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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (524 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hill Harper Narrator: Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781440790997
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New York Times bestselling, award-winning author, actor, and motivational speaker Hill Harper invites listeners to join the conversation about the breakdown of the African American family.

The black community of past generations found strength in families, but today’s black children have less than a one in three chance of being raised in a two-parent household. Harper’s search for answers to this phenomenon is an enlightening and empowering journey.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Conversation is no bland nostrum; Harper offers specific, real-world responses to problems that African American couples experience all too often.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Hill Harper trades solving crimes on-screen for a new mission: fixing relationship drama.”

    Essence

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ldot | 2/18/2014

    " Hill Harper did a tremendous job in wriitng this book.I felt is was refreshing and relevant to what is happening in our community, home and families today. I enjoyed how he was so in tune with the misconception we have in our 'Conversations'. I felt it was a smack you in your face read that makes you realize your own imperfections I believe if you knew better you'd do be better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natascha | 2/10/2014

    " A good start on initiating dialogue between men and women "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justine | 1/29/2014

    " This book was beyond amazing. It gave an intimate view on the relationships between African American men and women. It talked about all the things that are common within the lives of black people on an everyday basis and the issues that need to be addressed within our communities. Illustrating these issues and presenting resolutions to these problems in the form of a "conversation" is the best way to get through to a group of people. Speaking to them as if they were your close friends, without inhibitions or fear, enables you to actually sit back and think about the things that are going on around you and within your community. I learned so many things that I was not that familiar with in the beginning and the things that I need to take into consideration when pursuing a potential mate as well as keeping things going as smoothly as possible with understanding and communication once and if a relationship is established. "The Conversation" is a must read if you would like some love/relationship advice given to you as if they were things that you talk about on a daily basis. Great read and very insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikole | 1/17/2014

    " Good insight into how different men and women see everyday relationship topics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rochelle | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me look at myself in different ways. I would recommend anyone to read this, especially if you are in a relationship. And if you are not, then this can give you some tips on how to make your next relationship go a little better for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dimitria | 10/18/2013

    " Great book. Made me think about how I thought I was a good communicator in general. Found out when it comes to relationships I had some work to do!! Easy read. Thought provoking "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gertrude | 8/12/2013

    " It was a little boring in the beginning, but Hill Harper is confronting serious issues in the Black community. Do I recommend it? I don't know...figure it out for yourself. When it comes to this book, I'm so indifferent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aziza | 10/2/2012

    " This is a great book that all Black men and Women should read. Hill Harper digs deep to find the understanding to the struggles that black couples face and focuses on the root of why we have such a hard time understanding eachother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Guyo | 8/4/2012

    " great read about the misunderstanding between men and women during courtship "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 6/14/2012

    " Loved the real conversations from men and women. Harper was extremely honest about his own shortcomings. Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Gauss | 4/28/2012

    " I think every man and woman who dates and is looking for a good relationship should read this book. I like how Mr. Harper explores the relationships of black men and women. Very easy to relate to! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Divine | 3/12/2012

    " it was a pretty good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cltucker1 | 3/1/2012

    " Great book for someone that is single and looking to start a relationship. Gives real situations and dialogue from a variety of folks. I highly suggest this book over Steve Harvey's book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Mitchell | 1/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this book because it wasn't only very true, but it also gave an insight into the typical black male and female relationships in today's society. Hill Harper is a very good author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/17/2011

    " Absolutley loved this book. Very real down to earth commentary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/20/2011

    " I think Hill's efforts are positve and enjoyed getting both the male and female perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsi | 6/2/2011

    " Interesting read... He discusses some things that a lot of us already knew, but he also adds his own research into the mix, and talks about his personal experiences with love. I really did enjoy reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/21/2011

    " It is not his best. He has simply repeated what we have known for years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 5/18/2011

    " It was okay. Because he's not currently in what I consider a long-term relationship, I tried to think of the book as more about "conversations" than "relationships." It had some cliche stuff, some good stuff, some interesting stuff. Overall, it was a nice & easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 5/4/2011

    " Absolutley loved this book. Very real down to earth commentary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cecilia | 3/20/2011

    " April Selection for Book Club. Always open for this conversation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cltucker1 | 2/24/2011

    " Great book for someone that is single and looking to start a relationship. Gives real situations and dialogue from a variety of folks. I highly suggest this book over Steve Harvey's book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 2/17/2011

    " I hate self help books but found this one to be relevant. I don't know what qualifies him as a relationship expert but it was worth reading "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cece | 1/17/2011

    " The book was a hard read. It was very slow at getting to the point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kianaw | 12/29/2010

    " Phenomenal and much needed book. It sheds light on the issues that African Americans face in loving one another. I'm glad that Hill stepped up to the plate with "The Conversation." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dimitria | 12/21/2010

    " Great book. Made me think about how I thought I was a good communicator in general. Found out when it comes to relationships I had some work to do!! Easy read. Thought provoking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tljenkins36 | 12/8/2010

    " I have to admit I was surprised at how well Harper was able to open a discussion about how communication between Black men and women is maladaptive and is preventing the growth of our communities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daphne' | 11/14/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book and I think I read it at a perfect time. It reminded me of the basics of a relationship. I would have five stars but the information is common sense. However in relationships, we forget common sense sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Orville | 11/9/2010

    " Good insight on achieving, building and maintianing a long term relationship. "

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About the Author
Author Hill Harper

Hill Harper is the author of Letters to a Young Brother, which won two NAACP awards and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association in 2007, and New York Times bestseller Letters to a Young Sister. Also an accomplished actor, he was named Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009 by the NAACP Image Awards for his role on CSI:NY. He holds a BA from Brown University, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Named one of People magazine’s sexiest men alive, he lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Kevin R. Free is a multiple Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Known for his work with young adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.