The Other Black Girl: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2021
13 hours 33 minutes
Now a Hulu Original Series

“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original” (Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author), this instant New York Times bestseller explores the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.

It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. Having joined Wagner Books to honor the legacy of Burning Heart, a novel written and edited by two Black women, she had thought that this animosity was a relic of the past. Is Nella ready to take on the fight of a new generation?

“Poignant, daring, and darkly funny, The Other Black Girl will have you stressed and exhilarated in equal measure through the very last twist” (Vulture). The perfect read for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace.
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Letoye J.

Terrible terrible narrator! Could not finish book the narrator was horrible!

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Pamela H.

The theme was a relevant one but the development of the story seemed convoluted at times. I have never read a book where the protagonist was so bewildered and lack luster that the antagonist seemed more likable. The narration was the worst I’ve heard. The cadence, tone and inflection and accent of the characters were all on the same level which made it difficult to identify who was speaking. Lastly the mystery in the storyline was anticlimactic .

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Lizzie S.

Great plot twist!!

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Hard to follow and keep up.

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Danitra S.

The story is not what I expected at all, but overall a good liaten. I agree with others that the narration was so slow, I had to speed it up.

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Reasha W.

Brilliant, sucked me right in, I became obsessed with these characters! Couldn't put it down.

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The narrator was very slow and hard to follow. Some parts were easy to understand and others seemed to drag on. I struggled to follow at times. Some what disappointed.

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A truly great read that builds to an unexpected crescendo. Insightful, suspenseful

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