Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow JALAYNE

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow JALAYNE

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

JALAYNE

Tell us about yourself! USPS, mail carrier walking all day, audio books really make my day seems shorter

SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States | Member Since 2011

12
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 17 reviews
  • 68 ratings
  • 187 titles in library
  • 32 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
2
FOLLOWERS
26

  • The Secret She Kept

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was 17....

    JALAYNE says: "indenial"
    "indenial"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    this book opens the door to some real life lessons, I know lots of black people who don't believe in depression and this is sad to say, but a lot of us are in a state of depression of some form or fashion and don't want to face the fact, til life gets to heavy to handle. We need to get with the program. Although the book was a bit on the young side for me, I think it could be a wake up call for a lot of younger women, I give this book an A

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prada Plan 3: Green -Eyed Monster

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ashley Antoinette
    • Narrated By Honey Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    Leah's crazy scheming has finally paid off. Now that YaYa is out of the picture, Leah has everything she's ever wanted. She steps into YaYa's shoes, and now she has money, family, and, most importantly, she has Indie. She's the queen of his empire, and no one suspects a thing. There's only one problem: Disaya Morgan isn't dead. Newly initiated into a powerful circle of women, YaYa is out for blood, and when she comes gunning for her spot, the streets will never be the same.

    JALAYNE says: "Here we go AGAIN!!!"
    "Here we go AGAIN!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The author of this series should be writing movie scripts, she's that good of a writer, I work outdoors for a living, so audio books work better for me, I only listen to my books while working which makes for a shorter day, but I almost couldn't wait to get back to work to listen to the next chapter, OMG, what a great story. keep writing girl, and I'll keep buying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Who Asked You?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (186)

    Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

    JALAYNE says: "brillant"
    "brillant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    they all made it as if you were right in the front row of a show, they were so real.


    If you could take any character from Who Asked You? out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Betty Jean, and her sisters, cause I could use some old school, down to earth, without beating around the bush advice myself.


    Any additional comments?

    yes, this was an excellent book, I want to give Terry Mcmillan kudo's for her great imagination and skill in writing she is one of my favorite writers. BUT PLEASE LEAVE NARRATING TO THE PROFESSIONALS, (I'm sorry) but you should NEVER do this again, you are a writer, your voice is not???, I don't know how to put it without being rude, so let's just keep it as it is. Just keep writing, and I'll keep buying. Again GREAT BOOK.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Grown Folks Business

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    For 17 years, Sheridan and Quentin seemed to have the perfect marriage. Now he is leaving her for another man. Her life shattered, Sheridan wonders how she can help their two children live through this crisis, while keeping her own emotional turmoil under control.

    Karla says: "Grown Folks Business"
    "very boring, too predictable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Grown Folks Business?

    just wasn't feeling the story, too drawn out for something that was obvious





    Has Grown Folks Business turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patricia R. Floyd?

    love her as a narrator, story was whack


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none


    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!"
    "brillant!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The authors of this trilogy should be called the DYNAMIC DUO, can't wait for book 3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murderville: The First of a Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ashley, JaQuavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (134)

    Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.

    Dream says: "WOW I loved this book"
    "very exciting read!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Murderville the most enjoyable?

    like the fact that the authors started the characters journey from their youth to adult hood


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liberty, was my fav, she went thru hell from a child on into adulthood, but never stopped loving her savior


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the young boy protected her from the rebels, and his father


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

    YES IN DEED


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to any and all of the books that Ashley/JaQuavis write, I'm really liking them. I do think I should have started with this book first, before I listened to Cartel 1,2 &3 seeing the Murda Mama's were hired toward the end of this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Sings the Cruels

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Eric Pete
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    On the day he is supposed to propose to Amelia, things go tragically wrong, and Bodie ends up in the slammer with a conviction for manslaughter. Amelia can't believe Bodie is guilty, but she knows she's got to move on and find herself a better man. And just when she thinks she's found that man, Amelia finds out her new lover has more in common with Bodie than smooth moves.

    Natalie says: "Two thumbs up from Htown"
    "just ok"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yeah! i spent money on it, so what the hey i had no other choice


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    i was'nt that moved by this book, so i can't answer


    Would you listen to another book narrated by various?

    all the narrators were great, like listening to different voices on one audio


    Was Lady Sings the Cruels worth the listening time?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    will continue to patronize Eric Pete, but this just wasn't my cup of tea.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cartel 3: The Last Chapter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ashley & JaQuavis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    Miamor is fighting for her life in the belly of the beast. She’s been kidnapped, and she’s staring death in the eye. Is the reign over for the head of the Murda Mamas? Carter is in federal custody and leaves the Diamond empire to Zyir and Mecca. When the past comes back to haunt Mecca and the truth finally comes to light, will the Cartel rise or fall? Breeze is in the clutches of the crazed Ma’tee, and she desperately searches for a way out. Will she escape or die his love slave? The answers are revealed here.

    Dream says: "At the edge of my seat"
    "BRAVO!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Cartel 3: The Last Chapter the most enjoyable?

    The anticipation, could'nt wait on the next chapters to start! OMG!


    What did you like best about this story?

    the relationships that the couples had, each couple had their own personal, but intimate problems, but is was all love, the love that no matter what was wrong or what happened they each were united in one way or the other.


    What about Cary Hite’s performance did you like?

    He is the BOMB, what a great narrator, he also has a gifted voice, made the story interesting, alive, vivid, i could see the performers in my mind as if i were looking at tv


    Who was the most memorable character of The Cartel 3: The Last Chapter and why?

    Breeze, she went thru hell and back twice, and survived, (without giving up the end I'll put it like this) TIL DEATH DO US PART!


    Any additional comments?

    I like to congratulate the authors Ashley & Jaquavis on a great story, they have a great future ahead of them, I must say out of all the books i"ve purchased from Audible this has to be one of the best urban book i purchased.. KUDO'S to the both of you, and can't wait to hear from Carter

    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
    (205)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (184)

    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"
    "exciting, thrilling,"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Cartel again? Why?

    yes, on my way to purchase parts 2 & 3, can't wait to start listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mecca, was my favorite, lots of drama in every scene he was in. never knew what frame of mind he was in


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Breeze was abducted by the murda mama's and killed


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

    NONE, I may not have made it home, they all seemed to be killers at heart.


    Any additional comments?

    this book reminds me of the Dutch trilogy, by Teri Woods, it was also a great audio to listen too, well worth the money. the narrator Cary Hite was great, reminds me of Erza Knight.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ’Til Death

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Miasha
    • Narrated By Jessica Pimentel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    After being shot and nearly killed, Celess imagined she’d put her habit of courting danger behind her. But a chance meeting with fellow daredevil Sienna quickly changes Celess’s plans. She jumps back into the fire of risky enterprise, putting her life on the line in pursuit of big bucks and high-style living, but Celess can’t help but wonder how much longer she can elude the dire consequences. Picking up where Never Enough left off, Celess is thrust back into the sex trade, guided by her friend Sienna.

    Alycia says: "Til Death"
    "kinda, sorta, maybe"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made ’Til Death better?

    staying in 1 maybe 2 locations, to much traveling,


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure if it will be a Miasha book, least not to soon.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    very much so


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    none what so ever


    Any additional comments?

    to the author:U have writing skills, but this one was not quite right.Last year i listened to secret society and it was a pretty good audio which means to me you have what it takes please don't give up, i do believe u will make it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.