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The Hate U Give

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Angie Thomas

Narrated By: Bahni Turpin

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Date: February 2017

Duration: 11 hours 41 minutes


8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
'Absolutely riveting!' —Jason Reynolds
'Stunning.' —John Green
'This story is necessary. This story is important.' —Kirkus (starred review)
'Heartbreakingly topical.' —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'A marvel of verisimilitude.' —Booklist (starred review)
'A powerful, in-your-face novel.' —Horn Book (starred review)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.


  • Toni B.

    Well-written. The narrator, Bahni Turpin, did a fantastic job of bringing this piece to life!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Cady M

    Really enjoyed this book. It shed light on the current BLM movement and gave the perspective from a 16 year old girl. Great read for young adults, but I think any age could enjoy it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anais Fathia C

    “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Natasha A.

    Wonderful book! The author does an amazing job painting a beautiful story, and the narrator does an amazing job!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tannia C.

    I really liked this book a lot and how the narrator read it and how she brought it to life. This book made me cry and made me laugh. It also made me see how this is still going on now and how we all need to get together and fight the fight and Help each other.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Paul C.

    The book is a beautiful piece of work, it shares real and deep entrenched issues, I never followed these of black-matters so much because am in Africa, but after listening to this book, i want to be as informed as possible on the progress that is made in ensuring that justice is justice regardless of race. Narrator made me pay undivided attention. Its the book I have listened and followed so intently. I love its narration and the story-line. Thanks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Beverly W.

    Excelent, thought pervoking book. Well written....the characters came alive, page by page.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shawna D.

    Well-written. Narrator was VERY good. Definitely gave me a real life viewpoint on what's happening in our country today.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Diane M

    I thought the story was easy to follow and very timely. The narrator was fantastic. I will listen to everything she narrates.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Donna Lee G

    Well written-fast moving narrative that brings up a contemporary issue in a real world way. Narration is a beautiful match.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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