Length: 13 hours 16 minutes
Narrated by: Janina Edwards, Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, Gabra Zackman, and more
What it’s about: Opal refuses to settle for a typical 9-to-5 life; in the age of ’70s rock and roll, she’s determined to be a star, even if her bold Afro-punk style makes her stand out. So when an aspiring British singer-songwriter by the name of Neville suggests they form a duo, she takes the chance. But when their label signs a rival band that has no problem waving a Confederate flag around, Opal’s open protest sparks deadly consequences. Decades later in 2016, Opal is considering a reunion tour with Nev, but a journalist’s digging into the duo’s past might just expose some dark skeletons. This riveting story unfolds in interview style, making the audiobook format the perfect medium to read it in; you’ll feel like you’re listening to a documentary, not a piece of fiction.