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The Pleasure of Pain Audiobook

The Pleasure of Pain

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Publisher's Summary

In this twisted tale you will be introduced to Tess, Iris, Vanessa, Ebony and Bless who find out that The Pleasure of Pain is a true testament that we always want what we shouldn't have.

Tess is a strong determined business woman by the day and queen of the streets by night. She will stop at nothing to get the life she wants for herself and her three best friends along with her man, even if it means breaking old bonds and creating lifetime enemies. What she doesn't realize is in the game of cut- throat there are no rules.

Bless emerges on the scene after being recently released from prison only to find that things are not the way they were before he got locked up. The worst part is the person he has to fight is the person he least expected would betray him. He is out for blood and hell bent on destroying anyone who gets in his way.

Iris is secretly in love with Tess, but plays the friend card in order to get closer to her. She knows that Tess is in love with another man, however that doesn't stop her from plotting to get Tess' heart.

Vanessa and Ebony are sisters who share the same father and they happen to be Tess' top lieutenants. Their loyalty and love run deep for Tess and has never been questioned until now...

With pleasure there is always a little pain as Tess and her girlfriends will soon find out. Will they break under pressure or will they show why women rule the world?

©2013 Shameek A Speight (P)2013 Shameek A Speight

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    Shamira 09-23-14
    Shamira 09-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Need Audio version to part 2"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bless


    Any additional comments?

    Please make available the audio version of part 2. I hate when i get a series and only part of the series is on audible. The library need to be expanded.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 05-05-14
    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2015

    I'M NOT PERFECT BUT I AM A LIMITED ADDITION!

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    "Must have in your library cant wait for 2 and 3 on"
    Would you listen to The Pleasure of Pain again? Why?

    Yes awesome read loved it ready for the next one part 2.


    What other book might you compare The Pleasure of Pain to and why?

    Murder mama's


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

    Excitement


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

    Bad bitches


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Country Bookworm Dallas 03-22-16
    Country Bookworm Dallas 03-22-16 Member Since 2014

    I love nice Voices!

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    "Where to start?"

    Where to start? I liked the narrators voice. The sex scenes (which take place in every single chapter) read like a porno. I don't need that in every chapter. I started skipping them. The details of these scenes were not needed, and they had me rolling my eyes. Especially that one horrible scene. When I purchased this book, I thought a woman wrote it (I thought Shameek was a woman's name). As I listened to the sex scenes, I told my husband that it sounded like a man wrote it, and it turns out I was right. It shouldn’t be obvious that a man wrote a sex scene. The story leaves you with a cliffhanger, so I want to know what happens with the rest of the story. But because of those porn scenes, Ima have to pass.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-15
    Crystal Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-15

    I'm a sucker for romance, mystery and mystical books. I am opened to try new things but throw 1 a em books at me and I'm a goner.

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    "Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Pleasure of Pain to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the physical book, however the book audio version was amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pleasure of Pain?

    most memorable was iris telling bless the truth before she shot him at the end


    What about Mr. Gates’s performance did you like?

    his voice was great when speaking for bless


    Who was the most memorable character of The Pleasure of Pain and why?

    n/a


    Any additional comments?

    would love for you to have more books by this author on the Audible site. I would also like to have the option of reading the other books in this sequel. you could get an additional reader for the females and continue to use Mr. Gates I love his voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim BookJunkie 03-01-15

    "Kim BookJunkie"

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    "Best narrators EVER!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Pleasure of Pain the most enjoyable?

    It was a PERFORMANCE, not just someone reading a book!


    Would you recommend The Pleasure of Pain to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes but only because of the narrators!


    Have you listened to any of Mr. Gates’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    STORY: 3 ***
    PERFORMANCE: 5 *****
    OVERAL: 4****

    I was fortunately able to listen to this via audio book because it was narrated by the most talented narrators I've ever heard! Listening to THE PLEASURE OF PAIN on audiobook was like attending a spectacular performance! The male and female narrators changed their voices to suit the characters they read for perfectly. Each was able to incorporate accents, pauses and emotion when appropriate. Plus, there were sound effects and music, making this a very unique audiobook.

