We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Who Asked You? | [Terry McMillan]

Who Asked You?

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.
Regular Price:$28.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships - Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Shortamong them - Terry McMillan has touched millions of listeners.

Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now - at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.

Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.

Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. McMillan's signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.

©2013 Terry McMillan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (434 )
5 star
 (275)
4 star
 (107)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.5 (393 )
5 star
 (254)
4 star
 (89)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (11)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.6 (391 )
5 star
 (272)
4 star
 (81)
3 star
 (28)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-26-13
    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-26-13 Member Since 2015

    Must Read Books

    HELPFUL VOTES
    37
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    11
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Funniest Book You Will Ever Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Who Asked You? to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I am sure the print would have been excellent; however, with this type of book, nothing better than a talented writer and excellent performers-- which are made for the character's part. Each of these performers were five star quality, and you could envision each unique character within each setting.

    I had purchased the book; however, had to drive from West Palm Beach, FL to Amelia Island, FL (south to north) and from there to North Carolina---could not wait to start so purchased the audio for my road trip. I had to buy the audio, as could not wait--have read all Terry McMillan's books and when I listened to the audio sample - I knew this would be the ideal book to listen to on my iPod for the long trip.

    It exceeded all my expectations and more. Turned out, it rained the entire two days of travel and I did not even mind, as I laughed out loud at all the funny characters and it made the time go by faster. I actually finished the entire book about an hour before I reached my destination. I could not even listen to another book, as wanted to just bask in the wonder of this incredible book and smile as I wanted to meet each one of these characters.
    I loved all the many different characters! My favorite character was BJ, and of course the banter with her sisters and oh did I love Luther, Omar, and Quinten. It was hard to choose a favorite as each of them had a take away.

    If you love humor, wit, family drama- this book is for you. Movie worthy and can only image the cast! Tyler Perry needs to be all over this on OWN. Would definitely listen to this again!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The real emotions, the humor, life stories with heart felt takeaway. Will make you cry and laugh. Shows how much impression adults make on children.


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

    Loved them all but BJ, Omar, Luther, Vanessa and Quinten were my favorites.


    If you could take any character from Who Asked You? out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Luther as he is smart and is an old soul with a heart of gold. I also would like Omar and Quinten as both of them would make me laugh all night! Hard to choose as all the women were sassy and witty.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best books - Terry you outdid yourself! I see another movie based on this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra 08-25-15
    Sandra 08-25-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very entertaining!"
    What made the experience of listening to Who Asked You? the most enjoyable?

    It was a really fun book to listen to. It was my first audio book ever and I'm glad I chose this one instead of some others I have sampled which are not as entertaining or have great narrating voices.


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

    Nurse Kim. LOL.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 08-17-15
    Chris 08-17-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "love it....."
    Where does Who Asked You? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i really liked it......and phylicia rashad was great


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Asked You??

    if i told you that it would be a spoiler alert, but needless to say there were a few moments when i let out a gasp on the subway.


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

    omg Phylicia Rashad is so professional and her different voices was great i could visualize everything so clearly.


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

    it definitly made me gasp in certain areas


    Any additional comments?

    anything by terry mcmillan is great and soulful and makes you think

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adam 08-13-15
    Adam 08-13-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply Amazing !"

    I love how we got to experience the evolution of each character. I would love to see this story on the big screen . It most definitely could be another classic film like waiting to exhale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fanesse 08-11-15
    Fanesse 08-11-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This was such a memorable story!"

    I loved it! I couldn't stop listening to it. Phylicia Rashad's voice is easy to listen to and passionate. The content itself was so well written..Betty Jean is someone I could have easily known...she doesn't feel like "just a character". I would love to listen to this book again and I have told everyone I know about it in hopes of starting a book club!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Niki 08-06-15
    Niki 08-06-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OMG!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to my sistah's. I did not want to stop listening to this book. It reminds me of me and my sisters with all the drama. The story-line had me laughing how a book can relate to your own situations.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    BB and Ms Kim were the funniest


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narration was different for me because I never knew Phylicia Rashad had that in her, she cracked me up getting to know the other side of her through this book. I loved when she said "Crazy as a Christmas Turkey" I laughed so hard the whole office said dang what is so funny!


    Who was the most memorable character of Who Asked You? and why?

    Ms Kim - I look at nurses and laugh, lol, too funny


    Any additional comments?

    Start a mini tv series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jerrica L. Brown-Harlan 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved This Story!!!!"

    This was a great storyline. The characters were realistic and the plot was entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to this narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charlene 07-23-15
    Charlene 07-23-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Covered a lot of issues in society"

    The story was good but not exciting. I would have expected some of the woes to pan out but it was too unrealistic for everyone to change from wrong to right. Everyone had a happy ending which is nice but a fairytale. I was entertained. The narrators were great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Libbey15 07-10-15
    Libbey15 07-10-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    Overall
    "EXCELLENT!"

    I didn't want to stop listening to it. Her books are about the way life really is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shana J Swain 07-04-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Classic Terry"

    It's been quite a few years since I've had the pleasure of reading a book by Terry McMillan yet it felt as though I never left.

    I have always enjoyed how the characters are intertwined in her books and this one is no different.

    There were even times in the book where I wasn't expecting to be moved by a particular character but found myself so empathetic with their story that tears began to form in my eyes.

    Great read once you get into it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.