Audiobooks Narrated by Leon Nixon

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  1. It Happened One Summer: A Novel Audiobook It Happened One Summer: A Novel
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  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me Audiobook The Viscount Who Loved Me
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  3. Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Audiobook Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life
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  4. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World Audiobook The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World
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  5. The Dictionary of Lost Words Audiobook The Dictionary of Lost Words
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  6. The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close Audiobook The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
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  7. Arsenic and Adobo Audiobook Arsenic and Adobo
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  8. The Cabinet Audiobook The Cabinet
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  9. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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  10. Open Mind Audiobook Open Mind
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Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston Audiobook

Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston

Author: Gerrick D. Kennedy Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: May 2022

A candid exploration of the genius, shame, and celebrity of Whitney Houston a decade after her passing On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the decade since, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her relationship to her Blackness, her sexuality, and her addictions. Didn’t We Almost Have It All is author Gerrick Kennedy’s exploration of the duality of Whitney’s life as both a woman in the spotlight and someone who often had to hide who she was. This is the story of Whitney’s life, her whole life, told with both grace and honesty. Long before that fateful day in 2012, Whitney split the world wide open with her voice. Hers was a once-in-a-generation talent forged in Newark, New Jersey, and blessed with the grace of the church and the wisdom of a long lineage of famous gospel singers. She redefined “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She became a box-office powerhouse, a queen of the pop charts, and an international superstar. But all the while, she was forced to rein in who she was amid constant accusations that her music wasn’t Black enough, original enough, honest enough. Kennedy deftly peels back the layers of Whitney’s complex story to get to the truth at the core of what drove her, what inspired her, and what haunted her. He pulls the narrative apart into the key elements that informed her life—growing up in the famed Drinkard family; the two romantic relationships that shaped the entirety of her adult life, with Robyn Crawford and Bobby Brown; her fraught relationship to her own Blackness and the ways in which she was judged by the Black community; her drug and alcohol addiction; and, finally, the shame that she carried in her heart, which informed every facet of her life. Drawing on hundreds of sources, Kennedy takes readers back to a world in which someone like Whitney simply could not be and explains in excruciating detail the ways in which her fame did not and could not protect her. In the time since her passing, the world and the way we view celebrity have changed dramatically. A sweeping look at Whitney’s life, Didn’t We Almost Have It All contextualizes her struggles against the backdrop of tabloid culture, audience consumption, mental-health stigmas, and racial divisions in America. It explores exactly how and why we lost a beloved icon far too soon.

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Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching Audiobook

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

Author: Jarvis R. Givens Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: April 2022

A fresh portrayal of one of the architects of the African American intellectual tradition, whose faith in the subversive power of education will inspire teachers and learners today. Black education was a subversive act from its inception. African Americans pursued education through clandestine means, often in defiance of law and custom, even under threat of violence. They developed what Jarvis Givens calls a tradition of 'fugitive pedagogy'-a theory and practice of Black education in America. The enslaved learned to read in spite of widespread prohibitions; newly emancipated people braved the dangers of integrating all-White schools and the hardships of building Black schools. Teachers developed covert instructional strategies, creative responses to the persistence of White opposition. From slavery through the Jim Crow era, Black people passed down this educational heritage. There is perhaps no better exemplar of this heritage than Carter G. Woodson-groundbreaking historian, founder of Black History Month, and legendary educator under Jim Crow. Givens shows that Woodson succeeded because of the world of Black teachers to which he belonged: Woodson's first teachers were his formerly enslaved uncles; he himself taught for nearly thirty years; and he spent his life partnering with educators to transform the lives of Black students.

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Perfect Fit Audiobook

Perfect Fit

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: April 2022

Sage Dunbar is dealt a shattering double blow when she discovers that her fiancé has depleted her bank accounts and her father has been having an affair. Reeling with shock, she accepts a job promotion that involves relocating to Anchorage, Alaska. She never expects to cross paths with a man who will challenge everything she thought she knew about love. Gabe's "sex-only" relationship policy has been working just fine, keeping him free of messy entanglements and emotional baggage. Then he meets Sage, and his no-commitment ways start to lose their appeal. But Sage isn't ready to give her heart and trust to another man any time soon. With a single-minded determination that surprises even him, Gabe resolves to convince her that true love can erase every obstacle-real or imagined-in its path . . .

