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Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston: Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston is one of our Top Ten Audiobooks of 2018. This never-before-published audiobook, narrated by Robin Miles, tells the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade—abducted from Africa on the last “Black Cargo” ship to arrive in the United States.

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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is one of our Top Ten Audiobooks of 2018. The idea for this novel came to Jones in an Atlanta mall. Jones says in an interview with NPR: “I overheard a couple arguing. He looked fine, but she looked great. And she said to him, ‘Roy, you know you wouldn’t have waited on me for seven years.’ And he said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about; this wouldn’t have happened to you in the first place!’”

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There There by Tommy Orange: Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

There There by Tommy Orange is the story of twelve characters—Urban Indians that are all attending the Big Oakland Powwow. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.

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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara: Top 10 Audiobook of 2018

Michelle McNamara’s true-crime audiobook, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, is based on the true story of The Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murder, that terrorized California in the 70s and 80s. McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath; she pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. McNamara was writing I’ll Be Gone in the Dark at the time of her sudden death.

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