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Sittin' in the Front Pew

Narrated by: Patricia R Floyd
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This spirited tale of love, family, and honoring loved ones is filled with sharp insights. As four sisters prepare for their father's funeral, they examine what he meant to them. But they are all thrown off balance when they discover the secret their father carried to his grave.

Radio talk-show host and motivational speaker Parry Brown is also a Blackboard and Essence magazine best-selling author.

©2002 Parry Brown (P)2003 Recorded Books

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Amateur, at best

I usually prefer unabridged audiobooks, but I was ready for this one to be over with 30 minutes into it. The story line was belabored and the dialogue was just plain weak. The daddy was taking Viagara. We get it. Why is that such a shocking secret for an older man to be sexually active? Afterall, he was engaged! I heard the word "quagmire" twice, and neither in the appropriate context. Apparently riding in the "family car" at a funeral is important to some people. Seems like a stupid issue that was totally blown out of proportion. And about "laced coffee" and buying caskets wholesale to save money? Again, we get it! Trite phrases like "Even Stevie Wonder could see ..." made my eyes roll. This book just went on and on about details that should have been left out. The editor should be fired! Save your money, ladies, and find another book!

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  • James
  • jax, FL, USA
  • 08-09-08

wonderful story

This book had me glued to my GPS system, I could not wait to find out the ending because it was sure a great page turner.

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Disappointed

Don't waste your credit, money and most of all your time! The book is drawn out with a lot of lackluster dialogue. The Only interesting thing that happened was when one sister slapped another sister at the funeral. The only secret revealed was that there was an older sister nobody but the dad knew about. Also there was some unnecessary profane language. I would never recommend this book. I didn't want to finish it but I kept hoping it would get better to no avail.

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Old Memories

I loved this book!!! It brought back memories from funerals I had attended while growing up in Miami, Florida. The secrets families hide, the truths that come out the lives that are changed from the truth being revealed and most of all being able to look back at it all and laugh.

This book is my favorite if only because of the laughs and the memories recalled. ;0)

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LOVED IT!!

Narrator is always on point- to me,kept me interested ,and loved the ending! Made me want to seek more of her work

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Narrator was a little distracting

I could hear the narrator swallowing between phrases or during long sentences. Her diction and character portrayals were great..

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An EnjoyableRead

What did you like best about Sittin' in the Front Pew? What did you like least?

I liked how the story was able to embed and draw you in to the story as though you were actually there. The characters are life-like The author did a good job of capturing the essence of grief and its aftermath on the family while bringing a sense of humor into the plot. Any family that has experienced the lost of a loved one will be able to relate to the story and how grief effects each family member differently creating complications. Overall, I enjoyed listening to the story line even though I thought the plot was somewhat predictable at times ( I was able to guess what was going to happen next).

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

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Funny

This book was hilarious to listen to. Four sisters who suffer the loss of their father, go crazy trying to make funeral arrangements and uncover his secret while going at each others throats.