Freddie “the Cheerleader,” Phyllis “the Class President,” and Renetta “the Fat Girl” ended their friendship back in high school. So it’s a surprise to all of them when they end up connecting at their 30-year high school reunion. They’ve all changed since those harsh yet tender high school years, and each one of them has her own deliciously scandalous secret. But when those secrets threaten to come to light—and possibly tear apart their less than perfect, but generally content lives—they band together in their sisterhood to stand and fight to keep what’s theirs. Funny, sexy, tender, and raunchy, Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It is a J. D. Mason take that is not to be missed.
©2010 J. D. Mason (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
“[J .D. Mason’s] portrayals of her characters and their innermost thoughts bring the readers right into the emotional center of the story. Those who enjoy Carl Weber and Eric Jerome Dickey will add Mason to their list of favorites.” (Booklist)
LIFE just happens that way sometimes!
Just woke up from my nap because I fell asleep on this damn book and I definately was not impressed the whole story was just a little boring. The characters were well developed but I'm sorry Mr. Mason this is the second book I have purchased and this book is not what it is. The Narator did a good job but it could have been better. I don't like giving negative reviews but NO SIR I will not be purchasing any other books that you write. The main theme of the book is, who was the baby mama and not until the very end do the reader's find out by that time you just don't care no more. Only purchase this book if it's on sale for less than $5 trust me.
There were more awkward pauses at the wrong times in this book, than a kindergarden play. Repeated words and dropped consonants to boot. Its really sad that this book wont reach many because they cant get past the changes in context of the narrator. The narrator's pitch is fine but she is terribly unrehearsed, practiced or something. Ugh!
Other than the bad narrating, this is a really good book. You could really relate or almost all the characters and let me tell you the judge had me and my huddy rolling on the floor.
I would read another book by J.D. Mason for sure. I thought the story was interesting at best. I didn't think the title fit the story but that is something I can deal with. The characters were well developed and I felt it flowed pretty well. I didn't enjoy the narration by Erica B. Peeples at all. She paused when there shouldn't have been a pause. She mispronounced several words in the words which caused confusion in what I was listening to. Her voice was ok but I feel that she needs more practice before making this a full time career. Her vocabulary seems limited. I haven't seen the book in print but every word she mispronounced I knew right away what she was supposed to say. I almost stopped listening to the book because she was just that terrible.
I liked the characters and I also liked the story line.
See my previous comment about the narrator's performance. Like I said before, it was sub-par and could use some polishing. Maybe she should practice reading aloud before recording it. I guess there's no editing done before the final copy is presented to us. If there was, I sure her errors would have been caught.
No. It wasn't that exciting. It might make it to Lifetime.
This story had potential, but never really got off the ground. Mason revealed who the mother was too early in the story and never really gave Tasha a chance to either exact her revenge or cry in her mother's arms.
The narration was not good at all. The cadence at which she read was off and she mispronounced words, which really just threw me off.
Overall, I have to say I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never did.
This is a summer chick read. a good story about friends and their secrets. I thought the reader did a very good job
I enjoyed the book and the story but I was hugely disappointed with the reader and the recording. There were a lot of pauses in the reading that did not allow the book to flow and there were a lot and I mean a lot of times when words were not completed. It felt like the tape stopped recording before the reader could finish the word and it happened a lot. That is why I only gave it 3 stars...
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I enjoyed listening to this book. It flowed well and was easy to listen to. I notice that several reviewers did not like the narrator. But I actually found this book because I wanted to see other books narrated by Erica Peeples since I liked the way she read the book Chasers by Miasha. I think that if a reader is too perfect with the reading it fails to show the human side of the characters, so I think it was a plus that she didn't say all of the lines on point (which in my view were very few).
What I liked most about this book is the character development. The author took time to provide ample details about each character which led to a more believable and well written story.
There are several scenes dealing with the character Freddie where I found myself laughing nonstop. One of them had to do with the judge.
This is a great read, one you will find quite interesting.
The storyline was pretty good, although the "big reveal" was a bit anticlimactic. And then it just ended.
Plagued with mispronunciation, awkward silences, and a seeming lack of comprehension for what was being read, the poor execution of the audio production made this book almost unbearable. I am surprised I was able to make it to the end.
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