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Murderville: The First of a Trilogy | [Ashley, JaQuavis]

Murderville: The First of a Trilogy

Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.
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Publisher's Summary

Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.

Liberty is dying of a fatal heart condition, though she desperately wants to survive until her 25th birthday, when her sister has promised to visit her. A’shai blames himself for not protecting Liberty, but all Liberty asks is for A’shai to tell her a story, to help her remember what brought them to this point. He knows that this is the last story he will ever tell—and the last she will ever hear.

As Liberty lies dying, A’shai walks her through their past, reliving their ill-fated journeys through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, through Mexico’s drug cartel, child brothels, and hustling in Detroit, to escaping the high-powered heads of LA’s underworld. But ultimately, this is a story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the unpredictable and mind-blowing ending.

©2011 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 10-27-11
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 10-27-11 Member Since 2011

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "WOW I loved this book"

    This book was the most amazing book i have heard and I fell asleep wanting to hear the book all over again. This is what I call a true love story indeed. The thing that brings all of us together for a reason is fate. The characters were so well developed. I wasn't expecting this book to be amongst my fave books. These authors did such an amazing job bringing the story to life and it was action packed. I am still amazed just thinking about the lives that we all live and how everyones stories and lives are so different and to think about people in third world contry the struggles that these kids that are just lost to the world go through... SIMPLY AMAZING

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    KayeTidwell SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 10-31-11
    KayeTidwell SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 10-31-11

    Miss Kaye

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    "Can't Wait for The Next Book"
    Where does Murderville rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very High


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love they had for one another


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed all of them


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    both


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the ending, it didn't seem realistic

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-14-12

    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...

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    "COMPELLING...GREAT LOVE STORY...JUST FABULOUS!!!!!"

    OMG!!! This book was absolutely gripping! I LOVED THIS STORY. I wasn't sure exactly what it was supposed to be, but I'm sure glad I got it. The narrator was ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! And I loved the subtle occasional sound effects. I don't normally like them because they become obnoxious and irritating but in this case, it was nice/enhancing. The story was just wonderful. All of the conflicts and twists and turns...and the love story in the midst of it all was just so sweet and at times, sad. I can't say too much so's not to give away too much info. It's definitely worth a chip or cash price! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. I'm definitely ready for Book II. Just be prepared for the true to life beginnings of this book. I hope this helps you all. Happy Listening!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-23-12
    JALAYNE SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! USPS, mail carrier walking all day, audio books really make my day seems shorter

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    "very exciting read!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Murderville the most enjoyable?

    like the fact that the authors started the characters journey from their youth to adult hood


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Liberty, was my fav, she went thru hell from a child on into adulthood, but never stopped loving her savior


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the young boy protected her from the rebels, and his father


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

    YES IN DEED


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to any and all of the books that Ashley/JaQuavis write, I'm really liking them. I do think I should have started with this book first, before I listened to Cartel 1,2 &3 seeing the Murda Mama's were hired toward the end of this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 09-08-11
    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 09-08-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story Line - I recommend!"

    The story pulls from the Cartel triology. I am still interested. Anxiously awaiting the next book. Many twist and turns and action.

    It will NOT disappoint.

    Good job authors.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Williams NEW YORK, United States 09-17-12
    M. Williams NEW YORK, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Unlike any other"
    Would you listen to Murderville again? Why?

    Of course because this is the most fascinating book Ive ever read. I loved it so much.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how each character was vivid in my mind, it was well executed and the history behind it theres some painful truth to it.


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    Loved Liberty


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending of part one. I so want A to be alive


    Any additional comments?

    Cary Hite is amazing as always. This book should definately be made into a movie. Im sensing many Oscars in the near future!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lola Columbia, SC, United States 09-03-12
    Lola Columbia, SC, United States 09-03-12
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    "Too explicit for my taste."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story was interesting, but there were some scenes that was too explicit. Its difficult for me to hear about child rape, child prostitution and child slavery.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Shocking and disappointing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The main character saving Liberty multiple times.


    Do you think Murderville needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has a follow-up, but I won't listen.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alisa Durham, NC, United States 08-27-12
    Alisa Durham, NC, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "GREAT STORY"

    I couldn't stop listening!!! wow!!! The story seemed real, I'm so ready to listen on to the next book of the trilogy!!!! I LOVED THIS ONE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GEINA 08-23-12
    GEINA 08-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Murderville to be better than the print version?

    never read the printed version.


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

    no but i look forward to it


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

    yes i could have listened in on sitting


    Any additional comments?

    this was a very good listen i just purchased part 2................

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abrillaelaine 05-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "This book was excellent!"

    I was totally into this book! It is a must read! Do yourself a favor and get this book! WHERE IS THE SEQUEL?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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