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  • Secrets of a Side Bitch

  • By: Jessica N. Watkins
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite, Nicole Small
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671

Meet Omari, a gorgeous, hardworking 28-year-old man from the South Side of Chicago. No matter how hard he works at his job at UPS, it is never enough to take care of himself and his long-term girlfriend. After continuous pressure from his older cousin, Ching, Omari finally trades in busting his ass for working under Ching, hustling three major blocks on the West Side. All is good as Omari juggles work and the drug game - until Ching involves him in the murder of someone who ends up being the governor's nephew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surprised!!!!

  • By JALAYNE on 12-30-16

Addictive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I did not expect to like this audio book because the title sounds like the story would be shallow. Definitely not. The characters are interesting and well-developed, the story is unpredictable, and the narrators are so good that I forget they're narrators and not the real characters. I'm on part 3 of this series now, and I really don't want it to end. Excellent entertainment.

  • Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit

  • By: Trista Russell
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Thalia, a 25-year-old wild girl gone good, moves back to her old neighborhood after a failed engagement and manages to catch the eye of the town's most wanted man - the incredibly sexy, single, devoted, and charismatic Reverend Isaac. Not only is there a large age difference between Thalia and the middle-aged pastor, but he also happens to be the father of Madison, her best friend since junior high school. Madison isn't trying to deal with her father dating anyone after her mother's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing read!

  • By Adore21 on 08-03-17

Unique

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-17

Where does Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, I rate this audiobook 8.5.

What other book might you compare Chocolate Covered Forbidden Fruit to and why?

The book is written in a unique manner. The story starts out like a typical story of young African American female friends with man issues, but it departs to a whole different kind of arena. Therefore, I cannot think of a comparable book.

What does iiKane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hearing not just what the speakers said, but the way they said what they said. For example, if something was spoken emphatically, I knew it was something the author really wanted the reader to get and something that might be revisited later in the book.

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

I would not call my reaction extreme, but I did talk out loud to the main character and about some of the other characters. I also felt tense towards the end of the book when the two main characters experienced a frightening situation.

Any additional comments?

This was a good, unique story with excellent narration and examples of a few well-known life lessons.

  • It Should've Been Me

  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The only problem is that Hollywood doesn't know it yet. Since her bills aren't paying themselves though, Tamara decides to sign on to star in the new stage play, It Should've Been Me. Tamara wants to just get in, get out, and get paid, but her co-stars - including Donovan Dobbs, her ex that left her at the altar, and Camille Woods, a young starlet with a serious grudge - could make this the worst decision Tamara's ever made.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By PB on 06-18-17

Enjoyable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-17

Overall, I enjoyed the book. The storyline was unique and unpredictable, there were no extraneous characters, and the characters were imperfect and therefore relatable. Also, unlike many fiction books nowadays, there was no profanity and no graphic sex scenes. The thing I liked least about the audiobook is that there were a few brief pockets of boredom primarily due to one character's boring personality. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys, light, clean, fun, fiction with nuggets of wisdom.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Her Secret Life

  • By: Tiffany L. Warren
  • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Scarred by poverty and life with a crackhead mother, Onika Lewis had a rough start. Still, thanks to her sharp mind, and hard work, she graduated with honors from a prestigious college. But her achievements weren't enough to earn her the elite status she craved. So she leveraged her gorgeous looks to become a rich man's trophy. And was eventually dumped for a younger model. Now Onika is unemployed, broke - and homeless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She has done it Again!!!

  • By Johneshia on 05-04-17

From an 8 to a 3

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-17

On a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being the highest, this audiobook started as an 8 and slowly gravitated its way down to a 3. The story started off strong and seamlessly built up to its climax. However, somewhere along the way the author dropped the ball and the story became boring, unnecessarily detailed, and predictable. On a positive note, the main character's strengths and weaknesses were glaring and consistent which made her relatable. I also liked the appearance of what I construed to be subtle signs of God's presence in the main character's life throughout the story. In addition, the author did a good job of illustrating how one bad or uninformed choice can change the course of one's life in unimaginable ways.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Lust and Loyalty

  • By: Shelly Ellis
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177

Evan Murdoch hoped things had finally settled down in his life. But now he's caught between two feuding women: his pregnant fiancée and his recovering alcoholic wife, who's fighting their divorce with every dirty, seductive trick she's got. But even that doesn't compare to the dangerous secret Evan's harboring - one that could send a Murdoch to jail for a very long time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shelly & The Murdochs Never Disappoint

  • By Snail on 03-31-17

Light, fun, fiction

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

Positive: The main characters, especially the two main male characters were relatable and the author did a good job of developing them. The narration was good. The book is a sequel but is easy to follow even if the reader has not read the other books in the series.

