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  • Carl Weber's Kingpins

  • Miami
  • By: Nikki Turner
  • Narrated by: Soozi Cheyenne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

Every city has an underworld leader. In the Kingpin series, we will visit eight cities and ride along with that city's kingpin as he rules the streets. The story starts out in Miami with Nikki Turner and will end with a compilation of all kingpins, written by New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read!

  • By Britt on 10-07-15

It didn't keep my attention

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

Carl Weber in the past has been someone I could count on for great story telling, juicy story lines, and keeping my attention. This book was not his best work. I'm disappointed at how the story got better in the last 18 minutes.

  • Illuminati: Roundtable of Bosses

  • The Cartel, Book 7
  • By: Buck 50 Productions - producer, Ashley & JaQuavis
  • Narrated by: L. Steven Taylor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800

After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartel's reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother six feet under, Carter has never been more alone. His empire is at his feet, and he has no idea how to rebuild his kingdom. The only thing that is certain is that he has to stay out of the way and off the radar of the feds until he can figure out how to get his lady out of prison.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sitting on the Wall with this

  • By Dream on 07-27-17

Boooooo

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I’m a true Cartel fan, it’s like the short story of nothing. I’d rather it ended with 6. This was a waste of time. What happened to to fly boogie? The scene with Carter and the other ppl captured was long enough or clear???? This was a no go.

  • Ethic II

  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 732

Love should burn slow, but with Ezra "Ethic" Okafor it is always fast and fleeting. After an accidental killing affects Alani, the woman he loves, she thinks he's a monster. Separated by tragedy, the pair endure a loss like nothing they have ever felt, and their connection is impossible to repair. Ethic is reduced to misery and raising his children alone once again. With Morgan in the throes of a passionate love affair and Bella in need of guidance that he can't provide, Ethic is in turmoil. He's failing as a man, and the fingerprint he is leaving on the world is a bloody one.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Listen...but

  • By Anonymous User on 11-07-18

Sorrow filled

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Great story full of sorrow and unhappiness. I was hoping Ethic would find some good news with someone but some stories don’t end happily.... overall good listen, this book didn’t disappoint.

  • Ethic

  • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,080
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenage girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Storyline was good but made up sequel.

  • By Nikole on 06-21-18

The Narrator sucked!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-18

The story was good as usual but the narrator ruined it for me. She read too fast I even decided to slow the book down and it was worse :( I’m an avid listener of books and I almost want my credit back but the story was great. I’m downloading part 2 now. Thank goodness the narrator is different...

  • Moth to a Flame

  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824

In the little city of Flint, Michigan, the good die young, and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city's drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer. But when Raven's young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a stick-up kid in search of a come-up, there's nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent....Excellent....Excellent

  • By Chantel on 03-30-15

Raven!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Raven gives me heartburn. Ugh she was so eager to be grown and was easily manipulated and turned on the ppl who loved her... great book from start to finish!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,596
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55,283

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Bravo!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

Not one time did my mind wander while listening to this book. It has made me self reflect and redirect what my wants and needs are professionally. Listening to this book is heartfelt, amazing, and of course becoming. She not only makes me more proud to be a woman but a black woman.

  • Pieces of Her

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,042

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OUTSTANDING BOOK!!

  • By shelley on 08-22-18

Karin never disappoints!

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Love everything from start to finish, I never knew what was coming next. Very well written and worth the credit. Karin along with the narrator Kathleen are some of my favorites!

  • We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
  • By: Gabrielle Union
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,606

In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 👏🏾👏🏾 thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU!! #BRAVO

  • By Kenneisha Thompson on 11-22-17

Excellent and compelling

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

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Excellent listen and definitely for the grown and sexy!!! Her narrative voice is excellent and I hope she continues with other books.

  • Killman Creek

  • By: Rachel Caine
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith, Lauren Ezzo, Will Ropp, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,224
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,201

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn't over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text... You're not safe anywhere now. Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has be-come a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin's victims, Gwen is going hunting.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Do people really act this stupid?

  • By MCubed on 03-11-18

Royal or evil

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

Loved the series. I’m a new fan of this author. It definitely pays to read reviews but also to search for new and exciting books that appear under thriller. I enjoyed this boomed a lot it definitely kept me glued to my earphones. I could barely do my job, it was just that good!

  • The Prada Plan 5

  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474

Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins, and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So why isn't she satisfied? Why does life suddenly seem so bitter? YaYa's Prada Plan had worked, but with the riches comes pain. She and Indie have grown apart, and with Parker now a permanent fixture in their lives, Indie is pressured to juggle it all. But YaYa's patience is running thin. Indie is loving her wrong. Her life isn't what she wants.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • time to end this tale

  • By ILoveMyAudibleKindle on 09-12-17

Yaya must have platinum between her legs

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

It’s true that women have killed and destroyed more nations in history and it still happens. Especially in this book lol I loved the series the ending leaves us wondering if there will be a 6th install I surely hope so, I have unanswered questions!! Overall this was good book. The narration was on point the other lady narrator was not as good. I look forward to the final Prada plan......