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The Day the Streets Stood Still

Narrated by: Cary Hite
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (300 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller JaQuavis Coleman's The Day the Streets Stood Still is an intricate, fast-paced street thriller that tells a bold story of true love, addiction, and murder.

Sean was raised by a hustling, well-connected mother who taught him early about street survival. When she is brutally murdered, Sean isthrust into a cold world all alone, until an old friend of his mother takes Sean under his wing and introduces him to a life of drug dealing at its highest level. Sean becomes King Sean, making a solid name for himself and rising quickly up the drug game's totem pole.

Sean's only weakness is a beauty named Sunny, who is a friend from childhood - and the love of his life. Sunny has a problem with drugs, and as she travels down her own path of addiction, Sean falls victim to the vice as well - and his downward spiral from street fame will be filled with murder, lies, backstabbing, and a struggle to survive.

Walk along the journey with Sunny and Sean as they hit rock-bottom, stealing and lying to support their addiction. Someone will die, but not until the end will the truth be revealed.

JaQuavis Coleman delivers another instant street classic with The Day the Streets Stood Stil.

©2014 JaQuavis Coleman (P)2014 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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  • Comeakco
  • Harper Woods, MI, United States
  • 01-18-15

Hoping for a Sequel!!

Different twist from everyday urban books. I hope that a sequel is in the works.

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Wonderful Read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you like love stories that have true grit and grime, you will love this book.

Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

My favorite character was Sean. I liked his sincerity and strength. Sunny was his kryptonite!

If you could rename The Day the Streets Stood Still, what would you call it?

One taste and you can't stop.

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  • MJ
  • 10-07-14

Couldn't put it down

What made the experience of listening to The Day the Streets Stood Still the most enjoyable?

The narrator Cary Hite as always is GREAT! The author JaQuavis Coleman too is GREAT. His writing truly takes you into each character and I couldn't wait to read the ending of this book which was truly unexpected. 5 stars all around from me for this one!

What other book might you compare The Day the Streets Stood Still to and why?

Any book with this author and narrator.

What about Cary Hite’s performance did you like?

I was able to truly separate and keep up with each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think of just how blessed I have been and that this life style is probably true for many people.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next audio book by JaQuavis Coleman

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It was a great read

Cary Hite can make a book come alive... I love to read books that he is the narrator. and the writer wonderful

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love the book and the way he did different voices

it was great the voices had me laughing that was the best hope there is a second one

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Throughly Entertaining

I loved this story and how it was narrated. I was literally cheering aloud for King Sean.

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loved it

I really enjoy this book it kept me wanting more i can't get enough of this it taught me that regardless of your circumstances you can over come anything

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Excellent Book‼️

Loved this book, and all the others this author has written. My favorite part is when King Sean found out what Heroin can do to a person. Sonny showed him how hard it was to kick, and how easy it is to get addicted to this drug. He only did it one time, and that's all it takes. Heroin has a physical withdrawal which is one of the worst pains you will ever go through. A lot of people don't understand that because they don't do drugs, or have never done that drug, or any opiate that has physical withdrawal. King Sean made it sound so easy to just stop doing it, but when that first needle got stuck in his vein, he realized then, how hard it was to kick. When you're on a drug like that, you don't care who you hurt, who you rob, or you don't care about yourself. All you care about is your next fix. It is very sad, and it is killing people all over the place, not because they're putting rat poison in it, but because they're putting Fentanyl and carfentanil in it. Carfentanil is an elephant tranquilizer and 3 grains of it can kill a human being. These drug dealers do not understand or know how much to put in the heroin, and people are dying. If you do heroin, you are playing Russian roulette with your life. This book portrayed it very well, and I like the way they made every single thing correct in this book as to the way this drug works. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and many others that this author has written and I will continue to read them. Thank you.

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Too Predictable, Main Character too WEAK!!!

Let me first state that the narrator was great! However, I have read way better books by this author so I am quite disappointed. The book is a good book to past the time and I didn't truly become engaged until the end and even with that I'm utterly confused as to if this character Sean overdosed or if he actually lived?

To sum it up, Sean was a weak character and that is what made the book drag for me. He had no balls, he literally let an addict ruin his life in the worse way. Even after getting himself together its like he couldn't shake Sunny and I hated that. To be honest the beginning of the book didn't provide enough depth to their friendship/relationship for me to think that he cared about her that deeply. Of course he loved her but the dialogue was never that deep for him to act in the manner in which he did. Sunny broke Sean down and I was completely disgusted by his character.

If you want to read something to past time, then go for it, but if you really want a good read pass this book up. There are plenty of other great books by this author and his wife that will keep you truly engaged with meaningful characters that will stick with you even after the book. This book didn't do it. Everyone was pretty much weak in this book.

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Intense!

if you never knew anything about street drugs, you will definitely learn when reading this. I even had tears welling up in my eyes.