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Soul Ties Audiobook

Soul Ties

Author: Aja Narrator: Leon Nixon, Shari Peele Release Date: April 2022

'There's a lot my children still don't understand about the gifts given to the women in my family, but there was a time I didn't comprehend it either. The consequences of my ignorance and my insolence, still haunt me.' They didn't know her story before, because she hadn't told them. She didn't reveal how being so deeply tethered to a man who didn't take care of that precious connection, had wrecked her body and soul, making it nearly impossible to breathe some days. She didn't want them to know the ugly parts of her existence; had only hoped to give her girls the good in her, and on that, most days she'd failed. But so much goodness surrounded her now, by way of self-healing and a good man, Solomon. His love, despite her attempts to keep him at bay, helped to pull her out of the darkness, into the light, and with it, the truth gets unearthed. The good, the bad, and the ugly lay bare and vulnerable . . . and so does she. Contains mature themes.

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One-Shot Harry Audiobook

One-Shot Harry

Author: Gary Phillips Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: April 2022

Race and civil rights in 1963 Los Angeles provide a powerful backdrop in Gary Phillips’s riveting historical crime novel about an African American forensic photographer seeking justice for his jazz musician friend. Los Angeles, 1963: African American Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server: chasing police radio calls and dodging baseball bats. With racial tensions running high on the eve of Martin Luther King’s Freedom Rally, Ingram risks ending up one of the victims at every crime scene he photographs. When Ingram hears a call over the police scanner to the scene of a deadly automobile accident, he recognizes the vehicle described as belonging to his good friend and old army buddy, the white jazz trumpeter Ben Kinslow, with whom he’d only just reconnected. The LAPD declares the car crash an accident, but when Ingram develops his photos there are signs of foul play. Ingram feels compelled to play detective, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Armed with his wits, his camera, and occasionally his Colt .45, Harry Ingram plunges headfirst into the seamier underbelly of LA society, tangling with racists, leftists, blackmailers, gangsters, zealots and lovers, all in the hope of finding something resembling justice for a friend.

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Who's In My Classroom?: Building Developmentally and Culturally Responsive School Communities Audiobook

Who's In My Classroom?: Building Developmentally and Culturally Responsive School Communities

Author: Gess Leblanc, Ph.D., Tim Fredrick, Ph.D. Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

In Who's In My Classroom?, accomplished educator and author delivers an inspirational and practical combination of true stories from teens in Youth Communication's award-winning writing program and the most current educational research. The book links theories of adolescent development and identity formation to best practices in real-world classrooms where teachers strive to form supportive relationships with students. In this book, you'll find: ● Narrative and explanations of the most cutting-edge research in educational and developmental psychology and cultural competence ● Excerpts from stories by students specifically written and edited with social and emotional learning competencies in mind ● Practical and concrete strategies for administrators and teachers to implement for sustainable improvement in learning outcomes for their students, including the use of Youth Communication's stories Perfect for K-12 educators, counselors, and administrators, Who's In My Classroom? is also an indispensable resource for higher education professionals and pre-service teachers seeking a practical guide to help them become more developmentally and culturally responsive in their work.

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Scandal Between the Sheets Audiobook

Scandal Between the Sheets

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

When reporter Jasmine Carmody began sniffing around Savannah's most respected family looking for a story, watchdog Wesley Brooks warned her off. Day and night, she sensed him shadowing her every move, felt his every breath, wanted his most intimate touch.... Wesley would do anything to stop Jasmine's expos on his adopted family--even seduce her. But her unexpected virginity surprised him, and so did their overwhelming passion. Soon he'd have to make a choice--trust her with all his secrets, or risk losing her forever.

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Scandal Between the Sheets & Stranded with the Tempting Stranger Audiobook

Scandal Between the Sheets & Stranded with the Tempting Stranger

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

Scandal Between the Sheets When reporter Jasmine Carmody began sniffing around Savannah's most respected family looking for a story, watchdog Wesley Brooks warned her off. Day and night, she sensed him shadowing her every move, felt his every breath, wanted his most intimate touch.... Wesley would do anything to stop Jasmine's expos? on his adopted family--even seduce her. But her unexpected virginity surprised him, and so did their overwhelming passion. Soon he'd have to make a choice--trust her with all his secrets, or risk losing her forever. Stranded with the Tempting Stranger Risky Business High-powered lawyer Brandon Washington knew how to win. He had to be ruthless, cutthroat and, for his latest case, irresistible. His biggest client, the family of the late hotel magnate John Garrison, had sent Brandon under an assumed name to the Bahamas to track down their newly discovered half sister. He would find her, charm her and uncover all her secrets. But as soon as Brandon met the beautiful heiress, the lines began to blur. Between the truth and the lies. Between her secrets and his. Between his ambition…and a chance to be loved. And as a storm gathered over the Caribbean, Brandon knew the reckoning was coming. And this time, winning could be the last thing he wanted.

