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The Grand Opening Audiobook

The Grand Opening: A Family Business Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Before there was the family, there was just the business. From the minds of New York Times best-selling authors Carl Weber and Eric Pete comes the game-changing prequel to their blockbuster Family Business saga.

Travel back to a small Southern town where, before there was Duncan Motors, there were the Duncan brothers: Louis, aka Sweet Lou, a lover of ladies and life and a man you did not want to cross; Lawrence, aka Larry, a screw-up as attracted to trouble as it was to him; and Lavernius, better known as LC, the soft-spoken college boy who simply wanted to sell cars.

But the Duncan brothers weren't alone at the crossroads. There was also the mysterious and seductive Chippy, a woman who saw a way out of her circumstances and dared to take it. Witness what changed the course of their lives when ambitions intersected with opportunity that came calling one day in the form of a man named Alejandro Zuniga. Welcome to the familiar, but as you've never seen it before.

The full voice cast includes Alonso Riggs, Julian Durant, and Neicy Bethea.

©2015 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2015 Recorded Books

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    Jim "The Impatient" 08-22-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "Heavy R"

    DON'T YOU DO YOUR BUSINESS IN MY MOUTH!!
    Even more sex in this one, since a whore house is a main location for the story. The only thing that kept me listening, is that it shows how everything got started. The number one First Family story is a lot better. This is a unique series, but start with The Family Business book 1. Expect bad language and the things whores do.

    The multiple performance is a big plus

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 09-04-15
    Dream Watauga, TX, United States 09-04-15 Member Since 2017

    LIFE just happens that way sometimes!

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    "Where it all begins"

    I really enjoyed this book. I love Carl Weber's mind and the way that he lets you get to know his characters. The narration of this book was wonderful, they had the right cast for this one. I loved the Family Business series and this book helps you get to know and respect who LC and Chippy are. This is a must read I would have never imagined Chippy's past being the way that it was. I am glad that these two found each other and were able to build an empire. This is the beginning, how it all started.

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    Iona Sawyer Miami, FL, United States 02-21-16
    Iona Sawyer Miami, FL, United States 02-21-16

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    "An Opening that Attracts so much"
    What made the experience of listening to The Grand Opening the most enjoyable?

    Each narration had me visually there during each reading. It was given so much life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ms Shirley, b/c she she seem like one of those old school women who made you laugh, but had that personality also that you better not messvw/ and LC he was the youngest, yet seem to be more mature and friendliest.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each narrator was able to potray the other characters in their time of reading


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Get aGrand Opening
    When You Come Across
    The Duncans


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley 02-19-16
    Shirley 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Series"

    I loved this book. I loved how he used different narrators. This book really set the stage for the other books in this series. I look forward to reading/listening to more to come.

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    Nicole Williams 01-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!!"

    I really enjoyed this book! This book captured and held my interest throughout. So much so that I am just download the first Family Business book in the series. I also loved each of the narrators. They really made the characters come to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharey 11-06-16
    Sharey 11-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Narration"

    This book wasn't perfect--a bit too trashy to my taste--but it was fast-paced and the narration was very, very good. I enjoyed it, for what it was, on a long drive. Still 5 stars, if not a high 5 stars.

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    Amazon Customer 07-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "What a great read I mean a great listen to. 😊"

    I always enjoy Carl Webber's books. This one was very entertaining. Love the way it gave a background on the life of LC & Chippy.. The audio readers were very believable. Big Shirley's voice really made me believe. Love the series and will continue to support. 👏🏾Just downloaded the audio version of Paris. Can't wait. 😊😊

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    Sharon United States 01-21-16
    Sharon United States 01-21-16 Member Since 2017
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    "You can't stop listening!"
    If you could sum up The Grand Opening in three words, what would they be?

    Those Duncan's are Fierce! Dang Lou..he hangs like that whew!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Chippy! Now I understand why LC tells the children that their mother is the real "OG".


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They brought so much excitement to each character. Also, it was great hearing some of the familiar voices from the Family Business audiobooks.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Watch out for that back horse...


    Any additional comments?

    LC and Chippy were truly made for each other. What an amazing and powerful family..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer E Johnson 01-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding Book with Phenomenal Narration!!!"

    Very engaging. The narration helped the book to come alive. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

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    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 10-03-15
    Nevada Alexandria, VA, United States 10-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "AMAZING Back STORY!!!!!"

    When I ordered the book, I had absolutely no idea how the author would maintain the juicy momentum of the previous books in the serious. He in fact SHOWED OUT!

    The family matriarch - That darn Chippy, WHO would’ve thunk it! You just never think of your mother as a young spit fire. Chippy went through some things, but she preserved.
    This book was so good, I cant tell you about it without spoiling it. The Grand Opening was well written just as the other installments, great imagery. I could picture the snooty girlfriend and her pompous family, the gas station and the ‘cat’ house.

    Waiting for the next one……

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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