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  • Reverend Cash

  • Let Us Prey
  • By: Sa'id Salaam
  • Narrated by: S. Green
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

Looking for a warm and fuzzy tale about a colorful preacher and his congregation of lively church folk? How about a feel-good story full of life lessons, good morals, and happy endings? Well, keep looking because this isn't it. Reverend Cash is the story of a street hustler turned preacher from the mean streets of the south side of Memphis, TN. Reverend Cash is a player, a pimp, and a preacher all rolled into one. To him the pulpit is just another hustle. He hits the big time when he hijacks the helm of a megachurch in Atlanta, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • VERY VERY NASTY BOOK

  • By nanay 8 on 01-22-19

Too Raw

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

Reviewed: 01-15-19

It's interesting, but there was too much of an emphasis on sex. It had its moments that were funny though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 75,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68,981
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68,585

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Bravo

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Loved her testimony. She handled the pressures of being a wife, mom, career woman, and fitst lady with dignity.

  • Finding Gideon

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup - including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories - to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Gideon

  • By Mr. Ponder on 04-19-17

Same old

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

Reviewed: 12-01-18

The book could've been much shorter. The plot should've been developed more. The erotic scenes could've been left out.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And You Call Yourself a Christian

  • Urban Books
  • By: E.N. Joy
  • Narrated by: Cindy CA Pereira
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one - she and her mother, Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin' it real, it's no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It's safe to say that Lorain wasn't born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Unique.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Slim on 07-12-16

Not my type of book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

The story is interesting, but I don't like the plot. Too depressing. Spoiler alert: I can't listen to books about children dying. I wish I had known that this is what the book was about. If I had known, I wouldn't have bought it.

  • Black President

  • The World Will Never Be the Same
  • By: Brenda Hampton
  • Narrated by: Diana Luke, Dylan Ford, Jameson Adams, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

The world will never be the same! Get ready for something new, bold, sexy, and highly addictive! Stephen C. Jefferson and the first lady are prepared to pull you right into the mix. This is a new era, and things in the United States are not what they used to be. The man who now holds the keys to the Oval Office was born and raised in the rough streets of St. Louis, where he discovered how to silence his enemies by wielding knowledge and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yaaassss!

  • By Constant Reader on 05-03-17

Hilarious and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

This was one of the best books I've heard in awhile. I laughed the whole time I listened to it. Can't wait for a sequel.

  • The Womanizers

  • By: Dwayne S. Joseph, Buck 50 Productions - producer
  • Narrated by: Mishi LaChappelle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

For best friends Mike, Max, and Ahmad, the bonds of friendship, love, and respect are put to the ultimate test as each one of them is forced to take a long, hard look at themselves and the women they love. They all said their "I do"s, but did they really understand what it meant?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • just an okay read.

  • By Mr Mrs Coston on 12-30-17

Nothing Interesting Going On

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

Reviewed: 01-27-18

The book was boring and had nothing going for it. I kept listening to it waiting for a real plot, but didn't really hear one. Plus, why did they allow a woman to read the book? She had to keep changing her voice so that she would sound like a man.

  • The Hiltons

  • The True Story of an American Dynasty
  • By: J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

The Hiltons is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton's visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh, not great

  • By Keeley on 04-19-14

Too Much Zsa Zsa

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The book didn't tell me very much about the Hiltons for the most part. The emphasis was mostly on Zsa Zsa Gabor.

  • Keeping Secrets

  • The Essien Trilogy, Volume 1
  • By: Kiru Taye
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Ebony can't believe her good fortune when her paper husband wakes not remembering the temporary marriage arrangement with no intimacies he'd proposed, but is now the adoring husband she's always dreamt of. She plans to make the most of the passion blossoming between them. However, would he still feel that way when he regains his memory and realizes she's been keeping secrets - and their marriage is not what he thinks it is?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • keeping Secrets

  • By Annis Brown on 03-10-18

Boring and a Bad Reader

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

Reviewed: 01-27-16

What disappointed you about Keeping Secrets?

The narrator was horrible and was inappropriate for the book. I expected to hear an urban author whose voice fit the storyline. Instead, there is a British narrator with a monotone voice.

What could Kiru Taye have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get a better reader.

What didn’t you like about Ian Gordon’s performance?

He was boring and almost put me to sleep. I skipped a few chapters because his accent and voice were annoying.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Keeping Secrets?

I didn't listen to the entire book because the narration was so bad.

Any additional comments?

I want my money back.

  • Secret Indiscretions

  • By: Trice Hickman
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Five years into her happy marriage, Geneva Mayfield is devastated to find that things have taken a turn for the worse. Her husband, Johnny, is suddenly hard to reach, distant, and works late too often for Geneva not to be suspicious. Is it because she's been pressuring him about having a baby? Feeling lonely and neglected, Geneva bonds with Robert Owens, a colleague who is having marital trouble of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and full of drama!!!!

  • By L. Fisher on 09-23-15

Can't Wait for the Sequel

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

Would you listen to Secret Indiscretions again? Why?

Yes, it was a good book from beginning to end.

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

No, but she was very good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I really liked the ending.

  • The Grand Opening

  • A Family Business Novel
  • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
  • Narrated by: Jules Williamson, B. Lipton Bennett, Ebony Mendez, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973

Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where it all begins

  • By Dream on 09-04-15

Carl Weber Does It Again

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Where does The Grand Opening rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grand Opening?

The marriage of Chippy and LC. Also, Chippy's mother's dirty trick to get her to return home so that the family could be reunited.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Chippy

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

Both. Chippy overcame a lot. She was a minor character is most of the family business books.

Any additional comments?

Carl Weber is an excellent writer. This book gave a lot of background information.