Negative: The storyline had a few good twists but was otherwise predictable. Sex scenes were too detailed. The first half of the book was better than the second half.

  • Up to No Good

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

There's always a man around the corner, and church trustee James Black should know - he's usually that very man. Meet a deliciously dysfunctional family in this riveting new novel, filled with intrigue, sex, and surprises.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A interesting read!

  • By Arlena on 06-02-14

Carl Weber at His Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-17

I have been a Carl Weber fan since his earliest work, and I have read and/or listened to all but a couple of his books. This is definitely one of his best. I very seldom listen to an audiobook more than once. This book is an exception. I listen to it about once/year. I just finished it again, and it just as awesome as it was the previous times I listened to it. The character development, narration, and storyline are all superb. Also, I love that the book had several sub storylines and one main story line that tie into the main storyline. Finally, I like the story was not predictable. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate this audiobook a 10.

  • Believing in Magic

  • By: Cookie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not the inspiration story

  • By M. Mao on 07-06-17

Five Stars

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-17

I seldom give an audiobook a 5-star rating, but this one deserves it. I'm not surprised, though, because co-writer D. Miller is an awesome writer.Everything about the book was perfect. I felt like I was there with Cookie Johnson for most of the story. Ms. Johnson's story is comprehensive, relatable, well-written, perfectly organized, easy to visualize, and close-up and personal. Many bios are just a recitation of events. This one definitely does not fit into that category. Ms. Johnson shares thoughts and feelings as if she's talking to a personal friend. I also like that the book is written more from a woman's perspective as a girlfriend,wife, mother, and career woman than from the perspective of the wife of a celeb. This is one of the few audiobooks that I will eventually listen to again.

  • Copycat

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 181

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be - in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci. Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SNOOZER... SAVE YOUR MONEY...

  • By Tamara on 02-10-17

Better than okay

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-17

First of all, Kimberla Lawson Roby is one of my favorite authors. I love how she develops male female relationships but does not make them the sole theme of her books. The thing I liked most about Copy Cat is that it sounded like it could easily have been more fact than fiction. It would not surprise me if the author was writing about her own experience but tweaked it to keep it in the fiction genre. I also liked that I could easily visualize the story as I listened. What I did not like is that the the narrator, like many of Audible's narrators, had a lisp that was so prominent that it detracted from the story. I also did not like that the story started off so slow that I almost quit. I'm glad I did not quit, though, because the momentum gradually picked up and I ended up enjoying the audiobook. Overall, the book was okay. If I had not just finished listening to another one of the author's books that showed her at her best, I probably would have rated this audiobook higher.

  • Man on the Run

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Kevin Free, JD Jackson, Ron Butler, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631

It was the night before his wedding, 15 years ago, when the nightmare began for Jay Crawford - locked up for a crime he never committed. Now he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice,he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back - Wil, Kyle, and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By kierra on 01-19-17

Carl Weber is back on top

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-17

Historically, I loved Carl Weber's books. However, his last two books were disappointing. This book shows that Mr. Weber still has it. He's is at the top of his game again. The book is addictive, unpredictable, suspenseful, and just plain good. I absolutely loved everything about the book, and I am hoping for a sequel.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Something to Die For

  • A Novel
  • By: Travis Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Travis Hunter, founder of the Hearts of Men Foundation, has captivated millions with best-sellers like Married but Still Looking and Trouble Man. A story of redemption and reconciliation, Something to Die For follows one upstanding man's personal journey to win back the hearts of the loved ones he scorned.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining

  • By Nonna on 02-08-08

Addictive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-16

The main characters were so well-developed that I felt like I knew them. The story had everything: suspense, love, family dysfunction, revenge, humor, true friendship, family love, etc. I didn't want it to end.