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The Best of Everything Audiobook

The Best of Everything

Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it. Even if it means piling up thousands of dollars in debt. Even if it means denying to everyone - even herself - that her love of shopping has gotten way out of control.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has made a name for herself with such engaging novels as Casting the First Stone and Here and Now.

In The Best of Everything, Roby employs her trademark storytelling prowess to relate the tale of a woman whose life is complicated by the fact that her father is none other than Reverend Curtis Black.

Alicia Black Sullivan swore to never repeat her father's mistakes: she would never break any promises, she would never be unfaithful. And most important of all, when she got married, it would be for good. And she really does love Phillip, the assistant pastor of her father's church. She just happens to love money - and the things it can buy - as well.

Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it. Even if it means piling up thousands of dollars in debt. Even if it means denying to everyone - even herself - that her love of shopping has gotten way out of control.

©2009 Kimberla Lawson Roby; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Gretchen Huntsville, AL, USA 04-07-09
    Gretchen Huntsville, AL, USA 04-07-09
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    "No better than a bad made for TV movie."

    This was such a predictable, silly book. The characters were not developed. The plot was predictable and rather dull.

    The reader is horrible, horrible, horrible! A total waste of a credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    N. Shelton AL 08-14-09
    N. Shelton AL 08-14-09 Listener Since 2009

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    "Boring"

    It took just to long to get into this book. the narrators voice was not right for this book. Its not what I expected and the book itself is not what I thought it would be. I guess I am just looking for another Curtis Black and that is not what this is about.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 03-02-11
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 03-02-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read!"

    I enjoyed this book, but felt that Alisha's character development could have been stronger, and an attempt to connect her childhood experiences with Pastor Curtis Black would have made the book better. I think that the author did a great job with Alisha's husband's character development. I enjoyed the book overall, and I would recommend it to others who enjoy this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn A Oak View, CA, USA 11-17-09
    Dawn A Oak View, CA, USA 11-17-09
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    "The Best Of Everything"

    Kind of a downer

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie N. Ray 03-12-09 Member Since 2016
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    "A rewarding read"

    I like to shop, but thank goodness I'm not this bad! She was so spoiled, irresponsible and selfish that I didn't feel sorry for her at all. It was good to see the Rev. Curtis Black's spawn get what she deserved. Definitely a good read!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pennye Neal 04-10-16
    Pennye Neal 04-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "UGH"

    I was so tired about hearing about Alicia's addiction! All the shopping and Fashion Names started driving me CRAZY! This was the first time I had to make myself listen to the end of the book. Please tell me the rest of the series doesn't do me the way this book did? If so, I need to stop right here

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 04-09-16
    Ronda 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "struggled to finish"

    Love the author! I didn't like this story as much as the others. The over all message was good. I will refer this series to my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer 02-12-16
    jennifer 02-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome book!"

    love this series, can't wait to read the next book! I've already read 5 books looking forward to finishing all the other books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashlae 06-10-15
    Ashlae 06-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better narrator you could not tell which of the characters were talking at the time. I could not connect with the characters. The story moved really SLOOOOOWWW. It was boring to me and hard to finish.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I might read the next book in the series, hopefully it will be better than this one.


    What didn’t you like about Caroline Clay’s performance?

    Her voice was the same for all of the characters.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best of Everything?

    Theres a lot I would cut out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Davis 05-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I couldn't stop listening!!!! "

    Kimberla is awesome!!!! Since book 1 in this series, you never know what to expect. You are kept on the edge of your seat. On to the next book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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