After nearly 50 books this is the 1st book I would recommend to anyone and everyone. I normally stay away from books with drug content because they always seem to glamorize the street life and although I have no experience with that life I seriously doubt everyone lives happily ever after. This book is what I imagine that life to be. The struggle, money, fun, drugs, death, this book has it all without being unbelievable.
At 19 hours long this book was very detailed and it showed her journey from the beginning to the end. It's long but in noway was I ready for it to be over. I've listened to long books and I always seem to be ready for it to be over already but no this one.
Yes the characters had different voices. The only problem with the narration was the southern accent. At times the accent was very prominent which is weird because all the characters are from NY. It doesn't take away from the book and to be honest I wouldn't have wanted to listen to strong NY accents since I'm from VA. I can see it bothering those from the North though as they probably don't want to listen to a southern accent for 19 hours.
Truth is Stranger than Fiction, the name of the book Sunny and Jada wrote. Although I think that title/tag is already used elsewhere.
You won't regret getting this book.
Horrible. The narrator used a thick country southern accent. This was very distracting since the story took place in New York. It was hard to focus on the story with this inconsistency.
I enjoyed the story line and the characters in this story. As I listened to the character backgrounds and their respective expectations, I could not help but yell, "Truth is relative" "stop blaming" "stop making excuses" "That's so selfish". I enjoyed the very realistic illustrations through words, by which I felt like a fly on the wall instead of just an audience member. I cast characters as I read and in no time, I was viewing this book in film form in my head.
This is an excellent story about the ravages of cocaine use, including crack use, on the lives of two young women, and the men who are dealers and who love them.The narrator's voice takes some getting used to, but soon into the book, I was looking forward to hearing Ms. Johnson narrate this excellent piece of fiction.
When Jada relapsed and no longer cared about her appearance, what others thought, and how she lost the love of her life.
She brings voices of compassion, understanding, surprise, and anxiety. She showed great range of display of emotions that each character exhibited.
No in one sitting, but definitely everyday!
Yes. This book played like a movie in my head. It was so real and took me on an emotional journey.
It was well written. Excellent storytelling.
Some of the characters sounded like they were straight out of the old south. It was distracting at first. Other than that, she did each character justice.
I think the title is perfect.
I didn't want it to end.
I am constantly listening to different books, and they are all good, but this one tops them all. I could really vision the characters in this story. There were times that I cried because there were happy and sad moments in the book. I really felt sorry for Jada in this book. A lot of situations that she was in made me sad for her. There are a lot of lessons in this book. It is very realistic.I recommend this book to everyone. It kept me on my toes from the beginning.
I did not read the print version,
The beginning when the author explained that she is not glorifying the topic discussed but merely providing insight into issues that plague so many people in this country.
I would have made sure she understood the New York accent and that she understood how to pronounce some of the names and brands mentioned in the book. Some times her annunciation disconnected her from the story and characters. It didn't take away from the story but it was distraction.