Alie was an up-and-coming R&B singer whose career had risen earlier, but was now stuck at a standstill. Tawanna played a big part in getting Alie to the point she was at today by having sex with every person connected to the music industry that she could find, but even that failed to take Alie´s career to that next level. All of that changed when Alie met a local superstar in the R&B world named Kendale. Meeting him turned out to be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Alie´s career was sure to skyrocket after meeting him, but her relationship with her mother was threatened to become broken beyond repair. Everybody wants something and everything has a price. This is the ultimate story of ´´everything not being what it seems when you´re looking at it from the outside´´. In a world that´s fueled by greed, treachery, lust, and deceit, people tend to become straight scandalous! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracie ´´T Elice´´ Christian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070455de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The posthumous novel from legendary Queens rapper Mazaradi Fox, a member of 50 Cent´s G-Unit crew. Mazaradi Fox wrote this novel in 2013 during his incarceration at the Orleans Correctional Facility. The Game Don´t Change opens with DeMarco Jones´ escape from a juvenile detention facility. Successfully evading the law, DeMarco builds his reputation on the streets of Queens as a fearless and charismatic drug hustler. Though he is only 16, women of all ages can´t get enough of him. But DeMarco soon finds that he must battle ferociously to maintain his new kingpin status. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cary Hite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009312de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.