Thank you Bebe!
The honsety in the fact that he did not approve of Bobby Brown...not as a person, but as a match for Whitney. Not because Bobby was "a bad person" , he was just not the one for her. No ill words were spoken of Bobby as many in the media have portrayed him to be the root cause of her demise-NOT SO.
He seemed to be "reading". It wasn't a nature tone, no nature flow in his voice. I think it may have been the inexperience, not so sure how many narrations he's done (no disrespect intended).
It made me sad. It made me feel sorry for Whitney. It also gave much clearer picture of the "industry" and how it has corrupted many young innocent talents. Also, how they can be mismanaged and damaged. Bebe made that very clear for me, and that is sad.
I did enjoy the book. It gave a human side to "The Whitney Houston Story". A side that many may not hear as I have not heard anything like it since her death. I appreciate this book because it does not portray Whitney to be a Saint who had no issues, but it does portray her to be a human. A human who did what humans do when they have situations arise in their life...make choices/decisions. Some choices were good some not so good just like the rest of us. And just like the rest of us for those choices there was a price to pay. At the end of the day, she was beautiful, and had a loving and giving heart . That is what I have chosen to take from this book. If you are a Houston fan, this is definetly an encouraging book for you. If you are not a fan, be ready to accept what I consider to be a thought provoking look at a dynamic young lady who made choices that determined her future and was led astray ONLY BY HERSELF and her decisions... not Bobby Borwn as many have tried to solicit. Very illuminating
This book was awesome, My only regret is that it is in a trilogy of books and I listened to them out of order. None the less, it just made everything before it make better sense. Carl Weber definetly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Loved it loved it loved! Also, the narration was great.
This was a wonderful listen. I can hear Jermaine in every word. What a loving tribute to his brothers memory. Initially I had to get used to the narrator. Although it was Jermaines son, he did not have the high pitched Jackson voice I was used to so I had to get over that. None the less you heard the sincerity in every word. Many questions answered. You were given just enough of the past w/o too much lingering. I'd listen again
I wish i was more familiar with the writings of this author so i can listen to his books in chronological order! This is my 2nd Carl Weber book and i love it! The story line was awesome and i could not have predicted the ending which made it even better. Once i started it, i couldn't put it down! I'm sold, on to "The Preachers Son"!
I must say I rather enjoyed this book. I had been considering it for about a year now and finally got down to; "well, theres nothing else out there right now". The values he is reflecting I can appreciate and rather enjoyed hearing. The performance (although the intent was to sound like Kirk) was a bit rough. At one point I felt it was a book for men. At the end it all came together with the title and made alot fo sense. I think you will enjoy.
Enjoyed the book for the most part. Of course one should expect "Ice T" to talk like "Ice T". Interesting life story, but i would've liked to hear more about his life TODAY towards the end. I believe it was eluded to but not really reflected upon. I think I heard his wife Co Co's name once?
Regardless definetly a story of triumph and overcoming the obstacles that life puts in your way.
Learned alot about Dwayne and his appreciation for his journey and role that everyone played in it. Many lessons in this book
Initially it starts out about dating which was less interesting because I'm already married...glad I didn't turn it in there. I can honestly say after listening to this book I have a new outlook on my husband and my marriage. Didn't see that coming. Steve really opens up about the realities and expectations of women and the mind set about them (from a mans perspective). IT ALL JUST MAKES SENSE! For those who are seeking a partner-this is definetly something you need to read...for those who already have one...we may have missed the boat in the beginning but there is still hope!
Again, this is a must read for all women. I was also very pleased that there was no profanity.
This was a very "nice" book. I understand the logic behind it totally-however, I thought it was a book about Robin and her Mom. It more centered around her Moms story, which made good sense. It was a very inspirational story of someone who learned at an early age to work hard, be grateful and you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you and a good family. Loved the hymns at the end.
Not quite what I was looking for, but I did enjoy it.
This was a nice book. I enjoyed hearing how his life has changed dramatically through the things he has suffered at his own hand; however, I feel like he stayed away from the "things he did". I understand that may have been deliberate in an effort to focus on the restoration of Michael versus the mistakes. I would really like to have known more about the trouble to appreciate the triumph even more. None the less, it was a good book with many life lessons. Certanly something I would recommend.
Bishop jakes has an elequant speech that can sometimes leaving you saying; "what"? But his insite is priceless. Really enjoyed the book overall. Forgiveness is nigh!
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