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Up to No Good | [Carl Weber]

Up to No Good

There's always a man around the corner, and church trustee James Black should know - he's usually that very man. Meet a deliciously dysfunctional family in this riveting new novel, filled with intrigue, sex, and surprises.
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Publisher's Summary

There's always a man around the corner, and church trustee James Black should know - he's usually that very man. Meet a deliciously dysfunctional family in this riveting new novel, filled with intrigue, sex, and surprises.

Carl Weber is the New York Times best-selling author of such bawdy, riotous novels as So You Call Yourself a Man and Baby Momma Drama. In Up to No Good, Weber demonstrates his storytelling panache and keen insight into his characters' complicated lives.

©2009 Carl Weber; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Davette 07-23-09
    Davette 07-23-09
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    "I LIke It"

    This was a good listen if you read First Lady and remember the Bishop friend James Black who is a ladies man which continues in this book, with his daughter and son who both have much drama going on in their lives..It started out kind of slow but did it pick up I couldn't stop listening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    cherri 04-07-09
    cherri 04-07-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Up to no Good.."

    This was awesome...very much of what I expect from Carl Weber, Another book please.....

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    chantal QUEEN CREEK, AZ, United States 10-26-09
    chantal QUEEN CREEK, AZ, United States 10-26-09
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    "Really enjoyed this one!"

    this was the third book of a the series starting with Preachers Son. I think I enjoyed this one the most. I was really surprised with the ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    SHAMELDA Baton Rouge, LA, United States 08-05-14
    SHAMELDA Baton Rouge, LA, United States 08-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved It! Didn't see that ending coming!"
    Would you listen to Up to No Good again? Why?

    Yes, the characters were well developed and I didn't want the book to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    James Black was a womanizer but he deeply loved his children.


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

    I loved Darnell's narrator he was refreshing.


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

    I laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome job Carl Weber!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margo Myles Vallejo, CA United States 08-03-14
    Margo Myles Vallejo, CA United States 08-03-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Captivating!"
    If you could sum up Up to No Good in three words, what would they be?

    There is nothing predictable about this story. The book was very entertaining. James Black is an unforgettable character.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-26-14
    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 07-26-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Watch What You Step Into"
    If you could sum up Up to No Good in three words, what would they be?

    LIVE LOVE LAUGH


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James, He kept me laughing as he went thru his sexscapedes. Although he was a womanizer, he was true example of a pure hearted father. He also showed that it's never too late to change for the better.


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

    Karen Pitman, Her performance seemed like it was more of a spoiled brat vs the other her performance which came across as one you didn't want to mess w/ her. Both were outstanding


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

    Oh YES. To many times I almost missed my transportation or wanted to postpone what I had planned.


    Any additional comments?

    Like a movie or a song, I look forward to listening to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Arlena Broken Arrow, OK, United States 06-02-14
    Arlena Broken Arrow, OK, United States 06-02-14 Member Since 2011

    Tell us about yourself! Married, avid reader and book reviewer.

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    "A interesting read!"



    Title: Up to No Good
    Author: Carl Weber
    Publisher: Kensington
    Series: Church
    Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
    Rating: 4
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    "Up to No Good" by Carl Weber...

    There is always a man around the corner. Church trustee James Black should know--he's usually that man, carrying on adulterous affairs and sleeping with one conquest after another. But when he suddenly finds himself truly in love, the other women in his church have a thing or two to say about it--including his daughter, Jamie.
    Jamie has every intention of dismantling the relationship--until she discovers a mystery woman has been secretly calling her lover, Louis. Meanwhile, James's son, Darnel, spirals out of control after he catches his fiancée cheating. James knows he's to blame for the turmoil that surrounds him and his loved ones. Now he'll have to find a way to bring peace to their lives. But he can only do it by facing some hard truths about himself and changing his scandalous ways.


    What I liked from the novel.....


    This was another one of this author good reads. "Up to No Good" was definitely one of this author types of drama novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat with a lot of drama and suspense and leave you wondering what will come next. You will be left saying 'what a story' that was a little predictable but yet not disappointing in any way with some characters that were simply off the chart. Some of the characters were greatly flawed while a few others were simply well developed, engaging and oh so real to give the readers a simply good character development with a excellent subplots along with a unforgettable story line. The ending will definitely leave thinking just how far would you go to help out a blood relative. That ending left me in awe...because even though I know that person had a lots of demons and definitely needed help....I never thought that would happen. I am still shaking my head about that ending. All that is left to say is wow what a interesting intensed read that still I have thoughts about long after this read. If you are looking for drama with a lots of pain and craziness you have come to the right place for "Up to No Good" will give it all to you and more!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Houston, TX, United States 05-17-13
    Debbie Houston, TX, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Book!"
    Where does Up to No Good rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was more predictable but still enjoyable.


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

    I pretty much predicted the ending especially with James and his son. His son was kind of crazy!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When James recognized Sonya was a gold-digger. Glad that he was hurt like he hurt other woman.


    Who was the most memorable character of Up to No Good and why?

    James. I admire his honesty even though he was a "man-whore" but he was honest about it. A lot of the reasons why James' children was so crazy and had difficulties trusting others in relationships is because of his behavior toward women. It's no wonder his son went nuts!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Whitney Austin, TX, United States 11-28-12
    Whitney Austin, TX, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Book!!!"
    Where does Up to No Good rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amazing!!!


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

    Emotion and emphasis and greatness!!!


    Who was the most memorable character of Up to No Good and why?

    Jaime, she was too much and in the end she calmed down with all her accusations.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book would recommend to all!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    trazell 09-27-12
    trazell 09-27-12
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    "James Black!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Up to No Good the most enjoyable?

    this was my 1st book in this series and it was awesome. i will be purchasing more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up to No Good?

    when James' son found his fiance in bed with his best friend


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

    my favorite character was James


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

    i did listen to it in one setting. couldn't put it down.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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