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He set out to be the good son, but the streets had a different plan.

Born to one of New York City's most notorious crime families, Shai Clark has always managed to be a good kid. A college hoops star, Shai shunned the world that his father had created and focused on his dreams of going pro. Tommy, Shai's trigger-happy older brother, is next in line for the throne and rules under his father through brute force. But Poppa has bigger plans for Shai.

The situation soon turns ugly when Poppa is murdered and Tommy is removed from the equation. Suddenly Shai finds himself at the head of his father's empire, and the streets are thrown into chaos. Unable to sit idly by while the Clarks' underworld empire is pillaged, Shai takes up his father's mantle and brings his game to the streets. He quickly learns that there are two sides to every coin, and the streets hold no mercy for the weak.

©2016 K'wan (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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Awesome you go K'wan and Honey Jones

Loved it Honey Jones Did a fantastic job. keep going girl your awesome the way you read I will be looking for more books that you r evolved in.

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Their nothing like a good story.

Shi Clarke was a G. But his brother Tommy was a straight monster. Great story though revealing the politics and the power game in the streets. I love it, great book.

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Love the book it showed anybody is touchable but the wisest prevails over ALL great read can’t wait for book 2

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this book is a good read I enjoyed it to the enf

I love the book The Concept the plot and I love how about Young Brother having himself at the end but he did break his promises little sister but at any rate overall it was a good read I recommend this to a lot of people and it kind of remind me of my 80s and 90 days back in the days when we were kids I'm not a kid anymore I wish I could go back I wouldn't change a thing I have a great time from the east coast to the South Coast the West Coast to the North Coast your name I was there in the country out of the country you're a travel having a ball wildin out much fun big fun getting that paper fat pockets bank accounts houses cars jewelry eating the finest food ever yes Miss Beauty top of the letter never came crashing down just retired from the game I'll holler K'Wan keep em coming

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Fast Paced

I enjoyed the book definitely read, like all others not a let down. Ready for book 2

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Love it

There's nothing written by Kwan that I don't love such a talented author on to hoodlum 2

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I love HoneyJones as a Narrator but I think the narrator should have been a male.

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Great!!!!

Like the back story on Shai, this made me want to hear one on The Priest!!!! The Animal that created the Animal!!!!!!

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the family business

Would you listen to Hoodlum again? Why?

yes; the complex of the characters such a Shai and Poppa Clark

What other book might you compare Hoodlum to and why?

You can see the similarities with such books as the Godfather's

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending in which Mike gets what is coming to him.

Who was the most memorable character of Hoodlum and why?

Shai Clark because of the way he handles most situations

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Great listen....

Nice to find out how Shai got his start at being the King of Harlem.

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