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Whoreson Audiobook

Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture. After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.
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From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture.

After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.

Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp."

©2007 Donald Goines; 2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    DeAndrea 12-23-15
    DeAndrea 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Raw and Gritty, but good!!!"

    This was a great book. I listened to it in one setting. I loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    aaron south jersey\atlantic county 07-01-15
    aaron south jersey\atlantic county 07-01-15

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    "action packed...from beginning to end"
    If you could sum up Whoreson in three words, what would they be?

    original,smooth,cold


    What did you like best about this story?

    the auditor... u feel like u was there and lived it


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

    big momma... held it down & diddnt take no crap from anyone...lol


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

    4sure 4sure...lol


    Any additional comments?

    read the book yourself listen to the audible & read it again...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    F 05-10-15
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    "Not for the faint at heart. .."

    This is some raw stuff. I mean it doesn't get more real or graphic. Real life stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Fabie fabie 03-30-15
    Fabie fabie 03-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Captivating "

    Goines is the best urban life author to have even done it. His books are real, in your face, and heartbreaking. The funny thing is, once you are done with one, and you are filled with pain, enlightenment, and wonder, you can't help but rush and dive into the next world, which are his books.

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    marvin 01-29-15
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    "One of the best authors"

    Every book I read of his bring you into reality and it's so crazy cause his books were wrote in the 70's and what he writes still happens too this day my first book I ever read was black girl lost and I been hooked every since

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    Marcus 01-02-15
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    "Hard, but true."

    Loved it! The brutality exhibited throughout the story made it a little hard to sit through, but I understood that in that world that's what came with it. Once you can get past that, it's actually a good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff P. 03-02-16
    Jeff P. 03-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great literature and storytelling"

    The book is colorful and vividly descriptive. Great book and worth the read. The author brings you into all the mindsets of pimp, con, trick and prostitute.

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    Pattyj 04-13-15
    Pattyj 04-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "love it!"

    Donald Goines is an amazing writer, I love his books and the narrator is amazing too, he read that book and made me visualize every chapter and every character, love it! Thank you Donald Goines & Kevin Kenerly ♡

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    "GREAT BOOK!!"
    If you could sum up Whoreson in three words, what would they be?

    EXCITING, DRAMATIC, ENTERTAINING!


    What other book might you compare Whoreson to and why?

    ALL OF ICEBERG SLIM BOOKS! IT HAD THE SAME STREET LANGUAGE THAT BRINGS THE BOOK ALIVE. I FIND MYSELF RIGHT THERE BETWEEN THE PAGES GOING THRU EVERY EVENT WITH THE CHARACTERS.


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

    I WOULD TAKE WHORESON OUT THE DINNER SO I COULD PICK HIS BRAIN MORE AND FIND OUT DID HE LIVE UP TO HIS PROMISES HE MADE WHEN HE WENT TO PRISON AT THE END OF THE BOOK!!


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE MAKE A SECOND PART TO THIS STORY!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 03-20-14
    Anrica Dallas, TX, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not for the faint at heart..."
    What disappointed you about Whoreson?

    The abuse... This was my first time reading this author after seeing him featured on a TV one evening. I was not prepared for the explicit violence against the women. I guess that was dumb on my part for thinking a story of a "Ghetto Pimp" would be any different.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Donald Goines again?

    No, I don't think so.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Kenerly?

    I'm not sure. I believe Kevin Kenerly did a good job at making the story come to life. It was too real for me, though.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and sadness... I did not finish the book so I'm not sure if those feelings would have changed into something else. I felt bad for Whoreson who seemed to not know any better but I felt sorry for the women for not knowing their own value.


    3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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