WorldCat Identities

Allen, Richard 1957-2013

Works: 76 works in 455 publications in 1 language and 9,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Author, nar
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Allen
12 years a slave by Solomon Northup( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom
Drive me crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driver" is an ex-con trying to make his life right but who shares an expensive secret and a past affair with his boss's wife, a woman who is nothing but trouble. Dickey's rich characters make listeners feel as if they are present in the hustle-filled pool hall, the bedroom, and the Lincoln Town Car that "Driver" chauffeurs his wealthy and notorious clients around in
Unmasked : the final years of Michael Jackson by Ian Halperin( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delivers new revelations about Michael Jackson's controversial life and legacy: his multiple plastic surgeries, his skin bleaching, his sexual identity, and his potentially fatal genetic condition ... and dispels the popular myths" about the King of Pop. The conclusion was written after "Michael Jackson died just as this book was going to press."
Picking cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July of 1984 in Burlington, North Carolina, Jennifer Thompson was raped in her own bed by an armed assailant. Not two months later, Thompson identified Ronald Cotton as the attacker, who was tried and sentenced to life in prison. However, after eleven years behind bars, Cotton was found innocent through DNA testing. Some time later, the two met and forged an unlikely friendship
Diablerie by Walter Mosley( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying a precarious sober life balancing family duties with his relationship with a patient mistress, Ben finds his years of alcoholism catching up with him when he encounters a woman with knowledge of a significant event from his past that Ben cannot remember
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn into an affair with his sister-in-law in spite of his love for his wife, a man finds his choices further complicated by the mysterious and tragic past shared by both women
Charlie Parker played be bop by Christopher Raschka( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop ; includes "Night in Tunisia" written by Dizzy Gillespie from the CD "Jazz at Massey Hall" published by Universal MCA Music Publishing, courtesy of Fantasy, Inc
The slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slaves by Andrew Ward( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving hundreds of interviews with excerpts from diaries, letters, and memoirs, a narrative history of the American Civil War captures the story of the conflict from the perspective of the African-American slaves who played a role
Magic city : a novel by James W Hall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight may hold the key to a horrific, politically motivated crime forty-two years later
The last street novel by Omar Tyree( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shareef Crawford, a celebrated writer of romantic fiction, leaves his sunny mansion in South Florida and returns to his Harlem roots to pen a true crime book that may just end his life
Blues journey by Walter Dean Myers( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blues poem that revisits the history of the African American experience
Opening day : the story of Jackie Robinson's first season by Jonathan Eig( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II had just ended. Democracy had triumphed. Now Americans were beginning to press for justice on the home front--and Jackie Robinson had a chance to lead the way. He was an unlikely hero. He had little experience in organized baseball, his swing was far from graceful, and he was assigned to play a position he had never tried before. But the biggest concern was his temper--Robinson was an angry man who played aggressively. In order to succeed he would have to control himself in the face of what promised to be a brutal assault by opponents of integration. Drawing on interviews with surviving players, sportswriters, and eyewitnesses, as well as newly discovered material from archives around the country, this a fresh portrait of a ferocious competitor who embodied integration's promise and helped launch the modern civil-rights era
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slaves Uncle Tom and Eliza live relatively peaceful lives on the Kentucky farm of Arthur Shelby. However, when Arthur learns he may lose his farm, he decides to sell Tom and Eliza. Eliza gets wind of the plan and escapes with her son. Tom is sold, but finds good fortune aboard the riverboat on which he is transported
The price of stones : building a school for my village by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri( Recording )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founder of the Nyaka and Kutamba AIDS Orphans Schools describes how he returned to his native Uganda after college and was compelled by the dire circumstances of his village's AIDS orphans to make tuition-free education available
What becomes of the brokenhearted : [a memoir] by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad by Jacqueline Tobin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became their "land of Canaan," the Promised Land where they could live freely in various black settlements under the protection of British law. One of these settlements was known as Dawn. In prose rich in detail and imagery, From Midnight to Dawn presents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it to find new lives in Canada. Some of the figures are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown. But there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well, like William Parker, who fought off a group of whites determined to reenslave him. Parker resettled in Canada, learned how to read and write, and recounted his story as a slave narrative. From Midnight to Dawn evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada over whether they should ask for money from abolitionists or strive to be self-supporting. An extraordinary examination of a part of American history, From Midnight to Dawn will captivate readers with its tales of hope and courage
He-motions : even strong men struggle by T. D Jakes( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational and refreshingly honest audio, is the ultimate source for women seeking to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It helps decode men's often baffling behavior and provides eye-opening insights for greater intimacy and healing in your relationships
Samaritan by Richard Price( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a successful L.A. television career, Ray Mitchell returns to the New Jersey housing project where he grew up to rethink his life, reconnect with his teenage daughter, and give back to the community. Things are looking up: he's seeing a woman from the old neighborhood and teaching at his high school. But suddenly, he is found savagely beaten. He knows who did it, but won't talk. It's up to Nerese Ammons, a childhood acquaintance and now a police detective, to get Ray to tell what happened. As he slips in and out of consciousness, we enter the years in which he and Nerese encountered each other across lines of money, class, and race the same lines Nerese must reach across now so that Ray will reveal the truth before it's too late
The souls of Black folk by W. E. B Du Bois( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois presents a collection of fourteen essays focused on African-American culture
The bond : [the three doctors] by Sampson Davis( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school friends Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt all grew up fatherless in Newark, New Jersey. Despite tough odds they became successful doctors. Now they turn that strength to rebuilding their relationships with their fathers
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Drive me crazy
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Amin, Shango

English (210)

Unmasked : the final years of Michael JacksonPicking cotton : our memoir of injustice and redemptionDiablerieGenevieveCharlie Parker played be bopThe slaves' war : the Civil War in the words of former slavesMagic city : a novelThe last street novel