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  • Abuse of Discretion

  • Dre Thomas Series, Book 3
  • By: Pamela Samuels Young
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Graylin Alexander is a model 14-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident, and committed. She isn't thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin's defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Children being charged with adult crimes...

  • By shelley on 10-13-17

Mouth Still Watering

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

The struggle was turning the book off. I wanted to listen non stop & everywhere. Drama filled, intellectually torn, heat wrenching, so vivid, GREAT MESSAGE. The author not only raised awareness but offered viable resources for tools and prevention. You have no idea of the ending is going to be happy or not up to the end. you are on the edge the entire time. it's like your screaming at a movie screen. this should be a movie and ASAP! SEXTING is a highly relevant topic requiring discussion between parents and children. I recommend this book.

  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

  • By: Gucci Mane, Neil Martinez-Belkin
  • Narrated by: Guy Lockard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,696

For the first time, Gucci Mane tells his story in his own words. It is the captivating life of an artist who forged an unlikely path to stardom and personal rebirth. Gucci Mane began writing his memoir in a maximum-security federal prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive - a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. Born in rural Bessemer, Alabama, Radric Delantic Davis became Gucci Mane in East Atlanta, where the rap scene is as vibrant as the dope game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Dee on 12-09-17

Road to enlightenment

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

So the Gucci Mane book ended up being pretty good this is from a person who didn't actually know his story. What a tumultuous life he led. I can kind of understand the humongous extravagant wedding that him and Keisha had now that I read the autobiography. The only thing that I kept thinking in the entire book is how can someone, who has the ability to be so mentally discipline and artistic, also be so erratic. I gather it's the is similar to how genius is also borderline pychosis, for lack of a better term. One has to be somewhat on the edge sane and inanity 2 vibrate on that artistic level; being mentally outside of the box.  AWESOME Life story crammed with many lessons valuable lessons.
My favorite parts is where, Gucci, displayed extreme discipline including the weight loss and mental gymnastics when he took on reading the self-help books and such.  Including,  how he used his time in lockdown to get his self together for the jewels that awaited him outside of the Prison Walls.
Very well written and the narrator got me into it.  Looking up more by the narrator.  Great job. 

  • Stand by Your Truth

  • And Then Run for Your Life!
  • By: Rickey Smiley
  • Narrated by: Rickey Smiley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263

After more than two decades in the spotlight, Rickey is finally ready to delve more deeply into the opinions he voices ever so briefly on the air, riffing on those issues that his listeners, viewers, and fans find most important. Stand by Your Truth is part memoir, part testimonial, and part life guide, mixing Rickey's down-home humor with the values he learned from being raised by three generations of elders, steeped in the Baptist church, and mentored by some of the most celebrated comics in the entertainment industry today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book!!

  • By Kerria on 10-27-17

Inspiring one to be our brothers keeper

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

At first, I was like, maaan I don’t want to hear Rickey, lecturing/ranting and gloating about the various punishments he imposed upon his children. I continued to read/listen. The book has inspired me to help someone. I always had the heart to help, but I like how Rickey did it. You see someone in need and you help without expectation. The only expectation is gratitude. I asked a friend if they thought his goal was to inspire. The book was funny, inspiring and a lesson on being a servant leader. My favorite part was how other people went out of their way to help the up and coming and how the payment was to return the favor. Delightfully refreshing.

  • The Home for Unwanted Girls

  • By: Joanna Goodman
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility - much like Maggie Hughes' parents. Maggie's English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don't include marriage to the poor French boy on the next farm over. But Maggie's heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at 15, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life "back on track".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad story

  • By Claudia D. Nichol on 05-01-18

Is this a true story?

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

Reviewed: 04-23-18

I absolutely love this book it is intriguing, dynamic and fascinating. I would recommend this book in a heartbeat. This is not my go to genre. I normally read urban fiction, love stories and memoirs. My favorite part is the two girls eating at the restaurant. It is so dramatic and I can feel the excitement. What I like about the book (this won’t make sense unless you read the book but…) is the following of the mother and daughter separately but during the same time. I also like that it doesn’t appear to be a work of fiction. I was enthralled and anticipating every new turn. I also can relate to a mother’s love of a child not in her care. I will say no more as not to spoil the book for others. I will end with this, I have never wanted to get to the end of a book so bad and wanting it to never end at the same time.

3 of 3 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 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

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

Series Filler...

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

It held my attention a bit.  What comes to mind is more of the same. This  wasn't as exciting as the rest.  Good enough to read until the end.  Good filler until the next one in the series. 

narrators did their thing.
Puzzled by what happened to the fat dude. lol.

