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Publisher's Summary

E. Lynn Harris has wowed and seduced more than three million listeners with the wicked drama and undeniable heart in his works. Now he's back with another winner sure to top the best seller lists a rip-roaring tale of sex, secrets, betrayal...and blackmail.

AJ Richardson is living the good life. He has a gorgeous town house in always-flavorful New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles from jet-setting around the country on a whim, and an MBA...but he's never had to work a regular job. He owes it all to his longtime lover, Dray Jones. Dray Jones, the rich and famous NBA star.

They fell in love in college when AJ was hired to tutor Dray, a freshman on the basketball team. But Dray knew if he wanted to make it to the big time, he must juggle his public image and his private desires. Built on a deep, abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both, but when Dray's teammates begin to ask insinuating questions about AJ, Dray puts their doubts to rest by marrying Judi, a beautiful and ambitious woman. Judi knows nothing about Dray's other life. Or does she?

In Basketball Jones, E. Lynn Harris explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow. Filled with nonstop twists and turns, it will keep listeners riveted from the first word to the last.

©2009 E. Lynn Harris; (P)2009 Random House Audio

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  • Agosto
  • Santa Maria, CA, United States
  • 09-10-11

Addicting Sexy Hot

I started listening to this book with out any expectations. I was hooked! As a gay man I could relate to the story in more ways than one. It quickly became my favorite. The narrator does such a good job. His voice is so SEXY! :-) I recommend it. Listen to if for your self...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Another Masterpiece

I bought this book when it was first released and actually got to meet Mr. Harris at a book signing event. The characters in Basketball Jones come alive through E Lynn's brilliant writing abilities. Mirron Willis also does an admirable job of giving the characters, actions and scenes in the book life. A definite must read for all.

E Lynn Harris you will be forever missed.

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  • Cindy
  • United States
  • 11-05-12

Not a Basketball Story

Apparently I was not paying any attention when I got this audiobook. I thought it would be about professional athletes. No. It is about being gay in professional athletics. The main character was not even the pro basketball player. Basically it was sad book in that folks still cannot live as they are in our society. That is, in most all of pro leagues, you still cannot be openly gay. So, in that way, it was sad. However, the main character came to grips with his situation but everyone did not live happily ever after. I learned how it might be to be is such a situation in which you are an outcast and must live a secret life. So, it was interesting. Also interesting was the betrayal. I do not want to give too much away but if you can handle some gay sexual encounters, I recommend the book. I never lost interest and was pretty entertained wondering who was behind the blackmail.

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Great Read!

This is a wonderful and enlightening read! Could seem to put it down!

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once again a great listen.

very immersive book. E. Lynn Harris also had great character development. I always wished that the staging was a little more. all in all great!

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WOW...

It was very hard to go about the day because I couldn't stop listening! Great story. Perfect non fairy tale ending, but one of empowerment. Sad to have learned the author has passed.

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Great Story, Brilliant Narration.

Great Love Story. and tale of Betrayal. The ending left much to be desired though.

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I didn't want it to end..!

I thoroughly enjoyed BasketBall Jones. Interesting storyline and characters. Enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and surprised. Sadness when it ended but I smiled at the late reintroduction of an #ELynnHarris major character. Loved the inclusion of a popular sport and exciting cities - ATL and New Orleans. True to form ELH writing and reading. He never disappointed. RIP

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

I love it

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of cast

Have you listened to any of Mirron Willis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. but cant compare, this was good

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

Toward the final

Any additional comments?

excellent

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Sensual story about black gay love to its core

I'm new to the work of E. Lynn Harris and I have to say that this story was sexually erotic in which I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the plot and ending to this novel. However, I wish that there could have been a sequel to this story.