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The Blackbirds Audiobook

The Blackbirds

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable, erotic romance.

They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts as the collegiate and postcollegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires.

Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiancé, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand - a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship - one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny's father a secret...a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated.

As the women try to overcome - or give in to - their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.

©2016 Eric Jerome Dickey (P)2016 Random House Audio

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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 04-29-16
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 04-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Reminded me of Sex and the City or Girlfriends"

    Eric Jerome Dickey has a powerful command of his portrayal of relationships. It was very relatable and emotionally gripping. I laughed at some parts, shook my head sometimes and I cried at parts. This book was like Sex and the City or Girlfriends. This plot revolved around a sisterhood featuring Kwanzaa Browne, Destiny Jones, Ericka Stockwell and Indigo Abdulrahaman. These best friends have seen each other through various phases of their lives and now they have made a pact to celebrate each friend in a special way on their respective birthdays.

    The narrator took awhile to grow on me because her Indigo voice felt comically fake but I eventually got comfortable enough that it didn't affect my enjoyment of the storyline.

    The love the ladies had for each other really made this story endearing. The author writes really memorable characters and this one was no exception. I love the resolution in the conflicts each character was dealing with and felt each woman was in a much stronger place emotionally than they were at the beginning of the book. My only complaint, which is a consistent one with this author’s book, is the length. It was too long and it would have been even more powerful with a trim.

    This story will still command your attention from page 1. If you want The Girlfriends experience, then pick up this audiobook now.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lovingmy3 04-24-16
    Lovingmy3 04-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Still my favorite author"

    This book was great I loved all the characters l laughed, I cried l felt all there pain I can't chose which I liked the most # friendship goals

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Che Buttah 09-26-16
    Che Buttah 09-26-16 Member Since 2015

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    "long... for no real reason."

    Struggled to listen... a lot of detail in all the wrong places. The narrator did well. But, it reminded me why I have gave up on EJD books. blah.

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    Kioka Steward 09-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    too slow I have no other words other than I want my money back and hours spent on this book.

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    Amazon Customer 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Live love and Laugh"

    I enjoyed the book, having had cancer I could relate to the fear Erica carried with her. At time some of the characters got on my nerves, but ultimately they all played a wonderful role in the storyline. Love isn't perfect and this book showed that.
    I can't lie I was a little upset with how the book ended, but the book was realistic. Definitely worth reading.

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    Keatah 08-20-16
    Keatah 08-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love love love"

    I loved this book. Such a refreshing read. I saw a little of myself in each of the blackbirds.

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    King Andre' 08-12-16
    King Andre' 08-12-16
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    "aka Girlfriends (like the tv show)"

    Don't this remind you of that tv show, but a Showtime afterdark version?

    The narration was excellent. She sound so good I googled her and feel in love.

    It's a solid story, has all the elements, but it feels like it was written as a movie script. Way too much dialogue ... EJD you talk too much!

    Acceptable ending. You could tell it was left open for a follow-up. I would recommend this book.

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    Daniella 07-29-16
    Daniella 07-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story"

    great story about sisterhood and friendship the narrator was. otherwise the best her African accent was funny at times when it shouldn't have been but getting past her voice and actually listening to the story

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    Jonnelle 07-26-16
    Jonnelle 07-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I Loved the book!!!"
    If you could sum up The Blackbirds in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Real, and Relatible


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was intrigued with every character. I loved the story-line and humor, I would actually listen to all 18 hrs again


    Have you listened to any of Adenrele Ojo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ericka's cancer came back. The relationship between her and her mother. Indigo and her love triangle


    Any additional comments?

    We need more books like this with the perfect mixture of story-line, humor, sadness , and suspense .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 07-14-16
    Andrea 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "This Should Be a Movie"
    If you could sum up The Blackbirds in three words, what would they be?

    So Very Vivid


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blackbirds?

    When Destiny kicked in Hakeem's door!


    Which character – as performed by Adenrele Ojo – was your favorite?

    Erica


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end touched my soul, no lie!


    Any additional comments?

    This is the type of book that should have a series or a trilogy. Every person in the world that has ever been THROUGH IT can totally relate to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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