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,676
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84,332

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Great Effing Book

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

Great plucking book

The subtle art of not giving a f***. I of course was first intrigued by the title of the book. The book is so0 amazing. This work of art is not what you think. The concepts are plausible. Is this information in the book about Buddha true? An interesting portion was, when the author demonstrated that the pursuit of something makes you focus on not having that something, which in turn makes you never have it and further fuels your pursuit. Finally leaving one bummed by what you initially choose to focus on. I may not have explained it well but I understand it. Read it for yourself so you also get it. This should be included in a college course in a sociology or psychology class discussion. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this book. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this book a 10 for the many aha moments.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,925
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,266
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,171

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad it ended

  • By HerHighness on 12-08-17

She laid it all out! Must read!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

The Last Black Unicorn

This work of art was a rollercoaster ride. It makes you want to chronicle your own life story. At the end, I sum the book up as, Tiffany being a woman of strength, perseverance and resiliency. She went through AAAhhhlot! But look at God! She made it to the other side a victor, and able to laugh at her pain.

The way she turned her trials into triumphs and changed her perspective on the hand she was dealt is nothing short of (((((AH-MaZing!))))) I reflected on my life and realized that it is not about the challenges presented, but how an individual learns and evolves through the challenges. We all go through things, we all do. You can’t compare yourself to anyone else, because we have our own unique paths to follow in this life.

Tiffany made me laugh, cry and display veins of anger on my forehead. A funny part was how she killed an old man (just read the book), it’s hilarious. She went through much. In an attempt, not to spoil the book, I will only say, the way she came about the last black unicorn was phenomenal. She is a real positive person, down to earth and seems to be open to learning a lot in this thing called life. She is the epitome of Black Girl Magic. I’m proud of you. Your story will help a little girl struggling. She will know there is light at the end.

That darn song at the end, all i can say is OMG!!!

Bravo!!!

  • Grand Opening 2

  • A Family Business Novel
  • By: Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt - contributor, Buck 50 Productions - producer
  • Narrated by: L. Steven, iiKane, Stevie Washington, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575

The year is 1978. The Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Miss Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Gr8Read!

  • By MSABBY25 on 02-03-18

Banging on the table screaming, more more more!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-16-18

Banging my utensils on the table screaming, more more more!!!

The characters are so vivid, so lively. Just when you think you know the entire story, they keep coming back with more, back story, and it is so stimulating. The Ms. Bettie, mama situation was super juicy, and unexpected, she is tough as nails. She is the mother of boys.

My lingering question, is how Chippy, went from a working whore at Big Shirley’s to bourgeois wife of a car/drug dealer. I know how, but it was interesting. You know how some authors go too far with sequels and they start to get monotonous, THESE AINT THOSE AUTHORS! The story is bold, consistent and maintains an awesome mental imagery (if that’s a thing). These reviews are hard, because you don’t want to spoil the body of work. I HIGHLY recommend. The evolution of the characters is simply amazing.

Anxiously anticipating more!

  • Black Privilege

  • Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
  • By: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,980
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,927

Charlamagne Tha God - the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off", co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern" - shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Awesome

  • By Ashley on 11-22-17

A must read - I highly recommend!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

While listening to this book,  I listened to all the advice,  the lessons and the stories. I thought of all the young black men in my life that can both relate and learn from Charlamagne Tha God's coming of age lessons.  I would describe the book as vivid,  animated, touching and memorable.  I wanna buy a few and gift them to people.  The audio version is what I purchased.  It is awesome and amazingly.  My attention was captured from the first sentence, I was so0 intrigued with Moncks Corner, South Carolina. I had to look it up, just to take a peak.  The entire book was interesting my favorite part was the acknowledgements. My take away was that you can't make it through this life with out others.  You just can't.  The best way to get to where you are going in this life is to light the path for others.  Karma/ every is real and what you pour into will fill your own cup.  Lastly, reading is fundamental.  BTW: I became really excited to know you read Judy Blume.
I highly recommend!!!!!
Reading is fundamental.

  • Never Trust a Stranger

  • By: Mary Monroe
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Lisa Reneé Pitts, Robin Eller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe takes you on the ultimate twist-filled ride with her Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series. For two restless women looking for satisfaction, too much of a good thing is never enough - even as a lethal passion closes in. Best friends Lola Poole and Joan Proctor-Riley have finally found the love and excitement they've always longed for. Online-dating an endless line of wealthy, no-strings-attached lovers is the perfect escape from their unfulfilling lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • two of the stupidest women I've ever read about

  • By amanda on 03-30-17

I really enjoyed the book, next part please

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

Never a fail with this author, guaranteed awesome story. I imagined so may different endings and conclusions. I'm anxiously waiting for the next part. hurry, please.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful