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  • Copycat

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be - in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci. Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SNOOZER... SAVE YOUR MONEY...

  • By Tam on 02-10-17

Unbelievable

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

I find it a bit far fetched that the main character of the book befriends a woman who just wrote a book about a copycat situation and then begins to copy the same woman. AND the woman doesn't realize that she's being copied? Really?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,128

Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must Read

  • By Sabrina on 11-01-16

Awesome book!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

I am a 40 year old African American woman and I have to say that the Author got it right! Well done!

  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • A Novel
  • By: Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by: Terry McMillan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,231
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I Almost Forgot About You

  • By Tiger 2010 on 06-11-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

I loved this book, finished it in one day! The story was real and the characters endearing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Sinful Calling

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors Dillon is far from being a saint. He has become more like the man his father was 30 years ago - consumed with money, power, and lots of women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-16

Blah!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

The female narrator sounds like she's reading to an elementary school audience, she over enunciated every word. The story seemed short and unfinished, like a fluff piece.

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    Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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    Overall 4.1
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  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Brown
  • Narrated by: Napiera Groves
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

As the pampered wife of Frankie Bingham, Camille wants for nothing. After all, Frankie and their life together are her whole world. So Camille tries not to be bothered by his closeness with his coworker and dear friend Gillian. But it soon becomes clear that Camille's suspicions are correct. When his indiscretions become a public matter, Camille is pushed to a dangerous breaking point that spells disaster for them all.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Pissed

  • By Jamaica Myers on 05-30-10

Good Book, Terrible Ending!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-16

I enjoyed this book until the very end when I was left wondering what happened! Was that the end?

  • Best Friends Forever

  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Maria Howell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a crossroads, and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected. But the situation turns devastating when Celine is diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit rushed

  • By Victoria on 01-18-16

Is that it?

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

Reviewed: 01-12-16

The story seemed unfinished, almost like the author gave up. The narrator's over annunciation was distracting. I felt like I was listening to an English class.

  • The Ultimate Betrayal

  • A Reverend Curtis Black Novel, Book 12
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Tracey Leigh, Maria Howell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430

It's been four years since 28-year-old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his trust once more, and when he asks her to marry him again, she couldn't be happier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narrative

  • By Mesha Brooks on 06-25-15

Terrible Narrative

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

Reviewed: 06-25-15

Narrator sounds like she's reading a technical book. she over enunciated every word.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Sacrifice

  • A Novel
  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

When a 14-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice - of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unsettling stereotypes, excellent voices

  • By cristalyne on 10-28-16

What happened to the end?

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

The story was very interesting but unfortunately it ended abruptly. I thought I'd skipped a chapter. What happened to the mother? what happened to the daughter? What a disappointment!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What's Done in the Dark

  • By: ReShonda Tate Billingsley
  • Narrated by: Lisa Smith, Karen Pittman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband - especially with her best friend's man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened... and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By PB on 03-23-15

Couldn't finish it!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-15

The narration was terrible, her speed was off and everything was over exaggerated. Unfortunately I can't speak to the story.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful