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Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made Audiobook
Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made
Written by: 
Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
Narrated by: 
Fran L. Washington
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Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made Audiobook

Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made

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From the time they were young, Gayle and Patricia were raised like sisters, as close as two friends could be. But they each had dreams that would take them far away - and far away from each other.

Gayle was the beauty who believed that a man could make her life complete. Patricia was the intellectual who thought that rising to the top of her career would make her happy. And then there is Marcus Carter, who has been linked to both Gayle and Pat since the tragedy that occurred when they were all children. Can either one save him from himself? Can friends survive a love that comes between them? Each of them gets what she wants, but no one counts on the price they have to pay.

When they realize that dreams can be hollow and love has its cost, they learn the most important lessons of all: to never give up on the people who love you, and that it isn't just blood that makes two people sisters.

(P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Mrs. Julius Memphis, TN, USA 05-21-09
    Mrs. Julius Memphis, TN, USA 05-21-09
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    Great book! you must read it.

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    K Mals 06-02-16
    K Mals 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!!"

    What a story! It seems that everything comes full circle. The books starts a little slowly but takes the reader on an adventurous ride...full of emotion- humorous, frustrating, sad, panic stricken, frightening, joyous, and relieving. Would definitely recommend.

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    wesley williams 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"


    Page Turner, I didn't want to put the book down!, I recommend you read all DeBerry and Grant's books.

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    Ph.Diva 02-22-16
    Ph.Diva 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    Great book! It kept me engaged and entertained daily! The reading was wonderful and full of vision!

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    C. Coleman 02-09-16
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    "Better with each chapter!"

    the novel follows the main characters from childhood to mature adult. the deeper into the novel I got the more I enjoyed it. I found myself getting impatient with some of the character's actions and giving them advice. I was surprised at how well researched various aspects of the story were. The novel was a great read and I hated for it to end.

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    Randi 12-24-15
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    "Excellent narration,story has bite but offers hope"

    This is an excellent read, the story shows how choices have consequences however life has hope!!!

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    LadyLovelyT 06-22-15
    LadyLovelyT 06-22-15 Member Since 2016

    I am an urban fiction addict!! Wahida Clark books are my fave! I love the Thug Series. I am an avid reader and Audible makes it even better!

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    "Just as good as I remembered!!!"
    If you could sum up Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming, Karma, Drama


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the friendship between Gail & Pat. All of the story lines were great and relevant to the growth of the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ramsey! That's all I can say without a spoiler lol.


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

    Yes! When "they" finally admitted they loved each other!!


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this book. I read it once when I was a teenager (half my life ago lol) and here I am reading it again, prepping for their new book "Better Than I know Myself". These ladies know how to tell a story. I love "Coming of Age" books, and they get it right. Each character is truly developed with thought and its not too much drama. Just enough. I will probably listen to this one over and over, and over, and......you get the point! lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Just me... 05-04-12
    Just me... 05-04-12 Member Since 2016

    Audio books give my eyes a break...

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    "Had me from the start"
    Would you listen to Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made again? Why?

    Yes. It was extremely well written and believable. The character development was superb and so relatable this could have easily been a true story. Conversations and attitudes of these characters is so on point, bringing back great memories of growing up in Brooklyn and Queens and the straightforwardness that seems only comes from NY culture and hanging out from teen to adult in "the city". Having lived on both coasts and in the south and so far there's no place like NY (plug,plug...smile).

    Please note there is some foul language and some descriptive but non graphic sexual activity throughout this book. ( I personally think audio books should come with a system warning explicit language...I ordered a book where each character seemed to take turns dropping the F word in every first or second sentence....I couldn't take it) The narrator seemed just a little out of sorts or tired in the 14th and/or 15th chapters I believe but recovered nicely and may not be that noticeable to everyone.


    What other book might you compare Tryin' To Sleep In the Bed You Made to and why?

    Well, I haven't read to many books of this kind...but I would say "Can I Get a Witness?"By ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Narrated by Kim Brockington sans foul language.


    Which character – as performed by Fran L. Washington – was your favorite?

    I thought Ms. Washington did an excellent job and very convincing.... although she slipped a bit with the detectives accent. I suppose if I had to choose it would be Marcus.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have to say I did laugh ...no tears though and although I did have my doubts about Ramsey, me being so engrossed in the story I was genuinely surprised by his character in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    A Good story is only half a story without a good narrator and as many know a bad narrator can sour the whole experience......I was excited about listening to the other books by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant however, when I listened to other narrators samples it was a turn off....although I may still give them a try... these authors should've stuck with this narrator!

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    Charlene Glen Ellyn, IL, United States 08-23-10
    Charlene Glen Ellyn, IL, United States 08-23-10
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    "Always kept my attention"

    These two ladies can write! Great character development, food for thought, and a swell example of the way Real Life ebbs and flows. A good listen for anyone who holds childhood friendships and memories dear, and likes to ponder the often dramatic twists and turns of adulthood. Old memories and events can serve as platforms and/or sink holes. One way or the other, they need to be dealt with. Very satisfying.

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