A believable storyline! I've read plenty of fiction and fantasy... The Wizard of Oz was more believable. This story did not have a hint of reality or symbolism. It was like reading someone's bad dream. The characters were simple, unevovled, and none of them were likeable. I was so turned off by all of them. I saw that time passed but the characters stayed childlike throughout the book...
This book does not even fit into a "genre"... It's turned me off from this author.
Kevin Free did a great job in bringing this book alive. His performance is the only reason why I kept listening. He gave each character a voice and personality of their own. I've heard Kevin Free read in other books, but this and Mamma Ruby (the "prequel") were his best performances.
Kevin Free was the redeeming quality.
This book had to be the craziest story ever told. I was often confused about what was happening and how we reached many of the scenes. After the book was completed I was left with a bad taste in my mouth.
It was ok. I enjoyed it for what it was. I was say about 12 or 13.
It was compared to 50 Shades and I guess on a romance, fantasy level it could be that but it was not as erotic as the description made it out to be. I don't read romance novels so it doesn't compare to what I've read in the past except for 50 Shades.
When King was giving it to her from behind while she looked on in a full lenght mirror... Now that was hot!
Royals in the hood...
It ranks pretty high; probably in the bottom 10.
Debbie, of course. Debbie was so deep; more than what people prbably would think of a porn star. She had a genuine heart and very kind spirit.
Life. Character. She gave Debbie a voice and color. It made me seem to know her on a personal level.
Debbie doesn't do it anymore... Perfect title.
To follow someone through their thought process of ending it all was an interesting journey for me, especially since suicide hit so closely to me recently. I felt her numbness and understood her need to be free.
The abuse... This was my first time reading this author after seeing him featured on a TV one evening. I was not prepared for the explicit violence against the women. I guess that was dumb on my part for thinking a story of a "Ghetto Pimp" would be any different.
No, I don't think so.
I'm not sure. I believe Kevin Kenerly did a good job at making the story come to life. It was too real for me, though.
Anger and sadness... I did not finish the book so I'm not sure if those feelings would have changed into something else. I felt bad for Whoreson who seemed to not know any better but I felt sorry for the women for not knowing their own value.
I can't really say. Maybe I need to read the hardcopy because listening to it was a bit confusing for me and made the story hard to follow. I just didn't get much of what was going on and often found my self wondering how I got where I got in the story and who was being talked about.
Not being able to follow along. I stopped at, who I'm assuming, was the Jewish girl in the story. It just didn't make sense to me.
I would listen to one narrated by Augustus Williamson, yes.
The Jewish girl's "No man has ever touched me..." Made absolutely no sense to me. I guess I could have finished listening to find out what that really was about but between the sudden switching to talking about some tribal ritual to present day to not so present day had my head spinning so, I didn't care who touhed her at that point. Then I realized I didn't care what happened to any of the characteres.
I'm feeling very shallow right now.
Stronger characters. Everyone except for the husband and the nurse were so weak emotionally. i totally understand going through a tramatic experience but at what point do you pick yourself up and move forward? No one in this book did that except for the student that became a nurse. Also, the end was the PITS!
On top of the emotionally weak characters, the ending made me want to through my iPod across the room. My thoughts, "I went through all of that and this is what happens?" UGH!
I thought it was very creative to have the view point of the dying gun shot victim but to have drug that out through the entire book almost drove me insane! Maybe if we would have gotten her point of view at the beginning and then allowed the secrets to unfold throughout the investigation, it would have been better but I found myself saying, "OMG, would you just die already!" That is such a horrible thing to say, but my goodness EVERY CHAPTER? It became like listening to nails on a chalk board.
The end... I won't give it away but I would have done that in a whole different way. It was more than sad. Not just because of the events that unfolded but because it didn't make sense. Maybe Lady Jakes should have consulted with a dective or watched a couple more episodes of CSI or something because there were holes in all of what went down.
I'm not big on Christian novels and it is because it seems that the characters seem so weak and that is hard for me to relate to. It's like they just allow life to happen instead of creating a life for themselves. The only example of that characteristic in this book was the young nurse. She was my favorite and I wish she would have rubbed off on her peers.
I would rank this at #2.
The Color Purple because it contained tragedy and triumph and depicted the resilience of the human spirit.
She made the story come alive. It was not like she was reading but telling you her own story.
No, and I only say that because sometime it was just too much to take.
I would love to meet Cupcake Brown. She is such an inspiration. After reading this book I realized that I have absolutely no excuse not to excel at EVERYTHING put in front of me. I'm so grateful that she shared her story and I will recommend this book to everyone I know.
The author did a good job in developing the characters and the narrarators did a great job in briging them to life.
Connie was my favorite character because she was the most genuine.
Hearing the voices of the characters, for me, brings a depth. I could get a better image of them by the sound of their voice.
You never know what really goes on... Behind Closed Doors.
When I first started listening to this book I thought it was going to be cartoonish and predictable with shallow characters who I would hate. But when I kept listening and the main characters were brought to life, I began to thoroughly enjoy it and found it hard to cut it off. Although I did predict what happened, I was not mad because I enjoyed listening to how everything unfolded.
I'm glad I've gotten into Carl Weber. He is imaginative and I always enjoy his twists. He is one of my favorites and I look forward to catching up on books I have not read by him as well as his future projects.
I am free!
When I seemed to be stripped down to my core, exposing all of my hurt and anger not from just one moment that I've held on to, but all incidents that has caused me to hang on to the one. It was like my soul opened and everything was poured out and filled with healing balm.
His voice is so engaging. It was like having him sit at the table with me and talk face to face.
Yes, when I realized that my un-forgiveness is a learned behavior that I picked up as I grew up.
In the bottom 10.
When Isrie ran ito Ryan at the club and the nasty things he said to her. I felt her pain and understood her insecurities.
Yes. I love Susan Spain's voice. This was comparable to what I listened to before. She has a good flow and brings the character to life.
When Dejah finally accepted her own beauty.
I haven't read a book like this in a while; the ups and downs of love. But it was a refreshing break from all of the noir stuff I've been reading and listening to. Although the end had a bit of a twist and drama, it was still lite and I walked away feeling good about how it ended. I will definitely check out more of Pete's work.
The flow of the story and the narrator.
Yes. I love Carl Weber and although this is not one of my favorite books, I am always entertained when reading or listening to his stories.
Versitile. Humurous. Entertaining.
A pretty good book for the most part.
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