A Taste of Reality

Narrated by: Tracey Leigh
Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (172 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles.

After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets. But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for - in her career and, most important, in her heart.

Contains mature themes.

©2003 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2015 Tantor

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  • 06-25-15

Great story! Issues still exist

I enjoyed this story. The opposition that the main character faced is real! So many times people are passed over for promotions because the powers at be let personal feelings sway their decision.

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Great book and excellent narration

Great book and narration. It hit on quite a few reality topics with discrimination in the work place. A must read

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Great writer, missed the mark

Although I love Lawson Roby, this story was a disappointment. It was too simplistic. The plot was weak with an anti climactic ending. As for the performance, one of the worst I have heard. One reading doing male and female voices but always pretty monotone. It was a struggle to listen to the entire novel.

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The Truth in Corporate America

This book outlines exactly what happens to women and minorities in Corporate America even in 2016.
Sad but true.......

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ummm

I'm a big fan of the author but I didn't enjoy the book as much as I have the others.

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A taste of Love

This is very good read.Its mostly about how love would be.This love was deciding. One minute he is in love .The next he dont know.The best part of this story is when she let her husband have it.If u need a good book to read.This is the one.

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Frank Frank Frank

didn't like the ending but it was a good listen... Had my emotions all over the place...

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Disapppointed

This was a surprisingly good story and Kimberla attacked a very serious topic. Although the reader was subpar, I hung in hoping there would be sound good retribution for all the crap Anise had to endure. However, the story ended flat and abrupt, leaving the outcome of her relationship hanging. Then a quick wrap up in the Prologue!

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A taste of Reality

Awesome book! I suggest others to read it. Nice job Kimberla! I love all of your books!

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Great story!!

I loved it but wish the ending had been more of a happily ever after ending.