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Melody

Chicago, IL, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 4 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 150 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Vanity, Vengeance and a Weekend In Vegas: A Sophie Katz Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (481)

    Sophie Katz, bestselling mystery writer and amateur sleuth, has just discovered that Anatoly, her sexy Russian P.I boyfriend of six years is actually married to the daughter of a Russian mafia boss. Devastated by his betrayal, Sophie banishes him from their beautiful San Francisco Victorian home. Desperate to distract their friend and pull her out of her depression, Dena and Marcus spirit Sophie away to Vegas for a "fun filled weekend" at a Sex Toy Trade Show. But bigger trouble awaits in Vegas. Anatoly is there; his beautiful Russian wife is there; and so is a dead body stuffed into a closet

    G. House Sr. says: "Better and Better"
    "No matter where she goes trouble follows"
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    I love this these books! Sophie always manages to get herself in some kind of trouble. But with her sass and wit, and Mr Cat, she seems to solve each case! Sophie's friends and her boyfriend always add to the comic relief. Her ethnic combination of Jewish and African American is a hilarious combination at times.
    The narrator Gabra Zackman is awesome! You can't go wrong with any of Kyra's titles

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Animal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By K’wan
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    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"
    "The beast unleashed"
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    I don't normally read this type of urban fiction, but a fellow author friend mentioned he was reading this title so I took a chance. I'm glad I did! This was action packed all the way til the end. I hated that it ended, leaving me hanging on the edge to see what would happen next. The story line kept me engrossed and the interactions between the characters was excellent. Cary Hite, who read the story was excellent! He made the dialect of each character believable. I'd be intrested in listening to him again.
    Looking forward to part two

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • White Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tracy Brown
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (339)

    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"
    "What goes around?"
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    The Aftermath picks up where Snapped left off. The same characters are there, but the drama is still unfolding. This title took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, while interesting and drama filled,it left me tettering on the edge waiting to find out about some situations and characters.
    I believe it leaves room for a part 3. This story was narrated Allyson Johnson, and her voice will pretty good lacked in some parts for me. Not quite conveying the level of intensity in some areas. Otherwise it worked well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Family Business

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Carl Weber, Eric Pete
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight, Patricia R. Floyd, Michael Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (354)

    New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.

    Dream says: "The story unfolds"
    "An awesome ride!"
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    What did you love best about The Family Business?

    I loved the action and the sub plots intertwined in the midst of choas!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Paris. She was a bit oversexed, cocky but I loved her attitude and skills.


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

    The intensity of the situations


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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