A Love of My Own

Narrated by: Richard Allen
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
4.3 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After Zola Denise Norwood meets media mogul Davis Vincent McClinton on a New York-bound flight, he makes her a couple of offers before they even land. One is editing his hot new urban style magazine Bling Bling. The other is more personal. 

As Zola and Raymond Tyler Jr., Bling Bling’s CEO, pursue their ambitions and search for love, secrets from the past and events out of today’s headlines (plus the shenanigans of John Basil Henderson and Yancey B.) keep the action moving. 

©2002 E. Lynn Harris (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"What's got audiences hooked? Harris's unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship." (Vibe)

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Solid E. Lynn Harris quality

This (audio)book continues the stories of the characters formerly known from Harris's earlier books with the same solid quality the earlier books were written. Harris's books might not be the cornerstones of the Western literature but they sure do make this guy from Finland yearn for more. I guess the most important aspect that touches me is the compassion and gentleness in the way the characters are presented, and by doing that Harris succeeds to bring them close to the reader's/listener's heart. I always feel good when listening to his books because somehow I know that in the end everything's going to turn out all right after all. And in today's world optimism can only be a good thing, although undoubtedly some would disagree.

Keep up the good work, E. Lynn, people like you are needed!

BTW, the earlier reviewer said in his/her review that the audiobook left him/her hanging and that the book seemed to end abruptly, and that was really the case since Audible made a mistake by omitting the last 2,5 hours from the end of the book; an error that has since been corrected. Thanks for Audible for noticifation of the matter to the customers who had bought this book.

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Left me hanging ...

I really liked this book but didn't realize it was part of a series, so maybe that's why I'm in the dark. The character development was great and the narrator was wonderful, but the ending left me totally puzzled. When the book begins, one of the main characters is in ICU, but that loop is never closed so I don't know why they're there or what happened to them. Perhaps the next book will fill in the blanks.

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    3 out of 5 stars

ehh not too bad..

Well actually this is one of those books where u are reading about mundane things and only at the end does something crazy and exciting happen to explain all of it. So its not a complete waste of time book...but u wont be on the edge of your seat either.

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Not Impressed

I have read and listened to several books by E. Lynn Harris and they have been good books. However this one I did not personally like. It did not capture my attention. The mono tone of the reader made it very difficult to distinuish between characters and it was very boring.

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Underwhelming

After reading the customer reviews and seeing that it had gotten so many stars, I bought this book. I was disappointed. It never seemed to capture my imagination. I'm actually thinking of not finishing it.

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This was a favorite. Story had no REAL FLOW.

I did not like the fact that there were 3 books in 1. The story line at points became very confusing. There were moments in the book where I did not know which character was being narrated.

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So GOOD.

First, I absolutely LOVE E. Lynn Harris and that book was magnificent! I love the ending and I actually like Basil in this book, lol. Worth the listen.

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A little disappointed

I feel the book started at a really nice pace the characters were very interesting but I feel that the story became stagnant and the ending happened too quickly. A lot of aspects weren't explained. I was left unfulfilled.

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So many (too many) audio glitches

This was a decent story about highly successful people living the good life and dealing with their choices and consequences. It was mainly told from the POV of two people - Raymond and Zola - who's worlds collide when they end up working together at a glossy hip-hop magazine. That's where the problems began. Unless you knew who was being talked to, it was hard to tell if Raymond was talking or if Zola was talking. There was rarely a difference between the two. I got used to that but I never got used to the narrator repeating sentences. It happened so much during one listening session that I put this book aside and did not pick it back up for days. It was a good story but it suffered from the inferior narration and the bad production.

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Great story!

Kept my attention. Well executed Love the narrator! Can't wait to read your next story.