African-American fiction is not just for entertainment. It can also be a medium for education. In this book, I wasn't expecting to learn about stuttering. But I did, and in the course of listening, I think I also learned the importance of showing compassion, not pity. A very nicely written, enjoyable story. I especially liked the fact that there were 2 narrators to give the male and female perspective.
Yes, I liked how many case studies there were.
I don't know.
What separates outliers from other people are natural talent, a lot of practice and a little bit of luck.
No. Some parts of the book were nothing but a big, long sermon. If I wanted to go to Bible Study, I would. I understand the opportunity to witness and minister to readers, but this was too much.
I did. I tried the next book in the series and it was more of the same.
No, but some people may be inspired to seek counseling after reading this book. How could two people from the same church who are dating both be bipolar and/or have multiple personalities?
This is my kind of audiobok -- very cleverly written, smart and entertaining. I couldn't put it down! It was kind of funny how almost all the kids' names were cities (Paris, Rio, London etc.).
I love how twisted the story line was, but came to a nice and neat (but intriguing) end. There had better be a Part 2!
I loved the narrators, except Patricia R. Floyd (voice of London). She has a snarkiness in her voice that irritates me. Ezra Knight could read me the ABCs and I'd swoon!
Paris, because she seems so selfish and immature at first, but you love her once you get to know her.
There were no loose ends.
When the pastor's wife found his blow-up doll and porn collection.
It was very easy to confuse the characters Passion and Princess, since they both have such playful names. Passion, as a first lady's name, doesn't seem believable. I really don't understand her motivations at all, after finding out that her husband had been wearing women's underwear and had a secret male lover. It just doesn't make sense how she could go from being so upset about her sexless marriage to being so desperate to help
This book held my attention from the very first chapter to the last word spoken. I couldn't put it down! If the characters sounds familiar, it picks up the storyline of Bishop T.K. Wilson and the First Jamaica Ministries congregation from "The First Lady."
Be forewarned: if you can't stand cussing and sinning in a fictional story, then this probably isn't the book for you. But ... if you know that we all fall short and that this is just fiction, be prepared to giggle and gasp at all the treachery these church folks stir up.
Extremely well written and fantastic production. Bravo!!!!!!
Omg, I cannot believe I suffered through hours of horrible singing just to hear the ending to this story. Sound effects are a nice surprise in audiobook recordings. Hearing the author reading his own wrords is also usually a treat. But this? This was torture! It was worse than American Idol tryouts. Singing homemade songs acapella was totally unecessary to get the full effect of the story. The dialogue was irritating since almost every sentence ended with "man," which the author explained as a "Southern thing," and some chapters/verses were missing. I usually like Omar Tyree's books, but I could have done without this one. If you're looking for a word of a advice about this selection, "Just Say No!"
This audiobook had sound effects, which was a pleasant surprise, but a few gunshots and tire squeals can't make a bad book good. There were far too many characters, which made it hard to remember who was who. The story dragged on needlessly with one shooting and expensive gift after another one. Usually, I'm a sucker for a trilogy, but I'll pass on this one.
It is so refreshing to finally hear a good book. Everything about this book was superb -- from the character development, plot twists, storyline and suspense. And on top of all that, I got to enjoy Ezra Knight's sexy voice for hours at a time. All good things must come to an end, but I anxiously await another book by the authors. Bravo!
I'm divorced. I have a divorce decree from a court to prove it. I stood in front of a judge, signed my name, had a witness and got a file copy back in the mail. I didn't hear it from someone. I didn't assume it went through. I know I'm divorced. So how (in hell) could someone "think" they're divorced? And when the "wifeys" find out, is there any chance (in hell) of them living together like one big, happy family while they share a man? Seriously, I think not!
I'm glad I don't know anyone who is as conniving and low-down as this. It's hard to feel sorry for Charlotte at all. She's been such a self-centered, childish, manipulative, cut-throat, black-hearted trollop. Maybe the purpose of this book was to let Rev. Curtis Black have a taste of the same bitter medicine he's been dosing out to his wives over the years. They're all too old to be doing the foolish things they do ... especially as leaders of a church. I didn't like this sick, twisted story, but the author and the narrator did a good job of letting it unfold slowly.
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