Sugar

Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Blackboard best seller Sugar is the superb first novel by Bernice L. McFadden.

An emotional journey from grief and suffering to understanding and forgiveness, Sugar will keep you listening until its graceful conclusion.

Sugar arrives in the small town of Bigelow, Arkansas, like an ominous storm. She saunters down the street in a blonde wig and spiked heels, cigarette dangling between red-painted lips. Without even speaking to her, the women in town hate her. But when she moves in next door to Pearl, a woman who tragically lost her daughter 15 years earlier, the two women bond over tragic pasts.

In this remarkably vivid novel read by gifted narrator Myra Lucretia Taylor, you can almost smell the blooming magnolias in this 1950s-era town.

©2000 Bernice L. McFadden (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
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Wow...

I can't remember a time when I have been moved to tears like this since I read the book "Roots"...The entire books had me in suspense, things started to make since as far as me connecting dots at the end but I never thought that it would have me emotional...The author, and the reader had me on edge and emotional till the end...Thank you for writing this, and teaching me lessons about judging a book by its cover, and living our lives. I have so many other things to say but can't quite put them in to words...

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A must read!!

Such a great story! Flawless narration!... Did not want the story to end!... I wanted more of Sugar and Pearl!!

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Sugar

Well!! Sugar was something. But no one deserves to be judged by no one of flesh! I almost wish Joe and Peael were my neighbors. They were what you call real! I wish that Sugar would come back or Everyone found out sooner that she belonged to Joe and Pearl literally! Good thing she didn't run off with Seth.

This book was great couldn't put it down. On to the next one... The life of Sugar I think. The narration was also good.

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Beautifully written and narrated!

The author's words are beautifully descriptive of each character, place, and time. I fell in love with Sugar. She was complicated and although her life was hard she was not sad. The four 🌟 are because the story was heavy for me and the timelines were confusing. I'm so glad I read it and I will read more by this writer but it will be after something a bit lighter. Marvelous work!

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Where’s Part 2?

Awesome book but ended too soon. Left many questions about characters and what happens next. I highly recommend this story!!

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Surprise ending!

Excellent narrative , entertaining enveloping and doesn’t disappoint, especially the ending. Never saw it coming, what a wonderful surprise!

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Wow wow wow

This book is awesome. There is another book to this one ‘THIS BITTER EARTH’ it’s an extension of Sugars story. I’m about to start it now. Not sure why Audibles didn’t link the 2 books but anyway now u know. This book is freaking awesome a must buy!

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Absolutely loved it!!

The book was captivating and was a wonderful escape.
The story and performance was excellent.

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Loved it!

I really loved everything about this book. Be warned it can be crass and use surprising language and slang words. I’ll admit it made me laugh but some may be offended. It also had a lot of sexual content so if your listening with your kids in the car beware.
The opening of this book almost made me stop listening because of the sad content and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m glad I stuck with it. I loved the main characters and all the other characters were great.. fit into the story perfect. This is one of those stories that reads like it’s real. When I had to stop listening, I couldn’t wait to get back to see what happened. It was very sad in so many ways but it grabbed at me and I was sucked right in. The ending was the biggest shocker of all and I’m still reeling, but I looked up and there is a second book. I was definitely left wanting to know what happens next. I definitely hope it’s explained in the next book!! There were a few spots that I’m still confused about though so that is bothering me a bit.

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Just Buy This Book Already! 20 stars..

This book was amazing. Kept my interest and I'm hard on books! I'm definitely getting the second part of this book!

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