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  • Carl Weber's Kingpins: Oklahoma City

  • By: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

The kingpins of Oklahoma City, one from the north side and one from the south side, push pounds of weed, gallons of PCP, and kilos of cocaine through the corridors of the OKC, using very different methods to keep their people in line. King is the leader of the north side crew. Along with his protégé, Tippi, he runs his crew with deadly force. Each member knows there is no room for error when it comes to getting money on the north side. Flamboyant, the leader of the south side crew, is the opposite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Serious

  • By Tyeis on 06-14-16

Fan of Kingpins...not a fan of this one or the narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-18-16

This is the first book with Carl Weber's name on the cover that I didn't like. The narrator is not helping the story at all. The story is already slow and drawn out; add the narrator who doesn't sound like he understands that this book is about Kingpins and street life. I can't even get through the book and will most likely be returning it.

  • Animal 3: Revelations

  • The Animal Series, Book 3
  • By: K'wan
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

After making a promise to leave the street life behind, a shocking revelation forces Animal back into the game to face his greatest opponent yet. When Animal's former lover, Red Sonja, shows up on his doorstep with a little girl, claiming Animal is the father, he and Gucci immediately fear it's a ploy for money. But Red Sonja has come to collect a debt of a different kind, one that can only be paid in blood. A powerful man is hunting Red Sonja and her daughter, and she calls on Animal to stop him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wasn't what I expected

  • By shardenee on 05-29-15

Some flowers are deadly!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-14

What did you love best about Animal 3: Revelations?

This book had me on the edge of my seat! I loved how the author tied enough information from the previous books so that new readers could know important history about the characters, yet not too much information so that existing fans like myself felt it redundant.

Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

Black Lotus is my favorite. It was good to see a more caring and nurturing side to her in this book, yet when the blades strike...

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The epilogue, enough said.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for the next book in this series.

  • The Day the Streets Stood Still

  • By: JaQuavis Coleman
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Sean was raised by a hustling, well-connected mother who taught him early about street survival. When she is brutally murdered, Sean isthrust into a cold world all alone, until an old friend of his mother takes Sean under his wing and introduces him to a life of drug dealing at its highest level. Sean becomes King Sean, making a solid name for himself and rising quickly up the drug game's totem pole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hoping for a Sequel!!

  • By Comeakco on 01-18-15

Wonderful Read

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

Reviewed: 11-13-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like love stories that have true grit and grime, you will love this book.

Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

My favorite character was Sean. I liked his sincerity and strength. Sunny was his kryptonite!

If you could rename The Day the Streets Stood Still, what would you call it?

One taste and you can't stop.

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  • Family of Lies

  • By: Mary Monroe
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!!!!

  • By kemba on 06-12-14

If you can't trust your family!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-19-14

Would you listen to Family of Lies again? Why?

Yes. This is one of those books that you can listen to again an not be bored.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Sara. She seemed to be the closest person to sane!

What about Patricia R. Floyd’s performance did you like?

She was excellent as usual!!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Money, Family and Lies.

  • Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore

  • A Novel
  • By: Walter Mosley
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 200

In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore". But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do you Debbie!

  • By N. Bradley on 12-30-14

Good for Debbie!!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-14

Where does Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was a decent book. Although it had its slow moments.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I loved hearing the story from the perspective of a porn industry actress. I often wondered how they separated working sex and real intimacy with a person that they love.

Which scene was your favorite?

The body in the bathroom was my favorite. Her reaction to her husband's death and the fact that he was with another woman. First, what horrible way to die, and second who wants to be the wife of that man?

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  • The Prada Plan 4

  • Love & War
  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496

The feud between YaYa and Leah has ruined the lives of everyone around them. In The Prada Plan 4, the animosity is alive, and the resentments run deeper than ever. Indie has watched YaYa's past destroy the woman he once knew, and his patience has run thin. After being left at the altar, he is heartbroken and confused. His quests to save YaYa from herself have failed, and he finally decides it's time to let the love of his life go. Her thirst for blood is unquenchable, and like a black hole she sucks the life out of everything around her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator SUCKS!!

  • By Nicole on 03-01-17

Nice way to end the series.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-14

If you could sum up The Prada Plan 4 in three words, what would they be?

Hood
Love
Karma

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prada Plan 4?

The most memorable moment for me was the wine cellar scenes. Both were so intense but for very diffrent reasons!

Have you listened to any of Cary Hite’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Cary Hite is one of my favorite narrators and his work is always nothing less than excellent!!!

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

Absolutely!!! I saved it (it was hard) for a long bus ride where I knew that I could listen to it in one sitting!

  • 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 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339

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

Nice Twist!

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

Reviewed: 10-13-14

What made the experience of listening to The Choir Director 2 the most enjoyable?

I loved the twists and turns. Just when I thought that I had figured it out, I decided that I hadn't figured it out!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was First Lady. I loved how the book showed her vunerable side as well as her strength.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Bishop. He went through so many emotions and I enjoyed how the narrator took us through the emotional journey with him.

Any additional comments?

Great sequel!!

  • Becoming Mrs. Right

  • By: Sherri L. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Lynnette Freeman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

So, she's made a career of it. She thought she had struck gold a few years back when she was lucky enough to get pregnant by Devon Wright. She knew they'd get married, he would take care of her and her baby, and she'd be set for life. What Shauntae didn't know was that it's much harder to keep a man than it is to catch him. Now she's lost custody of the child and the child support check and has to go back to hustling.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • TERRIBLE!!!!!! The Worst Book I've Ever Read

  • By Christina on 11-18-15

Encouraging Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-14

What made the experience of listening to Becoming Mrs. Right the most enjoyable?

The story line kept my attention. There were times that I thought the book was over to find yet another twist.

Which scene was your favorite?

Where she said "You don't get to call me what I used to be!" POWERFUL

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

From Hustle to Heaven.

  • Peace from Broken Pieces

  • How to Get Through What You're Going Through
  • By: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Narrated by: Iyanla Vanzant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 887
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Best-selling author Iyanla Vanzant recounts the last decade of her life and the spiritual lessons learned—from the price of success during her meteoric rise as a TV celebrity on Oprah, the Iyanla TV show (produced by Barbara Walters), to the dissolution of her marriage and her daughter’s 15 months of illness and death on Christmas day. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Iyanla shares why everything we need to learn is reflected in our relationships and explains the strength and wisdom she has gained by supporting others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Listening

  • By Cynthia on 03-18-13

Book full of healing and deliverance

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

Reviewed: 08-29-14

What made the experience of listening to Peace from Broken Pieces the most enjoyable?

Knowing that this was her personal journey was inspiring!

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Peace from Broken Pieces?

We are all human and are not immune to the tests and trials of this world. However, by learning who we are, acknowledging where we are and taking corrective action we can overcome.

  • The Prodigal Son

  • A Reverend Curtis Black Novel
  • By: Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

The Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read!

  • By Rachel on 05-16-14

Nice Addition to the Series

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

Reviewed: 06-11-14

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character in this book was Matthew. I feel like I have watched him grow up. It was nice to see him as a young man.

Who was the most memorable character of The Prodigal Son and why?

The most memorable character was Matthew's wife. I enjoyed the direction that they went with her being crazy due to post partum depression. Nice twist.

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