Regular price: $24.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia' s whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, her heartache triggers a series of shattering events that results in Olivia discovering her father, a man she was told had died years ago. But he is alive and well - and he' s the powerful CEO of one of the country' s richest corporations.

With her best friend urging her to claim a much-deserved chunk of Bernard Wells' fortune, Olivia seeks out his Los Angeles mansion. But it' s not money she wants - it' s answers: Why did he abandon Lorraine when Olivia was three years old? Why did they suffer in poverty while he gave his " real" wife and son a life of luxury? Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia - or Bernard - expected, and the pain of yesterday' s sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

©2013 ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2013 Recorded Books

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    109
  • 4 Stars
    37
  • 3 Stars
    13
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    93
  • 4 Stars
    33
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    92
  • 4 Stars
    31
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

OMG Awesome

Loved it loved it loved it, what a story, finished it in one day, I chould not put it down, I was too busy reading to find out what was going to happen next. This is a lose sleep kind of story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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

Excellent story

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book! The performance was absolutely on point and highly enjoyable. What a great and entertaining story!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • tierra
  • Saint Louis, MO, United States
  • 05-18-16

great book

well written and well narrated. she did a great job of telling this story, great book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Enjoyed Immensely!!!

What did you love best about A Family Affair?

The story line was great. The author was very creative and sensational.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Family Affair?

The scene at the hospital after Adele came back drunk, hurt and angry about Bernard's betrayal.

Which character – as performed by Myra Lucretia Taylor – was your favorite?

I really liked Mona. She was straightforward and bold. She said exactly what was on her mind.

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

Yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

Twister

This story continuously hits you with the Unexpected. It makes you not want to put it down
Great Read

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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

love it! absolutely amazing.

I listened to it straight through! you will not be disappointed at all. love it!

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

Great Read!

I enjoyed every second. It was hard to put it down! I usually can oerdict what's about to happen, not this time! loved it!

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

THIS IS AN AMAZING BOOK!!!

I never write reviews but this is an amazing book... I should have listened to it a long time ago . Well worth the credit

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

Awesome!

I really enjoyed this book. The revelation of secrets and lies kept me on the edge of my seat. The interactions among the characters were interesting and entertaining. Great ending!

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

Loved it!

this is my third book. I love her work. I'll be reading more of her work.