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  • The Hate U Give

  • By: Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,850
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,765

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Entire Perspective

  • By Wendi on 01-14-18

relevant .. emotional ride

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

This story was ripped straight from the headlines. The twist on the perspective was refreshing and intuitive. Relatable, Hopeful!!!!

  • If Only for One Night

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray, Reshonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Mia Ellis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Her husband is a workaholic, more concerned with his family's financial situation than emotional stability, and he doesn't understand why his wife is unhappy. He doesn't understand why the house and the credit cards and the fabulousness of what he's given her isn't enough. So when Angelique meets someone new, she does something she never thought she'd do - she has an affair. It's addictive, and Angelique wants more and more, but is she willing to give up everything she has for this fantasy come true?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have found my favorite narrator!

  • By J. R. Frazier on 01-25-18

soul mate

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

Reviewed: 01-21-18

Will they , won't they vibe was pallable. so many lessons in the story . Lifelessons and relationship insights.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny's Divas

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

In Destiny’s Divas, Sierra Dixon, Raine Omari, and Liza Washington are winning fans across the country with their dynamic gospel act. But their real lives are much different than their soul-stirring music suggests. While Sierra drifts from one man to another, both Raine and Liza’s family lives reach breaking points.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I give this Two snaps in a circle! LOL! -

  • By Nevada on 08-28-12

triumph over tradegy

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

The story is an intricate tale of the impact of lies on life then triumph. If not for God and his plans our life. The sisterhood and acts of forgiveness makes it a must read.

  • Seeking Sarah

  • A Novel
  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Janina Edwards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 165

From the time Brooke Green was seven years old, she has lived with the pain of losing her mother. Her father has done the best job he could in raising her, but a piece of her always felt empty. On the day of her father's funeral, her grandmother breaks the shocking news: Her mother, Sarah, is very much alive. She abandoned her family because she claimed she wasn't fit for motherhood. After doing some research, Brooke discovers her mother is living in Atlanta, enjoying a great career...and a brand-new family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's done in this he dark Always come to light!

  • By Barbara on 09-20-17

No story book ending

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Very intriguing tale of family secrets left untold can destroy your self image detail life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • It's a Thin Line

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Three siblings, Sydney, Gina, and Rick, each have full lives, complex relationships, and serious personal problems. But when their mother suffers a debilitating stroke, her need for extensive care forces them to examine the strength of the bonds between them. A Blackboard best-selling author, Roby tackles several contemporary issues in this moving novel, including marital violence and childhood abuse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Expected more

  • By Kelli on 06-09-18

don't deny the bond

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

Reviewed: 11-02-17

Roby Lawson gives voice to the everyday family. As long you have faith and family.

  • Hope Springs

  • By: Kim Cash Tate
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Janelle Evans hasn’t gone back to Hope Springs for family reunions since losing her husband. But when she arrives for Christmas and learns that her grandmother is gravely ill, she decides to extend the stay. It isn’t long before she runs into her first love, and feelings that have been dormant for more than a decade are reawakened. Becca Anderson is finally on the trajectory she’s longed for. Having been in the ministry trenches for years, she’s been recruited as the newest speaker of a large Christian women’s conference.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Hannah N on 05-15-14

hope

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

Reviewed: 10-13-17

This was an amazing read . The characters were so relatable. Love How GOD's voice was always present !! Even when free will was casting doubt.

  • The Favorite Son

  • By: Tiffany L. Warren
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Award-winning author Tiffany L. Warren has been celebrated by ReShonda Tate Billingsley for novels delivering “a riveting story and a faith boost.” In The Favorite Son, handsome brothers Camden and Blaine Drake sing God’s praises in their popular gospel group. But as rumors fly about one brother, a heartbreaking betrayal threatens to destroy the group—and their family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive, Entertaining, and Superb

  • By PB on 06-26-15

OMG!!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-17

I hated saying goodbye to these characters. Tiffany Warren's characters imperfect perfection of faith!

  • Sin of a Woman

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely. Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes and him. In fact she's intent on using every bit of Dillon's revenge and betrayal as she prepares to take what is hers - and more. Her ambitions have never been so great, and Raven always knows how to get what she wants. She also won't allow anything or anyone to get in her way.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Same story different characters

  • By Vintage Blue on 06-23-17

what is done in the dark

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

The Porsha story line gives a great insight of the struggle of women . Great Read!

  • The Reverend's Wife

  • A Reverend Curtis Black Novel
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

It's been months since Reverend Curtis learned that his wife Charlotte had affairs with two different men, and for now, he continues to be cordial and respectful to her. But he's also made it clear that once their son Matthew graduates high school, he will be filing for divorce. Charlotte, on the other hand, continues to do everything possible to make amends in hopes of saving their marriage. Unfortunately, Curtis is ready to move on and is being propositioned by a woman who desperately wants to become the next Mrs. Black.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great disappointment...

  • By Bridgette on 05-12-12

back to wife

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

This was the evolution of Charlotte. A tale of redemption, intercession and love.. Theme forgiveness.

  • Be Careful What You Pray For

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby dishes out the juiciest of tales. Be Careful What You Pray For - the sequel to her popular The Best of Everything - is another delicious page-turner. Alicia Black’s first marriage didn’t work out, but she’s still praying for a prince. And so enters the magnetic Pastor JT Valentine. Has Alicia finally found the man of her dreams - or has love blinded her once again?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good read

  • By Christiana on 01-28-17

Be careful what you pray for

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

So many lessons to learn. Alicia evolves. The Black is a mess and addictive.