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The Man in 3B | [Carl Weber]

The Man in 3B

Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.
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Publisher's Summary

Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B.

Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.

Darryl has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his down-to-earth personality to his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Darryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be.

Darryl is quickly welcomed into the building and immediately becomes a part of each of the tenants' lives. Connie, an overweight and unhappy wife, turns to Darryl for help losing weight, hoping to try and fix her crumbling marriage. But when Darryl starts making Connie feel beautiful again, she questions whether or not her marriage is worth saving. Benny, a spoiled teenager, looks up to Darryl as a role model. When an unexpected event occurs, Benny is left questioning everything he's ever known. Krystal, Darryl's first love, wants to make things work with her current boyfriend. Yet having Darryl back in her life sends her happy home spiraling out of control. And, last but not least, Avery, Connie's husband, doesn't care about anyone or anything when a financial opportunity comes his way - that is, until he notices how much time his wife is spending with their new neighbor.

Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.

©2013 Carl Weber (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 02-06-13
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 02-06-13 Member Since 2011

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "Epilogue brings the story together"

    I was waiting for Carl Weber to drop a new book and I wasn't at all disappointed with this mystery. I like how Carl Weber let us meet the characters and the situations in their life that help you connect to the charcter. You even get the opportunity to meet the man in 3b and learn a lil about him before his death. I don't want to give anything away but I did like the narrators and the story was put together very well. It wasn't one of the best books I have read by Carl Weber but it kept my interest. Pretty good book Carl.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    ddsharper Los Angeles, CA 05-12-13
    ddsharper Los Angeles, CA 05-12-13 Member Since 2000
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    "Pedestrian and Stereotypical"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I couldn't listen long enough to comment on the entire plot, because the writing was so stereotypical and pedestrian. I am sick and tired of black women being portrayed as desperate whores and sexual animals. When the first character encountered women on the stoop of her complex, they sounded like B in heat. What made it worse is that they were married. Then the married woman climbs stairs, cannot catch her breath, but perseverates on and on about this guy being so attractive and sexy that she was willing to entertain sexual fantasies about him, without knowing him, and go on and on about what she wanted to do with and to him. In the middle of respiratory failure, this guy asks her if she's all-right, and her mind leaves her physical distress as she lusts after some stranger? Please. give me something with plot twists and depth, and dialog between human beings and not people ready to jump into bed with people less familiar than even strangers. How far the mighty have fallen.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carl Weber again?

    Not at all.


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

    There were no favorites, at all. No insight, predictable, and formulaic.


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

    Nothing. The narrators are accomplished actors and voice-over-greats.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like some non-black wrote the book, or some black person who has joined the band-wagon of portraying black women as lust-ridden-animals, abandoning all logical thoughts or action in order to think or act on endless lust. I could not finish the book-junk in, junk out. I am longing to read meaningful stories by substantive black authors, but I suppose such books could never pass the muster of the system of you-know-what, in the West. If you portray all black men as criminals, all black women as sex crazed whores, then I guess you have a best seller. Also, in most black books, black people have miserable lives, etc,, which is why I rarely buy fiction books written by modern black authors. This is my opinion. I have found, with rare exceptions, that nothing in any form of media, save the occasional honest documentary, or actual lectures on YouTube, remotely reflects the real lives and characters of actual black people, who are the most diverse group on earth, Give me something where they aren't criminals, or downtrodden by racism, or sex-crazed-dogs, or on drugs. I guess that's what sells, but I'm not buying.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    ann coleman LEWISVILLE, TX, US 03-30-13
    ann coleman LEWISVILLE, TX, US 03-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another great one by Weber!!"

    I love Carl Webers books, and once again he put out a story with lots of drama, fast pace, and entertaining!! My favorite part of the book was the ending, it was so unexpected!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Warranyte, Australia 04-01-13
    David Warranyte, Australia 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If I got paid to listen to it. I'm talking thousands of dollars


    What could Carl Weber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made it remotely interesting and provided the characters with some depth


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Clearly they have never narrated an audio book before. It was appalling.


    What character would you cut from The Man in 3B?

    I was considering cutting my own throat after listing to this sh!t, but I'd just cut all the characters and listen to silence.


    Any additional comments?

    RUBBISH

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melody Waldorf, MD, United States 03-18-13
    Melody Waldorf, MD, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding"
    If you could sum up The Man in 3B in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, renaissance man, intriguing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man in 3B?

    The end, I don't want to give it away


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

    Never, but I loved it


    If you could take any character from The Man in 3B out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Darrell, because I would love to learn more about him


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 05-29-13
    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not bad at all..."

    Started off slow but got better towards the middle. I enjoyed listening to all of the narrators.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula 13th St 04-23-13
    Paula 13th St 04-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Surprise Ending for Me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I thought it was encouraging


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The one who lost all the weight. I read so much I forgot her name.


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

    the feeling of each person.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes of course.


    Any additional comments?

    A page turner. I liked the women sitting on the stoop talking about everyone including them selves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 03-03-13
    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2009
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    "BRAVO - FANTASTIC - AWESOME all the way to the end"

    You are on your toes from the beginning, always figuring, concluding and coming up with the wrong answer, lol. The story line is fabulous, similar to playing a game of clue. You are trying to identify who, why, how and when. You will never guess the ending, unbelievable conclusion, but the journey of the characters are *singing * AwwWwWwesome. The little dude, oh what a revelation. The news reporters were annoyingly hilarious. That all-over-the-place daughter she was cray-cray. In summary, I like the fact that the fat girl prevails! This one was a pleasure to experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 02-25-13
    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 02-25-13

    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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    "PRETTY GOOD BUT NOT HIS BEST"

    I really liked the story, but it just didn't seem to have that CW edge to it. Not as many twists and turns as I expected, but I'd definitely recommend it though. Not everything can be five stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly PITTSBURG, CA, United States 03-06-13
    Beverly PITTSBURG, CA, United States 03-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Twist and Turns"

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat. If I were a nail bitter I'd have nubs. I like the fact that ending is not what you'd expect. I tried throughout and was happily surprised.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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