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No One in the World: A Novel | [E. Lynn Harris, R. M. Johnson]

No One in the World: A Novel

Cobi Winslow, a handsome, well-educated district attorney, knows nothing about the life of his estranged twin brother, Eric Reed, a career criminal raised in the foster-care system. Following their parents' death, Cobi searches for and finds his brother, hoping to regain lost years. Meanwhile, Cobi navigates the pressures of society as he lives life in the closet. The stress comes to a head when he learns that, in order to inherit the wealth of his father's estate, he must marry a woman before he turns 35.
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Publisher's Summary

The untimely passing of the beloved New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris has left fans pining for more. With this collaboration, fans are given the book they've been clamoring to read - and the book that Harris and Essence best-selling author R. M. Johnson long wanted to write.

Cobi Winslow, a handsome, well-educated district attorney, knows nothing about the life of his estranged twin brother, Eric Reed, a career criminal raised in the foster-care system. Following their parents' death, Cobi searches for and finds his brother, hoping to regain lost years.

Meanwhile, Cobi navigates the pressures of society as he lives life in the closet. The stress comes to a head when he learns that, in order to inherit the wealth of his father's estate and save the struggling family business, he must marry a woman before he turns 35. The task becomes more convoluted when Cobi's sister proposes to pay Austen Greer, a once-successful and wealthy businesswoman who lost everything in the recession, to be Cobi's wife.

Eric discovers Cobi is gay and promises to keep it a secret. Instead, he entrusts the information to his former prison cellmate, Blac, who endears himself to Cobi in hopes of securing a $150,000 loan from him to pay back a debt racked up by cocaine sales. As the clock runs down both on Blac's efforts to pay his deadly creditor and on Cobi's attempts to save the family company, rash moves are executed, family and friendship bonds are tested, and life-altering sacrifices are made.

©2011 E. Lynn Harris and R.M. Johnson (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"All that is good and all that troubles African-American life weaves through the [novel].... Sure to appeal to Harris fans." (Kirkus)

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    Shaunta FORT WORTH, TX, US 11-08-11
    Shaunta FORT WORTH, TX, US 11-08-11 Member Since 2010

    Fort Worth, texas native and I love to READ!!!!

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    "Great Book!"

    I was really pleased with the entire book, this was a great read and easy to follow

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dee CLERMONT, FL, United States 06-01-12
    Dee CLERMONT, FL, United States 06-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable.... This Story Lacks Depth....."
    What disappointed you about No One in the World?

    I didn't appreciate the predictability in the story line. And the narrator was horrible. It almost felt as though he was making fun of the characters. His voices were less of a theatrical change, but more of a mocking unenthusiastic change.


    Has No One in the World turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. But, if this is the kind of narrative quality I should expect from this author, I will save my credit and just go to the library.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Bomar Jones’s performances?

    NEVER!!!!!!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It wasn't a terrible book. But if you're seeking depth and dimension..... This book is not for you. It it too predictable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dale Kennesaw, GA, United States 09-22-11
    Dale Kennesaw, GA, United States 09-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Want more"

    I loved the story wanted more. Not the normal E.Lynn Harris but still very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie warner robins, GA, United States 08-31-11
    Jackie warner robins, GA, United States 08-31-11 Member Since 2002
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    "MORE!"

    I loved it and now I hope I will not have to wait years for the follow-up! There has to be a follow-up! PLEASE!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adrianne haines city, FL, United States 08-04-11
    Adrianne haines city, FL, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Awesome, can't wait for part 2"

    At first I was not thrilled about the narrators voice. But then I heard the change in characters and I was in. This book was sooo juicy, funny, sad, all in one. I would surely recommend adding it to your library.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    N. LANCASTER, TX, United States 11-05-13
    N. LANCASTER, TX, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2013

    cablesnake

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    "E Lynn Harris would be disappointed"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one.


    Has No One in the World turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He made the characters sound low budget.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of E Lynn Harris's books and this being his last book was not good. It lacked so much and was very predictable. The ending left me unsatisfied. I do not recommend you soil your memory of this author with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shashana LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-24-13
    Shashana LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 08-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator made my head hurt!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Maybe another reader.The reader's attempt at using different voices for different characters was horrible!


    Would you be willing to try another book from E. Lynn Harris and R. M. Johnson ? Why or why not?

    NO!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No One in the World?

    Didn't even finish the book before writing the review.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ROXANE VAN WEST-CHARLES MITCHELLVILLE, MARYLAND, US 03-20-13
    ROXANE VAN WEST-CHARLES MITCHELLVILLE, MARYLAND, US 03-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "PROFOUND AND MEANINGFUL"
    What did you love best about No One in the World?

    Once in a while there comes a writer that give the reader the impression that writing for the writer is seemingly effortless since every word carries a message making reading just as effortless and real.
    This is what this writer does every time I have read his work. It's a though the reader can be transported via the writers experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    COBI WINSLOW to me holds the cast together while never once letting us forget that his issues are as important as those of a the entire cast. He has a level headed approach to life that seems to pay off in the end.


    What about Alan Bomar Jones’s performance did you like?

    He makes you feel the writing with all its hidden tones and nuances, plots and sub plots.


    If you could rename No One in the World, what would you call it?

    WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read for anyone who does or does not read as much as I do, since the reader will always come away understanding why "It takes all types to make a world"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette Tampa, FL, United States 02-04-13
    Yvette Tampa, FL, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This was an excellent listen !"
    What would have made No One in the World better?

    I would not change anything.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was good


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No One in the World?

    None I have always loved E. Lynn Harris's writing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Palm Bay, FL, United States 05-14-12
    Lisa Palm Bay, FL, United States 05-14-12
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    "good read"
    What made the experience of listening to No One in the World the most enjoyable?

    The story line keep me intrigued and wanting to read more


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No One in the World?

    The most memorable part of the story for me was the twist at the end when the brothers switched places


    Have you listened to any of Alan Bomar Jones’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think I have heard him before, I really didn't like him as a reader something about his voice. I really didn't care for it


    Who was the most memorable character of No One in the World and why?

    The sister was a trip


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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