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SACRAMENTO, CA, United States
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  • Animal 4

  • Last Rites
  • By: K’wan
  • Narrated by: Bobby Spears Jr.
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Animal, the gentle and kind-hearted family man, is still infamous for turning at any moment into a cold-blooded killer. Animal is the product of ruthless abuse and the unforgiving streets - he is the product of the world we all live in. Is there anything that could push you to the breaking point of murder? Are you absolutely sure there isn't? After all, there's an Animal in all of us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Definitely Enjoyed

  • By Slim on 04-11-16

Not one of my favorites

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

Reviewed: 05-31-16

I think it was the narrator that killed it for me. He didn't do well with the characters voices. Some of them sounded like they had a toothache or something. Can you get Cary Hite back as the narrator for the next book? As for the story, it was just ok. I am a little sad that the killed Gucci & didn't have a service for her. I think she deserved better even though she annoyed me at times with her insecurities. I am curious to see where K'wan will take it from here. I will be looking forward to the next book.

  • Animal

  • By: K’wan
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598

Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci - but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brutal Glimpse into Life in The Hood

  • By Philomena on 01-05-13

Animal Fan for Life!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-15-12

I love these books!! I have been an Animal fan since first listening to Welfare Wifeys. I like this series so much I had to go back and purchase the first book "Section 8". I'm glad I did. Cary Hite is my favorite narrator because he bring the characters to life. I truly hope there will be another book. I was glad that the Suge Knight wannabe got the sh*t slapped out of him but was devastated at what happened to Teonna.
Don't stop now Kwan because you are on a roll! Your ghetto novels are the BOMBDIGITY and I am an ANIMAL fan for life!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble & Triumph

  • A Novel of Power & Beauty
  • By: Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, music producer, and actor T.I. and his bestselling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz, continue the explosive story of Power and Beauty that began in the street-lit epic Power & Beauty. When his mother, Charlotte, was killed, Paul “Power” Clay and his closest friend, Tanya “Beauty” Long, fell under the spell of a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman named Slim, who promised to protect them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Five Stars!

  • By Mrs. Abe on 01-21-13

Not Worth the Wait or Credit

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

Reviewed: 10-15-12

I couldn't wait for the sequel to the first book. Unfortunately I was seriously disappointed once I did. The narrator is excellent but the storyline was far too drawn out. I found myself fast forwarding the book continuously. I found it difficult to finish the book but I did because my friends and I get together to discuss the books we read and/or listen to. A few friends decided NOT to finish the book. Sorry T.I. but this sequel was horrible. Definitely not worth the wait.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mistress, Inc

  • By: Niobia Bryant
  • Narrated by: Soozi Cheyenne
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

From the author of Mistress No More comes a sexy, exciting novel that’s sure to thrill fans everywhere. Niobia Bryant’s Mistress, Inc. follows Jessa Bell, an ex-mistress who decides to turn over a new leaf when an affair with her best friend’s husband ends in his death and Jessa lying in a hospital bed. After landing a book deal and time on national talk shows, Jessa appears to be a changed woman. But leaving the past behind is harder than she thought, and when her darkest secrets are exposed, events take a decidedly nasty turn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jessa Bell !!!!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 02-15-14

HATED IT!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-12

THIS BOOK IS RIDICULOUS!!! ARE YOU SERIOUS??!! ALL SHE DID TO HURT THE WOMEN IN THE PREVIOUS BOOK AND THEN SHE GET TO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER? I TRULY BELIEVE IN GOD'S FORGIVNESS BUT YOU HAD THIS WOMAN CONTINUE TO HURT PEOPLE INCLUDING THE TWISTED HUMILIATION WHEN THE MOM SLAPPED JAIME. COME ON NOBIA THIS WAS SO ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. I DIDNT WANT TO FINISH THE BOOK BUT DID IN HOPES THAT SHE WOULD LEARN HER LESSON. YET SHE CAME OUT SMELLING LIKE ROSES. TERRIBLE END TO THE SERIES!!! HATED IT

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • If I Can’t Have You

  • By: Mary B. Morrison
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small, Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

Madison Tyler thought a man like Granville Washington could fulfill her sexual desires and her need for occasional male companionship. And as the owner of a multimillion-dollar multimedia firm, that’s as much as Madison wants or needs right now. Granville is desperate to hold on to Madison. The harder she tries to end contact with him, the harder he fights to stay connected to her. He knows she doesn’t love him the way he loves her - she’s repeatedly said so - but if she takes time to get to know the man behind the muscles, he’s convinced she’ll agree that they’re perfect for each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story of a stalker

