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Andra

Roanoke, IN, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Man in 3B

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Mike Ray, Shay Moore, King Parker, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (214)

    Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.

    Dream says: "Epilogue brings the story together"
    "So-So Read"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book to a friend. It was not like the previous works (pre-Business series). Parts of the book were predictable.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure. I think the storyline was pretty fair. I was looking forward to a more dynamic story. Perhaps the character of the man in 3B could have been more developed.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Yes


    Do you think The Man in 3B needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. I think the author already missed the opportunity to develop the man in 3B's character and therefore the book was fairly predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    I am waiting for the author's next book. I love his earlier works with the guy ensemble series, his Big Girl series, and his church series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ashley & JaQuavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    New York Times best-selling authors Ashley and JaQuavis have returned with the much-anticipated final installment in the epic Murderville series. Taking up where the previous book left off, we're thrown back into the international street chronicle. Lives and money are on the line, and tough choices will have to be made between love and loyalty. In the final installment of this breath-taking trilogy, the characters will have to learn that, in this game of power, sometimes you have to give up the glory to survive.

    KB says: "What a Trilogy!!!"
    "Betrayed!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Murderville 3 the most enjoyable?

    The most enjoyable experience of listening to Marseille 3 is the growth and dignity that Liberty displayed throughout the book.


    What other book might you compare Murderville 3 to and why?

    I think Kwan's book "Animal" and De'Nesha Diamond's books can be compared to Murderville 3 because all of these books have murder, s tdeep, rong-willed and weak subjects, mayhem, drugs as part of their storylines.


    What three words best describe Cary Hite’s voice?

    Deep, focused, substantive.


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

    Yes, my extreme reaction was that of sadness about the sex & drug trafficking, and using children, ruiniing their lives and chances for the most part.


    Any additional comments?

    Liberty maintains her dignity no matter what she goes thru.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Piece of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (101)

    There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

    Kim says: "Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring"
    "You will really enjoy this piece of cake!"
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    Would you listen to A Piece of Cake again? Why?

    Yes, A Piece of Cake is a wonderful read and I would gladly listen to it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cupcake's journey, growth and self-redemption.


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

    Bahni Turpin brought realism to the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "A Piece of Cake"


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely one of the best books/read books I've ever read!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murderville 2: The Epidemic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ashley, JaQuavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (111)

    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!"
    "Keeps you listening!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Murderville 2 the most enjoyable?

    I liked how the character development was continued effectively from the first book to this second book.


    What other book might you compare Murderville 2 to and why?

    Not sure, perhaps to a book written by K'wan or De'Nesha Diamond.


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    My favorite Liberty, of course.


    If you could rename Murderville 2, what would you call it?

    In Pursuit of Liberty


    Any additional comments?

    Good book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scandalous

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Essence best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray thrills audiences with her trademark twists and unforgettable voice. Scandalous gives listeners an early look at one of Murray’s most notorious characters. Exotic dancer Jasmine Cox is engaged and ready to settle down. But then a bachelorette-party roll in the hay ignites a torrid affair that threatens to drown out the sound of wedding bells.

    R. Pontiflet says: "One Night Stand Turns Into More!"
    "Jasmine: The Hot Beginning"
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    If you could sum up Scandalous in three words, what would they be?

    Hot, hotter, hottest!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Scandalous?

    When Jasmine realized that she made a mistake and was fearful about getting caught.


    What about Patricia R. Floyd’s performance did you like?

    Her voice, as always, has the right inflection and she was great at distinguishing the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The beginning of hot Jasmine


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Love Tastes Like

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Zuri Day
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    Following a steamy European encounter, Tiffany Matthews is now working as a sous chef at wealthy businessman Dominick Rollins’ prestigious L.A. restaurant. Tiffany tries to keep her new boss at arm’s length, but soon she surrenders to his not-so-innocent flirtations. Now things are heating up in the kitchen—and in the bedroom.

    Nicole says: "WOW"
    "Entertaining!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of What Love Tastes Like to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition of What Love Tastes Like is better than the print version because of the narrator's ability to bring realism to all of the characters and move the book at a nice pace.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Love Tastes Like?

    I liked the part where the main character and her father realize their love for one another.