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Perfect Timing Audiobook

Perfect Timing

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

Maxine Chandler and Mya Rivers were once the best of friends, sisters by choice. But distance and a series of misunderstandings came between them. Now, a fifteen-year class reunion cruise to the Caribbean could renew their powerful bond--just when they need it most. After heartbreak and tragedy, Maxi doesn't expect her shipboard romance with former high school rebel Christopher Chandler to be more than a sizzling distraction, but then he offers her a gift so profound she can't refuse it--even when it leaves her vulnerable to crushing loss. Mya, on the other hand, seems blessed with a perfect marriage, home, and beautiful twins. But Mya's work is taking over her life and another woman might be taking husband. . . As each couple struggles with the limits of love, loyalty, and trust, Mya and Maxi reclaim a deep and abiding friendship. . .one that will inspire them with courage to face the future, whatever it may bring.

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Stranded with the Tempting Stranger Audiobook

Stranded with the Tempting Stranger

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

Risky Business High-powered lawyer Brandon Washington knew how to win. He had to be ruthless, cutthroat and, for his latest case, irresistible. His biggest client, the family of the late hotel magnate John Garrison, had sent Brandon under an assumed name to the Bahamas to track down their newly discovered half sister. He would find her, charm her and uncover all her secrets. But as soon as Brandon met the beautiful heiress, the lines began to blur. Between the truth and the lies. Between her secrets and his. Between his ambition…and a chance to be loved. And as a storm gathered over the Caribbean, Brandon knew the reckoning was coming. And this time, winning could be the last thing he wanted.

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Midnight Hour: A chilling anthology of crime fiction from 20 authors of color Audiobook

Midnight Hour: A chilling anthology of crime fiction from 20 authors of color

From a simple robbery gone horribly wrong to a grisly murder in a secret love dungeon, this stellar collection of crime fiction short stories showcases some of today's finest voices of color. Edited by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby L. Vandiver, this thrilling anthology will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jennifer Chow: Midnight Escapade After years of silence, two women decide to meet up in a unique escape room but get trapped in a deadly game from which there may be no escape. Tracy Clark: Lucky Thirteen A gun. A last meal. And only one survivor. Sometimes the stars align--but only for the lucky one--as predator and prey come face-to-face one fateful New Year's Eve. H. C. Chan: Murderers' Feast Techpreneur John Manley left a trail of duped investors and damaged women in his wake. What happens when two hundred of his closest enemies gather for a five-day gourmet retreat? Christopher Chambers: In the Matter of Mabel and Bobby Jefferson It's almost midnight, it's snowing, and a bored call center worker catches a customer inquiry that smells of murder. Is he a knight rescuing the intended victim or someone else's pawn? Plus, stories by Richie Narvaez, Frankie Bailey, E. A. Aymar, Faye Snowden, Tina Kashian, and many more.

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What Happens on Vacation... Audiobook

What Happens on Vacation...

Author: Brenda Jackson Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: March 2022

A Napa Valley vacation fling is just the thing…or will the stakes be too high? Find out in this Westmoreland Legacy: The Outlaws novel by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson. What happens in Napa Valley stays in Napa Valley… Right? For Alaskan senator Jessup Outlaw, a Napa Valley vacation starts out as innocent R and R-until he meets Paige Novak. Their chemistry is explosive! And the temptation to have the Hollywood star for himself proves irresistible… but the spotlight's trained on her every move. Is the timing finally right for Jess's personal desires to come ahead of his career? Or will their vacation romance crash into reality with the return of a familiar face from Paige's past? From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Love triumphs in these uplifting romances, part of the Westmoreland Legacy: The Outlaws series: Book 1: The Wife He Needs Book 2: The Marriage He Demands Book 3: What He Wants for Christmas Book 4: What Happens on Vacation...

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