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Whoreson Audiobook

Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

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Publisher's Summary

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!

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    aaron south jersey\atlantic county 07-01-15
    aaron south jersey\atlantic county 07-01-15

    Aaron L. Rabb

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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.

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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.

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    Michelle 08-25-16
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    "Exceptional!!!!!...The narrator Kevin..EXCEPTIONAL"

    Just exceptional!!..listened to the entire book. The narrator Kevin K..EXCEPTIONAL..He pulled me right in the story. Once it was over I actually stood up and clapped!!..*EXCEPTIONAL

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    William 08-06-16
    William 08-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pimpin ain't easy"

    I enjoyed it. I didn't like the end though. but the protagonist (if you can call him that confidently) was an interesting character.

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    George Weeks 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "dope"

    love it...so good read it and listen to it and learn something new and beneficial

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    Jeff P. 03-02-16
    Jeff P. 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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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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