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Brown Skin

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  • Murderville 2: The Epidemic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ashley, JaQuavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (132)

    With Samad’s target on her back, Liberty must survive the harsh streets alone. But when a chance encounter pushes her into the arms of a new friend, Po, the two take on the California kingpin - and step full force into the game. As bullets and sparks fly, the unlikely pair embarks on a serendipitous journey back to where it all started: Sierra Leone. With a new overseas connection, Po sees an opportunity that is too good to pass up. When his pursuit of the American dream conflicts with Liberty’s past, will they be able to survive, or will the drug empire that they’ve built together come crashing down?

    Dream says: "Simply Brilliant!"
    "Can you say twisted?"
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    This book is loaded with twist and turns! I loved it! It kept me drawn into each of the characters. Can't wait to read the third story! This is a must read for sure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Animal 2: The Omen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By K'wan
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    After being thought dead, Animal resurfaces on the streets of New York to keep true to his promise and make it rain blood over Harlem. All those who had wronged him would feel his wrath, including Shai Clark, boss of the New York underworld. But touching a man like Shai Clark proves easier said than done. Using Animal's soul mate, Gu­cci, as bait, Shai sets a trap for the young killer.

    Amazon Customer says: "K'wan does it again!"
    "Gangster Grime"
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    Animal II is grimey good! Shoot'em up gangsters, crooked cops, and hold'em down divas, this book delivers. I was completely taken by Animal this time. He is surly hood but in this book I understood his street struggles. His father Priest is Rudy Ray Moore bad and comes in to save Animal by helping him take on his thuggish street enemies. Animal isn't happy to see Priest but allows himself to be mentored by his father. Priest is a cold blooded mercenary and he holds fast to others paying their debts with their blood. Growing up without his father Animal finds that he has more in common than he cared to admit but also finds some disturbing demons lurking under Priest's collar. This book digs deep into both Animal and Priest's history. I wasn't disappointed to find out where they came from and where they were going. I smell an Animal III after listening to this book and as always Cary Hite's performance is outstandly dramatic! He paints a vividly clear picture that will leave you in awe!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Animal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K’wan
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (156)

    Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci - but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all.

    Tony says: "ABSOLUTELY AWESOME"
    "Raw and Animalistic!"
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    This is an awesome book! The detail of each character is so lively! Cary Hite makes each character seem so real and K'wan makes sure you are left wanting to know more about each of them. After listening to this piece I was completely hooked. Animal's passion for Gucci was animalistic to say the least. Animal's survival was epic and I wanted him to be her hero. But not only is Animal able to overcome but his friends prove to be the most loyal in the jungle streets of the city. Bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1884)
    Performance
    (744)
    Story
    (745)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Joe says: "Best Audiobook of 2010!"
    "Hmmmmm! Really?"
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    This book sheds a red light on our political figures. It's trashy at it's best, painting a picture of the madness that took place to push to the presidential seat. The real side of people in politics with real emotions. I could see the good, the bad and the ugly side of trying to make it to the center of America, the White House!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sampson Davis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Dr. Sampson Davis looks at the health-care crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the poor urban neighborhood where he grew up. He also offers practical advice for those living in such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, strokes, obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic. As someone who has struggled with many of the issues troubling his patients, Dr. Davis is able to write with empathy.

    Brown Skin says: "A little too much information. But interesting."
    "A little too much information. But interesting."
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    This book goes to great lengths to provide tons of information to educate African Americans while trying to maintain a story line. It is only because of Cary Hite that I was able to connect. I fast forwarded through most of the informative details when it became too heavy. I do however think that it was a great attempt to bring awareness to the AA community on illnesses, drugs, sex, addictions and STDs. Although this was a pretty decent book, I think that it would have been more appropriate to include this information at the end of the book for reference. Highly informative though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cartel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ashley & Jaquavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (217)

    The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls 80 percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret - his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel.

    Dream says: "Entranced and ready for more"
    "A real attention getter!"
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    Yes, I was hooked and listened to this book in less than two days. I could not put it down. You got some real grimy characters here. Ashley and Jaquivis are off the chain!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • God Don’t Make No Mistakes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary B. Monroe
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (49)

    New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe’s God Don’t Like Ugly hit audiences like a thunderbolt, appealing to multiple generations of readers. God Don’t Make No Mistakes concludes the saga begun in that groundbreaking novel. Here, Annette Goode Davis is attempting to reconcile with her estranged husband. However, her appetite for food - and other men - has her world spiraling dangerously out of control.

    Sheila says: "Get Ready to Laugh"
    "Really good listen! Listened in 1 day."
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    I enjoyed this book a great deal. Annette was very relatable. I tried years ago to read this book and couldn't but listening to Floyd made it easy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14494)
    Performance
    (11895)
    Story
    (12519)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "This book gets too much hype!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Fifty Shades of Grey the most enjoyable?

    The erotic portion was delivered well. It wasn't too much but Mr. Grey was nuts!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was a twist.


    Have you listened to any of Becca Battoe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narrator had a tough time trying to making the letters and emails sound interesting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I must admit the book did gain my attention because I wanted to know the plot. It took a really long time getting there.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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