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Mrs. C

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  • My Sister's Ex

  • By: Cydney Rax
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Rachel Merrell goes into shock when her ex-boyfriend, Jeffery Williams, begins dating her half sister Marlene Draper. At first, Rachel swears Jeff is feigning interest in Marlene just to get back at her for breaking up with him. Rachel pretends Jeff's interest in Marlene doesn't bother her, but when they unexpectedly hit it off and love begins to blossom, Rachel can't bear to watch the happy couple. Suddenly, Rachel wants Jeff back and she is determined to get him no matter what the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Amazon customer on 08-10-16

It was ok!!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I like a feel good story where the characters learn a lesson. I like the story itself but I don't quite think the events add up to the storyline. Also the narrator's were too much all the time!! The characters too were naive and the story seemed unfinished. I think they should've told more about Jeff. Also Jeff ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ dying because of a car was so ridiculous! I mean what was he going to do?!? I know he had insurance so run after a SUV like he was going to be a buffer and stop the crash! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Ultimately it was a time passer but I had to listen in spurts only because I was committed.

  • God Don't Like Ugly

  • By: Mary Monroe
  • Narrated by: Denise Burse
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes her new friend. Annette confides in Rhoda and finds the strength and courage to survive to adulthood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Tamela on 12-29-12

Very sad story line but so true!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

I know this is fictional but it hit home for so many little children, especially during that time. As for Rhoda I think she had some convoluted way of feeling justified in her actions. That's why she could appear unaffected and going on with her life. All in all the book was great a little drawn out but in a good way. The narrator was great as well which is needed because an inadequate narrator will make you not listen even if the book has a good story line.

  • Love, Honor, and Betray

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Paula Jai Parker-Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old, dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. While the living, breathing reminder of her husband's infidelity infuriates Charlotte, Curtis couldn't be happier to finally have his whole family together....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By Donna on 01-27-11

Charlotte is the epitome of selfishness!!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Charlotte is so wrong on so many levels..... I understand that no woman would be thrilled about taking in her husband's love child but if you agree to work it out after your spouse has cheated, then you agree to ALL the baggage that comes along with that situation. It's funny how Charlotte was only willing to except Curtina when it was going to benefit her and Curtina was her only life line to continue to get what she wanted. Also on what planet did she think opening her legs to other men would get her husband to see things her way?!?! Her logic is very warped....... Lastly, how many times will this couple say No More Secrets?! Then the next year keep more secrets!!

  • Be Careful What You Pray For

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

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 Blackโ€™s first marriage didnโ€™t work out, but sheโ€™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

It was inevitable!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

It was inevitable that Alicia had a bad marriage she adored her father and he was the epitome of being a screw up when it comes to relationships. Also as a child you absorb your atmosphere good and bad. So it was only natural for Alicia to be attracted to a man exactly like her father.

  • The Best of Everything

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Alicia was born to the good life, she's entitled to the best, and she'll do anything to get it. Even if it means piling up thousands of dollars in debt. Even if it means denying to everyone - even herself - that her love of shopping has gotten way out of control.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No better than a bad made for TV movie.

  • By Gretchen on 04-07-09

A good series.....

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

This is a classic story of an apple not falling from the tree because Alicia is the epitome of her father. Especially with that wayward logic and thought process. Then Curtis and his hypocrisy. One thing I did miss with this book though, was the classic ending of the scandal being exposed in the church.

I also the growth in the narrator's performance from her beginning stages and other books I've heard her reading. She gives the right emotion at the right time. Her voice is strong and soft when needed so you can get the picture of the story in your mind.

  • The Best-Kept Secret

  • Reverend Curtis Black, Book 3
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

In this outing, Curtis is starting over. He has a new job and a new wife, and of course he's convinced himself that this time he'll be good. But Curtis hasn't ever made a promise he could keep, and before long, he's up to his old tricks. The difference now is his third wife. She's unlike any woman Curtis has met before. And for the first time in his life, Curtis just might have met his match. Watch the sparks fly!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!!!

  • By Mrs. C on 11-18-17

Wow!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

All I have to say is Curtis and Charlotte are meant for each other. They're thought process is parallel and they don't even know it. I love this series and I love the narrator!

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  • Love & Lies

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

Best friends Charlotte and Janine have serious problems with their love lives. Charlotte's husband, the flashy preacher Curtis Black, may keep her living in luxury, but his book tours and evangelism mean he's never home. Charlotte's sure he's cheating and even hires a PI to follow him, but she's been known to have indiscretions herself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!

  • By Scottie in TX on 11-12-07

A family of the cloth, the epitome of sin!!

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

Reviewed: 11-18-17

I tell you one thing this family definitely brings you the drama....... This book made me see the true meaning of no sin is greater than the other. Curtis and Charlotte are basically trying to contend that in every book thus far.

It also amazes me how Charlotte can be such a manipulator but never seem to noticed when she's being manipulated in such a basic way I might add, or how her bs detector only goes off in other people situations but not her own. I'm glad Janine got gee happy ending. She's a good person and she deserved it. Also I couldn't understand why Charlotte blamed Curtis for Marissa plummeting to her death that was wrong on so many levels. That was a super sad time in the book because eventhough Marissa was something else in the making I didn't want to see her die, especially such a violent one.

Curtis need to realize you reap what you sow. So eventhough Charlotte was wrong he laid the foundation of all the adultery, lying, and scheming. So it was bound to come back full circle. It amazes me that they both speak of being honest but when they are faced with situations after they've talked about being honest they turn around and do something else on a colossal scale..... I love this series though.

  • Too Much of a Good Thing

  • Reverend Curtis Black, Book 2
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

Curtis Black might be a man of the cloth, but with his irresistible looks, seductive charm, and charismatic personality, he's particularly beloved by his female parishioners - and almost every other woman he's ever met. The trouble is Curtis is married.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved IT

  • By Kim on 06-04-15

Curtis Black I'm smh at you!!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

The Reverend is at it again with his lies and manipulation tatics. Trying to make these women think they didn't see what they thought they saw. Then having the audacity to yell and put his hands on them for them asking questions they have a right to ask. This was the typical behavior of a person when their back is against the wall.... On another note $5000 of tax free money a week.... Clearly I'm in the wrong profession.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  • Casting the First Stone

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

The Black household is swiftly deteriorating. Frustrated and angry at her prosperous preacher husband's obvious infidelities, Tanya cannot believe the man she once loved has been replaced by this pathological liar obsessed with material wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roby succeeds with Casting The First Stone

  • By Andra D Johnson on 01-17-09

This was a good and funny story.....

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I liked this book and it was so funny to see Curtis rationalization for him to keep cheating on his wife. All though I don't think I know any preachers like this the story line is very much realistic.... I'm glad for Tanya I was just disappointed that she had an affair too. The only thing I didn't like but really didn't take away from the story was multiple times of repetition at times it was aggravating.

  • Player Hater

  • By: Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain, Cornell Womack, Marc Damon Johnson, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

A juicy glimpse into the lives of contemporary blacks Player Haters blends romance, comedy, and drama in a novel that's hip, stylish, fun, and totally entertaining. A sassy reading from various narrators ensures hours of good times for adult listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book that put Weber on my favorite author list

  • By Kimberly Davis on 10-03-13

A message and entertaining......

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

It's a great story..... It was sad and funny and in relationships even marriages sometimes love just isn't enough. Also this book teaches you that what you put out in the universe you get it back. The only thing I didn't like at times was the narrator voices for the guys but it wasn't to the point where it turned me off from the book.