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Rosalyne

Humble, TX, USA
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  • 17
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  • Freedom Road

  • By: Howard Fast
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

It was everywhere. You couldn’t talk about the revolution without using the word freedom in the same breath. But Gideon Jackson knew that freedom meant something different if your skin was black. Fast’s fictional account of the post Civil War era takes us into the life of Gideon Jackson, a black man, newly freed, and determined to make a difference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Decent Narrator

  • By Keon Gardner on 12-04-17

Without Prejudice

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

Being African American this was a very hard book to read. I felt so many emotions. 100 Yeats was not long ago.

  • Pleasure Seekers

  • By: Rochelle Alers
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

From national best-selling author Rochelle Alers comes a sizzling, sensuous story of three diverse 30-something women whose lives are forever changed when they are invited to join the exclusive world of the Pleasure Seekers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Marquita on 03-19-07

Unreal

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-09

This book was very difficult to complete. It was just to unreal for me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Chasing Sophea

  • By: Gabrielle Pina
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Michael's wife Dahlia seems to have it all - a successful career, a devoted husband, and a loving daughter. But something sinister troubles her tortured mind. When Michael encounters her eccentric mortician father and the other bizarre characters on the plantation of her estranged family, he becomes convinced that Dahlia's past hides the key to her unstable present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By ayodele higgs on 05-20-14

AMAZING

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-08

If I could give this book a rating from 1 to 10. It would definately be a 10. This is one of the best books that I have read in a long time. It was a little hard to follow at first but it was well worth the wait. It had a very different touch to it. It was based in Dallas County, a familiar area to me. This is a great read. Running from our past and chasing our future.

  • Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

  • By: Lyah Beth Leflore
  • Narrated by: Lizzie Cooper Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

At 35, Destiny Day is at the top of her game: she's the shrewdest and most ambitious sister walking around in a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. But when she meets Taye Crawford, an independent financial advisor, Destiny finds herself moving in a direction she never anticipated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a surprise

  • By N. Hall on 11-12-06

Must Have The Time

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-08

It took me some time to get into this book. It it took me three week to listen to the entire book. It was slow in the begining. But the twist to this book was once I got though the beigining the middle picked up and then at the very end I could not put it down. I was a simple book and sometimes hard to follow, but I would recommend it for listening.

  • God Don't Play

  • By: Mary Monroe
  • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

In God Don't Play, trouble comes a woman's way just when she thinks she's finally got it all figured out. Annette Goode couldn't be happier with where she is in life. She has a good job, a comfortable home, and a wonderful husband and daughter. But tough times lie ahead. Out of the blue, Annette begins receiving anonymous hate mail and threatening phone calls. It seems her life isn't as settled as she thought, and demons from her past surface in unexpected ways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Awkward Pauses

  • By Shereé on 08-25-17

Friendship out of Control

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-08

Getting started with this book was very slow for me. That should have been a clue to stop reading, because some how I could not. When the letters and prank call starts coming, I wanted to know, who is so mean to do something like this. You really want to know what kind of person would really go to this extreme. Thumbs up the narrator, the depiction between the characters voice help a lot in this book. I usually can figure out the ending of a story/book before time. But this one through me. I would have never have guessed that a child so young would do something so devious. I think I was so outdone…..Outdone by the fact that a grown woman would be so intrigue with a best friend child, she would go against the very things she did not want for here own child. The things that she allowed her friends child to do, was just outrageous.
In a way she got what she deserved.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Promises to Keep

  • By: Gloria Mallette
  • Narrated by: Cornell Womack
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Following a bitter divorce, Troy Kirkwood is murdered, leaving his five-year-old daughter, Meika, in the care of her grandparents. But then Troy's crack-addicted ex-wife resurfaces, demanding custody of Meika. As the family fights to stay together, Troy's brother struggles to solve the murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Rosalyne on 06-18-08

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-08

This was a very good book. It was predictable, but it definitely captured my attention. Maybe it was the definition of the narrorators reading but needless to say it was a great book. I loved the characters in the book. So typical of any American family. It could have been your family or my family. Drug addiction and violence is not discrimatory to any race or gender. But it is typical in the human face when feeling are involved. It made you think" I know someone just like that. The ending was great. It was the twist in the story. A little unreal when the entire investigation of the muder took part. But it told the story of what a real loving parent would go through for the love of their child(ren)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Amen Sisters

  • By: Angela Benson
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Minister Francine Amen dismissed a young woman's claim of sexual abuse by her pastor. When the young woman commits suicide, Francine returns home to face up to her past mistakes and all of the people she has betrayed, including her sister, Dawn. But will Dawn ever trust Francine again?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

Good Read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-08

This was a ok book to listen to. I enjoyed the narrators ability to differate between characters. This is probable the part than kept me listening. I would suggest listening to the book. But do not expect anything spectacular.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Boy Brawly Brown

  • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: M. E. Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Easy Rawlins is out of the investigation business and as far away from crime as a black man can be in 1960s Los Angeles. But living around desperate men means life gets complicated sometimes. When an old friend gets in enough trouble to ask for Easy's help, he finds he can't refuse. Bad Boy Brawly Brown is the masterful crime novel that Walter Mosley's legions of fans have been waiting for. This book marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mazing

  • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

Mazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-08

This book was great !!! Strong suggest listening to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Married But Still Looking

  • By: Travis Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

In Married But Still Looking, a handsome young bachelor struggles to give up his appetite for casual sex when he finally proposes to the woman of his dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Rosalyne on 06-02-08

Good Read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-08

Most of the time I sit at my desk and listen to books to make it through the day while working. This book was down to earth and very easy to listen to. The readers voice kept you motivated to listen. So true to life for so many people not just African American. We struggle with decisions in choosing a partner and old baggage that we carry with us for years.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Love of My Own

  • By: E. Lynn Harris
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

As a band of close-knit characters (old and new) navigates life's challenges and tries to find their place in the world, each person goes on a journey of the heart in search of the one thing everyone wants: a love of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid E. Lynn Harris quality

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-03

Not Impressed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-08

I have read and listened to several books by E. Lynn Harris and they have been good books. However this one I did not personally like. It did not capture my attention. The mono tone of the reader made it very difficult to distinuish between characters and it was very boring.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful