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Audiobooks Narrated by Leon Nixon

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Rebound: Soaring in the NBA, Battling Parkinson's, and Finding What Really Matters Audiobook

Rebound: Soaring in the NBA, Battling Parkinson's, and Finding What Really Matters

Author: Brian Grant, Ric Bucher Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: April 2021

After twelve years of playing basketball at the highest professional level, Brian Grant could have been forgiven for thinking that the hardest part of his life was behind him, that he'd be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors. But soon after his retirement from the NBA, Grant was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease, ushering in a challenge greater than any he'd faced before as well as an opportunity to embrace what really matters in life. In Rebound, Grant shares his remarkable life before, during, and after those NBA years with no shortage of compassion and wit. With esteemed basketball writer Ric Bucher, Grant shares his story in raw and candid fashion, as he takes listeners to Sacramento, Portland, Miami, and beyond; to the airplane 30,000 feet in the air where he first came to understand the source of the tremors in his hand; and to the summit of Mount St. Helens alongside five others with PD, where he once again put himself to the test and defied expectations.

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The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America Audiobook

The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

Author: Joshua D. Rothman Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: April 2021

An award-winning historian reveals the harrowing forgotten story of America's internal slave trade-and its role in the making of America. Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery. But these men-who trafficked and sold over half a million enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South-were essential to slavery's expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity of the United States. In The Ledger and the Chain, acclaimed historian Joshua D. Rothman recounts the shocking story of the domestic slave trade by tracing the lives and careers of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, who built the largest and most powerful slave-trading operation in American history. Far from social outcasts, they were rich and widely respected businessmen, and their company sat at the center of capital flows connecting southern fields to northeastern banks. Bringing together entrepreneurial ambition and remorseless violence toward enslaved people, domestic slave traders produced an atrocity that forever transformed the nation.

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Impromptu Seduction Audiobook

Impromptu Seduction

Author: Stephanie Nicole Norris Narrator: Leon Nixon, Wesleigh Siobhan Release Date: March 2021

Raised as a debutante, ladylike, and reserved, London Jones has stepped into unknown territory. From the moment her life collided with a man who should've been off-limits, a bachelor with a hot reputation-staying out of his way was the sensible thing to do. However, she finds herself caught in a tangled web of passionate fervor whenever he comes near. So much so that her ability to place a barrier between them becomes a futile battle. The heart wants what it wants, and London's heart yearns for him. Borboleta . . . She was the impetus of his desire. The only one who captured his eye for more than a moment and beckoned his soul to blend in beautiful bliss with hers. For software engineer Kyle Valentine, his attempt to hold back the hedonism that struck whenever they were together threatened to be his undoing. His heart yearned to connect with London's soul, and soon he finds himself questioning if he's worthy of her love. But now that he's gotten next to London, determination becomes the motto for his pursuit and his ultimate will to hold on to her, forever. Contains mature themes.

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Tempt the Dragon Audiobook

Tempt the Dragon

Author: A. C. Arthur Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2021

A. C. Arthur presents Book 3 in the Legion series. Contains mature themes.

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Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Play Audiobook

Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Play

Author: Cam Perron Narrator: Aden Hakimi, David Sadzin, Lamarr Gulley, Leon Nixon, Robin Eller Release Date: March 2021

The uplifting, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron—a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston—and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition and compensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over. Featuring the players' fascinating stories and original photographs. Cam Perron always loved history, and from an early age, he had a knack for collecting. But when he was twelve and bought a set of Topps baseball cards featuring several players from the Negro Leagues, something clicked. Cam started writing letters to former Negro League players in 2007, asking for their autographs and a few words about their careers. He got back much more than he expected. The players responded with detailed stories about their glory days on the field, and the racism they faced, including run-ins with the KKK. They explained how they were repeatedly kept out of the major leagues and confined to the historic but lower-paying Negro Leagues, even after Jackie Robinson—who got his start in the Negro Leagues—broke the color barrier. By the time Cam finished middle school, letters had turned into phone calls, and he was spending hours a day talking with the players. In these conversations, many of the players revealed that their careers had been unrecognized over time, and they'd fallen out of touch with their former teammates. So Cam, along with a small group of fellow researchers, organized the first annual Negro League Players Reunion in Birmingham, Alabama in 2010. At the celebratory, week-long event, fifteen-year-old Cam and the players—who were in their 70s, 80s, and 90s—finally met in person. They quickly became family. As Cam and the players returned to the reunion year after year, Cam became deeply involved in a complicated mission to help many players get pension money that they were owed from Major League Baseball. He also worked to get a Negro League museum opened in Birmingham, and stock it with memorabilia. Sports fans—and anyone who enjoys a heartfelt story—will have their eyes opened by this book about unlikely friendships, the power of memories, and just how far a childhood interest can go.

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Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities Audiobook

Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities

Author: Andre M. Perry Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2021

The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. An enduring white supremacist myth claims brutal conditions in Black communities are mainly the result of Black people's collective choices and moral failings. 'That's just how they are' or 'there's really no excuse': we've all heard those not so subtle digs. But there is nothing wrong with Black people that ending racism can't solve. We haven't known how much the country will gain by properly valuing homes and businesses, family structures, voters, and school districts in Black neighborhoods. And we need to know. Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes listeners on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry begins in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Bringing his own personal story of growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Perry also spotlights five others where he has deep connections: Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. He provides an intimate look at the assets that should be of greater value to residents-and that can be if they demand it.

