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Tinika R.

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  • Paper Gods

  • A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics
  • By: Goldie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Mayor Victoria Dobbs Overstreet is a Harvard-trained attorney and Spelman alum, married to a celebrated heart surgeon, mother to beautiful twin girls, and a political genius. When her mentor, ally, and friend Congressman Ezra Hawkins is gunned down in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Victoria finds a strange piece of origami - a “paper god” - tucked inside his Bible. These paper gods turn up again and again, always after someone is killed. Someone is terrorizing those who are close to Mayor Dobbs, and she can't shake the feeling that the killer is close to her, too.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT READ!!

  • By Tinika R. on 11-30-18

GREAT READ!!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-18

Awesome book! Awesome story! character development and performance was on point. I love Bahni Turpin! She is an amazing narrator and she never dissappoints. Everrrrr!

  • Drama in the Church Saga

  • By: Dynah Zale
  • Narrated by: Karen Pittman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Tressie faithfully prays every night that God will send her a thug. It isn't long before her prayers are answered, and she meets a handsome ex-convict named Payce Boyd. He is a fine roughneck, everything Tressie imagined and more - that is until Tressie experiences firsthand the reality of being a thug's girl. Seeking solace and comfort in the sanctuary, Tressie soon learns valuable lessons and shocking truths about herself and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great flow and keeps your interest - I recommend!

  • By Nevada on 06-29-15

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This book was ok. I understand forgiveness, letting go and letting God and all that but it was frustrating listening to the constant despair of the good and continuous triumph of the wicked. Not really drama filled. The narrator was awesome though.

  • Let Me Love You

  • McClain Brothers Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexandria House
  • Narrated by: Jakobi Diem, Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 715

Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG OMG OMG IF YALL DONT READ THIS BOOK!!!!

  • By Y f on 08-25-18

Great book! Great story! Great listen!

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

Reviewed: 08-18-18

This book was awesome! can't go wrong with this one. Well worth the credit. I got it to listen to during an upcoming flight but couldn't stop listening so now I have to find a new book. lol

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • If I Can't Have You

  • By: Dawn Jiles
  • Narrated by: Stevie Washington
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Samariah doesn't want to share her shine with anyone. She'll do anything to get what she wants, even if that means sabotaging her best friends' relationships. Bria speaks her mind and is as real as they come. She has been with David since freshman year of high school, and they are madly in love. Will that change when a baby is introduced into the picture? Monique is too naive. She tries to see the best in everybody. She finally gets the man of her dreams, only to discover he has been harboring a secret. Will the love she has for him keep them together?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Juvenile trash!

  • By Tinika R. on 08-15-18

Juvenile trash!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

If I could give zero stars I would! This book was awful! Just awful! From the story line to the characters it was pure nonsense! I RARELY buy books that don't have reviews and idk if this author is a novice or not but she needs to go back to the drawing board and try again. 11 hours of a bunch of adolescents and grown behind people all with the belief that sex makes the world go round.

The narrator actually wasn't bad with with what he had to work with but the character development was nonexistent and I'm still trying to figure out what this book was about exactly because it was all over the place. If you are a serious reader used to quality work please don't waste your time on this mess

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

  • By: Brenda M. Hampton
  • Narrated by: Dylan Ford, Morae Brehon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Although Isaac Conley and his wife, Cydney, live under the same roof, being married to each other is a nightmare. Isaac is a dirty cop with a partner, Miguel, who is just as grimy as he is. They take on the streets of St. Louis by using extreme force, and by surrounding themselves with ghetto girls who love to fulfill their manly needs. Cydney is well aware of Isaac's adulterous ways, but she has plenty of skeletons buried in her closet. Her motto is: if he can do it, I can do it better. Not only does she attempt to do it better, she seeks revenge by giving up the goodies to Miguel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This whole book was just wrong!!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 12-12-18

Meh...too long to get to nowhere

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

Story really wasn't interesting. It's like it was on repeat and kept emphasizing and doing the same thing over and over then the end happened. It really didn't come together well. The build up wasn't enough for the ending. waste of a credit

