BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid....
McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later....
The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet....
Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous....
Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson reads her inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood....
Since Terry McMillan's breakout novel Waiting to Exhale surged onto the best seller lists, critics and readers alike have been captivated by her irreverent, hilarious, pitch-perfect tales....
The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time; and their four adult kids....
From the time they were young, Gayle and Patricia were raised like sisters, as close as two friends could be. But they each had dreams that would take them far away from each other....
In this moving collection of thought-provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union tells personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame....
The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way....
After her very public divorce from Dillon, Raven Black is recovering nicely. Dillon has done everything he can to discredit her, but Raven has learned from her mistakes....
It was the night before his wedding, 15 years ago, when the nightmare began for Jay Crawford - locked up for a crime he never committed....
"My name is 'J' and I'm awkward--and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be."....
Dr. Kasen Phillips has the magic touch when it comes to helping his patients who are in dire need of counseling services, but when the love of his life winds up missing in action....
Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white....
Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words....
Waiting to Exhale a wise, funny, and resonant story about the friendship between four very different women who have one thing in common....
How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive....
The number-one New York Times best-selling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.
In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life - great friends, family, and successful career - aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of listeners what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction.
I gave this book 2 stars bc it seems to have a good storyline from the synopsis. Honestly, the narration was so bad I could not listen beyond the second chapter. I am an avid fan of Ms. McMillan's writing. On the other hand her voice is worse than finger nails grating on a chalk board. I want my credit back, and then I will purchase the ebook to read. Ms. McMillan no disrespect, you are an amazingly talented writer. Please leave narrating to the experts. You don't do your book justice. Submitted with honesty, love and much respect.
67 of 67 people found this review helpful
I looove Terri, but this story was kinda boring, and she reads it like Eeyore.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A different narrator, would have made this book much better
Would you ever listen to anything by Terry McMillan again?
Yes, but only if she is not narrating.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her voice is so flat when reading this book.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Almost Forgot About You?
I only got through the first chapter.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes and No. I would recommend they buy paper back. Narration was boring.
What other book might you compare I Almost Forgot About You to and why?
What didn’t you like about Terry McMillan’s performance?
Narration was horrible. I couldn't distinguish between characters.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
The story was pretty good but I did not like the narration - the performance was very flat. I found myself constantly replaying certain parts because I felt like I missed some details or something was confusing. I wonder if I would have felt the same way if I was actually reading the book. The story line was pretty good but I lost interest towards the end.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This book held my interest because of the story but it was a hard fight not to quite in the first five minutes due to the very unsuitable narrator.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
I can't differentiate the character when Mcmillan reads her own books. She is so dry and the characters don't come through. I think I would have enjoyed it with a different reader.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
...when a publisher doesn't dissuade the author from narrating her own work when she either just doesn't have the performance/acting/reading ability or just doesn't enjoy her own work enough.
Based on the reviews, I had to check out this audiobook. A narrator, especially an author-narrator, can't be THAT BAD, can they?
Yes. Yes, they can.
My actual quick-notes on the narration during and after listening for as long as I was physically, emotionally, and psychologically able to: "She sounds bored, perturbed, pauses weird, suddenly speaks again, shouting. Reads too slowly. Suddenly shouts chapter headings."
Perhaps the story itself is amazing, but listening to it is painful, shocking, heartbreaking, and that destroys the ability to hear/feel the story itself. For the days Terry McMillan sat in a studio recording this, she just wasn't in the mood and not at all a fan of her own work. Supposed "director" and "producer" of this audio presentation cited at the end of the audiobook: what in the HECK were you thinking??! Did you LISTEN to it? DID you direct Ms. McMillan?? (don't admit to it if you did) Were you contractually obligated to employ the author as narrator and unable or unwilling to secure a performance artist to narrate instead to ensure a quality product that would certainly earn more royalties for all involved? Wrong decision.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The story was interesting however the performance was terrible. Would have been much better with a different narrator.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the story line; however, Ms. McMillan's narrating was mono toned and made it a difficult to continue to the end.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Had me laughing out loud in places. Wonderful, relatable characters. Well narrated by Ms McMillan
2 of 2 people found this review helpful