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The Family Business Audiobook

The Family Business

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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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    Edwina Bda 09-28-14
    Edwina Bda 09-28-14 Member Since 2010

    I liked to read as a child and thanks to Audible, I'm able to multitask whilst enjoying 'Me Time' in the form of a good book.

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    "Entertaining"
    Would you listen to The Family Business again? Why?

    Not Yet, it's still etched in my memory.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Family Business?

    The ending chapters.


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

    I liked that there were various characters. It made the vision more vivid.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Intrigue and unexpected mayhem!


    Any additional comments?

    The book was captivating and a great listen. If I was reading it, a page turner :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LadyLovelyT 08-26-14
    LadyLovelyT 08-26-14 Member Since 2016

    I am an urban fiction addict!! Wahida Clark books are my fave! I love the Thug Series. I am an avid reader and Audible makes it even better!

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    "Good book...but not the best "gangsta" story"
    Where does The Family Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ive listened to about 4 or 5 now, and this book would have to be #2. It was a good solid story, but FOR ME....all I read are the "Murder, Murder, Kil, Kill" urban fiction books, and sometimes the characters actions were not very "Gangsta". They were a bit too soft for me in some areas, to be this big bad "crime" family. But it was still worth the listen.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Carl Weber and Eric Pete ? Why or why not?

    YES!!! Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Carl Webber! He can do no wrong in my eyes :-)


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It was GREAT! It was nice for all the characters to have their own voice.


    If you could rename The Family Business, what would you call it?

    The Wanna-Be's


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    Amazon Customer 07-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "My new favorite Author"
    Where does The Family Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Family Business ranks in the top 10 audiobooks I have listened to over the past 12 years.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Family Business?

    When I learned that Paris's job description of "trouble shooter" translated to assassin. What a twist and shocker! Even after learning what the Family Business really was, I didn't expect the spoiled Paris to be a major player.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators were pretty good, some better than others, but all in all the performance was pleasing


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Trouble Shooter


    Any additional comments?

    Now that I've discovered Carl Weber, I've put all of his books on my wish list. Just bought a new one tonight!

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    Mattapangirl 07-01-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Can Stop.."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Family Business to be better than the print version?

    I listened to this series in two and half days! I couldn't stop listening. Can't wait for book THREE!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure there was only one favorite scene. The book was captivating.


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

    neither.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tuty 06-02-14
    Tuty 06-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome!"

    This was so different from the usual Carl Weber books! Don't get me wrong I love all things Carl Weber. But this series had some Mafia type moments. LOL! I read book two and listened to book one. Both were excellent and I can't wait for book 3 to come out! Ruby got on my darn nerves! I swear I wanted to book slap her!! I mean get a clue girl! Paris is still a hot mess and Sasha is just as crazy! Just a great series.

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    Iona Sawyer Miami, FL, United States 01-20-14
    Iona Sawyer Miami, FL, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Just the rite elements"
    Where does The Family Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1 -5 I'd say a 4.


    What other book might you compare The Family Business to and why?

    Something on the side. Like that audiobook each narrator gave their character true definition which really allowed me not just to hear the story but view it as well.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to a couple of the narrator's work. They really brought out their creativity in this one.


    If you could take any character from The Family Business out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Paris, b/c she would keep the night live watching her get her pic of the guys as well as tend to her business which would be amusing and interesting.


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    Carol Oakland, CA, United States 01-11-14
    Carol Oakland, CA, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2016

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    "a really good read"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book starts on one course and then twists abruptly to another one. I liked that...I didn't see it coming. The characters are well-developed within the context of an unusual family...whose family members are matter-of-fact pure sociopaths. This ordinary presentation of extraordinary choices, people, and incidents left me thoroughly entertained. I was intrigued at the knowledge that this is a composite picture of people and families who really do exist and think in this extraordinary way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Oneal California 01-08-14
    C. Oneal California 01-08-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "It was a painful listen"
    What did you like best about The Family Business? What did you like least?

    The story line got better eventually and then went over the top again


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    It was over acted and that could have been the writing too. Too stereotypical in the character development. Characters felt like characters not people.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    Toni T. Chesapeake, VA 12-23-13
    Toni T. Chesapeake, VA 12-23-13 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books and reading with a newfound appreciation for audiobooks...for a number of reasons!

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    "Drew me in from the beginning!"
    Where does The Family Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks at the top. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration, especially with multiple people reading the various parts.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Family Business?

    There so many to choose from! One that had me on the edge of my seat was when LC confronted Paris after making a fatal error. I just knew her life was going to end early!


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Paris! She is a spoiled, overly ambitious brat but a sassy lady.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Family Business and why?

    LC - being the patriarch of the family and performed by a man with such a commanding voice, I spent most of the book trying to decide what actor should play his role if this were a movie. I couldn't decide between Ving Rhames and James Pickens, Jr. (Dr. Webber from Grey's Anatomy)!


    Any additional comments?

    I knocked off a star for performance because I believe all of the voices fit the characters relatively well...except Rio. Rio is flamboyant and fabulous, yet the performer sounded as if he were bored! I also noticed that I enjoyed hearing Harris more when LC's performer read his lines than the guy actually performing his character.

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    Nikita Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-12-13
    Nikita Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Better than Expected"
    What made the experience of listening to The Family Business the most enjoyable?

    A good story line, with a few unexpected twists.


    Any additional comments?

    I was hesitant about getting this book but I took a chance. I am really happy that I did. Once I started listening I couldn't stop. I finished the book in a day and a half. I can't wait to read the next one.

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