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Family Business 4

  • A Family Business Novel
  • By: La Jill Hunt, Carl Weber
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ebony Ford, Mercedes Gold, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan is alive and well after being shot by a mysterious gunman. His near death experience has caused him and his wife Chippy to reflect on both the past and present, and together they decide that it's time to return to Waycross, Georgia for a long overdue family reunion. But wherever the Duncans go, trouble and drama are never too far behind, and this time it comes in the form of longtime Duncan enemy Vinnie Dash, and Ruby, the mother of Orlando Duncan's baby who disappeared before the child was born.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I think I’ve outgrown the Duncans

  • By Adrienne McCroskey on 08-18-18

CHANGED ALL THE NARRATORS!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

I love love love the Family Business series but this one I struggled to get into and finish because they changed the narrators. LC did not sound like his forceful self. He took over Juniors narrator. chippie sounded like a 17 year old girl. orlando sounded like a gangsta, and London sounded a mess as well. I can understand changing 1 or 2 characters but they changed or switched everyone. Pretty sure they guy who previously narrated orlando is the voice of Rio in this book. I believe Sasha is the only one who kept her original voice. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL move. Please switch back if there is a 5th installment.

  • To Love & Betray

  • By: Shelly Ellis
  • Narrated by: Simi Howe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

For Evan Murdoch, the bad news just won't stop. As he battles an attempted murder charge, he's on the verge of getting forced out of the family corporation - and fears he can't trust his new wife, Lelia. Enter savvy family matriarch Ida, whose wild-card schemes might be the answer to his prayers - or lead to disaster like he's never seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jojuan Gallman on 07-12-18

Great ending to a great series

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

I had been waiting for the next installment of this series. It was a great conclusion to a great series. You won't be disappointed!

  • Finding Gideon

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637

As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup - including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories - to launch his biggest act of revenge yet...one he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #Gideon

  • By Mr. Ponder on 04-19-17

I wanted more after a nine year wait

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

Reviewed: 09-25-17

If you could sum up Finding Gideon in three words, what would they be?

I need more!

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

The backstory of midnight and the Beast was the most interesting. It was really the only thing new. The question of Thelma/Katherine's past is getting old. We are five books in and we still have no idea who she truly is or what happened to her.

What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

I loved his versatility, He can do so much with so many different characters. He is truly amazing.

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

Gideon

Any additional comments?

I think the author should have revealed much more than he did after such a long gap between the 4th and 5th installment. I also think the gap was way too long. I couldn't recall what happened in the first four and have since donated my books (wasn't listening to audiobooks back then) so my choice was to wing it or re-purchase/re-read all the previous books. I love EJD but please don't let it be another nine years before the next one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Toast to the Fool

  • By: Tracie E. Christian
  • Narrated by: Tracie "T Elice" Christian
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

One would think that once we get to the mo betta stage of life (i.e. late 30s-early 40s) we should know all about our inner fool and how to deal with them, right? Wrong! Meet five friends all battling with the biggest fool any of them has ever known...themselves! Yes, everyone plays the fool. There is no exception to the rule. But what do you do when the fool is you?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By TANYA on 11-07-18

Good story. Amateur narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

The story was good but you could tell the narrator was a novice and if she wasn't it seemed that way. There were also several obvious pauses throughout the book and at one point and echoish sound.

Overall I would read more from this author but use more experienced narrators and for as many characters in this book there should be several narrators.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • If You Don't Know Me

  • By: Mary B. Morrison
  • Narrated by: Diana Luke, Ezra Knight, Karen Pittman, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

I'm the woman Madison's husband truly loves. And I'll match her game for game to make him mine. Sindy Singleton isn't about to lose Chicago DuBois to Madison again. But getting him to open his heart once more won't be enough to satisfy her. Enlisting the help of Chicago's worst enemy is the fastest way she knows to expose Madison's most brazen deception yet. But Madison has more than one devastating card to play…

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed..

  • By Alethea on 04-18-14

Get it together please!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Really was hoping this book would get back on track but this author doesn't seem to get the concept of consistency. The characters' personality changed from book 1 to book 2 and they went way off in this book. I love Ezra Knight but he was NOT the guy to narrate Grandville. Cary Hite really brought his character out. Ezra could not come close. Hated hated hated Cindy from beginning to end and her narration was awful. I didn't even finish this book. Very disappointed!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful