In These Streets

Narrated by: Alan Ryder
Series: Branch Avenue Boys, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They beat the odds and turned their lives around. But now, three best friends will go head-to-head with ambition, deception - and each other....

Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One's responsible; one's still a player; one's upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute at 12, they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged - but the times...they are a-changing. 

New deputy mayor Jamal is anti-corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a "criminally-adjacent" businessman. But political power plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice....

Ricky doesn't mind running a front for DC's biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she's a cop, any wrong move could end Ricky's good times permanently....

Now the Institute's new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancee, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends' bond - and put more than their survival on the line....

©2018 Shelly Ellis (P)2018 Recorded Books

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GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT

anymore adults that sound like a bunch of high school kids...always in their heads, day- dreaming, wondering & talking to themselves? the name of this novel IS VERY DECEIVING...THE STREETS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS...

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Abrupt ending...

Overall it is a very good story but is there a part 2? Ending leaves lots of questions.

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Awesome Storyline

This was an excellent read. The characters came alive to tell a true story of how some friendships begin and end with betrayal and uhh jealousy.

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waste of time

omg long for no reason, mad I wasted my credit and my time on this. only to just end even more confused. not reading/listening to this author again. don't waste your time

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Another great series from this author!

The story line of each guy kept me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait for the next book to drop.

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Really!!!

This book could had more. It actually ended without an ending. Can’t follow characters. She can start telling the story of one and maybe that would make her reading bearable.

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Loved it!!!

I am hooked....when does the next book come out. Shelly you’ve out done yourself once again.

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Good book - great story line

Very good book enjoyed the story line totally Rnded so abruptly and hope book 2 is coming out very soon

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Perfect performance!

I have already read this book but I like to get the audio too so I can listen as I read along. Really perfect performance of this title. Got lost in the story and the narrator didn't take away from that.

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Yaas Shelly!

Great book! The pace was fast read in 2 days since I couldn’t put it down. Shelly Ellis never disappoints!!!