Gangsta

By: K'wan
Narrated by: Cary Hite
Series: Gangsta, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (412 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For years Lou-Loc, an efficient assassin and OG of the Crip organization, did dirt. After dancing on the razor's edge, he has become weary of the street life that has consumed him during his service to his set and begins to wonder if there's a better way to make a living.

Lou-Loc and his sociopath counterpart, Gutter, leave Los Angeles for the colorful streets of New York, where Lou-Loc has dreams of becoming a writer, Gutter a kingpin.

Conflicting, intriguing, and suspenseful, this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat - once you start it, you won't stop.

©2002 K'wan Foye (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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AWESOME

Spoiler Alert!

first thing first. I already knew St. Louis was going to die. Because the people who already read this book said he died. I just didn't know how he died. heck I was angry as a granny catching her husband f#kin the mail lady. I'm reading this book like I already know he's going to died. heck why can't they just let Lou-Loc live I really liked him. and I think Satin actually change him more. plus I was so freaking happy when Martina got what she deserve lord knows I couldn't stand that grimy heifer. No good stanky thing lmao. and Sisqo got what he deserved to thank the LORD!!!

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Worst of all K'wan

I did not read K'wan Novels in chronological order so after the Animal series and black lotus this was a let down. if I had read this first I may not have read the others, which were great.

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#goteamkwan

Very good book. Storyline included a nice segment on love despite the level of street violence throughout the book. The tension and suspend kept building up. Carry Hite does a nice job narrating Welll worth the read!

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Gangsta Gangsta Gangsta

Anything K'wan writes is sure to keep my attention from start to finish. This book really demonstrated the meaning of true friendship and loyalty while keeping it GANGSTA!!!!

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Gritty and so Good

This was a good book about life & death, love & hate & cognitive dissonance skillfully written.

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Always an excellent read.

K'wan has amazing storytelling abilities. I can't wait to listen to Gutter. Book is recommended.

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Story flowed nicely

Where does Gangsta rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It would rank somewhere in the middle.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I always love when a book has rounded, well developed, relatable characters. This book had likeable characters that you don't always agree with. Also, the ending was a bit unpredictable.

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

Gutta...hands down!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending

Any additional comments?

There were some supernatural elements that were not explained. I wish they would have gone into detail and explained what was going on. I am looking forward to the next book.

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OK.... But not as good as the Animal Series

The storyline did not flow as well as most of Kwan's other books. Started off slow and dry.

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Reader not believable

I'm into the content and story, but the reader seems as if he's trying too hard. First of all he keeps pronouncing "Lou Loc" as "Lou Lock" on multiple occasions. Also, during some of the character conversations it sounds like a strained "B-Movie" or some guy from the suburbs trying to hard. People from the street DO NOT talk like that. Don't get me wrong the guy can read and enunciate very well, however he needs practice with the street talking. I have guys I work with trying to do the same shit and I just tell them to be yourself and cut that shit out. I grew up in South Central and we don't talk like this dude is talking. As a matter of fact, I can turn it on and off at will. Dude needs to relax when reading the character lines or get a coach. I'm only going to complete the listening of the book cause I paid for this shit. Now the "Animal" series I have listened to them all and I enjoyed them. There were some parts that were laughable, but I pushed through cause the shit was fire and dude read decent. I ain't no hater and I shall continue to read K'wan cause I like your shit. Shit I like Cary Hite as reader too, but my man you gotta practice your craft and get more realistic to keep people interested. BTW....We need an "Animal" 5 and 6 like yesterday K'wan. Peace Mike

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Loved it

Not so sure why this book ended the way it did, but still I loved it!

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