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Pecking Order | [Omar Tyree]

Pecking Order

New York Times and Essence best-selling author Omar Tyree is a pioneer in the megapopular urban fiction genre. His stories feature sexy guys and girls navigating life and love in the city. Set in sunny San Diego, Pecking Order follows Ivan David, an accountant slowly growing fed up with his rich, spoiled clientele. He has a plan to promote business networking parties, but when he meets local diva Lucina Gallo, his simple plan becomes more trouble than it's worth.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and Essence best-selling author Omar Tyree is a pioneer in the megapopular urban fiction genre. His stories feature sexy guys and girls navigating life and love in the city. Set in sunny San Diego, Pecking Order follows Ivan David, an accountant slowly growing fed up with his rich, spoiled clientele. He has a plan to promote business networking parties, but when he meets local diva Lucina Gallo, his simple plan becomes more trouble than it's worth.

©2008 Omar Tyree; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 01-12-09
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 01-12-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Interesting Book"

    This book is an interesting book with an interesting storyline about making money, who is in the inner circle as one climbs the latter, and how to do it. I think the author could have done a better job with character development, but in terms of narration, the narrator had a good voice and was an easy flow between characters.

    However, as a Black American woman, it was a bit disappointing that the author's focus seemed to be on describing all the (Black) women in the book as having exotic physical characteristics (i.e. green or hazel or rainbow colored eyes, half Black-Asian, biracial, Brazilian, etc.), as if being Black with regular features was not pretty or attractive enough. After a while, hearing that description constantly got old. Anyway, the plot was interesting in terms of ways to make money, and the end was humorous in terms of who to settle down with.

    Mr. Tyree is a good writer, but I hope all of his books are not on the theme of describing (Black) women constantly in the way that he described them throughout this book, especially since he is listed under African American writers, and knowing that many of his writers/listeners are Black women. That part was the only turn-off and will make some Black American women not want to recommend it to other Black women listeners. Recommend otherwise for the storyline.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 11-16-09
    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 11-16-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Surprisingly Engaging!!!!!"

    O.T. had been a hit and miss a few books ago. I was a diehard fan beginning with Fly Girl. I read everything he signed his name to during that time frame. Then he got a bit mundane. Pecking Order is classis Tyree with huge growth. I was surprisingly engaged. I would actually read the book. Some books are only good via audio; I think this would be an easy and intriguing read. I would not put this down. GOOD STUFF!! Really Good Stuff!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Chula Vista, CA, United States 07-26-09
    Dee Chula Vista, CA, United States 07-26-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyable"

    I live in San Diego, so it was fun to read a book that took place in my area. I liked the story and it was entertaining. Recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 06-24-09
    Georgia kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 06-24-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Exciting"

    This book was exciting , there was never a dull moment. I would recommend it,Omar never disappoints.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Houston, TX, United States 03-15-13
    Andrea Houston, TX, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Omar tyree never disappoints me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, loved reading it in print but was better in audio


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucenda


    What does Kevin R. Free bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He really connects to the characters


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Need more from Omar tyree. Love his books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    camille new rochelle, NY, United States 02-15-12
    camille new rochelle, NY, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2010

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    "This novel left much to be desired."
    What would have made Pecking Order better?

    The story was flat. The main characters are not believable.


    What was most disappointing about Omar Tyree’s story?

    The focus was the business Ivan was building. The relationships were one dimensional. It reads more like a manual for urban marketing techniques.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin R. Free’s performances?

    Not an engaging performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Sadly, no.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Lithonia, GA, United States 03-09-09
    Dawn Lithonia, GA, United States 03-09-09
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    "Was it just me?"

    I didn't really enjoy this book. I thought it was boring and for the most part uneventful. Would have like to see more drama.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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