    Unfortunately, the reading material was not quite as impressive as those who were reading it. I did like some parts of the book there was nothing extra exciting or special about the story or the writing style. There were some things that were written that seemed ridiculous. For example, the male main character referred to his, "10 inch penis" for sure twice but maybe 3 different times. Also, the author mentioned that the female and male main characters had sex until they BOTH climaxed 5 times in one scene, BOTH climaxing 4 times in another. I know women can have multiple orgasms but I highly doubt that a young thug could have 5 orgasms in one brief sex session! The book was entertaining yet nothing out of this world. If I had read this and not listened to such a brilliant performance, I would have rated the book much lower.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    valerie l moore 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fast paced and to the point"

    These divas are not to be played with. Looking forward to rthe next book in series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Yvette Griggs 11-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "ENJOYED EVERY WORD!!"

    I enjoyed the story. I can't wait for part 2. Also I liked the different voices....females had a female voice as it should be. It was a nice change.

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    May-May Westland, MI USA 06-18-15
    May-May Westland, MI USA 06-18-15

    May-May

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    "Great"

    This was first read by Ms. Speight and it was great!! I can't wait till the next part.

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    DarWaynia Dunson 04-21-15
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    very good book, I cant wait to read part two. lots of sex and action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lord'Williams New York 07-22-14
    Lord'Williams New York 07-22-14 Member Since 2011

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    "The Pleasure of Pain by: Shameek A. Speight"
    Any additional comments?

    The Pleasure of Pain


    I really don't know where to start. I'm not sure if I ever stated that I really don't read books about the drug game, it's not that I don't like them, I'm just not interested in them, but I'm branching out some and I have a few in my lineup to be read.

    I have this novel in a Kindle format, and as an audiobook, from Audible.com. First the Kindle version, which I purchased on Sept. 10, 2012. I mentioned my purchased date because I have seen that this title now shows an update published date of: May 14, 2014. The reason why I'm pointing out the publication date is because the version, which I purchased back in 2012 was poorly formatted. This was why it took me some time to complete it. Once I learned there were an audio version of the novel, I ventured in once more. Ebooks are supposed to read just the same as its printed version, so they should look similar, even if they are not by their nature. -There should be no space between paragraphs, margins should be set properly and so on, and so on. This was not the case with this novel (he is far from alone with this problem, even I screwed it up first uploaded version, and haven't corrected it yet, but this isn't about me). So I hope the revised version cleaned up the mishaps and produced a better reading product.

    There were many editing errors found throughout the novel. The audio version from Audible.com, narrated by: Mr. Gates, length: 3 hrs and 46 min., format: Unabridged, offered some help, but even with the audio version you can hear the errors, and formatting mistakes through the narration.

    I heard a lot about this book and about the author, Shameek Speight, so I decided to download the book and see what all the fuss was about. I hate to say, I didn't see it. I won't take nothing away from the author. This man is selling more books than I am, but I just could not find what the rave was all about, which makes not question the author, I'm questioning the readers. Yeah think about that for a second. I know pretty covers will draw you in, and this 'Pleasure Series' covers are top notch.

    The story moved fast, damn near too fast, which I think if the author would have eased up off the gas, the characters would have been better developed. The back story on the characters didn't really tell me who they were and why I should care for them. The character Bless was defined well, and I understood him. I got the story on the four ladies but there wasn't enough information there for to me develop a relationship with them, or to even care for them, and they really undergo some shit in this novel, but without a well defined back story it can weaken the development of the character and that is what happen here.

    Now if you like action, and drama, this novel has it. If you like erotica, there is a whole lot of f**king going on between these pages, almost too much, but its not erotica, its porn, so if you're young, put the book down and back away.

    The novel was very predicable, if you're a mystery solver, you won't have any problems figuring out who betrayed the crew, and you won't have a problem figuring out who was going to die and who wasn't. Even thought I knew what was going to happen at the end of the novel, damn did I enjoy reading it! -I love action and drama and it played out like a movie in my head, and I liked that.

    I have part two of the series, "The Pleasure of Pain 2" in my Kindle ebook collection already and I will read it, as well as part 3. I hope I will be able to deliver a better review. This novel I give 2 1/2 stars out of 5 stars.

    ~LW~

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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