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  • Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance

  • The Black Diamond Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Brittani Williams, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: Ellis Park
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

For two years, Diamond and Black have been living comfortably on their high-class cul-de-sac with their daughter Dior. They're ready to leave the drug business behind them, having enough money to continue their lavish lifestyle without going back to the streets to re-up. With the loss of his sister Mica, Johnny can feel nothing but rage for the woman he once loved. Now he plans to strip her of everything that she loves. From behind bars on his death bed, he sets a plan in motion that will tear Diamond's world apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • really really bad!

  • By Melanie Gilbert on 11-20-18

really really bad!

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

so mad I wasted a credit! the narrator was horrible !! the storyline was horrible!! everything about this book was horrible!!! literally book to Rewritten

  • Ethic II

  • The Ethic Series, Book 2
  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492

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

please stop repeating the story!

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

overall book ok but the continued repeating of the story is getting old! and the story line is so predictable!

  • Price of Fame

  • By: Amaleka McCall, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Brice Simpson is a newly promoted heroic detective with a secret past. He's riding the waves of fame, but he still feels he has something to prove, so Detective Simpson picks up a cold case on the murder of a 14-year-old girl. He's convinced the case will bring him redemption for his past indiscretions, but he soon finds out that the details surrounding the girl's murder may hit closer to home than he expects. When his younger sister goes missing, Brice's life is thrown into a tailspin that may cost him everything he has worked for.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So many characters...

  • By Melz on 07-27-18

Great read

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

Love this author! and the narrator is the best, she brings all the books she reads to life! hoping for a part 2

  • Sunshine & Rain

  • By: Dawn Desiree, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

With their families torn apart by the vicious life of the streets, Sunshine and Rain find each other living with the same foster mother, who has a secret life of her own. With Rain's stern heart of steel and Sunshine's innocent heart of gold, they try to cope with traumatic, unforeseen circumstances that come their way. As these two diamonds hook up and shine, they go from rags to riches. Watch as Sunshine and Rain deal with death, betrayal, love, and sweet temptation. Can their newfound friendship survive all the madness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great😙😙

  • By Anonymous User on 10-20-18

love this book!!!

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

iikane is the best!!! the book was surprisingly really good will read more of her books

  • Ethic

  • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 923

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. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WORTH THE WAIT CCHHIILLLEEE!!!!!

  • By karla brooks on 04-18-18

Every book should be read by iiKane!

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

I loved a moth to a flame happy that Ethic finally has his own story just wish it wasn't so predictable! now we have to wait forever for part two only to find out like all of their other books that he finds love but dies!

  • Black Diamond

  • By: Brittani Williams, Buck 50 Productions
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

Diamond and Mica have been best friends since grade school and have always watched each other’s backs. After Mica moves out of their drug-infested neighborhood, they have a scandalous falling out and lose touch. It isn’t until Diamond hooks up with Kemp Lo, one of North Philly’s most notorious drug dealers, that she’s able to leave the hood. Under extreme circumstances, Mica and Diamond meet up and are back on the map as the Laverne and Shirley of the ghetto. Unfortunately, both women have ulterior motives for rekindling their friendship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it can't wait til part 2 I wish we can get

  • By Tiara clarke on 05-08-18

IIKane should do every narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I'm new to this writer, the story was good but omg every book should have Carey Hite, Nicole Small or IIkane they bring the story to life! didn't know there would be a party 2 I would have waited I forget about the book because they take so long to follow up or they rush and the story makes no sense!

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  • Love Burn

  • By: Ashley Antoinette, Buck 50 Productions - producer
  • Narrated by: Honey Jones
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464

When Noni married the love of her life, she finally thought she would get everything she deserved. Riches, success, status, influence - she had it all as the wife of Mr. Dominick Meyer. But there is more to her title than meets the eye.When she catches Dom cheating and discovers that he isn’t the businessman he portrayed himself to be, her life is changed forever. Finding out that their wealth was amassed from drug money and that Dom has never truly been faithful, she wants out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Don't waste your credit!!!

  • By LadyLovelyT on 04-06-17

REALLY! SERIOUSLY! SAVE YOUR CREDIT!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18


I just don't understand the purpose of this book I'm so upset I wasted my credit it was 37 chapters 4 books in one book the same story repeating itself over and over and over and over again the only good thing about this book is that finally someone lived! too many things going on never did tie up any of the story lines! I think these authors should be fine for just putting out crap just to be putting it out! like do you actually go back and read your material before you publish it? Do the publishers of these books actually read them before they put them out? I like Urban fiction and I like these two authors when they write together but they need to try to switch it up and do something else I'm not buying anymore their books don't waste your credit!

  • The Cartel 6

  • The Demise
  • By: Ashley & JaQuavis
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,081
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901

Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartel's plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The stakes have never been this high, and the rules of the game have never been this hard to manipulate. And when one dead girl, one scorned wife, and one hole in the desert launch a chain of catastrophic events, the Cartel is sent on a downward spiral as they battle the Arabian mob and fight traitors within their circle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the wait!!!

  • By Amazon customer on 07-19-16

freaky illuminati omg!

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I'm glad this series is over! I was waiting on this book and of course disappointment!

  • Luxe

  • The Luxe Series, Book 1
  • By: Ashley Antoinette
  • Narrated by: Kim Johnson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan. When her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, she knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, and drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • omg!!! the writer had any input on the narrator?

  • By Melanie Gilbert on 06-09-16

omg!!! the writer had any input on the narrator?

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

overall this book was pretty good I'm not sure if the author has any say-so over who narrates their books but I have read other books by the author and each time I have returned her books because of the narrator if you're writing a story and the characters in the book are in their early twenties the person that is reading the books should sound like that the person reading the book shouldn't have to take breaks to breathe in between sentences! what the hell! refund...

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • Payback Ain’t Enough

  • Payback, Book 3
  • By: Wahida Clark
  • Narrated by: Nicole Small
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Picking up where the suspenseful Payback with Ya Life left off, we’re plunged back into the hip-hop drama, where the men are hot and dangerous, the women know their shoes from their Choos, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. In a game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover there’s always a price to pay.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Slim on 03-13-16

Nicole small is the baddest!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-27-16

she needs to read all urban fiction!!! the book was Ok this writer always has Rio many characters so it's sometimes hard to keep track!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful