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  • The Grand Opening

  • A Family Business Novel
  • By: Carl Weber, Eric Pete
  • Narrated by: Jules Williamson, B. Lipton Bennett, Ebony Mendez, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 909

Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Where it all begins

  • By Dream on 09-04-15

HOW IT ALL STARTED

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

If you could sum up The Grand Opening in three words, what would they be?

INFORMATIVE, REAL, HONEST

What did you like best about this story?

WE GET A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT ALL OF THE DUNCAN BROTHERS

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

ALWAYS GREAT

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

NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

Any additional comments?

GREAT EDITION TO THE FAMILY BUSINESS

  • Grown Folks Business

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

For 17 years, Sheridan and Quentin seemed to have the perfect marriage. Now he is leaving her for another man. Her life shattered, Sheridan wonders how she can help their two children live through this crisis, while keeping her own emotional turmoil under control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grown Folks Business

  • By KARLA F on 05-29-08

A MUST READ!!!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Grown Folks Business to be better than the print version?

HAVEN'T READ THE PRINT ONLY LISTENED TO THE AUDIBLE.

What did you like best about this story?

I LOVE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BROCK AND SHERIDAN.

Which character – as performed by Patricia R. Floyd – was your favorite?

SHERIDAN

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

WHEN BROCK SHOWED UP TO SHERIDAN'S DOOR WITH A PACKAGE AND SHE GOES OFF ON HIM, THEN SOON REALIZES WHAT SHE'S DONE.

Any additional comments?

GREAT BOOK, THE WHOLE SERIES WAS EXCEPTIONAL!!!

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  • Other Men's Wives

  • By: Freddie Lee Johnson III
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 21

Denmark Wheeler survived a rough childhood on the streets of Cleveland to prosper as an adult. Then one day a DVD turns up on his front doorstep, revealing an explicit sexual encounter between his wife and a man whose face is concealed. Consumed by rage, he searches for the other man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ezra Knight - The narrator - yummy :)

  • By Debbie on 01-19-07

YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

What made the experience of listening to Other Men's Wives the most enjoyable?

THE WHOLE STORY WAS GREAT. IT KEPT YOU GUESSING, JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I KNEW SOMETHING, IT WASN'T WHAT I THOUGHT. GREAT LISTEN!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I LIKED DENMARK

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

I LOVE EZRA KNIGHT HE ALWAYS READS WITH SUCH PASSION AND BRINGS LIFE TO EACH AND EVERY CHARACTER. GREAT JOB EK!!!

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

YES IT WAS, I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. ALOT OF UNEXPECTED TWISTS AND TURNS.

Any additional comments?

A MUST READ, WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS!!!

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  • The Hearts of Men

  • By: Travis Hunter
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Songwriter, poet, and best-selling author Travis Hunter was named Author of the Year by readers of the Atlanta Daily World. In The Hearts of Men, a reformed player, a workaholic trying to overcome his past, and a faithful husband diagnosed with lung cancer all struggle to be the men they hope to be. But life and human frailty have a way of throwing stumbling blocks before the best of intentions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Straight To The Hearts of Women

  • By Naomi M. Stevens on 06-10-09

MEN,LIFE AND THEIR FEELINGS

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

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Where does The Hearts of Men rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE LISTENED TO THIS YEAR. SUPERB

What other book might you compare The Hearts of Men to and why?

CAN'T SAY THERE IS ONE

What about Ezra Knight’s performance did you like?

HE IS BY FAR THE THE BEST, HE HAS AN AMAZING, INTRIGUING VOICE THAT DRAWS YOU IN EVERYTIME. WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE AS ALWAYS.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I REALLY LIKE TO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRODIGY AND NINA AND HOW QUICKLY THAT GREW.

Any additional comments?

WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE GREAT BOOK AND READ/LISTEN.

  • Friends and Lovers

  • By: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Narrated by: Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Leonard and Tyrel are close buddies, Debra and Shelby are best girlfriends. When Debra meets Leonard, she has just decided to give up the singles game. Any man who wants her will have to want marriage, too. Shelby, on the other hand, is instantly attracted to Tyrel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By sford85 on 03-09-15

A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

WITHOUT A DOUBT, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING.

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

YES, I LOVE BOTH NARRATORS THEY ARE ALWAYS GREAT.

If you could take any character from Friends and Lovers out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I WOULD TAKE TYRELL OUT BECAUSE HE SEEMS LIKE A WONDERFUL MAN WHO KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS AND KNOWS HOW TO TREAT A LADY. I SO ENJOYED HIS CHARACTER AND HIS LOVE FOR SHELBY.

Any additional comments?

GREAT READ/LISTEN

  • The Family Business 2

  • By: Carl Weber, Treasure Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Ezra Knight, Diane Luke, Lisa Smith, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935

Momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters' new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family's new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it's not law enforcement or one of his family's many rivals. It's his mother, because she's making the family take sides. Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?

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

  • By Ronald on 10-06-13

THE STORY CONTINUES

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Would you listen to The Family Business 2 again? Why?

YES. LOVE THE DUNCAN FAMILY AND LOVE HOW THEY STICK TOGETHER NO MATTER WHAT.

Who was the most memorable character of The Family Business 2 and why?

LOVE JR AND SONIA'S RELATIONSHIP

  • The Family Business 3

  • The Return to Vegas
  • By: Carl Weber, Treasure Hernandez
  • Narrated by: Jules Williamson, Kevin R. Free, Diana Luke, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

Vegas Duncan's release from prison is right on time for his older brother Junior's engagement to the voluptuous Sonya Brown. Unfortunately Junior's attempt at happiness comes to a screeching halt when Sonya's husband, the mysterious Brother X, and his army of Muslim hit men declare war on the Duncan clan. Duncan family patriarch LC Duncan has gone up against many foes in his time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good!

  • By Dream on 02-20-15

FAMILY COMES FIRST...ALWAYS!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Would you listen to The Family Business 3 again? Why?

YES I WOULD IN A HEARTBEAT. THIS WAS JUST AS GOOD AS 1&2, IT REALLY SHOULD BE A MOVIE.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I LOVED JR AND CHIPPY. I LOVE JR FOR HIS LOYALTY AND LOVE TO HIS FAMILY AND FOR HIS LOVE FOR SONIA AND HOW HE WAS NOT GOING TO LET ANYTHING STAND IN THE WAY OF THEM BEING TOGETHER.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

ALL THE NARRATORS WERE GREAT, BROUGHT EACH CHARACTER TO LIFE.

If you could rename The Family Business 3, what would you call it?

FAMILY COMES FIRST, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

Any additional comments?

IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK READ, BUT READ 1&2 FIRST. YOU'LL ENJOY IT!!!

  • Practicing What You Preach

  • By: Vanessa Davis Griggs
  • Narrated by: Shari Peele
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Delightfully mixing inspirational romance and contemporary fiction, Vanessa Davis Griggs’ novels are gripping emotional rollercoaster rides. Here, aspiring event planner Melissa Anderson falls for the handsome, successful Marcus Peeples. But there’s a catch—he’s divorced—and Melissa struggles to reconcile this withher spiritual beliefs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just OK

  • By Yosgyrl on 02-08-11

WONDERFUL STORY!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-15

Would you listen to Practicing What You Preach again? Why?

WITHOUT A DOUBT. I ENJOYED EVERYTHING ABOUTH THIS BOOK, LOVED MARCUS AND MELISSA THEY WERE SO CUTE TOGETHER.

Who was your favorite character and why?

MELISSA, SHE WAS RELATABLE.

What about Shari Peele’s performance did you like?

LOVE SHARI PEELE SHE ALWAYS BRINGS LIFE TO HER RECORDINGS.

Who was the most memorable character of Practicing What You Preach and why?

MELISSA, JUST LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT HER.

Any additional comments?

GREAT READ, WOULD RECOMMEND TO ALL.

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  • After the Dance

  • By: Lori Johnson
  • Narrated by: Caroline Clay, Ezra Knight
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Lori Johnson makes her mark as an up-and-coming author with After the Dance - the delightful story of a budding romance. Thirty-something Faye thinks the notion of finding a "Mr. Right" is laughable, and has all but given up on the idea of true love. But Carl, the guy next door, feels otherwise. Little do they know it, but soon their lives will take a surprising turn.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No Real Significant Story Line

  • By C. M. on 01-16-12

A LOVE STORY

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Where does After the Dance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

ITS HIGH ON THE LIST, I LOVED THIS BOOK.

Who was your favorite character and why?

FAYE BY FAR SHE WAS THE BEST, ALTHOUGH I LOVED CARL TOO. OH AND HIS DAUGHTERS.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Clay and Ezra Knight – was your favorite?

THEY WERE BOTH GREAT, LOVE EZRA KNIGHT.

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

WHEN NEIGHBORS FALL IN LOVE

Any additional comments?

GREAT READ

  • Forever an Ex

  • By: Victoria Christopher Murray
  • Narrated by: Suzzanne Douglas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Three Los Angeles women who’ve helped each other overcome heartbreak are reunited eight years later when their troublesome exes come back into the picture in this follow up to Victoria Christopher Murray’s bestselling novel The Ex Files. Sheridan, Kendall, and Asia first bonded when they met seven years ago at a church prayer support group and now, their friendship has blossomed into a strong sisterhood. They've helped each other through the tragedies of their breakups and together, they've celebrated their triumphs. But now, their exes are back, wreaking havoc on lives they've work so hard to rebuild.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • worst Book ever

  • By Wezzie on 02-06-15

VERY EMOTIONAL, YET INSPIRING. LOVED IT!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

WITHOUT A DOUBT. THIS BOOK TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY OF THREE DIFFERENT WOMAN WHO ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT YET SO MUCH ALIKE. I ENJOYED FOLLOW THEIR STORIES AND ROMANCES. WOULD READ IT AGAIN.

What did you like best about this story?

THE FRIENDSHIP THAT GREW BETWEEN THE LADIES.

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

THIS WAS MY FIRST, BUT SHE DID AMAZING!!!

If you could rename Forever an Ex, what would you call it?

THAT'S A HARD ONE, THE TITLE FITS SO PERFECTLY.

Any additional comments?

READ IT YOU WON'T REGRET IT.

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