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A Taste of Reality Audiobook

A Taste of Reality

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Publisher's Summary

On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles.

After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets. But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for - in her career and, most important, in her heart.

Contains mature themes.

©2003 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2015 Tantor

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    dw 06-25-15
    dw 06-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story! Issues still exist"

    I enjoyed this story. The opposition that the main character faced is real! So many times people are passed over for promotions because the powers at be let personal feelings sway their decision.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. McCoo San Antonio TX 05-15-15
    J. McCoo San Antonio TX 05-15-15
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    "Great book and excellent narration"

    Great book and narration. It hit on quite a few reality topics with discrimination in the work place. A must read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    camille new rochelle, NY, United States 04-01-15
    camille new rochelle, NY, United States 04-01-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Great writer, missed the mark"

    Although I love Lawson Roby, this story was a disappointment. It was too simplistic. The plot was weak with an anti climactic ending. As for the performance, one of the worst I have heard. One reading doing male and female voices but always pretty monotone. It was a struggle to listen to the entire novel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DeeVal51 06-23-16
    DeeVal51 06-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Truth in Corporate America"

    This book outlines exactly what happens to women and minorities in Corporate America even in 2016.
    Sad but true.......

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    kristi clarks 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "ummm"

    I'm a big fan of the author but I didn't enjoy the book as much as I have the others.

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    NICOLE A. JOHNSON LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA United States 07-02-16
    NICOLE A. JOHNSON LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA United States 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Real Taste of Reality."

    The book made me laugh, sad, mad, and proud to be a woman. It took me through a world of emotions for the characters. Love it!

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    Joy Davis 05-31-16
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    At first, tt was tough working through the narrator who sounded robotic. Not to mention that Anise was quite the prude. The storyline was just Okay.

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    Sharon D. Wright 08-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Book about a Black Professional Woman"
    What made the experience of listening to A Taste of Reality the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was very good and the story line was very good. I could relate to her problems at work and her attempts to balance her work and personal lives.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character.


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    Shopper22 07-13-15
    Shopper22 07-13-15
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    "Great read"

    excellent narration. All of the characters were on point. Tracey Leigh did a great job.

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    avidreader 04-22-15
    avidreader 04-22-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Good read"

    I just wish she would have expanded on her relationship with Frank. But overall a good book to read. Looking forward to a sequel.

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