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C. Mitchell

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  • Chaser

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Miasha
    • Narrated By Erica Peeples
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Young, beautiful, and in love with the wrong man, Leah is distraught after her boyfriend, Kenny, sets her up to take the fall in yet another of his schemes. Forced to make a deal with the police, she struggles to maintain her composure while gathering information. Then she meets Nasir, an ambitious and hardworking man who wants only to make his family proud.

    Tosha says: "Erica Peeples got me again..."
    "At first...but then...this book is great!"
    Overall

    At first, I didn't know if I would like this book because of the way it starts out with a girl in distress and holding on for dear life. I thought, I don't want to listen to this. But, then, as I kept listening, the characters became defined, the story line became apparent and the book came to life. Personally, I enjoy reading about different lifestyles and how people interact within. What I liked about this book is that it breathed so much life into the character Leah and made it easy to care about her well being. Although you can read about many girls in her situation, this book made her special and defined her character in such a way that really made you care about what happened to her. The writing, the descriptions, the storyline, the plot, is what made the book such an interesting read. Also, the life lessons that can be told throughout the book are what really make the writing one of success!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Family Business 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Carl Weber, Treasure Hernandez
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight, Diane Luke, Lisa Smith, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (235)

    Momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters' new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family's new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it's not law enforcement or one of his family's many rivals. It's his mother, because she's making the family take sides. Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?

    Ronald says: "Good read but....."
    "Weber Rides Again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it has an interesting story which continues from the first book, so I'd definitely recommend reading the Family Business prior to this one to ensure you understand the characters. I thoroughly enjoy reading/listening to books that have a history of past characters. You feel right at home to continue on with the saga and enjoy finding out what is happening in your favorite characters lives. This book held my attention from start to finish. It keeps you in suspense and hanging on from one scene to the next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Family Business 2?

    I enjoyed the situation that was brewing between Ruby and Orlando.


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

    The narrators bring the story to life especially when there are multiple narrators because it helps you to transition from the characters and easily follow the script. When the narrators are interesting (as were all of the ones in this story) it really makes you feel as if you are sitting in front of the big screen at the theater, but without the screen. It helps me appreciate what it must have been like before TV when people listened to stories via radio. The narrators are simply entertaining.


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

    No, I did not have an extreme reaction.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the other books that follow!

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Victoria Christopher Murray
    • Narrated By Patricia R. Floyd
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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"
    "Loved the interaction between the characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Grown Folks Business to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because with this storyline, I'm not sure the print edition would have held my attention because as I tell all of my friends, many of these books really come to life because of the narrators. And Patricia R. Floyd is one of my favorite narrators; she always knows how to bring a story to life. And that is why I prefer audio over reading because I enjoy the performances.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Grown Folks Business?

    There were no areas that really moved me in anyway. I just felt that the book was interesting and held my attention because the way the author threaded the different situations together, made for an overall interesting story. I do not ever remember feeling bored or like I was ready for the book to end. I would recommend the book; did not feel like I wasted a credit.


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

    Yes, I have listened to Patricia R. Floyd many times before and simply love her voice. She is an awesome performer. In fact, that is how I find other books because I look for books narrated by her. However, in this book, I could hear her swallowing and smacking her lips throughout the book as other individuals have stated. But, since I really enjoy her work, I barely noticed it as a distraction.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    It was a predictable story because whenever the main character loses something in a relationship, they always gain it back in another way. I also find it interesting that when other single women in the book can't seem to find and keep a man, her girlfriend that already has someone always seems to find a man that is ready to commit.I felt the author could have done a better job at the conclusion of the story.

    Also, character development was lacking. For instance, the character, Jet Jennings was mentioned throughout the book but I was never able to draw a clear picture of who he was. In many stories I have listened to in the past, I have found that some characters are developed so well, I felt I could actually reach out and touch them. In this book, I did not really feel like that.Sheridan and her son Christopher were the only ones in the book that I felt had a real presence because the author spent more time developing their characters based on how they responded to what was happening in the storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By J. D. Mason
    • Narrated By Nicole Small
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Desdimona Green has been the name on everyone’s lips in Blink, Texas. Twenty-five years ago, at the age of 18, she shot and killed one of Blink’s wealthiest men, a pillar of the community, oil baron Julian Gatewood. The Gatewood family was considered untouchable, so the whole state of Texas was rocked to its core over Julian’s murder. But people were even more shocked to discover that Desi was Julian’s daughter and that her mother had been his lover for years.