  • By Dream on 09-11-12

Definitely Not A Favorite

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

Reviewed: 09-07-12

I didn't like this book at all. It just seemed ridiculous to me. Cary Hite and Nicole Small are two of my favorite narrators but I didn't like them in this book. Alot of long pauses occurred during Cary's reading when he and Nicole were reading and/or interacting. I'm still trying to finish the book. The part where Madison gave the detailed description of her vagina was ridiculous. I found myself fast forwarding this book throughout. I wish I could get a refund on the book but of course I can't. Granville's craziness is the only thing that made the book interesting. I have over 120 books and I'd rank this one at the bottom like 118.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

Ptolemy Grey is 91 years old and has been all but forgotten - by his family, his friends, even himself - as he sinks into a lonely dementia. His grand-nephew, Ptolemy's only connection to the outside world, was recently killed in a drive-by shooting, and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life, until he meets Robyn, his niece's 17-year-old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew's funeral.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story- Wonderful Reader

  • By Gail on 01-18-12

Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 08-01-12

This book was great. I loved this story! When I finished it, I restarted it and listened again. Definitely worth the purchase. It's one of my favorites in the 120 books I now own. You have to listen to understand.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Cartel

  • By: Ashley & Jaquavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls 80 percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gangster Miami has ever seen, Carter Diamond, leaves behind a wife, twin sons, a daughter, and a secret - his illegitimate son, Carter Jones. When young Carter learns of his father’s death, he comes to town and is introduced to the legacy of the Cartel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exciting, thrilling,

  • By JALAYNE on 07-09-12

Completed in One Day

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

Reviewed: 06-25-12

This book ranks very high in my library. I remember the Murda Mamas from Murderville which I am still waiting for part 2 of that TRILOGY. I finished Cartel the same day and listened to it a second time so I could be ready for book 2 which I am purchasing TODAY!! I loved the twists and the drama. I really hope part 2 is just as intriguing. So far Ashley and JaQuavis is 2 for 2. GREAT AUTHORS!! Unpredictable storyline.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Inner Circle

  • The Wives Association
  • By: Evelyn Lozada, Courtney Parker
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Inner Circle depicts the life of Evelyn Lozada’s off-camera alter ego, Eve Inez. Much like The Basketball Wives, Inner Circle reveals everything athletes’ wives live through, complete with the cheating, scandal, manipulation, and gossip. And this time, nothing is being held back. None of the wives are prepared for how addictive their rich lifestyles can be, and they find themselves stooping to unimaginable levels of deception to preserve their social status.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprised but delightful

  • By Dream on 09-11-12

Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Inner Circle to be better than the print version?

YES

What did you like best about this story?

The twist at the end

Which character – as performed by Nicole Small – was your favorite?

Jackie

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

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

I'm definitely not a fan of Evelyn Lozada from Basketball Wives. She's not someone that I would have supported given her negative attitude and ghetto personality portrayed on the show. I didn't realize that she was the author of this book or else I would not have purchased it. I must say that I'm glad that I did because the book kept my interest from the start and I completed it the same day. I'm actually looking forward to the next edition of the book. Well worth the purchase and although I'm not a fan of her as a person. I am a fan of her writing. I hope the next book is just as interesting.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Love

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida, even L: all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is both the void in, and the center of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces: a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Steve on 05-22-10

First Book I Didn't Finish

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

Would you try another book from Toni Morrison and/or Toni Morrison?

Yes

Would you ever listen to anything by Toni Morrison again?

Probably

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Toni Morrison?

There are several others I'd consider

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not sure because I didn't finish it

Any additional comments?

Toni should probably stick to writing because I thought her narration was poorly done. I have over 60 books and she didn't bring the characters to life. I just could not get into the book.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

  • By: Nikki Turner, Keisha Starr, Tysha, and others
  • Narrated by: Millena Gay, Adenrele Ojo, April Parker-Jones, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

The heralded Queen of Hip-Hop Lit presents an addictive collection of celebrated urban authors with their fingers on the pulse of the streets. Street lit’s finest female voices - Keisha Starr, Tysha, LaKesa Cox, and Monique S. Hall - deliver searing stories about women who make hard sacrifices to stay on top of their hustle and seize the power, money, and fame they can’t live without. Enterprising and fearless, these players are more than equipped to handle whatever the street throws at them. That’s because they are hellbent on survival - by any means necessary.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great Authors - Very BAD Short Stories

  • By KayeTidwell on 10-31-11

Great Authors - Very BAD Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 10-31-11

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The story lines were not good to me, very unrealistic

Has A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles turned you off from other books in this genre?

NOT AT ALL

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

No, I like variety

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles?

Probably all of them

5 of 5 people found this review helpful