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True to the Game: The True to the Game Trilogy, Book 1 | [Teri Woods]

True to the Game: The True to the Game Trilogy, Book 1

It’s the late 1980s, and Gena finds herself in true-blue love with Quadir, a millionaire associated with the cartel. Quadir is faced with combating the art of extortion and interception masterminded by the notorious Junior Mafia, which reigns from the inner-city streets of Philadelphia. Both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught up in the vicious yet seductive world of drugs and money, only to find that success in this game is no easy win.
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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, not too long ago, a young girl from the projects met Quadir, far from home, in the middle of Harlem. Now the story is told of how it all went down.

It’s the late 1980s, and Gena finds herself in true-blue love with Quadir, a millionaire associated with the cartel. Quadir is faced with combating the art of extortion and interception masterminded by the notorious Junior Mafia, which reigns from the inner-city streets of Philadelphia. Both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught up in the vicious yet seductive world of drugs and money, only to find that success in this game is no easy win. True to the Game represents life on the streets and is like no other story of its time.

There’s no way out once you’re in, and everyone stays in forever … True.

Teri Woods is a native of Philadelphia where she worked as a legal secretary/paralegal for eight years. She started writing True to the Game in 1993 and began submitting it to publishers in 1994. After being turned down, the book sat dormant for several years. In 1998 she began selling handmade books on the street and out of the trunk of her car. Soon she started her own publishing and production company, Meow Meow Productions, now called Teri Woods Publishing.

©1994 Teri Woods (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 02-17-11
    Natalie Katy, TX, United States 02-17-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Pass on this"

    This audiobook had sound effects, which was a pleasant surprise, but a few gunshots and tire squeals can't make a bad book good. There were far too many characters, which made it hard to remember who was who. The story dragged on needlessly with one shooting and expensive gift after another one. Usually, I'm a sucker for a trilogy, but I'll pass on this one.

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    KayeTidwell SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-11-11
    KayeTidwell SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 03-11-11

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    "I LIKED IT"

    I really liked this book. The ending had me anxious to get to book 2. But the next 2 books should be free because they do not meet the standards of book 1.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    RFD Painter Nebraska 09-05-13
    RFD Painter Nebraska 09-05-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Not my kind of experience..."

    I cannot speak to whether the author is good at crafting stories, because I just couldn't get through the language and attitude. I quit the whole experience early. I can't imagine how I spent one of my precious credits on this--it's probably my own carelessness that put this into my library, and I'll be more careful to match purchases with my interests.

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    LaRena Spartanburg, SC, United States 09-05-13
    LaRena Spartanburg, SC, United States 09-05-13
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    "Interesting book with interesting characters"
    What made the experience of listening to True to the Game the most enjoyable?

    Cary Hite enhanced the story with his performance, but this is a good story that keeps the listener engaged. The characters are all realistic, they have flaws, yet you like them and care about what happens to them.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I didn't have a reaction. I knew there was more to the story. I was eager to hear more.


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

    This performance is as good as any. He performs the ladies just as well as the men without over doing it. Also, he comes with emotion when it's necessary. Great job.


    If you could rename True to the Game, what would you call it?

    I think the name fits, but " Love and War" would be a good description also.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my second go with this series, so that's saying something.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley RIVER RIDGE, LA, United States 05-21-13
    Ashley RIVER RIDGE, LA, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it"

    This book took me back and it was really well written and narrated because it was authentic. I would definitely recommend.

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    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 11-22-12
    Amazon Customer Arlington, TX, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this trilogy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of True to the Game to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Qua omg he is real definition of real Man / bad boy .


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

    He so far the best reader


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When I found out you know who was not dead omg I started screaming I was so happy


    Any additional comments?

    Got to read very much worth it its an every day drama in the hod for some its their life !

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 10-26-12
    Juanita College Park, GA, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "True to the Game...Indeed"

    Started off slow but finally grasp my attention towards the end. As usual narrator Cary Hite always takes you there. I just love the transitions in his voice. A true natural.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Chicago, Illinois, United States 02-04-12
    Angela Chicago, Illinois, United States 02-04-12

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    "Enjoyed this tremendously!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to True to the Game the most enjoyable?

    I found myself talking back to the book like the characters could hear me...it was true ghetto grit directly from the streets.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story between Gena and Kadea.


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    Gena. Just wished he would have spoke more freely when reading,not pronouncing each syllable as those in the street normally wouldn't.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did have me laughing aloud and crying at the end...


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great read/listen. Can't wait until I get II !!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shamel brooklyn, NY, United States 02-07-11
    Shamel brooklyn, NY, United States 02-07-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Straight for the streets"

    This is a good book of urban drug stories and gangster dreams..... Pretty cool... This is a good listen.. Narrator got this down pack!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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