When Don Carter flies to Santiago de Cuba, his plans are to rendezvous with his new connect, Vicente. He never expected to meet the beautiful and vestal virgin Maria - Vicente's daughter. It was love at first sight, Don and Maria unite romantically, the ultimate betrayal and disrespect to Vicente. A love child Mercedes is born. Risking it all for love, Don gives up everything and arranges for the two of them to be moved to New York City. Mercedes is the splitting image of her mother and Don does everything in his power to provide the same lifestyle Maria was provided in Cuba by Vicente. Mercedes lives the good life until old wounds are rehashed in the form of an informant. The Carter family is under attack as several members are murdered and secrets are exposed in the most vicious form. Will Mercedes find out who's behind all of the havoc before it's too late?
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LIFE just happens that way sometimes!
This was a different type of read only because I had to readjust my mind to a younger generation mind frame because kids these days weren't raised like I was. Mercedes was the true definition of spoiled rotten. This book wasn't bad it just seemed like the characters like Mercedes and Maria were naive and very passive and had no type of sense whatsoever they just did and thought what they were told. The story wasn't bad it just seemed to have a lapse of time from birth to teenager for Mercedes and unanswered questions regarding differnt charcters we met like Hazel and Chino. This performance wasn't bad and the voice matched the characters. All in all this story was for younger audience but I will read another book from this author. I do like how the book ended.
Chino.... He was sweet, loyal, protective, and he had style.
I liked how she would match the pace and intensity of her narration based on what was happening. During scenes of action, her voice reflected the excitement and helped to give a better visual.
Price of a father's sins
This book was good all of the way through. Most of the characters were likable and you care what is happening with them. There was a good bit of action, and I never questioned the realism while listening. Good book. This would be a great book for Noir fans. I'm looking forward to part 2.
I love the plot of the book, There was never a dull moment with this book. There should be a series for this book.
The relationship between don and Mercedes
When Mercedes got shot
Don because he was strong and took care of his family
I love to read. I bought the book thinking I could get into it. The story is great and I would like to know more about what happens to Mercedes, however the person reading the story SUCKED! Her voice is squeaky and irritating. Not only that she didn't do much to change into character. Certain parts she speed read and it aggravated me. Hopefully this isn't the last of pinky Dior though.
Book reader lovers!!
I had a hard time with this book the story was awesome but the narrator voice got on my nerves with her stupid sounding laughs and trying to sound like the men in the story just did nothing for me.. I will never purchase anything else with this narrator again!!!
I loved the story line. This book kept me entertained in between calls at work. I sometimes didn't like the narrators voice, but overall she did a good job keeping up with the scenes.
I don't have any other to compare this too.
I think she did a good job of playing a 16-18 year old girl, but at times her voice was annoying.
Chino was my favorite because Mercedes loved him so much!
*received this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review
Mercedes Carter is the daughter of Don Carter, a New York drug dealer, and his wife Maria, whose father is a big drug supplier from Cuba. Maria breaks her father's rule about getting involved with the clients (Don), gets pregnant and leaves Cuba to marry Don.
The story focuses mainly on Mercedes, The Hustler's Daughter, and her lavish lifestyle. I really wanted to like this book but I felt that at times the characters were extreme stereotypes that I had problems relating to. I personally didn't get many of the references and therefore at times felt lost in the story. Also, the story ended a little abrupt for me. Almost like there should have been an epilogue.
Ms. Hawkins did a wonderful job at creating the characters. I would be interested in listening to more books read by her.
I am a huge fan of audio books and I try to give each book a chance. In this case, while I did finish the book, I wasn't excited to get back to the book. At some point I realized that I was making myself finish the book just so I could write the review. Again, it mostly had to do with the fact that I am not the target audience for this book. I am middle aged woman who lives in the suburbs. I think that someone who is in the targeted audience would enjoy this book.
Prodigy Publishing Group Reviews
The Hustler's Daughter has all of the ingredients to make a great urban fiction novel, but it equally appeals to teen fiction readers. The novel gives a peak at some of the things that teenaged girls go through searching for teenaged love and what difficulty it was to find that love being the daughter of a drug lord.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Reviewed by Rahiem Brooks author of LAUGH NOW.
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