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Publisher's Summary

Nikki Turner's debut novel is a smorgasbord of manipulation, street life, greed, betrayal, envy, money, power, and revenge.

Yarni, a sweet and innocent girl from a well-to-do family, by chance meets Richmond's notorious drug kingpin, Des. The spark between them immediately blossoms into an astronomical love, which separates Yarni from her family and friends. Butwhen Des is sentenced to life in prison, Yarni will learn that being a hustler's wife isn't all that easy with her sole provider behind bars.

Nikki Turner takes listeners along for the ride as Yarni struggles to survive. At times she plays the game, at other times the game plays her. It is a journey filled with laughter and tears, failures and triumphs.

©2003 Nikki Turner (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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it was aight

I was expecting a lot more action but it wasn't enough action in it you would think that more of a hustla girls life in the trap.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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One of the best books I have read this year!

Suspension at its best! This book was so real it literally was like watching a movie! I loved it!!!! It seemed like I was growing up right along side of Yarni! What an amazing turn of events!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY

What would have made A Hustler's Wife better?

A lot of the stuff earlier in the book. However, as it was getting towards the end it just got to be ridiculous. I understand its "urban fiction" but come on the 007 mother, planting mini cams and the attorney flying in to save the day, her driving to pick up her boyfriend because he has been "pardoned" oh but wait...before I go pick up my "husband" she sees is a cracked out woman so she does a U-turn it just happens to be her former friend. And she makes arrangements for her to go to rehab (all while on her way to the prison). The friend just happens to decide to "get help" all within a few minutes in a car.<br/><br/>All the "hood chicks" had the same sound - and the "ballers" had the same sound. I understand there is on person narrating but come on! At least get a male to do the male parts and a female do the female parts of the narrating.<br/>

What do you think your next listen will be?

Unsure, I can't seem to find many books on audio that I am interested in. And the prices are too high so that will determine what I read next.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't really say. Again it was all so outlandish. But I had to keep listening because I paid for it.

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

Not really - I am surprised. I was looking forward to this but was pretty much disappointed.

Any additional comments?

Not much can be done about the contents of the books, as they are already written. But at least lower the price because this book was semi-garbage. That's just my opinion,

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love it

im new to this author. But love how she was express and describe each characters which got u to everyone

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  • 12-01-16

About to cry!

Just got to the end! EXCELLENT read (well, listen)! I have to look for more of her books 😊

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  • Shaunta
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  • 11-04-16

Wow!

I loved it! I actually read the books out of sequence, the this one explains a lot! It is long but it was well worth the time.

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Loved it.

My my my Nikki Turner is now one of my favorite authors . I am ready to listen or to read her other books. 😁

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Average

The sound effects were corny and unecessaru, at times there were so loud that they distracted from the story and made it difficult to hear the narrator.

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great read but I've read better.

the narrator was awesome as usual but at times I struggled to keep reading it, I usually take a day to read a good book but it took me 2 days with this one. great first time read

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Boring Book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It needs more action. The story is unrealistic and boring.

Has A Hustler's Wife turned you off from other books in this genre?

The reader wasn't very good and the book didn't keep my attention. I ended up forwarding it to the end after listening for about 4 hours.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nicole Small?

Patricia R. Floyd

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

Not really