    Danee says: "Kept me intrigued but..."
    "Interesting Story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful, Dirty, Rich the most enjoyable?

    A lof of novels these days tend to focus a lot on material possessions and sex appeal. But, I felt that this book offered a breath of fresh air because it dealt with a very real issue that could very well happen to anyone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None of the scenes stood out as a favorite.


    Who was the most memorable character of Beautiful, Dirty, Rich and why?

    I did not personally think any one character stood out. JD Mason seemed to give the main characters equal coverage. JD could have done a better job in rounding out the main character Desi. What was her life like as a child, did she have any friends, what type of person was she prior to being sentenced to prison, did she excel academically, what were her hobbies, did she have a boyfriend...what was her life like????

    The best way I can describe a memorable character is one that seems so real, I could envision myself engaging them in conversation. None of the characters in this book can fit that description!


    Any additional comments?

    While I felt this book did not do the best job of character development, the story held my attention and I was eager to listen all the way to the end. The book represents what can happen in small town America, when money and power are at the root of all evil. I did not

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret She Kept

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    • Narrated By Patricia Floyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (26)

    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....

    C. Mitchell says: "Excellent Story Line"
    "Excellent Story Line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Secret She Kept again? Why?

    Yes, because there are many learning examples you can glean from this book. It is amazing how the story line unfolded. Some may think that certain scenes are unreal, but when you listen to or read the news, you quickly realize that the story line in this book is right up there with the rest of the headlines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I appreciated the depth of knowledge that the author explained about the illness of the character. I've never encountered anyone that had these type of issues, but to say the least it was quite educational.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chance encounter when Lance and Tia met after a First Friday event after Tia lost her shoe. This was probably the funniest part of the book. LOL


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others because it is a definite "eye-opener" and I enjoy reading books that are not only entertaining but educational.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11657)
    Performance
    (10093)
    Story
    (10069)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "An Excellent Educational Experience"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! There are many life learning experiences that can be gleaned from the information.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an amazing story! No matter what our opinion is, we cannot discredit Steve Jobs talent and ability to achieve success as a leader in the advancement of technology. I found it interesting how he never gave up trying to accomplish his desires. He had a certain stick-to-itiveness that most people dare attempt.

    I am not here to criticize his judgments or character in how he dealt with others or speak harshly about how he met his achievements. If you have not read this story and are contemplating reading it, you will not be disappointed. For those that enjoy learning from the experiences of others, this book provides you with plenty of opportunities to do so.

    I chose to listen to the audio version which I felt was most entertaining because it felt like I was receiving the information first hand. While the majority of the book held my attention, at times, the technical details seemed to drag on. But, overall the book is quite educational.

    The details described took me through a variety of emotions ranging from sadness to unbelievable and “ah ha” moments. For instance, I recently purchased an iPad and was thoroughly disappointed that it does not support Adobe Flash. After listening to the book, I finally understand why.

    Jobs was no doubt a genius! I only wonder what other marvels he would have discovered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped between the Lash and the Gun: A Boy's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Arvella Whitmore
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Jordan is going to join a gang. But just as he's about to start his future with the Cobras, his past calls him back. Way back: to the 19th-century, where he meets his ancestors and gets a bitter taste of what life was like for them as slaves. Jordan must live with the constant threat of the whip's lash. His journey back in time will strike a chord with any young person who has felt trapped by hard times and difficult choices.

    Joy says: "Great Middle School Story"
    "Excellent Learning Experience"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Trapped between the Lash and the Gun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trapped between the Lash and the Gun?

