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Publisher's Summary

In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, Donald Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience - the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl's soul.

Sandra took to the streets when she was eight years old and tried to fight off the hunger pangs by shoplifting and moving into the profits of drug pushing. Then she met Chink, and with him she discovered love and affection...as well as rape and murder.

©1973, 2001 Donald Goines (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great Performance of a tragically beautiful tale

I have been a Donald Goines fan for decades. However, Black Girl Lost was a book I had slept on growing up in the 70's. Wow!!! I hate I missed it but, now I understand some things having gained more life experience.

Bahni Turpin's performance is wonderful She definitely captured the essence of the characters and interpreted scenes very well. Very moving performance of young love in a tragic background bent on surviving with each other no matter the odds.

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classic

This book is amazing as all of Donald 's books are. I just wish they had more of his writings. Three is just not enough. If you love urban fiction like I do this classic will satisfy for sure.

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Now I Know

My Dad used to read Donald Goines. After listening to BGL, I now understand. He's an expert storyteller. The content is dark, raw & real. He pulls no punches and sugar coats nothing. This love story, amid the harsh backdrop of drugs and alcohol in the bleak inner city, was tender and beautiful at its core. Chink and Saundra make Romeo and Juliet look like Ernie & Bert. My only regret was that it was over too quickly.

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Not a good read for me

It basically told a story that seems to have been told a hundred times about a young girl falling in love with a not so good guy.

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Donald Goins book are still powerful

What did you love best about Black Girl Lost?

The love story despite it being about going up in a rough environment. This was kind of love every woman dreams about no matter how twisted it comes.

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I always heard about Donald Goins books and always wanted to check them out for myself. Despite his personal problems with drug addiction, this man was a great writer and his story still hold a powerful meaning over 40 years later. Love this book. So glad he has been added to audible library. I plan to purchase them all. This book was real life...the good, the bad, and the ugly. But in the end, we are all looking for the same thing in life...true love.

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touching story. not too long or short of a story

What made the experience of listening to Black Girl Lost the most enjoyable?

female auditor did a great job when speaking as chink & jimmy...lol

Who was your favorite character and why?

sammy saundras boss. gave her a job & opend a savings account for her & diddnt bad mouth or rat her to the cops...

What does Bahni Turpin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

saundras moms character...excellent job bahni turpin...

If you could rename Black Girl Lost, what would you call it?

black girl trapped in the game

Any additional comments?

I think its best to always listen or read a story twice...

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Amazing

Had read story before, but someone reminded me of it and I found the audio and feel in love with it again...I felt the emotions of the characters....Just Amazingly beautiful

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Soooo Good!!

This was such a good story!! Kept me engaged from start to finish and just PULLS YOU IN EMOTIONALLY!!! I was in tears at the end.

I now have to go find ALL of Donald Groined’ books!!

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it was ok I guess

I guess the overall story is ok, showing a real ride-or-die love. but why so much of the gringy typical black storyline? I guess I just wish I would see Black authors write a good-old crime drama or political mystery. the performance was good.

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Poetic Love

I really enjoyed this reading and the performance was amazing along with the storyline. It made me cry and think of my own black love. I’m a newlywed so this journey really touched my soul and heart. Loved it!!!!
I could listen to the narrator all day.

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