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  • Honor Thy Thug

  • Thug, Book 7
  • By: Wahida Clark
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

Following the action of Justify My Thug, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to make their marriage work in the midst of innumerable troubles: a murdered son, shattered bonds, forbidden affairs, deception, blackmail, hate, love, lust, corruption, friends torn apart by treachery, and the threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues the definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • omg!!! how long is this series!

  • By Melanie Gilbert on 04-25-16

Explosive and Realistic

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

OMG, full of drama. I listened to the Audible edition and Cary cut the hell out on the mic. From the rip, the book started with guns blazing and a kid being shot. It was full steam ahead with strategizing to get revenge. A key character found her way back, and someone's happy home gets weird. Someone's grandmother had been neglected and that pissed me off to no end. I have two living grandmas and I would give up my life for theirs and I would never leave them to fend for themselves. Neither did the character here when she found out, but the rest of her family is trifling. The family life and the ability to ride with your family no matter was laced all in this piece. Cheating can really, NO REALLY, go wrong and it did. There are so many elements that are weaved together so nicely that I tried to not get to the end of the book.

Reader Cary Hite was stellar as usual.

Wahida knows her street stuff. The prose was never banal and the characterization was excellent, hammering home the importance of dramatic tension. The very small things were done right and now I am ready for SEVEN, the next installment in the series.

  • Dynasty 3

  • DC Bookdiva Presents
  • By: Dutch
  • Narrated by: Caujuan Akim Mayo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

The third installment is here! Is Guy a snitch? Will Vee Find Cat? Can Gloria be able to keep this secret from exploding? Will Karrine expose the secret? All your questions and more are answered in the third installment of this urban classic. The question is, can you keep up?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling, Entertaining and Engaging

  • By Book Review Concierge on 05-13-14

Thrilling, Entertaining and Engaging

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

Reviewed: 05-13-14

What made the experience of listening to Dynasty 3 the most enjoyable?

The story teller delivered the novel and put me on the page. It was a great experience.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dynasty 3?

I was impressed with a scene where it was explained was a man really a snitch, or not.

What about Caujuan Akim Mayo’s performance did you like?

The narrator was a beast. Many scenes were delivered to perfection, except that he pronounced “seethed” incorrectly throughout. It didn’t distract from the story, but sounded weird.

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

Yes, I wanted to keep listening.

Any additional comments?

Dutch 3 is the first novel that I listened to in this series, and I was hooked right into the plot. I enjoyed the family drama. Vee is the man, and I like how he played throughout. In the end, Dutch 3 is the perfect fare for frequent fliers and people with time to enjoy a great thriller.

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  • Deific Dozen

  • By: Brian Orlowski
  • Narrated by: Tim Welch
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

It has long been suspected that aliens have watched over us, interacted with us, and even tinkered with our nether regions. But until now, no one was brave enough to bring forth the truth about the connection between modern religion and aliens from another galaxy! Was Jesus given secret information from travelers from outer space? Were most of the major discoveries throughout history, like the recipe for KFC chicken, provided by spacemen? Who are the Twelvists and what is this secret society hiding?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funniest Read in a While

  • By Umberto Putrino on 12-10-14

Engaging, Intelligent, and Sophisticated

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Deific Dozen to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Deific Dozen?

The opening was most memorable. The introduction of the senators torture and the comedy splashed in was exciting.

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

This is my first listen to Tim Welch. He was excellent, and expertly delivered this novel in a great engaging fashion.

Who was the most memorable character of Deific Dozen and why?

Violet Stern was excellent.

Any additional comments?

A great parody that mocks the Dan Brown’s Professor Langdon Series (Angels and Demons). Brian Orlowski did a great job writing this novel, which was very smart, sophisticated and out-right funny in many places.

All hell breaks loose when Violet Stern’s dying father encourages her to find an Art History (and sometimes adjunct professor), Grant. She finds him at a Sheraton Hotel in New York City, and they report to the Metropolitan Museum of Art where her father, the curator, had died. Clues begin to unravel that takes Grant and Violet on a tour of artifacts that span the world.

Anyone looking to listen to a great mystery, by a narrator (Tim Welch) that effectively delivers the punch lines, then the Deific Dozen should be a helluva listen for you.

Review by Rahiem Brooks author of Con Test.

  • The Hustler's Daughter

  • By: Pinky Dior
  • Narrated by: Hillary Hawkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

When Don Carter flies to Santiago de Cuba, his plans are to rendezvous with his new connect, Vicente. He never expected to meet the beautiful and vestal virgin Maria - Vicente's daughter. It was love at first sight, Don and Maria unite romantically, the ultimate betrayal and disrespect to Vicente. A love child Mercedes is born. Mercedes lives the good life until old wounds are rehashed in the form of an informant. The Carter family is under attack. Will Mercedes find out who's behind all of the havoc before it's too late?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is a book for younger readers

  • By Dream on 05-01-14

Urban Fiction with a Splash of YA

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

Reviewed: 04-07-14

Any additional comments?

The Hustler's Daughter has all of the ingredients to make a great urban fiction novel, but it equally appeals to teen fiction readers. The novel gives a peak at some of the things that teenaged girls go through searching for teenaged love and what difficulty it was to find that love being the daughter of a drug lord.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed by Rahiem Brooks author of LAUGH NOW.