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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ridley Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling novelist and scriptwriter John Ridley is the author of acclaimed, innovative works, including Love Is a Racket and Everybody Smokes in Hell. In A Conversation with the Mann, Ridley pens the remarkable fictional story of the life of black comedian extraordinaire Jackie Mann.

Jackie is a poor boy from Harlem and the victim of abuse from his widowed, alcoholic father. But everything changes on the day he discovers the power of comedy. When his classmates make fun of his tattered clothes, Jackie turns everything around by freely poking fun at himself and soon has everyone on the floor with laughter. His amazing talent, and raging ambition, take him through the local club circuit to become the most sought after comedic entertainer in opulent, '50s Las Vegas and beyond.

Unusual and compelling, this is a rags-to-riches tale of a black man searching for respect in a golden age of American entertainment. Masterfully performed by narrator Dion Graham, A Conversation with the Mann is a dazzling listen. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 3/10/2013

    " It was a good enough and engaging tale. It would have earned another star but I kept waiting for the title character to "man up' but he remained punkish and wishy washy throughout.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher | 10/9/2012

    " This is a wonderful story mixed with fiction and truth and full of historical reference. A story of a "coudl have been", "would have been". But the story reads so real its like youre reading this fictional characters', non fiction life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher | 4/22/2008

    " This is a wonderful story mixed with fiction and truth and full of historical reference. A story of a "coudl have been", "would have been". But the story reads so real its like youre reading this fictional characters', non fiction life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 4/3/2008

    " It was a good enough and engaging tale. It would have earned another star but I kept waiting for the title character to "man up' but he remained punkish and wishy washy throughout.. "

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