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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 Buck 50 Productions

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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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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.

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  • ogres3
  • PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
  • 03-26-18

I don't get it (you shouldn't either)

Fortunately, I only paid 4.95$ for this. I am still tempted to return it, because I don't think anyone should profit from such bad writing. I listened to the entire book, with a lot of eye rolling and disbelief, to see if there was any redeeming value. There isn't. I can save you money and just sum up the book: young gangster drug dealer makes good + lots of dreadful (pun intended) sex + name-dropping of status-symbol luxury brands (as if being able to afford these equates to goodness). The characters and dialogue are so stereotypical that I initially thought this was satire. Even with my apparently puritanical upbringing, I am pretty sure that heroin isn't called "heroin" on the streets and I don't think a lucrative drug-dealing business is just casually given to a 17 year old. I will give the author credit for the female character BG, who puts business above sex (it's a low bar), but that is negated by the "God" character, who had so much potential for intrigue, but turns out to be just another dirty old man.

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Purple Prose and not much else.

I didn't object to the pretty hardcore sexual content or the Drug Trafficking or the Violent Murders. I objected to a poorly written hyperbolic and predictable story that reminded me of Blaxploitation flicks from the 70's. The characters were without depth and their stories sounded like a computer wrote them according to some trite sensational algorithm. No humor, no nuance and not worth reading. I stopped after a few hours. However, the performance was outstanding! 5 stars.

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very good read

i have been seeing this book for a while and I'm happy i read it because i really enjoyed this story a very special thanks to the authors for this book