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cassandra

Brandywine, MD, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Welfare Wifeys: A Hood Rat Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By K'wan
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (69)

    In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. Gucci’s fiancé is now a rising star in the music industry. She’s thrilled when his tour brings him to New York. But she doesn’t know it’s more than music bringing him back.

    Amazon Customer says: "TOO HOOD FOR ME"
    "Very good!"
    Overall

    This is the audiobook that had me going back searching for more "urban" themed audiobooks! I love the characters and their hustle! Although the book has "graphic" language, it suited the situation and the type of environments the characters were coming from. I truly enjoyed listening to it and by the end, I wasn't disappointed and felt it was money well spent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Land

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mildred D. Taylor
    • Narrated By Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (41)

    Ever since running away at the age of fourteen, Paul-Edward, the son of a white landowner and a black slave, has had one dream: to own land every bit as good as his daddy's. While growing up, Paul-Edward loved, and feared, his father, but he loved the land unconditionally. Then, after a rash act of youthful rebellion, he leaves his family behind and vows to succeed on his own. However, for anyone black coming of age in 1880's Mississippi, this is no simple goal.

    jack rose says: "Totally Awsome Story!"
    "Excellent...a real treat!!!"
    Overall

    "The Land" is an awesome listen. I couldn't get enough and the characters were so believable. The language for that timeframe was so befitting. Sometimes it's kind of hard hearing the "n" word being used, but because of the time in which this book took place it didn't seem at all offensive. I think the author did an amazing job and the book was exceptional from top to bottom. This book made me laugh, want to cry, kick and scream and at times it made me want to stand up and cheer! I will definitely be keeping this one close at hand.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4717)
    Performance
    (2126)
    Story
    (2135)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "Good one!"
    Overall

    I must be honest, I had to keep starting this over and over in order to finally get into it. But once I did it picked up fast and held my attention. I'm still debating on whether or not I would listen to it again but I would certainly recommend it because it is a very good and interesting story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22835)
    Performance
    (9492)
    Story
    (9565)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "Very disappointing!"
    Overall

    After a while I just wanted the book to end! It seemed like it just kept going and going and going with no end in sight. I was very disappointed by the entire story line and after a while it was just getting complicated to try and keep you.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Night Women

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (201)

    The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

    A User says: "read now to understand the past"
    "Ummmm...."
    Overall

    To be honest, I'm not sure whether or not I liked this one. What I did like is that it's different and the story line is not your typical. But there was so much going back and forth between characters and all that I often got confused and would have to play catch up in my mind or rewind again to figure out who was who and doing what to who. Perhaps the best word to describe it is "interesting." But I'm not quite sure if I would want to listen to it again; however, it wasn't awful.

    The plus is the narrator, the narrator was excellent and my hat is off to the narrator! Kudos!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keyshia and Clyde

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Treasure E. Blue
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (49)

    When Keyshia and Clyde meet, they are instantly drawn to each other. Forced to pay back a large sum of cash to one nasty Harlem kingpin or risk the lethal consequences, Keyshia and Clyde use their tight game and their loyalty to pull off the impossible. And when Clyde is falsely accused of a bank hit, Keyshia vows to stick by her man - no matter the cost.

    Tyrone says: "WOW, A Must Listen, Really"
    "NEXT!!!"
    Overall

    I was truly upset when this audiobook ended! I was hoping for just a few more minutes of Keyshia and Clyde! The story was a really good and it was different. Not all what I expected and I was pleasantly surprised. I will surely listen to this one again. Now, I'm just awaiting what comes next from Treasure E. Blue!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hustlin’ Divas

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By De’nesha Diamond
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (94)

    In South Memphis, four women live in high-stakes, high-risk territory. Ta’Shara has no interest in following her sister into the street game, but when she falls in love with the brother of a rival, her own sister orders a severe punishment.

    Khara says: "This book was soooo good!"
    "Pretty good listen!"
    Overall

    I would definitely suggest checking this audiobook out! It was very entertaining and made you want to sit in your car just a little bit longer to see what was going to happen next. The characters were very interesting and it wasn't too predictable. Overall, a very good listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Something on the Side

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Vicki Sands, Kim Brockington, Shari Peele, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (164)

    Carl Weber is the New York Times best-selling author of Baby Momma Drama and Player Haters. To be a member of the Big Girls Book Club, there's just one requirement: be a size 14 - at least.

    fayette reynolds says: "Great read"
    "YOU GOTTA LISTEN TO THIS ONE!!!"
    Overall

    This audiobook had me not wanting to get out of my car once I got to my destination. Some of the characters were straight ruthless and all about self but it's the drama that keeps you coming back for more. Loved, loved, loved the fact that the women were plus-sized; however, carried themselves with confidence and believed themselves to be big, beautiful and sexy. It was a nice change to know that the main characters didn't have to be model thin to be sought after by gorgeous, sexy and successful men and were successful themselves. I would definitely listen to this again and again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Preacher's Son

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor, Lizian Mitchell, Cherise Booth, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (71)

    The Preacher's Son captivates with all the intensity expected of a Weber novel. Bishop T.K. Wilson is a pillar of the community, pastor of the largest African-American church in Queens, NY, and has always tended to he needy. Running for borough president, he faces one shocking revelation after another that could not only derail his campaign, but also force him to reevaluate his family values.

    Mrs. Julius says: "Flygirl"
    "Excellent!!!"
    Overall

    This was a fantastic listen! Man, it was not at all what I expected but I mean that in a good way. The narration was excellent, the characters were saucy and had much spice and it was just overall an extremely well written book and it was an easy listen. I will certainly keep this in my rotation of audiobooks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Girls Do Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Teresa Floyd
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (114)

    In this sequel to Something on the Side, two Rubenesque beauties kiss the Big Apple goodbye and launch a new chapter of the Big Girls Book Club in Richmond, Virginia. But this time, the size-14-and-over ladies’ club is welcoming a chunky (and very male) player into its ranks—and plus-size shenanigans are sure to follow.

    Dream says: "I love Carl Weber"
    "Pretty good!"
    Overall

    This was a pretty good listen! Based on one of the reviews I started not to purchase because I thought it wouldn't be as good as the first but I was pleasantly surprised as there were some pretty good twists and turns in there that I wasn't suspecting. Sometimes I wish the narrators voice was a bit deeper for portraying the male voices or that a male was reading for the male parts but overall I would say it was well worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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