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Kimberla Lawson Roby tells the story of Tanya Black, an honest, faithful, independent woman who is struggling to come to terms with her failing marriage.

The Black household is swiftly deteriorating. Frustrated and angry at her prosperous preacher husband's obvious infidelities, Tanya cannot believe the man she once loved has been replaced by this pathological liar obsessed with material wealth. But Tanya loves their daughter, Alicia, and is reluctant to divorce Curtis - until a videotape surfaces that allows Tanya and Alicia a new chance at happiness.

©2000 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2001 Recorded Books

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Roby succeeds with Casting The First Stone

Kimberla Lawson Roby explores the lives of the church leaders who struggle with their emotions and reactions and the impact of their choices on those closest to them (family and church members). She shows the reader the differences between those who stand in scripture, and those who live as hypocrites, and how what is in the dark finally comes to light. The author vividly paints the emotions of each character who is casting the first stone. A very good and interesting read.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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I loved this book

I cant explain how much i loved the book, the story was very well written, and the cast was excellent. I wish that the other 2 books following were on audio cd, because i would have definitly purchased those, but i have read book 4 and 5 and wasnt disappointed!!!
I highly recommend Ms robys' books

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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What a great book

My niece recommended I listen to this book, and I usually listen to murder, mystery, etc. This book kept me listening for hours at a time and I was surprised by the beginning, middle and end! The ending was superb because it opens your eyes to one's own spirituality and relationship with God, family and friends. This book is definitely a must read/listen regardless of what genre you prefer to listen to...it will keep you on your toes at all times. GREAT BOOK!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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GREAT READ!!!!

I loved this book. It was well written and the narrator did a great job!!!! There were days were I was ready to get off work just to continue listening to this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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predictable

What was most disappointing about Kimberla Lawson Roby’s story?


The story was predictable, there was not one surprise in the plot.

What three words best describe Caroline Clay’s voice?

nice, good pronunciation,good expression

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shereika
  • louisville, KY, United States
  • 12-30-10

One of Lawson's best!

Easy read and a wonderfull twist at the end. I listened to this book twice and was able to enjoy it a second time around!

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By far the WORST story I have listened to to date!

This is the first time I was honestly looking for a refund button. Everything about this book irritated me...from the narrator sounding like she had a mouth full of spit at all times, to the overly drawn out details of meaningless things, to the weird character developement for most and the lack there of for others, to the too good to be true secondary story that came out of this disaster of a novel. I am honestly SO upset that this book cost as much as it did and even more upset at myself for listening to it all the way through. The unbelievable amount of nagging with no action that the main character did for 30 chapters was unequivocally unrealistic for any woman- let alone a black women and the author did such a disservice to her to even portray her in such a way.

Bottom line, for 30.chapters you get the same looooooong drawn out storyline, then for 2 chapters you get something that is intended to make you feel like your time before this has not been completely wasted to then being rushed through the the dumbest "plot twist" ever.

This was my first time reading one of this author's books, and while I try to give people more than one chance, her writing style is just not up to par with any of the audiobooks I have listened to lately so it is looking like a one and done for me.

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Fun!

I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would! I couldn't stop listening, and now I'm hooked on the series!

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Very good book!

I thought the kick off to the Curtis Black series laid the foundation of the type of person in is. I enjoyed listening to it and thought the narrator did a great job distinguishing voices. I would recommend this to others to enjoy.

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Juicy

Casting the first stone... Very befitting title. Excellent read, well worth spending the credit. Looking forward to my next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful