I can't really speak on the book since I couldn't get past Chapter 3. I know this is fiction; however, I had a very difficult time listening to the mother telling her very young daughter that it was okay for the Reverend to "touch her". I've requested to return this book. Maybe the book gets better, I don't know.
It was all I could do to get to the end of the first part of the book. The more I listened, the more ridiculous it became. Pete's request of Wayne....???? This story, while well told, was boring, far fetched and just plain ridiculous. Where's the love, faith, and trust? You either forgive or you don't.
My suggestion is to wait for more reviews before purchasing. The five reviews that were there for me were all good. Yes, this is a work of fiction, but nothing near anything I can relate to or refer to in real life.
I would not recommend this book.
I enjoy this series because it passes time for me at work without getting too distracted; however, the book is extremely descriptive and repetitive at times.
Additionally, I was a little disappointed with this story because I felt that the personalities of the main character and her husband was opposite of that in the previous book. It just seemed unlikely to me. I liked that they were in love with each other. In one book they are one way, and then totally opposite in the next. Perhaps if there were a story leading up to the events, the transition would have been easier. I don't want to spoil the ending so I won't say too much except that whatever happened to love and trust and faith?
Overall, still a great listen. I will be getting the next book.
Hope this helps.
I really love this series. While the abuse written in the story is not a happy story, the character is a wonderful strong black woman. I will be sad when the series ends. (At the time of this review, I'm on book four). Worth the chip! I also love the friendship she has with her BFF. Just a nice series overall.
I really enjoyed the story, characters and narrator. Family is important and being able to change for the better is so inspiring. Sometimes the characters seem so real. This is definitely one worth listening to.
What can I say except that it was great all around. Mama Ruby was awesome too as well as the narration. Thanks for the entertainment, Ms. Monroe.
I absolutely loved this story, particularly because it was simply a detective book read by a great narrator. Nothing ghetto fab or anything like that. Just pure detective skills. It was just a change from what I usually listen to. I would LOVE to see urban fiction narrators branch out to different stories written by some of the greats that aren't necessarily urban fiction related. While I may like some of the non-urban fiction stories out there, I find most of the narrators to be extremely boring. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOK!
What happened, Corey Allen? You usually narrate stories so well. Twice I've tried listening to this book and twice I simply couldn't get past the first few chapters. I attribute much of this to the narrator. As I said in my description, if the narrator doesn't cut it, then I simply can't listen to the story. That's too bad because there are many good stories that pique my interest but lose me on their choice of narrator. Oh well...I should have asked for my chip back.
It's been a while, but I do recall this book. It was a great listen. Worth the chip and recommended. I don't like to get into specifics for fear of being a spoiler so I won't say much except that I enjoyed the story.
Worth the chip. Enjoying the story. Fun easy listening to while at work.
I'm loving the series. Narrator is great, as ususal. Easy listening while at work. Definitely worth the chip.
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