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Publisher's Summary

In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. But there is about to be a new contender to the throne of ghetto antics.

Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. The only problem is, he’s already married.

Gucci’s fiancé is now a rising star in the music industry. She’s thrilled when his tour brings him to New York. But she doesn’t know it’s more than music bringing him back.

After her apartment mysteriously burns down, Tionna is relocated to a plush high rise in Upper Manhattan. She is pulling her life together when a ghost from her past appears.

Don is making money hand over fist with the artists he’s signed to Big Dawg Entertainment. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any sweeter, someone tries to take it.

©2010 K’wan Foye (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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Can't wait for the next book

I really enjoyed this series and can't wait to read the next book. The author gives great detail and brings you into each characters life so you feel involved.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • Jefferson City, MO, United States
  • 04-03-11

Can't wait for the next one!!!

I truly did enjoy this book. After listening to Section 8, I was hooked on this series. I loved the characters, especially Animal, as they kept me on the edge of my seat. That man is a beast! At times it was hard to get into the story with the narrator playing both male and female voices as well distinguishing what one character said from another, but I'm sure a re-listen would clarify. I do wish there was more going on with Tionna, but what Gucci was going through made up for it. She really should have chilled out. Those two detectives hounding Animal and his crew got on my nerves as did Malika's son for being hard headed. We never find out who shot Don B, but we did find out he is a punk! I was surprised to learn after further researching on the author, that there are two more books in the Hoodrat series, Hoodrat & Still Hood. It seems also that all of the author's books are tied to one another. I just love stories like that where the plot thickens. In addition, I was happy to find out that there in another book to come called Eviction Notice. I hope audible.com would consider putting all of K'wan's books on here as I would surely listen.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I love this book!

The story, the narrator, it all worked! This book left me wanting more, I can't wait for the next installment.

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  • 03-13-17

Great Story terrible narrator

the story was awsome but Cary messed up with he's idea of what the charters should sound like!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • michelle
  • Laud lakes, FL, United States
  • 01-13-11

Where is Animal

Book was real good Animal was da bomb but the ending was not expected cant wait for the sequel

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TOO HOOD FOR ME

Twice I tried listening to it. I was unable to keep up with the characters and felt that it was just too street for me. If you like the street thugging, ghetto type of story, then this one is for you. However, the narrator, as usual did a SUPERB job!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • lerone
  • ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada
  • 10-16-17

The women

The narrative by Cary Hite brings a level of understanding to the female characters. Cary could express the emotions of the characters in such a way that you believe that you are watching what is going on in front of you.

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Oh behave.....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. It was entertaining.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Hmm. Don't know that I would necessarily suggest any major changes. There are alot of characters to recall and the constant use of certain slang was annoying i.e. "you smell me" , but i can't say that I would change anything.

Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

Animal was my favorite. You could fell his pain at times. However, it would have been even better with a less nasally delivery. when you picture animal, you see a beautifully mixed man with a deep commanding voice with an assuming presence.

Could you see Welfare Wifeys being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes.

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Great Book!

What made the experience of listening to Welfare Wifeys the most enjoyable?

This was my first Audible purchase and I was not disappointed. The narrator was so good it was as if you were more a part of the story than you are when you read an actual book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all of the characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them. Kwan is just tht good!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed right along with the characters.

Any additional comments?

Keep up the good work and thank you for making my first Audible experience great! I'll definitely be purchasing more.

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  • bianca
  • United States
  • 05-14-12

crazy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it had a lot of realistic situations and it was very entertaining.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked it when rock head got what was coming to him because it was wrong for him to be purposefully infecting those young girls with h.i.v.

Have you listened to any of Cary Hite’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. He is a great narrator. All of his narrations are great.

Who was the most memorable character of Welfare Wifeys and why?

Animal because he's a beast.