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Who Asked You? Audiobook

Who Asked You?

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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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    As usual a gripping and oh so real listen. One feels as if they can predict the end but still has the ability to surprise.

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    The book was very entertaining. well thought out I loved the characters. would recommend absolutely l.

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    Life as we know it. Typical life's journey for many. Very poignant work. Thank you.

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    Typical story of people who grew up or lived in "the hood" for a while. The characters have some funny moments. Best thing is that the main character gets a second chance.

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    This book was a great read. I loved how the reader was able to see each character's perspective and view, which made it emotional at times especially from Bj and the boys. The narrators read each chapter so well that I was able to imagine the scenes in my head so vividly.

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    I really liked this book. This was the first book I've "read" where so many characters had their own chapter/voice. At one point it was hard to keep up lol but I loved this novel!!

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    I enjoyed listening to this book. Terry McMillian is one of my favorite authors. she keeps it real. You can identify with the characters in this story. it identifies human struggles, compassion, and a search for freedom from a controlling personality. The narration is excellent! very well written.

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    "Perfect Narration!!!"

    Such a good read....loved all the characters....excellent writing and P. Rashad was the PERFECT choice....This book and story line was so simple yet so close to home for many that it holds on to your interest very tight. I would recommend this book be enjoyed via audio to experience it's full potential- P. Rashad was the perfect match....love love love her voice!

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    This book allows the reader to take a break from their daily lives and step into the real life of Betty Jean and all the characters that help to shape, define, break, and rebuild her.
    An easy listen to anyone that has experienced the trails and tribulations of getting older and adjusting to the unplanned consequences of living.

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