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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, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781440798948
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A Conversation with the Mann is 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. 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 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 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    " This is a wonderful story mixed with fiction and truth and full of historical reference.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 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    " This is a wonderful story mixed with fiction and truth and full of historical reference.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 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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About the Author

John Ridley is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, and novelist. The creator of the acclaimed television series American Crime, he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.