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The Upper Room Audiobook

The Upper Room

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Publisher's Summary

Nationally best-selling author Mary Monroe createsan unforgettable cast of characters in The Upper Room. Mama Ruby stole her best friend's baby girl, ran off to Florida, and raised her as her own. Maureen is the center of Mama Ruby's world, and she will do anything to protect her and their life together. Now Maureen wants to know what the rest of the world is like. She is determined to find out, but escaping Mama Ruby won't be easy.

©1985 Mary Monroe; (P)2002 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Classynoni DECATUR, AL, United States 10-03-11
    Classynoni DECATUR, AL, United States 10-03-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent follow-up to Mama Ruby"
    Where does The Upper Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #3


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Upper Room?

    Ruby stealing Maureen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Maureen finally being free!


    If you could take any character from The Upper Room out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Maureen to dinner just to give her a sense of independence and normalcy from Mama Ruby.


    Any additional comments?

    I really hate that Mama Ruby turned out to be such a deadly character compared to her beginings as Ruby Jean in "Mama Ruby"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ebony 09-26-16
    Ebony 09-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, but.................."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, I found it entertaining and funny. Mama Ruby is a mess, and she kept the story interesting with all her antics.


    What about Kevin Free’s performance did you like?

    EVERTHING!!!! I loved his accents, and his portrayal of Mama Ruby. He was the perfect narrator for this, and the mama Ruby book.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.. It was so crazy at times, I would've loved to see some of the scenes played out.


    Any additional comments?

    I've said it before (multiple times), and now I'll say it again. The overuse of gasp, sniff, incredulous is so annoying, it makes me want to scream!!!! How can she have so many stories, written so many books, and NOONE brought it up to her about changing these words??? Sniffed: Inhaled, breath, snorted. Gasped: gulped, huffed, wheezed. Incredulous: skeptical, disbelieving, dubious. See? Not that hard!! I'm currently reading the 3rd and final book in this series, and in true Mary Monroe fashion, she has used these 3 words more times than I can count.

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    susita 09-20-16
    susita 09-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny"

    Overall good book , and funny characters . Love the country vernacular. mama Ruby was something else

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    Beepa Linden, NJ, United States 08-11-16
    Beepa Linden, NJ, United States 08-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "What in the World!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This has to be the worst book EVER!


    What was most disappointing about Mary Monroe’s story?

    Are you kidding me. It was so backward. I guess it could be somewhat true knowing my family is from the South also. But Darn!


    How could the performance have been better?

    I am not sure it was just so back woods country!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I guess there is a moral to the story! You cannot play with the All Mighty! Your bad actions will follow you through the generations to come!


    Any additional comments?

    I am just shaking my head, I guess I will listen to the entire book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tierra Saint Louis, MO, United States 06-22-16
    tierra Saint Louis, MO, United States 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wow"

    loved this book. kevin free brought this book to life and made you really understand the characters.

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    Amazon Customer 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very Good"

    overall I loved it! the story was believable, the Characters was believable. just a great book.

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    Yolanda 03-16-16
    Yolanda 03-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read."

    This book was funny and captivating. Mama Ruby is the TRUTH. A Great story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deidre Jackson 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Goons...Wow!!"

    The characters were fantastic.. oddly enough to be believable.. A tale of a twisted soul!! entertaining.

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    Allison 12-17-15
    Allison 12-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    A great story and great presentation. I could hardly tear myself away. It was great!

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    sweetp 08-28-15
    sweetp 08-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "now in my top 10 of favorite books"

    love the story, the author, the narrator, and beginning, middle and end. awesome book with hilarious moments beginning to end. omly other books i've found this funny were Guerrilla Black, Huck Finn, and Color Purple. t
    This book made me listen to countless other books by the author but this by far her best work. HILARIOUS!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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