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A House Divided Audiobook

A House Divided

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Publisher's Summary

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte - except their son, Matthew, and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of 18. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can't stand Racquel's mother, Vanessa - and the feeling appears to be mutual.

When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor. Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they've only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel's father, but that brings problems of its own.

While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis' coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can't even name?

Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?

©2013 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 06-28-13
    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Surprisingly disappointing"

    I was surprised at this performance of the latest Curtis Black novel. The performance really took away from the story line, making it very hard to complete this novel. I would not recommend this as a listen for anyone. Gwen Hughes was not a good fit for the narration of this novel and because of it, I'm considering getting my credit back. I have enjoyed all of the other Curtis Black novels and have decided to try another avenue to read this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kat 09-18-13
    Kat 09-18-13
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    "Performance sold melodrama of story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It's a little melodramatic, but nevertheless, you can't help wanting to know how it ends, it's such a crazy story with such crazy out of control characters. I felt like Gwen Hughes was as into the story as the listener is, trying to make Charlotte seem like a real person. I felt for the son.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby? Why or why not?

    Probably not, but I liked this one.


    Have you listened to any of Gwen Hughes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This was only one. She has a nice voice.


    Was A House Divided worth the listening time?

    Sure.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kk TRACY, CA 08-25-13
    kk TRACY, CA 08-25-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Only if there's nothing else"
    Would you try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby and/or Gwen Hughes?

    Sure, I always look for her books, even waited for this one. But THIS PARTICULAR BOOK WILL NOT HAVE ME WAITING FOR THE NEXT.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kimberla Lawson Roby? Why or why not?

    Yes, but in my opinion, she didnt keep up with the character's character. I mean Charlotte wouldn't behave this way. She never had before, now a change in personality. Repeat readers know all of her characters. We know the difference, a turn off.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    No, not her fault.


    Do you think A House Divided needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope, Its time to retire the family, and give up something else.


    Any additional comments?

    let it go already.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tina B. East Coast 06-03-13
    Tina B. East Coast 06-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "My least favorite book in the Curtis Black series"

    I'm a huge fan of Kimberla Lawson Roby and was sooooooo looking forward to her next book in the Curtis Black series. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. The writing style seemed a bit different then the other books (in this series)....more conservative I guess. Something seemed to be missing :(. The story line was okay, but no where near comparable to the previous ones.

    I'm still and will ALWAYS be a fan of Kimberla's, however this book was mediocre at best in my opinion.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Truluve421 08-12-16
    Truluve421 08-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Performance..."
    What did you like best about A House Divided? What did you like least?

    Gwen Hughes did a bit much with reading this story. It was really hard to listen too and I am regretting using my credit for this...


    If you’ve listened to books by Kimberla Lawson Roby before, how does this one compare?

    This is the WORST one. The others were really good and the character voices were constant across narrators.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was really exaggerated on parts that didn't need exaggerating. It was really overwhelming.


    Could you see A House Divided being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not Gwen Hughes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Vicki WASHINGTON, DC, United States 06-19-16
    Queen Vicki WASHINGTON, DC, United States 06-19-16 Member Since 2016

    59 YEARS YOUNG. LUV READING AND LEARNING. WORKING ON BEING A PEOPLE PERSON. I HAVE LEARNED PEOPLE WHO NEED PEOPLE ARE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE

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    " not as good in Rev Curtis Series"

    narrative was boring I found it difficult to listen to irritating voice. Plot was good I have read several of series.

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    Pennye Neal 04-26-16
    Pennye Neal 04-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Charlotte is a HOT MESS!"

    Lawd, Charlotte is a mess! You would think she would stop her madness because she gets busted every time

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    natasha 04-19-16
    natasha 04-19-16
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    "great book"

    great book. i will continue to read cant wait for book 11. they are all great

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    Denise 12-17-15
    Denise 12-17-15
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    "Drama and Secrets Oh my!!!"

    Mrs.Black was one of the most coldest people I know.She never saw wrong with in herself. Evil I tell you just evil..Taking someone child away.with lies.How can she live with herself.Has she really learn her lesson?. She should have went to jail 5 years top.And she almost slept with Neal.smh wow .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 07-27-15
    Kimberly 07-27-15
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    "the blacks have done it again!"

    loved it! I jus live the curtis black series and cannot wait to listen to books 11 & 12...tryn to figure out now how I'm gon buy the next two...uurrgggh, help! lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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