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A Family Affair

Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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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

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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.

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Excellent story

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

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A very good listen

As a African-American woman. I was skeptical to listen to this book. I wondered if it would be over-the-top, ridiculous. But, It kept pulling on me. So I put it on my wish list and held onto it for a bit. I finally decided to get this one and I am so glad I did. It’s a very good book kept me up at nights trying finish. I really enjoyed it. It’s worth every bit the listen.

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  • 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.

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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

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Twister

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

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A must read book

I thoroughly enjoyed the story as I have most of Miss Billingsley’s books the story kept me on edge from start to finish there was a tea taste of mystery suspense a little violence I recommend this book to anyone who really loves a good story

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Worth the time!

I really enjoyed this book! The narration for the male characters was not the best, but the story was intriguing and heartfelt. Thank you!

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Great Story!!!

The story was a very good story. the narrator just messed it up for me. since the story line was good I continued to listen.

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Secrets and lies, OMG

Wow this story was mind blowing. You see Bernard as the victim of a heartless wife only to learn all the heartbreak she has endured because of his selfishness. Odell endured what no women and wife should. Truly amazing how one person's decision affects some many people lives. What goes on in the dark truly comes to light. It was very hard to stop listening to the book especially once you reach chapter 36. Truly recommend this .