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  • Influence

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Dylan Ford, Bishop Banks, B. Lipton Bennett, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

When he graduates with his law degree, handsome and charismatic Langston Hudson is ready to hit the ground running as a lawyer with his family's firm, but a routine traffic stop during a night out with his friends quickly derails his plans and turns his world upside down. Langston and his friends are arrested after officers find half a million dollars' worth of drugs in his car. When Jacqueline Hudson learns of her son's arrest, she immediately begins to build her case. She is one of the top lawyers in the country, with a reputation for being a shark in the courtrooms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the story, hated the ending.

  • By Chicagoavonlady on 09-23-18

Pretty good

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

This one started off a little slowly for my taste, then picked up and ended on an awkward note for me. However, like most Carl Weber books, I still enjoyed it, and I actually go the feel like the Hudson family could become another series family like his Family Business series. I felt like the ending left a few things open ended, but maybe could be spoken of in another installment if there is one.

  • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry

  • By: Brittani Williams
  • Narrated by: Soozi Cheyenne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Welcome to Club Chances, Philly's number one male exotic strip club, where you can fulfill all your fantasies and desires. Owner/operator Nancy Robinson gained full control of the club when her husband was murdered....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read

  • By Tosh on 04-02-18

Worth my coins

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I wished there was a little more interaction between Ricky and India to solidify their feelings for each other more than was noted. It seemed like she was spending more time and building a bond with his child than with him. Otherwise, I appreciated the surrounding stories and character development. A few predictable plot twists, but entertaining none the less.

  • To Love & Betray

  • By: Shelly Ellis
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

For Evan Murdoch, the bad news just won't stop. As he battles an attempted murder charge, he's on the verge of getting forced out of the family corporation - and fears he can't trust his new wife, Lelia. Enter savvy family matriarch Ida, whose wild-card schemes might be the answer to his prayers - or lead to disaster like he's never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jojuan Gallman on 07-12-18

Good job

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

This was a good story as has become expected from this author. Evan got to be a bit annoying though in this installment.

  • Let Me Love You

  • McClain Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexandria House
  • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 610

Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG OMG OMG IF YALL DONT READ THIS BOOK!!!!

  • By Y f on 08-25-18

Certifiably great

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This is my first read from this author and let me say that in all my years as a reader, Big South is my first official Book Bae. this story let you see the evolution of Everett "Big South" McClain and Jo, and boy did I love them both. Flaws and all. Their exes were certifiably bat poop crazy also. Great read. I'll be reading more from this author. P.S. The narrator Jakobi's voice is TOO DIE FOR!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Single Ladies

  • By: Blake Karrington
  • Narrated by: Cami Darian
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

When it comes to love, hate, trust, honesty, lying, cheating, deceit, betrayal, drama, money, power, respect, and backbreaking, limitless, raw, and uncut sex, this monthly urban soap, Single Ladies, takes you to a whole nother level of play. There will be no holding back, no biting of the tongue, and best believe the gloves are coming off when five childhood friends take you through the everyday life of living as a female in the hood. Expect everything...but boredom!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration sounds like a grandmother.

  • By MammaYumYum on 07-24-16

Good book but the narrator dampened it for me

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This was a good book. Even though the title didn't really ring true for the married people in the book, I just chalked it up to a reversal of Housewives of "wherever" type thing where there are more single people than married ones on the show. I liked the way the story fluctuated to the point where I wasn't sure who would end up with who in the end. Some people got a happy ending, and some didn't, but it all worked out sensibly in my opinion. I enjoyed it. The narrator wasn't a good fit for this book in my opinion. She was monotone and didn't convey the emotions I could hear that the script dictated.

  • Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

  • By: Brenda M. Hampton
  • Narrated by: Dylan Ford, Morae Brehon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Although Isaac Conley and his wife, Cydney, live under the same roof, being married to each other is a nightmare. Isaac is a dirty cop with a partner, Miguel, who is just as grimy as he is. They take on the streets of St. Louis by using extreme force, and by surrounding themselves with ghetto girls who love to fulfill their manly needs. Cydney is well aware of Isaac's adulterous ways, but she has plenty of skeletons buried in her closet. Her motto is: if he can do it, I can do it better. Not only does she attempt to do it better, she seeks revenge by giving up the goodies to Miguel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just ok

  • By January on 10-18-18

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

This was a good read and there were definitely a lot of ups and downs between Sydney and Issac. A lot of things that may be unforgivable for some, found a way to be come forgivable and different times in the relationship, only to be revisited again. Some things that I predicted to happen, didn't happen, and I kind of wish they did. The ending may have been one that some readers really wanted, but it wasn't what I was looking for. At any rate, some of the advice given was actually good advice for couples who may find their relationships in trouble or heading towards it. Good book.

  • Liar's Ball (Volume 2)

  • By: KF Johnson
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Toles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Brenda and Brian Andrews seem to be on the road to happiness with their newfound relationships, but trouble has a way of finding these two sexually charged siblings no matter how hard they try to avoid it. With the introduction of their half-brother Julian in the mix, there's enough scandal and mayhem to spread around. Now, not only do their closest friends have front row seats to the chaos, but they're also entangled in it.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By khatauri on 11-18-18

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

These Andrews are all messy and Julian is just as bad as Brian if not worse. In the end, I think everybody except poor Ike got what they deserved.

  • Thickums

  • By: Blake Karrington
  • Narrated by: Morae Brehon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Best friends Nora, Darleen, and Andrea have one thing in common: They hustle by any means necessary. Money is never a problem for these sexy, big and beautiful women, and neither is getting a man. Darleen doesn't really like her current occupation, but she loves the money she makes from doing it. What happens when an out-of-work Darleen devises a plan to rob her former boss? Can she manage to push a different kind of weight, or will she need to call in reinforcements? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have gone without story 2

  • By Jonnelle on 04-04-18

I didn't expect it to end like that

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

This is my first read by this author and I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what was going to happen from one minute to the next and my predictions didn't always come true. After a while, I felt like I knew these characters and I truly didn't expect it to all come to an end the way it did. Great read.

  • Goodfellas

  • By: Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon P.S. White
  • Narrated by: Dylan Ford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

 

Headlined by New York Times best-seller Carl Weber, three authors bring listeners tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay

  • By Janice on 08-11-18

I liked the first 2 stories more than the lst

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I'm a huge fan of Carl Weber and this was my first read by Ty Marshall and Marlon P.S. White. I enjoyed Carl's and Ty's but I wasn't as enthralled by Marlon's as I would have liked to be. At any rate, there's enough crime, sex and blood to keep you entertained if this is what you like.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deadly Satisfaction

  • A Dangerous Love Novel
  • By: Trice Hickman
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

It's been two years since Johnny Mayfield's murder rocked Amber, Alabama. His death, along with the illicit personal scandals that preceded it, created more drama than the town had ever seen. But now life is back to normal, at least for his widow, Geneva. Or so it seems. Happily remarried, Geneva has to admit her life is better than ever. Her upscale salon is thriving, and she finally has the baby she always wanted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great entertainment

  • By PB on 02-07-16

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

This was a pretty good book with an outcome for some characters that I didn't expect. I was kind of glad Donetta found her place, but I don't know how realistic it was for a the way it occurred. I feel like there's going to be a follow up by the way it ended.