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Tamela

Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !

Memphis, TN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 24 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 286 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2015
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  • God Don't Like Ugly

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Monroe
    • Narrated By Denise Burse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes her new friend. Annette confides in Rhoda and finds the strength and courage to survive to adulthood.

    Amazon Customer says: "Wonderful series"
    "A great listen"
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    Would you listen to God Don't Like Ugly again? Why?

    Yes, there were several parts that were terrible to listen through but it's a story that many little girls have and are going through.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like when Annette and her mom finally move away from Florida.


    What about Denise Burse’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was very good. Serious and sad when her voice needed to be and comical when needed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Will

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kristen Ashley
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (523)

    Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant. While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia.

    Erin says: "Alas, different but good--Thus, Creditworthy"
    "Another good one"
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    excellent listen! you don't want to miss out on this one. I love how the characters come together from different backgrounds and develop into loving relationships I will be downloading the next install.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28568)
    Performance
    (15091)
    Story
    (15141)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "an experience"
    Overall
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    Story

    To write about something so segregated is something to experience. Although the writer was white and will never experience what the black characters went through she did a good job putting some of the truth together. The book is better than the movie. .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Naomi Chase
    • Narrated By Diana Luke
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (190)

    A journalist turned best-selling author, Naomi Chase quickly became a favorite among fans of erotic urban dramas. Deception stars Tamia and Fiona Lake, two sisters harboring a scandalous secret but looking for fresh starts. Acquitted of murder, Tamia is willing to risk everything to reclaim what she’s lost - including her ex. Meanwhile, Fiona must hide her past if she wants to keep her newfound happiness.

    ann coleman says: "Loved it!!"
    "Good 3 part story"
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    I would give 5 stars overall but I rated it at 4 only because the books should be numbered in order according to the story. The books are all great and kept me entertained. hope the author brings out some new material soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Naomi Chase
    • Narrated By Diana Luke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (156)

    Since she was acquitted of murder, Tamia Luke has been on a mission to prove she's a changed woman - especially to the love of her life, Brandon Chambers. She thinks she's succeeded - until Brandon reveals that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant, and it's his duty to marry her. With time running out, Tamia is determined to have one last rendezvous to win him back. But she's stunned when the man who blackmailed and betrayed her suddenly reappears on the scene - with an offer she can't refuse, though she knows she may regret it.

    Rasheeda says: "Good Read"
    "g ripping"
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    exciting follow up to the first book in the series I know the next one will be just as good . Tamia was a little dumb in some instances but managed to come out on top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exposed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Naomi Chase
    • Narrated By Diana Luke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (187)

    Author Naomi Chase leaves readers breathless with hearty helpings of naughty gossip and juicy scandal in her novels. Anticipating a coveted promotion, Tamia Luke will finally have the glamorous life she’s always wanted. But the sexy Dominic Archer recognizes Tamia from her days as an adult film mistress. Now Tamia will have to satisfy Dominic’s every desire in order to keep him quiet—and she’ll have to figure out how to stop her rage from becoming lust.

    Kell says: "WOW"
    "excitement"
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    loved the story overall, who knew an ex porn star would end up in so much trouble with a jealous sister?? can't wait to listen to the next series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pretty Girls in the VIP

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Daaimah Poole
    • Narrated By Kim Brockington, Rachel Leslie, Lisa Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub - and her new man - to turn her luck around.… Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams.… And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star.…

    Tamela says: "juicy"
    "juicy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There are a lot of moving parts in this story and it's enough to keep you listening. zakiya is a bit ditzy but learns to watch her man in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Another Man Will

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Daaimah Poole
    • Narrated By Karen Pittman, Rachel Leslie, Kim Brockington
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    In Another Man Will, the Turner sisters long for marriage - yet Mr. Right has so far been elusive. But when Dana finds herself attracted to a white accountant at work, Crystal reconnects with an old classmate, and Yvette meets a dashing older man, these women learn that real love is sometimes found in the most unexpected places.

    Tamela says: "Good story"
    "Good story"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Good well rounded story about every day life. The characters are realistic. The narration could have been better but it was still good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (563)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "It's okay"
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    Performance
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    This was the 2nd book I've listen to from this author, the story rambled on and on given the fact that it's 15 hours I guess it had to. The story was repetitive on some parts but overall it kept you guessing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mean Streak

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (1100)
    Story
    (1112)

    Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her. While police suspect Jeff of "instant divorce," Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won't even tell her his name.

    KC in Lexington says: "Ms. Brown's book far exceeds usual quality."
    "Great way to spend my credit"
    Overall
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    loved the story and narrator both were on point, get this audio book you won't be disappointed

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leaving Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3815)
    Performance
    (3390)
    Story
    (3383)

    Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

    Jan says: "Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars"
    "Picoult meets the 6th sense"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Leaving Time again? Why?

    No, I think 1 time was enough. After listening to the way it ended had me questioning where to place the characters and how they matched in the end.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it definitely kept me on edge, I didn't know if Alice was dead or alive.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked hearing the different voices together and how they humanized the characters in my mind.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me sad but happy that Alice and Jenna found peace at the end and that the story was actually told.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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