I love to read! I love many genres.
I found this author's writing style to be kind of boring. I wish it was more robust and descriptive. Maybe that is just my preference.
The end was an excellent ending. I don't want to give it away.
This was the craziest book. At first I thought I was going to hate this book but it really drew me in. The author's writing style is so laid back that at first I was done with the book but his development of the story was great. I feel so many different ways about this book. I know this review is nuts but if you have patience it is a good read.
A story filled with people trying to hurt each other. Foul language. Not at all edifying. Story interesting enough to keep me listening. Poor ending.
I found this book to be an insult to religion, choir directors and the entire afro-american race. Gave up on it with disgust about half way through. I am going to ask for my credits back.
Not from this genre but cetainly from this author
I think the narrators did the best they could with such an impossible story and inane dialogue.
I would not have published it at all. There is hardly one scene that I didn't find offensive.
I had to come back to read the description of this book to find out WHY I bought it and whether I was going to try to choke my way through the rest of it.
I'm not one for lots of religion in my fiction, so that was the first thing that made me uncomfortable with this choice (clearly that is my problem and not a flaw in the book). Still, the characters, to me seem like they came out of some 70s era mini-drama. Do people really act this way... talk this way? When I got to the part where Simone was bragging about withholding sex because her latest "love interest" said "I'll see what I can do" when she told him he should pay her mortgage, I had to turn this off. Seriously? She was shocked that he said "I'll see what I can do." and yet I was shocked that he didn't laugh out loud, leave her with the restaurant check, and ask if she was out of her mind. I don't know ANY woman (self-respecting or not... black, white or other) that would actually say those words.. That her friend reacted as if this was (oh... hahaha...Girl... you crazy) just Simone being her crazy self was appalling to me. This isn't just the-character-you-love-to-hate stuff for me.
I just can't relate to ANY of these people... The dude who is so hot all the women just drop their panties at the sight of him... the diva with the voice of a nightingale gone awry (I'm assuming she returns in this one since they keep bringing her up)... the church first lady who is so wrapped up in her wardrobe that she can't get out of the house without changing clothes 10 times. Seriously? So far the only character I can see as real is TK, and the story felt like a bad movie. I'm expecting the rest of this book to be more soap opera style crap. Am I wrong? Can those of you who gave it 5 stars (wow...a LOT of people, btw) tell me what I am missing here? Does something get better as the book goes on? Do the characters become real humans at some point, or am I just out of my genre? It seems (so far) more like a romance novel (Harlequin-type) or soap opera-esque. I can't bring myself to watch soap operas either, so it could be that I'm just out of my element. If it had been classified as a romance I would not have purchased it.
The characters and dialog
I suppose. I think the narrators were not bad, but I could not get through the book.
I only read the first 4 chapters before I wanted to poke my eyes out with a stick... so I really couldn't say.
Maybe I just dialed into a lying/cheating is all part of every day life soap opera and didn't know that is what I was getting.
LOVE reading but illness makes listening easier. Thanks audible, for pulling me back into life!
Didn't need the nasty sex language, especially IN church! Kind of offensive and perpetuates negative stereotypes about African Americans. None of the African Americans in my family or friends would EVER act like these characters did.
Very good book as always.... I was hoping for a better ending with Simone but this one will due. Can't wait to read part 2. It's on my wish list!!!!! I'm never disappointed with Mr. Webber's books.