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Who Asked You? Audiobook

Who Asked You?

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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

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    raechai 07-08-16
    raechai 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great novel by T McMillan"

    Loved this story and the performance was spot in! Since I was able to identify with most of the book that made it more personal to me.

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    Beverley A. Craft Jonesboro, GA USA 06-05-16
    Beverley A. Craft Jonesboro, GA USA 06-05-16 Member Since 2013

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    "What a GREAT read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Who Asked You? the most enjoyable?

    The narrators were the key to my enjoyable experience.


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

    I enjoyed Betty Jean. Too many moments to count, but I love the way she loved.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The way they made the story come alive. I laughed and teared up throughout the story. I love Phylicia Rashad. She is one of my most favorite people.


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    Mika 06-02-16
    Mika 06-02-16
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    Where does Who Asked You? rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the vast amount of authors who habitually produce good books, Terry is not an exception. You can always look forward to inspired reading/listening with involving, provocative and interesting characters. Perhaps it didn't win a Pulitzer Prize, it still is a decent read. Ms. McMillan creates realistic characters you can identify and relate to, as well as characters that invoke sentiment, be it love or hate.


    If you could rename Who Asked You?, what would you call it?

    Now You Know Why


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks Terry for another decent fictional account.

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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Warm and funny!"

    I loved every character in this book. Once again Ms. McMillan has nailed a true-to-life story of a family and its real and sometimes peculiar characters. I absolutely could relate to the matriarch Betty Jean whose strength, love and genuineness was always accessible.

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    K Mals 05-20-16
    K Mals 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    This was a great read....funny, warm, down to earth, and heartfelt! Terry McMillan did a wonderful job and kusdos to Phylicia Rashad, Michael Boatman, and Carole DeSanti on the narration...superb!!

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    NICOLE A. JOHNSON LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA United States 05-12-16
    NICOLE A. JOHNSON LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA United States 05-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I Loved it!"

    I loved it. I laughed and cried. I been awhile since I've read or listen to a book. I can't wait for Terry McMillan next in which I already have ordered.

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    Monique 05-10-16
    Monique 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome story. Great performance"

    I felt like I was there next to each character! A must read that keeps you riveted in the drama and humor every step of the way

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    larondawalker 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Family Issues"

    Nice book but i struggled to stay interested ...one of the readers, nurse ? read the book do boring.

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    "All Star Reading and Story!"

    A wonderful story of the urban situation for many families. This book brings to life your auntie, next door neighbor and nephew! What an evolution in characters!

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    Shonda Bailey 03-31-16
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    "New love for audio books!"

    I loved this book! this was my first audio book and I an hooked! This was a great read. I've been a Terry McMillan fan for years! AWESOME

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