I loved Phylicia Rahad's performance. She should narrate more books. She was very conversational in her approach and made the story relatable.
A day late and a dollar short, also by Terry McMillan. Details the ups and downs of a dysfunctional family throughout the years.
As a said, I loved how Phylicia Rashad performed. I think her voice fit the character. I would have like to have heard a distinction between the different characters she read, though. Terry McMillan did a good job of getting Kim's personality across, but using her voice as a 30 year old sexy nurse was a poor casting decision. It was hard to picture the description given while Terry read. Michael Boatman did great. He made Quentin's character hilarious when he could have come off obnoxious.
Overall, I did not have an extreme reaction. They only glazed over the parts that could have made me cry. I wish they had gone into more detail....took us to when it happened, and not just tell us that it did. One part had me laughing out loud at work. That hardly ever happens when I listen to a book.
I love Terry's writing style. I will be listening to this again in a few months.
Patricia Floyd did her thing. In fact, I believe her narration enhanced the story. She gave the characters personalities. The bookwas also interesting on it's own.
Yes. The characters were relatable and the story flowed very well. I hope this book has a sequel in the making.
Can't say much without giving anything away, but it would be last scene between one of the ladies and her man. He shows up at her house unexpectedly. It was touching.
Definitely. I needed answers.
When the big reveal was made, I found it to be a bit unrealistic, but this IS fiction. This is a story that most will enjoy.
It would rank somewhere in the middle.
I always love when a book has rounded, well developed, relatable characters. This book had likeable characters that you don't always agree with. Also, the ending was a bit unpredictable.
There were some supernatural elements that were not explained. I wish they would have gone into detail and explained what was going on. I am looking forward to the next book.
The ending was so good, it made the first few painful hours worth it. It seemed the story dragged on about nothing for the first few chapters with some action thrown in here and there. Eventually, it picked up. I love Carl Weber's twists.
Yes, I usually love Carl Weber's books from cover to cover. Also, the first two Family Business books were awesome.
I think the narrator who read for Rio sounded older than the character, but they all did well.
It was worth one listen, but I doubt that I'll listen to this story again.
I didn't expect a lot of drama, but this story kind of just went on and on with no real climax. I kept waiting for the big moment, and by the time I realized the climax had taken place, the book was over. I think the author put too much into the build-up, and left a lot missing from the ending. This was not a favorite, but... I liked the characters. That kept me interested.
The author could have added to the ending. The ending felt like there were a few things left in the air. There wasn't even a prologue.
The characters were very well rounded. They were very human and relatable. That was most interesting. The beginning dragged on for a few hours. It actually took about 4 hours to really get into the story, but one it took off, it was worth it.
Ethel and Noone's conversation.
This story was simple, but very good.
I really appreciated Rocko's character. I admired his loyalty, sense of decency and his strength.
Yes. He's never given a lackluster performance. In fact, I believe the performance made the story better.
I was frustrated how Dahlia kept coming out smelling like rose (ugh...). That was my most consistent emotion.
The ending was a bit strange, but....I could appreciate it. It brought closure while leaving a mild sense of suspense. I look forward to more from A and J.
Cary Hite enhanced the story with his performance, but this is a good story that keeps the listener engaged. The characters are all realistic, they have flaws, yet you like them and care about what happens to them.
I didn't have a reaction. I knew there was more to the story. I was eager to hear more.
This performance is as good as any. He performs the ladies just as well as the men without over doing it. Also, he comes with emotion when it's necessary. Great job.
I think the name fits, but " Love and War" would be a good description also.
This is my second go with this series, so that's saying something.
It was a good story that flowed nicely and at a perfect pace. That narrator also did well.
The robbery was such a pivotal point for thug. I was on edge. Intense scene.
At first I didn't like the idea of her reading from a first person perspective, but I got over it. Each character had a distinctive voice. You could tell aspects of their personalities through her performance.
Not a strong reaction, but I was rooting for Thug.
The reason I didn't read the book sooner is because of the title, but I was not disappointed. I will definitely listen again.
Dramatic, dynamic, real
I was happy and sad.
Yes, I've heard her perform other Noire books. I always thought she did a good job, and this book was no different. She plays the men well, yet her voice fits these characters that are supposed to be so beautiful perfectly.
I didn't cry, but I was saddened my a few scenes.
Good book overall. Between Hittin the bricks and this one, it's hard to decide which is best of the books I've read so far.
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