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The Reverend's Wife Audiobook

The Reverend's Wife: A Reverend Curtis Black Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby comes the ninth installment in her award-winning Reverend Curtis Black series.

It's been months since Reverend Curtis learned that his wife Charlotte had affairs with two different men, and for now, he continues to be cordial and respectful to her. But he's also made it clear that once their son Matthew graduates high school, he will be filing for divorce. Charlotte, on the other hand, continues to do everything possible to make amends in hopes of saving their marriage.

Unfortunately, Curtis is ready to move on and is being propositioned by a woman who desperately wants to become the next Mrs. Curtis Black. When the situation heads down a path that is frighteningly shocking, could it be the final blow to this once blessed union?

©2012 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Denise 12-14-15
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    "Church Folks "

    WoW how your books come a live keep doing a great job.We all have a gift. For sure this is yours.❤😇😇❤

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    Indigo 10-26-15
    Indigo 10-26-15
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    "Good listen"

    I really enjoy audio books and I hound this one to be a good listen. I was a little disappointed in Curtis' snd Charlottes characters decision making but I guess that is what makes a good book. Overall I enjoyed this one and I'm looking forward to A House Divided.

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    A. Endre 08-28-15
    A. Endre 08-28-15

    sianna'z mom

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    "Only 9 Chapters In..."
    What would have made The Reverend's Wife better?

    A better narrator. New sub-storylines; twists and turns. It's like this: if you are going to write a series as OVER the top and dramatic as the Curtis Black stories, you either have to remain over the top or you should have written something more realistic. For instance, some of the whoring that goes down and Charlotte's evilness toward Curtina (previous book), her inability to accept responsibility for anything in... LIFE; Alicia's similar personality (previous book) and some of the blackmailing and extortion schemes. All are worthy of a daytime soap Emmy. But this book seems to straddle the fence and I'm bored. Very, very bored. I expect series to ebb and flow; some books will be far more exciting than others... but this story seems to be a drawing out of details that don't need to be discussed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm committed to making it to the end of this darn series, so I'll read the Prodigal Son.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Maria Howell’s performances?

    NO! This woman was so dry and boring. I HATE the way she narrated Curtina. The child sounds like a 45 year-old woman. Maria Howell's voice, while beautiful in natural tone, lacked the inflection or intonation that should have been used for such a dramatic set of characters and overall storyline. I thought Paula Jai Parker was terrible (she did the previous book) because she made everyone sound ratchet and country, but after nearly falling asleep on the road listening to Ms. Howell this morning, I actually MISSED Paula's annoying voice. I hate to be harsh but.... PLEASE Ms. Howell, stick to narrating literature of a different genre. I'm annoyed that she narrated the most recent book in the series. I'm almost tempted to just get the Kindle. I'm also trying to figure out why they can't stick to one narrator for the series....


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

    Nope. It's a bridge to hopefully better books.


    Any additional comments?

    I've noticed that Mrs. Roby can be a bit "preachy" about certain things: the professional writing/editing process, black hair salons and hair care, etc. It's slightly annoying because she allows the narration to droll on and on about unnecessary details. I don't really give a flying flip about ceramic hair irons and why they protect the hair because of the thermal heat reduction capabilities (previous book) as this has no intrinsic value when it comes to the storyline.

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    Martha 08-25-15
    Martha 08-25-15
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    "Very Disappointed"

    The story line is flat. I like most of the books in this series but this one failed. The main characters, Charlotte & Curtis were big disappointments, and the character development was weak. I gave 2 stars only because I like the series, otherwise it would've been one.

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    Alicia C.Haynes 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "It's a thin line between love and hate"

    I have recently joined Audible books and when I start the book I can't put it down.

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    Tonisha 06-10-15
    Tonisha 06-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book Boo"

    Nice book it started off were it ended in the last book and it was very suspenseful

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    Tianna 06-01-15
    Tianna 06-01-15
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    "The Thirst Real!"

    Good Book with a realistic story line. Writing kept me interested. Characters are relatable.

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    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14
    Angelene Mc Leansville, NC, United States 03-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read! Love, love this series!"
    What did you love best about The Reverend's Wife?

    I continue to enjoy reading how Rev Curtis Black and his family struggle with love and their faith every day and how the poor choices that they have made not only impact their lives but those closet to them. How many more secrets are there!! LOL


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    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12
    Andra Roanoke, IN, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Having fun with the series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Reverend's Wife to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think the audio edition of this book is better than the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the characters interacted, and how the author deals with the concept of forgiveness.


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

    I am not sure...


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

    Yes, this book is fun and is an enjoyable part of the Rev. Curtis Black series.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Kimberla Lawson Roby's books! I hope the series continue!

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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-28-12
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-28-12

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    "A Soap Opera"
    Where does The Reverend's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the forth book I've read of the Rev. Black series, this one's pretty good. But I think this story line has run out of steam. The characters have FINALLY redeemed themselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Both the Rev. Black and his wife have become near and dear to me. Because I've watched them go through so many ups and downs thoughout the series. I just sit back and shake my head.


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

    She's great at adding life to the characters. Plus with all of them you never get confused with who is who. Every voice is unique.


    If you could take any character from The Reverend's Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    That's hard to answer, because I just want to ask both of them "Hey, when are you gonna learn?" Especially the wife, she just keeps making the same mistakes over and over again!


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said. I love this story line, it reads just like a Soap Opera. I can actually see the scenes played out. But I think the Good Reverend's story is kind of played out. I would love to revisit the daughter's story as was intro'd in "The Best ofEverything"

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