• Mama, I’m in Love with a Gangsta

  • By: Joy
  • Narrated by: Ida Belle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (606 ratings)

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Mama, I’m in Love with a Gangsta

By: Joy
Narrated by: Ida Belle
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Publisher's Summary

Baby Girl McCoy was given her name when her mother couldn't even be bothered to give her another one in the hospital after she gave birth. Baby Girl was the product of rape, and she spends her life in a quest for a father figure. Never in a million years did she imagine that she'd find it in the man that she does.

With a good head on her shoulders and a forgiving heart, Harlem Lee Jones discovers that some things in life must still be accounted for. She may have allowed her heart to find its way to God, but the devil is surely lurking close behind. Has she really left her mean-street ways behind her?These two dramatic stories filled with pain, heartache, and ghetto love, remind listeners that you can take the girl away from the ghetto, but she'll always manage to find her way back.

©2008 Joy (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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The narrator and those long pauses!

The performance is horriblllleeee. Those long ass pauses! Lawd this probably isn’t something you shouldn’t do full time. This what made the story boring at some point. I found myself saying damn girl hurry up!

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excellent

this book kept me wanting to read more thank you joy. keep it up. 🌟🌟

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Narrator was terrible

She paused way to much through out the story I almost stopped listening. It was frustrating and annoying. The story was good so I finished it but it was hard

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Nice Read

This book shows you how not to judge a book by its cover. Everyone's up bringing is not the same.

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This was okay

I really got into the first story then it just abruptly end. It seemed to flow smoothly then it's the end. That stoet was definitely missing a lot.
The second story was much better though. I loved it and couldn't stop listening.
The narrator was awesome

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Love the conclusion

The lesson articulated in this storyline was uplifting. However, it disturb me deeply to know that our black young women far too often don’t seem to know their worth; previous circumstances, not with standby.

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Poor narration

I couldn’t get pass all the pauses while the narrator read the book, Poor reading skills. I stopped listening during chapter 2.

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Narrator was horrible

Didn't get past chapter 3. I lost interest quickly due to the narrator, I just couldn't get jiggy with this ish lol 😂

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enjoyed the book I would recommend

great ending. two stories, one about mom and the other about the daughter. listen twice

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The worse narration!

The stories were cool (in the opposite order described in the description) but the narration included extremely odd pauses, inappropriate voice fluctuations, and mispronounced words. I had to put the play speed on 1.25 to not be annoyed with the slowness of the reading and the pauses were still significantly long.