    Have you listened to any of Patricia R. Floyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Patricia is great as always!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What Love Tastes Like


    Any additional comments?

    I like Zuri Day! This was my first book by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Street Divas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By De'nesha Diamond
    • Narrated By Simi Howe, Shari Peele, Patricia Floyd, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (72)

    The queen of the street lit genre, De’nesha Diamond pens tales about the toughest ride-or-die chicks ever to roam the streets of the Dirty South. In Street Divas, four powerful women vie for total control of the Memphis hood, and they aren’t about to let past loyalties get in their way. While Lucifer is hitting the streets to get her revenge for a deadly shooting, Essence is hitting the sheets - with her best friend’s man. And Yolanda knows her path to power lies with her baby’s hustler father, but Queen G Leshelle is dead set on keeping this game all to herself.

    Andra says: "The drama never stopped!"
    "The drama never stopped!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Street Divas to be better than the print version?

    I like the audio edition of Street Divas. It moved fast and was well paced. If reading the print, it is possible to sit the book down and not read in between intervals.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how realistic Tashara's response was portrayed after her victimization.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There were so many well spoken narrators!


    If you could rename Street Divas, what would you call it?

    I think Street Divas is the appropriate name for this book.......


    Any additional comments?

    The author does a great job with these street fiction books, and it is nice to see her write so well as a romance noveistl under her real name. Google this author!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gangsta Divas

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By De'nesha Diamond
    • Narrated By Krystal King, Karen Pittman, Simi Howe, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (55)

    Gangsta Divas puts listeners on the streets of Memphis, where gang wars are heating up thanks to the arrival of dangerous new players - the Cripettes. Ta’shara is planning to knock her sister off her perch and climbing to the top of the game. Qiana’s deal with the devil places her directly in the crosshairs of forces ready to take her out. And Queen G LeShelle’s list of enemies keeps on growing. But for these gangsta divas, it’s all part of the game - one they’re determined to win.

    ann coleman says: "Yes! Loved it!"
    "Very good follow up!"
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    If you could sum up Gangsta Divas in three words, what would they be?

    Women with vengeance!


    What other book might you compare Gangsta Divas to and why?

    Hustlin Divas, Street Divas - both by the same author. All three books was sequenced.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There were many narrators, and each performed well and realistically.


    If you could take any character from Gangsta Divas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Lucifer out to dinner. While she has angst, she is honest with herself about her feelings. Lucifer has heart; she is ready to defend herself and against the wrongs in life, even when she knows better about what is right and wrong.


    Any additional comments?

    Great trilogy! I am looking forward to the 4th book!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Every Waking Moment

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Lenore Zann
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (35)

    Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who's controlled her every move for the past six years. Taking her 5-year-old son, she has fled across the country seeking freedom, safety, and a fresh start. But Max's father isn't giving them up so easily.

    Julie says: "Great listen!"
    "Keeps you interested"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Every Waking Moment again? Why?

    Although I liked this book, I would not listen to this book again because I did not like how the the child's voice was narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Every Waking Moment?

    The memorable moments of this book was when Emma's husband almost found them, and then the climax


    Which character – as performed by Lenore Zann – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was Preston. He had a lot of presence and the author did a great job with his character development.


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

    No, it wasn't and that was okay.


    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
    (157)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (139)

    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"
    "Not for the faint of heart!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to others because the storyline has energy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Animal, of course!


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    I can't pick a character that Cary Hite performed better or was my favorite.


    Who was the most memorable character of Animal and why?

    At least one of the most memorable characters is Frankye. She had pride and guts.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a bloody and violent novel. If you have a faint heart, brace yourself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When Summer Comes: Whiskey Creek Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news… She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances of finding a compatible donor aren’t good. Determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out to her late grandparents’ farm. She’s always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn’t been worked in years and she begins to fear she can’t manage it, that she’ll have to return to town.

    Amanda says: "Great Series!"
    "Nice sequel in the Whiskey Creek series!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of When Summer Comes to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think the audio edition brings life to both the book and series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When Summer Comes?

    When and how everyone finds out about the big secret.


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

    I think she is a good narrator.


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

    Sort of. However, I enjoyed listening to it in multiple sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Nice sequel. Worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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