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A Lifetime With You Audiobook

A Lifetime With You

Author: Stephanie Nicole Norris Narrator: Leon Nixon, Mari Release Date: March 2021

It was the season that brought families together for trick or treating and Thanksgiving dinners. But for Octavia Davenport, this season symbolized an era in her life when she lost everything. For years, Octavia was alone living a moderately single life, but then she met the owner of Rose Security Group, and suddenly things began to change. A blossoming friendship evolved and with it came an unrestrained indulgence to connect with him on every level. Desire had never stirred her until him, and Octavia didn't want to deny herself what she so hungrily craved. As the head honcho of the Midwest's preeminent security firm, Jonathon Alexander Rose is known for his commanding persona. Although his reputation precedes him, Jonathon would rather live his days absent from the limelight, with his sexy audacious best friend, Octavia. His fiery passion for her has been Jonathon's secret until he can no longer stand to be on the sidelines. When he decides to go after what he wants, nothing will stand in his way. Contains mature themes.

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The Sweet Spot: A Maple Hills Story Audiobook

The Sweet Spot: A Maple Hills Story

Author: Tay Mo'nae Narrator: Leon Nixon, Wesleigh Siobhan Release Date: February 2021

While trying to balance her family bakery, losing her mother and learning a few secrets is a lot for anyone, Amara was walking with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Trying to gain control of her life again seemed impossible but falling in love with her best friend might be what the doctor ordered. Knowing what it's like to lose his parents and feel lost, Khalil promises Amara to stay by her side and help her through the pain. What he wasn't expecting was his feelings for her to grow stronger as well as their bond! They say once one door closes, another opens, and Amara and Khalil are about to find out just how right that is. Contains mature themes.

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The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk about Life, Politics, and the Revolution Audiobook

The Brother You Choose: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Talk about Life, Politics, and the Revolution

Author: Susie Day Narrator: Cary Hite, Kate Mulligan, Leon Nixon Release Date: February 2021

Former Black Panthers Paul Coates and Eddie Conway discuss lives, politics, and their friendship that helped Eddie survive decades in prison. In 1971, Eddie Conway, lieutenant of security for the Baltimore chapter of the Black Panther Party, was convicted of murdering a police officer and sentenced to life plus thirty years behind bars. Paul Coates was a community worker at the time and didn't know Eddie well, and the little he knew, he didn't much like. But Paul was dead certain that Eddie's charges were bogus. He vowed never to leave Eddie-and in so doing, changed the course of both their lives. For over forty-three years, as he raised a family and started a business, Paul visited Eddie in prison, often taking his kids with him. He and Eddie shared their lives and worked together on dozens of legal campaigns in hopes of gaining Eddie's release. Paul's founding of the Black Classic Press in 1978 was originally a way to get books to Eddie in prison. When, in 2014, Eddie finally walked out onto the streets of Baltimore, Paul Coates was there to greet him. Today, these two men remain rock-solid comrades and friends, each being the other's chosen brother.When Eddie and Paul met in the Baltimore Panther Party, they were in their early twenties. They are now into their seventies. This book is a record of their lives and their relationship, told in their own voices. Paul and Eddie talk about their individual stories, their work, their politics, and their immeasurable bond.

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A Steadfast Love Audiobook

A Steadfast Love

Author: Donnia Marie Narrator: Leon Nixon, Mari Release Date: February 2021

Following the path of Sebastien, Sean, and Benji Bennett isn't an easy feat. Too bad life has a way of dismantling your world, leaving you to figure things out on your own. Tavious is the youngest member of the Bennett family, making his way through a maze full of roadblocks. Is he ready to step into the footsteps of those who paved the way before him? He's a recent college graduate ready to take his profession by storm, but will he take this walk alone or have a willing companion by his side?

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What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues Audiobook

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues

Author: Clifford Thompson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: February 2021

An African-American writer's concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America. In the tradition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me comes Clifford Thompson's What It Is. Thompson was raised to believe in treating every person of every color as an individual, and he decided as a young man that America, despite its history of racial oppression, was his home as much as anyone else's. As a middle-aged, happily married father of biracial children, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions when the race-baiting Donald Trump ascends to the presidency—elected by whites, whom Thompson had refused to judge as a group, and who make up the majority in this country Thompson had called his own. In the grip of contradictory emotions, Thompson turns for guidance to the wisdom of writers he admires while knowing that the answers to his questions about America ultimately lie in America itself. Through interviews with a small but varied group of Americans he hears sharply divergent opinions about what is happening in the country while trying to find his own answers—conclusions based not on conventional wisdom or on what he would like to believe, but on what he sees.

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Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work Audiobook

Mountain Conjure and Southern Root Work

Author: Orion Foxwood Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: January 2021

Folk magic conjurer and root worker Orion Foxwood invites you to take a walk through his native Appalachia, through moonlit orchards and rural farms, to the dark of the crossroads. From the oral tradition of his ancestors to the voices of the spirits themselves, Foxwood brings listeners the secrets of Southern magic: - Working by the signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility, and orcharding) - Faith healing - Settling the light (candle magic) - Doctoring the root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts for magic or for clearing, cleansing, and blessing a person) - Praying or dreaming true (blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming) - Blessing or cursing

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