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Melanie Gilbert

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  • Sunshine & Rain

  • By: Dawn Desiree, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

With their families torn apart by the vicious life of the streets, Sunshine and Rain find each other living with the same foster mother, who has a secret life of her own. With Rain's stern heart of steel and Sunshine's innocent heart of gold, they try to cope with traumatic, unforeseen circumstances that come their way. As these two diamonds hook up and shine, they go from rags to riches. Watch as Sunshine and Rain deal with death, betrayal, love, and sweet temptation. Can their newfound friendship survive all the madness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love this book!!!

  • By Melanie Gilbert on 06-02-18

love this book!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

iikane is the best!!! the book was surprisingly really good will read more of her books

  • Ethic

  • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 447

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenage girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE WAIT CCHHIILLLEEE!!!!!

  • By karla brooks on 04-18-18

Every book should be read by iiKane!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I loved a moth to a flame happy that Ethic finally has his own story just wish it wasn't so predictable! now we have to wait forever for part two only to find out like all of their other books that he finds love but dies!

  • Black Diamond

  • By: Brittani Williams, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Diamond and Mica have been best friends since grade school and have always watched each other’s backs. After Mica moves out of their drug-infested neighborhood, they have a scandalous falling out and lose touch. It isn’t until Diamond hooks up with Kemp Lo, one of North Philly’s most notorious drug dealers, that she’s able to leave the hood. Under extreme circumstances, Mica and Diamond meet up and are back on the map as the Laverne and Shirley of the ghetto. Unfortunately, both women have ulterior motives for rekindling their friendship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it can't wait til part 2 I wish we can get

  • By Tiara clarke on 05-08-18

IIKane should do every narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I'm new to this writer, the story was good but omg every book should have Carey Hite, Nicole Small or IIkane they bring the story to life! didn't know there would be a party 2 I would have waited I forget about the book because they take so long to follow up or they rush and the story makes no sense!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Love Burn

  • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions - producer
  • Narrated by: Honey Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404

When Noni married the love of her life, she finally thought she would get everything she deserved. Riches, success, status, influence - she had it all as the wife of Mr. Dominick Meyer. But there is more to her title than meets the eye.When she catches Dom cheating and discovers that he isn’t the businessman he portrayed himself to be, her life is changed forever. Finding out that their wealth was amassed from drug money and that Dom has never truly been faithful, she wants out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good listen, but lots of circles

  • By Candace M. Lucas on 02-16-17

REALLY! SERIOUSLY! SAVE YOUR CREDIT!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18


I just don't understand the purpose of this book I'm so upset I wasted my credit it was 37 chapters 4 books in one book the same story repeating itself over and over and over and over again the only good thing about this book is that finally someone lived! too many things going on never did tie up any of the story lines! I think these authors should be fine for just putting out crap just to be putting it out! like do you actually go back and read your material before you publish it? Do the publishers of these books actually read them before they put them out? I like Urban fiction and I like these two authors when they write together but they need to try to switch it up and do something else I'm not buying anymore their books don't waste your credit!

  • The Cartel 6

  • The Demise
  • By: Ashley & JaQuavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835

Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and the rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, the Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the wait!!!

  • By Amazon customer on 07-19-16

freaky illuminati omg!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I'm glad this series is over! I was waiting on this book and of course disappointment!

  • Luxe

  • The Luxe Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Kim Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan. When her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, she knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, and drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • omg!!! the writer had any input on the narrator?

  • By Melanie Gilbert on 06-09-16

omg!!! the writer had any input on the narrator?

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

overall this book was pretty good I'm not sure if the author has any say-so over who narrates their books but I have read other books by the author and each time I have returned her books because of the narrator if you're writing a story and the characters in the book are in their early twenties the person that is reading the books should sound like that the person reading the book shouldn't have to take breaks to breathe in between sentences! what the hell! refund...

25 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Payback Ain’t Enough

  • Payback, Book 3
  • By: Wahida Clark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Picking up where the suspenseful Payback with Ya Life left off, we’re plunged back into the hip-hop drama, where the men are hot and dangerous, the women know their shoes from their Choos, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. In a game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover there’s always a price to pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Slim on 03-13-16

Nicole small is the baddest!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

she needs to read all urban fiction!!! the book was Ok this writer always has Rio many characters so it's sometimes hard to keep track!

  • Heat

  • Wahida Clark Presents
  • By: Mecca Global
  • Narrated by: J. Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Samad is one of the most dangerous bosses on the streets - don't even think about crossing him! If you do, just be prepared for the consequences of your actions. His main focus has always been about gettin money, and hustlin', until he meets Heat. Falling in love with her, and making her his woman, was never on his radar....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • solid book.

  • By AJ on 04-10-16

Wahida Clark you need better narrators!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

if your writing for a character who is 18 - 20 years old then the person reading the story shouldn't sound like they are in their 40's! and why is it every time you can here them take a pause or clear their throat? is there no direction? I have returned 6 of your books due to poor narrator's!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Honor Thy Thug

  • Thug, Book 7
  • By: Wahida Clark
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Following the action of Justify My Thug, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to make their marriage work in the midst of innumerable troubles: a murdered son, shattered bonds, forbidden affairs, deception, blackmail, hate, love, lust, corruption, friends torn apart by treachery, and the threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues the definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By latrice on 05-24-16

omg!!! how long is this series!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

really this should have been the last book! book 2 was a waste! 3, 4, 5 and 6 could have been book 2 now to get through this one and it ends like this! disappointed!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Justify My Thug

  • The Thug Series, Book 6
  • By: Wahida Clark
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite, Honey Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Justify My Thug continues the scintillating drama of Clark’s best-selling Thug series. Following the action of Thug Lovin’, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues her definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • confused!

  • By Imani on 11-18-11

Ok why the DMX voice Cart Hire?

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

First why in the middle of this book did the author take time to go at people on her Twitter? and why in the hell did Cart Hire sound like DMX? come on I'm not sure if your style of writing switched because it was a young money production! but you need to go back to book one! if it wasn't for Tre this entire story would have sucked!