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  • The Choir Director 2

  • Runaway Bride
  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Kidwell, Marc Damon Johnson, Nicole Lewis, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor Bishop T.K. Wilson dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What in the world?????

  • By blondredz on 08-27-14

Loved it loved it loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

Excellent listen. Never wanted to turn it off. Very suspenseful yet entertaining. I hope there is a sequel

  • The Preacher's Son

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor, Lizian Mitchell, Cherise Booth, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

The Preacher's Son captivates with all the intensity expected of a Weber novel. Bishop T.K. Wilson is a pillar of the community, pastor of the largest African-American church in Queens, NY, and has always tended to he needy. Running for borough president, he faces one shocking revelation after another that could not only derail his campaign, but also force him to reevaluate his family values.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Sante Fe Trail

  • By Rick on 03-18-10

OOOUUUTTTSSSTTTAAANNDDDINNNGG!! LOVED IT

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

Reviewed: 11-21-14

This book was awesome, My only regret is that it is in a trilogy of books and I listened to them out of order. None the less, it just made everything before it make better sense. Carl Weber definetly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Loved it loved it loved! Also, the narration was great.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You Are Not Alone

  • Michael, Through a Brother's Eyes
  • By: Jermaine Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jermaine Jackson Jr.
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Jermaine Jackson—older than Michael by four years—offers a keenly observed and surprisingly candid memoir tracing Michael’s life starting with their shared childhood and extending through the Jackson 5 years, Michael’s phenomenal solo career, his loves, his suffering, and his tragic end which sparked worldwide grief. It is a sophisticated, no-holds-barred examination of the man, aimed at fostering a true and final understanding of who he was, why he was, and what shaped him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • half biography / half research

  • By Ladeevon on 10-24-11

DEFINETLY WRITTEN FROM THE HEART

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

Reviewed: 03-13-14

This was a wonderful listen. I can hear Jermaine in every word. What a loving tribute to his brothers memory. Initially I had to get used to the narrator. Although it was Jermaines son, he did not have the high pitched Jackson voice I was used to so I had to get over that. None the less you heard the sincerity in every word. Many questions answered. You were given just enough of the past w/o too much lingering. I'd listen again

  • First Lady

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

Carl Weber is the New York Times best-selling author of such fan favorites as So You Call Yourself a Man. The First Lady is the tale of a preacher's wife who learns she's dying and vows to find her husband another woman. There is no shortage of ladies who want her man, but will she be able to find a suitable replacement among the conniving church women?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Carl Weber Rocks!

  • By Scottie in TX on 06-12-07

WOW, I LOVED IT!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-14

I wish i was more familiar with the writings of this author so i can listen to his books in chronological order! This is my 2nd Carl Weber book and i love it! The story line was awesome and i could not have predicted the ending which made it even better. Once i started it, i couldn't put it down! I'm sold, on to "The Preachers Son"!

  • The Blueprint

  • A Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles
  • By: Kirk Franklin
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Kirk Franklin’s life was hardly built on a firm foundation. His father abandoned the family. His mother also abandoned Kirk, and constantly told him he was an unwanted child. He was adopted by his 64-year-old Aunt Gertrude at the age of four. His sister became a crack addict. He never saw a black man who was faithful in marriage. Without a blueprint, he struggled mightily yet managed to triumph even more mightily, dedicating his life to helping others find hope during hardship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Material

  • By TDRA89 on 06-04-10

Very Surprising from Kirk!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-14

I must say I rather enjoyed this book. I had been considering it for about a year now and finally got down to; "well, theres nothing else out there right now". The values he is reflecting I can appreciate and rather enjoyed hearing. The performance (although the intent was to sound like Kirk) was a bit rough. At one point I felt it was a book for men. At the end it all came together with the title and made alot fo sense. I think you will enjoy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ice

  • A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption - from South Central to Hollywood
  • By: Douglas Century
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Ice-T here offers his hip-hop generation’s Horatio Alger story: the narrative of an orphaned child who, drawn inexorably into a harrowing life of crime, ultimately turns away from the streets and, through self-discipline and a single-minded work ethic, forges a path to international fame as a musician and film-and-television star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I have a whole new respect for this man!

  • By kris on 11-19-12

GOOD BOOK, BEWARE OF THE LANGUAGE!

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

Reviewed: 08-14-13

Enjoyed the book for the most part. Of course one should expect "Ice T" to talk like "Ice T". Interesting life story, but i would've liked to hear more about his life TODAY towards the end. I believe it was eluded to but not really reflected upon. I think I heard his wife Co Co's name once?
Regardless definetly a story of triumph and overcoming the obstacles that life puts in your way.
Well read

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Father First

  • By: Dwayne Wade
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star for the Miami Heat, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his career and his life. As incredible as his achievements have been, it's off the court where Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion, by playing a meaningful role in their lives. Recounting his fatherhood journey, Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented court decision.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Crystal on 06-04-13

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 06-04-13

Learned alot about Dwayne and his appreciation for his journey and role that everyone played in it. Many lessons in this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Straight Talk, No Chaser

  • How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Steve Harvey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

In the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book, he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is exactly what is says it is!

  • By Brent on 06-04-12

LOVED IT, MUST READ FOR ALL WOMEN!

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

Initially it starts out about dating which was less interesting because I'm already married...glad I didn't turn it in there. I can honestly say after listening to this book I have a new outlook on my husband and my marriage. Didn't see that coming. Steve really opens up about the realities and expectations of women and the mind set about them (from a mans perspective). IT ALL JUST MAKES SENSE! For those who are seeking a partner-this is definetly something you need to read...for those who already have one...we may have missed the boat in the beginning but there is still hope!
Again, this is a must read for all women. I was also very pleased that there was no profanity.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • My Story, My Song

  • Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith
  • By: Lucimarian Roberts, Robin Roberts, Missy Buchanan
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Robin Roberts
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Roberts, the 88-year-old mother of coanchor Robin Roberts. On the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast, they watched Robin, standing amid the remnants of her hometown, recount the desperate search for her mother - and her return to safety. Robin was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian sang hymns....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • book about faith

  • By R. Sippel on 06-13-12

Very Inspirational

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

Reviewed: 04-24-13

This was a very "nice" book. I understand the logic behind it totally-however, I thought it was a book about Robin and her Mom. It more centered around her Moms story, which made good sense. It was a very inspirational story of someone who learned at an early age to work hard, be grateful and you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you and a good family. Loved the hymns at the end.
Not quite what I was looking for, but I did enjoy it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Finally Free

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Michael Vick
  • Narrated by: Rodney Gardiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices. In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sugar Coated and Simplistic

  • By Malcolm Jamal on 04-03-13

Nice story of redemption

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

Reviewed: 03-29-13

This was a nice book. I enjoyed hearing how his life has changed dramatically through the things he has suffered at his own hand; however, I feel like he stayed away from the "things he did". I understand that may have been deliberate in an effort to focus on the restoration of Michael versus the mistakes. I would really like to have known more about the trouble to appreciate the triumph even more. None the less, it was a good book with many life lessons. Certanly something I would recommend.

1 of 7 people found this review helpful