©2003 Mary Monroe; (P)2004 Recorded Books,LLC
"Mary Monroe is a remarkable talent." (Chicago Sun-Times)
good read but for this to be the second book in a series there was no reason to take almost 10 chapters going over what was in the first book. made it dry until it actually started. hope book three does not do the same
If I believed everything I read I would not have listened to this book, because contrary to what some may say, "It was damn good" I was very proud of Annette because finally she stood up for herself. Rhoda was off the chain and Madea and Frank was unbelieveable. Scary Mary was a real friend and stood the test of time, and Pee Wee finally came from behind to steal the show. Loved it.
How this author had the nerve to spend the first SEVENTEEN chapters, rehashing the entire story from the first book, is a wonder. Any reader would know that the second book is supposed to be a contuation of the first;so why bother with the refresher? The main character, supposedly has become older, wiser and more self-confident. This was not the case. She's still giving the impression that she loves/forgives the old fool that abused her for most of her childhood. And, she continues to fall for weak-minded men, although she professes to have changed for the better. I like the fact that she finally became comfortable with her body. The moral of this story is that telling the truth would have saved everyone a lot of heartache. I also was disappointed with the reader, who is nowhere as good as the first narrator. At one point, she even called, RHODA, RHONDA.
Love books on tape! It's all about the narrators for me though. No matter how good the story, if the narrator doesn't cut it...
Worth the chip. Enjoying the story. Fun easy listening to while at work.
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