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Welfare Wifeys: A Hood Rat Novel | [K'wan]

Welfare Wifeys: A Hood Rat Novel

In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. Gucci’s fiancé is now a rising star in the music industry. She’s thrilled when his tour brings him to New York. But she doesn’t know it’s more than music bringing him back.
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Publisher's Summary

In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. But there is about to be a new contender to the throne of ghetto antics.

Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. The only problem is, he’s already married.

Gucci’s fiancé is now a rising star in the music industry. She’s thrilled when his tour brings him to New York. But she doesn’t know it’s more than music bringing him back.

After her apartment mysteriously burns down, Tionna is relocated to a plush high rise in Upper Manhattan. She is pulling her life together when a ghost from her past appears.

Don is making money hand over fist with the artists he’s signed to Big Dawg Entertainment. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any sweeter, someone tries to take it.

©2010 K’wan Foye (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 11-29-12
    Amazon Customer Hendersonville, NC, United States 11-29-12

    Love books on tape! It's all about the narrators for me though. No matter how good the story, if the narrator doesn't cut it...

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    "TOO HOOD FOR ME"

    Twice I tried listening to it. I was unable to keep up with the characters and felt that it was just too street for me. If you like the street thugging, ghetto type of story, then this one is for you. However, the narrator, as usual did a SUPERB job!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 06-28-12
    Amazon Customer LEWISTON, ID, United States 06-28-12 Member Since 2007

    I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.

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    "Can't wait for the next book"

    I really enjoyed this series and can't wait to read the next book. The author gives great detail and brings you into each characters life so you feel involved.

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    Jennifer Jefferson City, MO, United States 04-03-11
    Jennifer Jefferson City, MO, United States 04-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't wait for the next one!!!"

    I truly did enjoy this book. After listening to Section 8, I was hooked on this series. I loved the characters, especially Animal, as they kept me on the edge of my seat. That man is a beast! At times it was hard to get into the story with the narrator playing both male and female voices as well distinguishing what one character said from another, but I'm sure a re-listen would clarify. I do wish there was more going on with Tionna, but what Gucci was going through made up for it. She really should have chilled out. Those two detectives hounding Animal and his crew got on my nerves as did Malika's son for being hard headed. We never find out who shot Don B, but we did find out he is a punk! I was surprised to learn after further researching on the author, that there are two more books in the Hoodrat series, Hoodrat & Still Hood. It seems also that all of the author's books are tied to one another. I just love stories like that where the plot thickens. In addition, I was happy to find out that there in another book to come called Eviction Notice. I hope audible.com would consider putting all of K'wan's books on here as I would surely listen.

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    Tiffany Dallas, TX, United States 01-11-11
    Tiffany Dallas, TX, United States 01-11-11 Member Since 2010
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    "I love this book!"

    The story, the narrator, it all worked! This book left me wanting more, I can't wait for the next installment.

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    YVONNE APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 03-10-13
    YVONNE APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2010

    Love, love, love this!

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    "Great Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Welfare Wifeys the most enjoyable?

    This was my first Audible purchase and I was not disappointed. The narrator was so good it was as if you were more a part of the story than you are when you read an actual book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed all of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them. Kwan is just tht good!


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

    I laughed right along with the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good work and thank you for making my first Audible experience great! I'll definitely be purchasing more.

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    tarsheila Akron, OH, United States 08-03-12
    tarsheila Akron, OH, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    What other book might you compare Welfare Wifeys to and why?

    All books by K'wan are GOOD Stories!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes, but sometimes voices were different for the same character


    Who was the most memorable character of Welfare Wifeys and why?

    Animal.....just read it


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    bianca United States 05-14-12
    bianca United States 05-14-12 Member Since 2012

    Hi my name is Bianca and I am a avid reader. I love all types of genres and read all the time. I am a book worm and always will be one.

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    "crazy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it had a lot of realistic situations and it was very entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked it when rock head got what was coming to him because it was wrong for him to be purposefully infecting those young girls with h.i.v.


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

    Yes. He is a great narrator. All of his narrations are great.


    Who was the most memorable character of Welfare Wifeys and why?

    Animal because he's a beast.


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    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 09-13-11
    Dornetta Goose Creek, SC, United States 09-13-11 Member Since 2008
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    "K'wan is at the top of his game in this installmen"

    K'wan delivers again in this installment of his Hood Rat series. As always, he delivers a fast, paced look into the world of his most memorable characters. The narration is top notched and makes the reader feel like they are in the midst of the story. A must have and a great read!

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    Brown 09-04-11
    Brown 09-04-11
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    The reading started skipping during chapter 34. Missed approximately 5 minutes of the story. Overall storyline was good. The narrator did a good job.

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    cassandra Brandywine, MD, United States 07-30-11
    cassandra Brandywine, MD, United States 07-30-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good!"

    This is the audiobook that had me going back searching for more "urban" themed audiobooks! I love the characters and their hustle! Although the book has "graphic" language, it suited the situation and the type of environments the characters were coming from. I truly enjoyed listening to it and by the end, I wasn't disappointed and felt it was money well spent!

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