Basketball Jones

Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

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E. Lynn Harris has wowed and seduced more than three million listeners with the wicked drama and undeniable heart in his works. Now he's back with another winner sure to top the best seller lists a rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, betrayal...and blackmail.

AJ Richardson is living the good life. He has a gorgeous town house in always-flavorful New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles from jet-setting around the country on a whim, and an MBA...but he's never had to work a regular job. He owes it all to his longtime lover, Dray Jones. Dray Jones, the rich and famous NBA star.

They fell in love in college when AJ was hired to tutor Dray, a freshman on the basketball team. But Dray knew if he wanted to make it to the big time, he must juggle his public image and his private desires. Built on a deep, abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both, but when Dray's teammates begin to ask insinuating questions about AJ, Dray puts their doubts to rest by marrying Judi, a beautiful and ambitious woman. Judi knows nothing about Dray's other life. Or does she?

In Basketball Jones, E. Lynn Harris explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow. Filled with nonstop twists and turns, it will keep listeners riveted from the first word to the last.

©2009 E. Lynn Harris (P)2009 Random House Audio
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Another Masterpiece

I bought this book when it was first released and actually got to meet Mr. Harris at a book signing event. The characters in Basketball Jones come alive through E Lynn's brilliant writing abilities. Mirron Willis also does an admirable job of giving the characters, actions and scenes in the book life. A definite must read for all.

E Lynn Harris you will be forever missed.

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Addicting Sexy Hot

I started listening to this book with out any expectations. I was hooked! As a gay man I could relate to the story in more ways than one. It quickly became my favorite. The narrator does such a good job. His voice is so SEXY! :-) I recommend it. Listen to if for your self...

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Not a Basketball Story

Apparently I was not paying any attention when I got this audiobook. I thought it would be about professional athletes. No. It is about being gay in professional athletics. The main character was not even the pro basketball player. Basically it was sad book in that folks still cannot live as they are in our society. That is, in most all of pro leagues, you still cannot be openly gay. So, in that way, it was sad. However, the main character came to grips with his situation but everyone did not live happily ever after. I learned how it might be to be is such a situation in which you are an outcast and must live a secret life. So, it was interesting. Also interesting was the betrayal. I do not want to give too much away but if you can handle some gay sexual encounters, I recommend the book. I never lost interest and was pretty entertained wondering who was behind the blackmail.

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Great Read!

This is a wonderful and enlightening read! Could seem to put it down!

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I was mesmerized!

I like it, I couldn't wait to get in my car and start where I left off. It was my treat on the way to work and home!

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AWESOME!

I really enjoyed this book! It was very detailed and it will have you all up in yo feelings lol. I can't wait to get into the next book. I love your work! Thanks a lot.

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hmmm... it just didn't hit the spot

Struggled to finish it! the storyline was just shy of decent. There were certain moments I thought it would get better however it never did. It was very predictable.

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Loved it

Story line was written well and the performance was great. I'm new to Audible and it totally held my attention. Looking forward to listening to more books by this performer.

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Must Read...

I forgot that I'd read this book already... different take listening to it though

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This was a great book.

Wow. What goes around really does come back around. You have to be careful who you call "your friend."