Luxe

The Luxe Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kim Johnson
Series: Luxe, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (819 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Ashley Antoinette, author of the Prada Plan series, comes a boldly fierce and strikingly dramatic novel, Luxe.

Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan. When her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, she knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, and drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up. When her roommate gives her the opportunity to make a lot of money fast, Bleu goes all in - and heads straight down a path of violence and addiction that only her newest protector, Iman, can save her from.

Iman is used to the fast, unpredictable, high-rolling life, and it has always been enough until he meets Bleu. He finally has someone to care for who means more to him than all the money and power he could command. But love on the streets is never easy.

©2015 Ashley Antoinette (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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The Narrator

The story line is great!!! The narrator almost killed the book. Thumbs down Narrator!!!!😞😞😞 no

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Good book HORRRRIBLE narrarator

It was a good book but the narrarator was the worst! She had a lisp and she read like she was 5

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I hated to do it but....this story sucks.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Nobody...

What was most disappointing about Ashley Antoinette’s story?

Not sure if it's the story or the narrator bc she is dry.

How could the performance have been better?

Never use this narrator again... i loved the old narrators. They must've of moved on to bigger and better things.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Luxe?

I can't finish

Any additional comments?

I know it's important to not stay the same and grow with your audience, but I believe there should be some balance. I don't think Ashley nailed it this time... I will remain a loyal reader for a long time to come.

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omg!!! the writer had any input on the narrator?

overall this book was pretty good I'm not sure if the author has any say-so over who narrates their books but I have read other books by the author and each time I have returned her books because of the narrator if you're writing a story and the characters in the book are in their early twenties the person that is reading the books should sound like that the person reading the book shouldn't have to take breaks to breathe in between sentences! what the hell! refund...

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Needed a better narrator

The story was good but the narrator talked with a lisp and you could hear the pages turn. She even tripped over her words. She didn't do the story any good. It was if she wasn't prepared for the recording.

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"BUYER BEWARE"

The NARRATION is absolutely horrendous, I had to stop listening in the middle of the story.
The story line itself might have been great had I been able to understand the narrator. she was READING the book, like a 4yr old reads a Dr. Seuss book, there was on FEELING what so ever, no type of emotion. l will no doubt start listening to the audio samples before purchasing, and remembering narrator's names, NARRATION will make are break audio books, I have ALL of Mrs. Ashley's books they are GREAT (A+) But this listen gets a GIANT (F) requesting refund immediately PLEASE LISTEN B4 USING CREDIT

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Cool

loved the story line, the narrator sucked, hopefully some one else will read the others, can't wait until the next book,

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Cary Hite needs to be the Narrator!!!!!

The story was great but really would have enjoyed it more on audiobook if Cary Hite was the Narrator. please don't use Kim Johnson on books like this.

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Good Read!!! Awful Narrator

I loved the story. All Ashley A. books are good. But the person reading this book made it unbearable. Ugh!!!! I had to force myself to keep listening. She didn't bring the characters to life. Kept hearing her swallow and just the way she reads is awful. But once again the story was very good.

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Bleu is my least favorite character of Ashley

Kim Johnson has improved... Bleu seemed to become weaker/more foolish as the book went on. I did enjoy the unpredictable plot twist that kept this from being like every other "girl gone bad" novel. But why does nearly every book have to have a part 2,3, and so on? What's wrong with wrapping a story up so the reader doesn't have to deal with small inconsistencies in the back stories, that take away from the experience?

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