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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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    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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    Krystal Middletown, CT, United States 10-08-13
    Krystal Middletown, CT, United States 10-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Cliff Hanger"
    Where does The Family Business rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It has a middle ranking.It was not amazing but it was pretty interesting and the cliff hanger at the end had me prepared to move on to the second book.


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

    Do not have another book to compare besides the second installment.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Some of them I really liked, like the ones who played Orlando and LC. But others annoyed me like the ones who played London and Paris.


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

    The moment that moved me was when Paris was fighting off the people for her brother Rio. Its like this is the moment when she finally made sense.


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    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 06-30-13
    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2006
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    "I really wanted this to be better."

    The subject matter of this book is compelling. The production quality is very high. The voice actors do a mighty job. This is just pure trash, though. There are very, very few books I give up on, and this now joins that very short list.

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    happygirl Pittsburgh, PA 06-23-13
    happygirl Pittsburgh, PA 06-23-13 Member Since 2014
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 05-30-13
    slp 4 me Cleveland, Ohio 05-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Jerky and chaotic! NOT worth the time."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This would be best suited for a 20 something male who is into action adventure.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This is my first book by Weber and Pete. I think this story just lacked suspence. The killing was so very frequent that it was completely unbelievable. I think they just need to start over. Sorry.


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

    I like how Junior sought out the prostitute Ruby. It was interesting to see him explore his feelings about his 'rules' of life.


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    David Rowayton, CT, United States 04-10-13
    David Rowayton, CT, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not worth the time"
    Any additional comments?

    Good idea, but didn't work. Situation is interesting, but the characters are wooden, and the plot drags. Quit half way through.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Spring, TX, United States 04-01-13
    Cynthia Spring, TX, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Really"
    What made the experience of listening to The Family Business the most enjoyable?

    Amazing what people will do for family. This was unreal for me. Has me looking curiously at the car dealerships i see on the streets.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Paris- she was hardy and head strong.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes between Orlando and Ruby always got me laughing.


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

    What we do for family


    0 of 0 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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    "Never a dull moment"
    What did you love best about The Family Business?

    The twist and turns. Every part connected


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was not predictable


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The really got into their characters


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This is one book I can listen to several times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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