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Unzipped: An Urban Erotic Tale | [Noire]

Unzipped: An Urban Erotic Tale

Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future.
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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it's like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you?

Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future. After graduating at the top of her class, Pearl becomes an FBI agent and plans to get as far away from the grime of Harlem as possible. But fate is cruel, and the streets always get their due. On what should have been the happiest night of her life, Pearl's family perishes in a ball of merciless flames - flames intentionally set on the orders of Mookie Murdock, her father's archenemy and the most ruthless gangsta in Harlem.

Crazed with grief, Pearl becomes unzipped. Hell-bent on retribution, she prepares for battle in New York's urban jungle. With the help of Menace, an ex-lover who once trampled all over her heart but was deeply loyal to Irish Baines, Pearl puts her FBI training and tactical skills to work in a murderous mission designed to do what her father wasn't able to: take down Mookie Murdock, and his entire crew, one at a time.

Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.

©2010 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Noire is Dickens for the age of dojah, donuts, and dawgs." (Publishers Weekly)

"A powerful novel...a story that takes many twists and turns....Highly recommend[ed]." (Urban Reviews)

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    Keela jonesboro, GA, United States 12-16-12
    Keela jonesboro, GA, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Urban tales at it's best"

    I've had the pleasure of hearing a few of Noire books, hat's off they were all great! Truly engrossing! Would definitely recommend.

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    Cherie Oakland, CA, United States 11-09-12
    Cherie Oakland, CA, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2007
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    "WONDERFUL!!"
    Would you listen to Unzipped again? Why?

    Yes! It was a thrilling and step by step moment by moment hanging on Nicole Small's every word. Great intonation! Love the story line!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unzipped?

    The deaths of her Pearl's family! But each and every chapter captivates you!


    What about Nicole Small’s performance did you like?

    She has a great voice and very smooth! Perfect intonation! I loved her!


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

    YES! But I couldn't so each day I was excited to go to work so that I could listen!


    Any additional comments?

    I am so happy that Noire has finally gone audible cause I read a few of Noire's books and since I found audible I knew his books would be a hit on audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tuty 08-05-14
    Tuty 08-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Pearl was a beast!"

    Noire did an excellent job with this book! For once the main character wasn't man handled to the point of me having to put the book down. Finally a great story line where the heroine actually takes charge and kicks butt! I loved it! I did hate that she had to use her body to seek revenge. I felt like Noire could have been a bit more creative in that department. All in all I'd recommend it.

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    Diva Oxnard, CA, United States 03-18-13
    Diva Oxnard, CA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Better Than I Expected"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked Unzipped. I am relatively new to Noire as an author and I like the balance between erotica and urban tale. It's fun to listen as the story unfolded. My only reservation about this tale was the harm that came to children...that was hard to take and was amost a deal breaker for me.


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    Miss.Mickey(^^^) Stevens Point, WI, United States 02-26-13
    Miss.Mickey(^^^) Stevens Point, WI, United States 02-26-13

    I am loving Audible and I only get the best!

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was on board when I was listining to it but once I was done it just did not leave a lasting memorie


    Would you recommend Unzipped to your friends? Why or why not?

    No just cause I am not a 100% fan of it.


    What about Nicole Small’s performance did you like?

    Nicole


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NOOOOOO


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    paul 02-05-13
    paul 02-05-13
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    "Great story ."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Unzipped to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read a book in many many years, however, I just love Audible Books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unzipped?

    The whole story was outstanding, and very well narrated. Once I started listening I just had to carry on till the very end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 01-01-13
    Kell Statesboro, GA, United States 01-01-13 Member Since 2009

    It you don't like...change it!

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    "Loving this author..."
    If you could sum up Unzipped in three words, what would they be?

    Always the quite one


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

    Payback is a mutha..


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story because it like every neighborhood has sister just like this....and the quite one is always the one to watch out for in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Monique Radcliff, KY, United States 12-18-12
    Monique Radcliff, KY, United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyed the story"
    If you could sum up Unzipped in three words, what would they be?

    Action Packed, Good Read


    What other book might you compare Unzipped to and why?

    Not really sure what I could compare it to I read a lot and cant say that there is any other book I've read that reminds me of this one.


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

    Yes I could have finished it all in one sitting, I listen while I work so I could'nt wait until the next day so I could finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    good read / listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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