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Lady Sings the Cruels

By: Eric Pete
Narrated by: various
Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

On the day he is supposed to propose to Amelia, things go tragically wrong, and Bodie ends up in the slammer with a conviction for manslaughter. Amelia can't believe Bodie is guilty, but she knows she's got to move on and find herself a better man. And just when she thinks she's found that man, Amelia finds out her new lover has more in common with Bodie than smooth moves.

Essence best-seller and book-club favorite Eric Pete returns with another seductive tale of love gone wrong.

©2006 Eric Pete (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"The inner lives of the main characters and most of the supporting cast are well sketched." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Two thumbs up from Htown

I didn't know this book was set in Houston, but when I heard the names of familiar streets and parts of towns, I immediately perked up. This was an OUTSTANDING book that made me feel proud to call Houston home. Excellent plot, character development and visual clues. The language flowed effortlessly, making an enjoyable read. Kudos to the author.

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NOT MY TYPE OF BOOK

I guess I'm not liking books where someone is sittin' in jail. I just can't get into it and am going to see about getting my coin back.

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Great story. Annoying Narrator!

Overall, great story. However I found myself rolling my eyes when Ike’s chapters started. Ezra Knight’s performance was so annoying, it was like Captain Kirk from the old Star Trek show. Too many pauses between words. The story is still worth the credit. I just won’t purchase anymore audio books with Ezra Knight as the narrator.

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Awesome. ...Engaging. ..Engrossing Listen!!!!

I loved the book!! I didn't anticipate the ending.. what a surprise. I like that there were different narrator's.. it breathed life into each character. . great listen! !

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just ok

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

yeah! i spent money on it, so what the hey i had no other choice

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

i was'nt that moved by this book, so i can't answer

Would you listen to another book narrated by various?

all the narrators were great, like listening to different voices on one audio

Was Lady Sings the Cruels worth the listening time?

NO

Any additional comments?

will continue to patronize Eric Pete, but this just wasn't my cup of tea.

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Very Entertaining

I enjoyed listening to this book. The narrators gave life to the characters and I was on the tip of my toes then entire book. The ending was very surprising.