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The Family Business | [Carl Weber, Eric Pete]

The Family Business

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience can’t get enough of.

©2011 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 03-26-12
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "The story unfolds"

    Wow how this story unfolded. I simply love the way the authors played the roles that they were assigned. I didn't really know what to expect but at the end of the book all the scheming that was taking place was brought together very well and each individual family members roll. I didn't expect so much drama and I was waiting to see who the first person in the family business was going to die. This book has some of the best narrators that urban fiction has to offer I love Patricia Floyd and Ezra Knight voices very strong. I would recommend this book to other Carl Weber fans.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13
    Zan Ashland, OR 06-27-13 Member Since 2006

    Love novels, love to laugh.

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    "Tough Listen"

    The positive part of this book is the performance. I enjoyed all of the narrators. And there's a great twist in the story.

    However for me, it's difficult to listen when I don't like any of the characters in the book. They are really hateful, antisocial people. The youngest daughter doesn't seem believable at all. Very one dimensional. The family's mother is a bit redeeming. Overall, these are not people I wanted to get to know. I continued to listen, however as I wanted to learn whether what goes around would come around in this tale.

    Cannot recommend this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Constant Reader Topeka, KS, United States 04-15-12
    Constant Reader Topeka, KS, United States 04-15-12

    I love reading and audible is the easiest way to keep up with my voracious appetite for the written word.

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    "Excellent"

    Wow! Fast paced and dynamic storyline. I enjoyed the twists and turns of this highly dysfunctional family. Not crazy about the gratuitous sex scenes, but the story kept my attention. Excited to read the next installment.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 05-06-13
    jaye GREENWICH, CT, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2012

    AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

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    "NO SUBSTANCE HERE. POOR CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    MAYBE SOMEONE YOUNGER.


    What was most disappointing about Carl Weber and Eric Pete ’s story?

    THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND THE STORY DEVELOPMENT. I LIKE WHEN A STORY UNFOLDS, THIS STORY JUST HAPPENED. AND IT WAS VERY THIN.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    THEY WERE GOOD. NO, THEY WERE GREAT.


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

    THE NARRATORS WERE GOOD. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD STORY IF THEY JUST DEVELOPED IT BETTER. I LIKE TO KNOW ALL THE MAIN CHARACTERS. I FELT LIKE I ONLY KNEW ANY OF THEM THRU THE CONVERSATIONS THEY HAD WITH EACH OTHER.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 07-07-12
    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "To Be Continued..."

    This book was outstanding! Can't wait for the next release! Had me on the edge the entire time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 06-18-12
    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 06-18-12

    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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    "AWESOME TWIST - DON'T HESITATE TO BUY THIS BOOK!!!"

    I love how the book starts one way then ends another. I actually went back and listed to the beginning of the book again...it was so good. It's amazing how the authrs made the characters sound one way come to find out they are another way. (I don't want to give out any info. and ruin it for potential readers/listeners.) I'd give this ten stars!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melody Chicago, IL, United States 04-05-12
    Melody Chicago, IL, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "An awesome ride!"
    What did you love best about The Family Business?

    I loved the action and the sub plots intertwined in the midst of choas!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Paris. She was a bit oversexed, cocky but I loved her attitude and skills.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The intensity of the situations


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-09-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2010

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Family Meeting"

    WHY DON'T HE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT, LIKE WHEN THE HELL HE WAS GOING TO F### THE PU###. HELL, THIS WAS OUR THIRD DATE AND HE HADN'T EVEN SMELLED THE THING.
    I know not how these books are not in the erotic section. Expect lots of sex and usually very good sex. I like Weber's writing, I always find his stuff to be entertaining. This is my sixth book by him and there has never been a dull moment in any of them. When this started out I thought it was a Black version of Dallas, it turned into a Black version of The Godfather. In my last review I said I would like him to get away from Jamaica Church. This stars a family that attends that church, but the church is not part of the story. His characters think and act the way real people do and I like that. There are also several twists and turns and surprises in this book.

    I did think it was funny, that someone in the family would say they needed to act fast and then they would have a family meeting. I know people like that. Dennis Lehane wrote a great book called The Given Day, which is a historical fiction book about Boston. I would like to see Weber write an historical fiction book about Queens.

    Multiple narrators and they are all great. This is a top notch production.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Fairburn, GA, United States 10-14-13
    Amazon Customer Fairburn, GA, United States 10-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Couldn't put down"
    Would you listen to The Family Business again? Why?

    Yes. Interesting plot and suspense kept my attention


    What did you like best about this story?

    The duties of the females in the family not revealed until necessary.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were a lot of favorite scenes for me. Like to leave the other readers curious.


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

    When the father was faced with decision to follow the game rules or his heart


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoy this book being read to you. The reader were excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    happygirl Pittsburgh, PA 06-23-13
    happygirl Pittsburgh, PA 06-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Sociopaths w/ an end that plans on a sequel"
    What did you like best about The Family Business? What did you like least?

    The different narrators are good and useful.
    The characters and their sociopathic characters.


    If you’ve listened to books by Carl Weber and Eric Pete before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Orlando / Ruby at first meeting


    Did The Family Business inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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