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Basketball Jones

By: E. Lynn Harris
Narrated by: Mirron Willis
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Publisher's Summary

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
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Incredibly, stunningly, insultingly bad

Got this audio "book" from my sister. I am gay and I do enjoy my share of "guilty reading pleasures" and harmless fun-fiction. But this "novel" is not breezy, nor funny, nor light, nor entertaining nor anything positive. It makes the worst soap opera episode you have ever seen seem like a Shakespeare play. The story would have not been enough even for a short story, the characters and dialogue and development border on the retarded - and all is made even worse by the pompous narrator who gives the characters painfully-clicheed "voice attempts" and obviously tries to breathe some involuntarily hilarious depth into this shallow, dumb, annoying and boring caricature of a "novel".

Wow, I am 44 years old and I read a lot - this ranks as one of the worst "books" (I refuse to even call it a real book) I have ever read/heard. Beware.

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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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Great Read!

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

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love this joint

I have listened to and reread this book solo many times. I miss and love you Mr.Harris. you know how to feed my gay soul since a youngin'!

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The truth of who you are will always find you.

Excellently written and easy to follow E LYNN HARRIS has done in again. A look into a realistic fantasy gay and straight men have both experienced. All the characters here are three dimensional people with both negative and positive characteristics we all as humans can relate to.
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Good Book, GREAT NARRATOR

The book is good. I LOVE the narrator, Mirron Willis. He is great! Good read.

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Three Cheers For Mr. Harris!

What I like best is how Mr. Harris has his main characters from past books make brief “guest appearances”, so you kind of hear in passing how they’re doing. I LOVE getting brief snippets on how bad boy Basil is coming along. Basil is a complicated tragic figure that I actually like. I only wish Mr. Harris was still alive to update us even now, because I have grown to love all of his flawed people like they actually exist.

Heck, I wish I knew how to write to pick up where this wonderful author left off.

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Good book

Pretty good story line right along with all of the E Lynn Harris juicy books.

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Poignant

Loved it. Left me wanting a peak into AJ's future. Wish there could be a sequel. Great writing! EXCELLENT