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Breaking the Ties That Bind

Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)
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This Story Is Sweet

Publisher's Summary

Essence® best-selling author Gwynne Forster crafts this moving look at a woman’s troubled relationship with her mother. Kendra’s mom Ginny has let her down her whole life. Yet even now, at 33 years old, Kendra can’t say no when her mother asks for help. So, determined to finally distance herself from Ginny’s lies, Kendra starts seeing psychologist Sam Hughes. Through Sam, Kendra finds stability, independence, and even a chance at love. But when her mother returns more desperate than ever, Kendra’s newfound strength is put to the ultimate test.

©2011 Gwendolyn Johnson-Acsadi (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Debra
  • United States
  • 10-31-12

Slow

What disappointed you about Breaking the Ties That Bind?

The book was a very slow read and it didn't really have a good ending. Also the ending did not make me believe that there would be a sequeal. What really happened with the Mother?

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Otherside of Goodness

Have you listened to any of Patricia R. Floyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, she is an excellent narrator

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not for me

Any additional comments?

no

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  • TBH
  • NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV, United States
  • 06-02-12

BORING!!!

What disappointed you about Breaking the Ties That Bind?

The storyline was very boring. Her mother harrases her for money a couple times then it goes on and on detailing this boring love affair that never really gets started.

Would you ever listen to anything by Gwynne Forster again?

No never, I don't know how this even got published! I selected it because the narrator was one of my favorites.Now I know you can't use that as a way of selecting a good audiobook. I want my credit back. This was the worst book I ever attempted to listen too.

Which scene was your favorite?

Zzzzzzzzzzzz

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

total disappointment!!!!

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Boring and Slow

Would you try another book from Gwynne Forster and/or Patricia R. Floyd?

Not sure...

What was most disappointing about Gwynne Forster’s story?

Her mother is not the normal person and the daughter is too naïve.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not very well for a well known narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

DISAPPOINTMENT!

Any additional comments?

WHEW...

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When enough is never enough

This book was an emotional rollercoaster, about never measuring up in the eyes of a parent. The lengths this girl went through was heartfelt & then a light bulb comes on, & she finally decides, enough is enough, & she starts accepting the reality about her relationship with herself, with God & with other significant people in her life.

Patricia Floyd is one of my favorite narrators and once again, that's how I picked this book. Gwynne Forster, I really enjoy your writing, you have the gift of touching the heart with words. I really enjoyed this book.

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Different

I like the story line of the mother it actually touched on my life a little. But I did not like how naive the main character seemed to be after growing up the way she did. I also didn't like how sheltered she seemed even though she was in her 30's. I can't imagine a woman growing up in the D.C. area and still out of touch with the culture. The story wrapped up to conveniently after all the drama then it was just happily ever after.

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  • jaye
  • GREENWICH, CT, United States
  • 08-13-12

GREAT READ!!

Would you listen to Breaking the Ties That Bind again? Why?

yes. not right away tho. it was enjoyable.i like to reread books i enjoy.

What did you like best about this story?

the incidents with "mommy dearest". she was so bold.

Which scene was your favorite?

no particular scene. i enjoyed the entire book

Who was the most memorable character of Breaking the Ties That Bind and why?

ginny. she was so bold. she added a little excitement to the story that kept the story churning.

Any additional comments?

i liked the way the realtionship between sam and kinda developed. it was not rused into. and it was very natural.

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  • Joyce
  • United States
  • 05-10-12

Just ok

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was a little week, keep waiting for it to get better

Would you ever listen to anything by Gwynne Forster again?

I would

What aspect of Patricia R. Floyd’s performance would you have changed?

None didn't have a problem with the narration

Did Breaking the Ties That Bind inspire you to do anything?

Not really

0 of 1 people found this review helpful