    The differences between Jordan as a free person and what his life was like living in the wrong century as a slave


    Which character – as performed by Allyson Johnson – was your favorite?

    Uriah


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

    Laughed and Cried!


    Any additional comments?

    I stumbled across this book when searching for other novels narrated by Allyson Johnson. At first, I hesitated because after reading the publisher’s summary about a young boy named Jordan joining a gang, I was not interested in the story line. When I discovered that young Jordan would be going back in time to discover the history of his ancestors, it captured my attention.

    I am happy to say that I was NOT disappointed. Arvella Whitmore did an excellent job entertaining me with this delightful story. This story is one that could be helpful to youngsters willing to listen.

    The story definitely helps one appreciate how you do not know how much you fail to appreciate something until you lose it. Young Jordan certainly learned this valuable lesson, especially after learning about the life of his ancestors.

    Thumbs up to this book! You will not be disappointed. It is well worth the listen.

    Allyson Johnson did a wonderful job, narrating!!!! She breathed life into the story just as I knew she would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After the Dance

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lori Johnson
    • Narrated By Caroline Clay, Ezra Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Lori Johnson makes her mark as an up-and-coming author with After the Dance - the delightful story of a budding romance. Thirty-something Faye thinks the notion of finding a "Mr. Right" is laughable, and has all but given up on the idea of true love. But Carl, the guy next door, feels otherwise. Little do they know it, but soon their lives will take a surprising turn.

    C. Mitchell says: "No Real Significant Story Line"
    "No Real Significant Story Line"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always say that there is truth in fiction and enjoy most of the books I've listened to on Audible because they always leave me with a good thought of learning. I cannot say the same thing with this book. It was not entertaining and lacked a good story line.

    As always, Ezra Knight and Caroline Clay did a great job narrating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tracy Brown
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (344)

    Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top.

    Dornetta says: "A very compelling story"
    "A Must Read - Well Written Story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is such a well written story; it would be nice to see it made into a movie. I loved it so much; I'm actually listening to it again and am really appreciating the story much more. The characters are well developed and real.

    Tracy Brown does an excellent job helping her audience peer into the crack generation - the addicts, drug dealers and how their families were affected by their actions. Tracy does a good job telling the story without being too graphic and violent. However, she gives enough information to help you understand what is going on.

    I could not stop listening to this book and hated when it ended. And the narrator does a great job too. In fact, I'm trying to get my mom interested in listening to audio books, and this one was a hit with her. She's ready to get started now. She also enjoyed the narrator.

    I'm going to introduce this book to my book club!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gets No Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Eric Pete
    • Narrated By Marc Damon Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Lance has cleaned up his act, but his bad-boy past keeps coming back to haunt him. He struggles to win back the love of his life, who just left him at the altar. He and his friend Ahket, an ex-thug turned rapper, try not to resort to the violence of their past in their search for redemption. Lance’s gritty reality and heart-wrenching decisions make this book by award-winning best-seller Eric Pete a must-read.

    C. Mitchell says: "Interesting Read"
    "Interesting Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this audio book as it had a pretty good story line. I stumbled on it because I've enjoyed listening to the narrator Marc Damon Johnson. I love his voice because he really pulls you into the story and makes the characters live.

    The story line was much different than I thought it would be and at first I was not interested in hearing a story about a rapper. But, after listening to the book, I felt it was quite entertaining.

    The only thing I felt was amiss was the crazy girl that kept appearing on the scene that continued running after the main character Lance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Waking with Enemies

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (144)

    After a heated encounter inside a London hotel room - where he was pursued by three very different women - Gideon finds himself living in a world where there's no one to trust.

    April says: "A Sequal at its best!"
    "Trashy"
    Overall

    I have listened to MANY audible books that had sex scenes, but this one has taken things a bit too far. The scenes are totally unbelievable and unnecessary. I have not finished reading this book yet and not sure that I will. And if I do, I plan to fast forward the sex scenes because it is way out of control. I understand this is a four part series and I thought that book one was a bit too winded. It's time to move on! I can appreciate having a sequel, but it needs to have more depth not sex to fill in the gaps!!!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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