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The Final Play

Narrated by: Alan Ryder
Series: Branch Avenue Boys, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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Three best friends from the streets found success--in very different ways. But with a crisis detonating around them, their bond could also destroy everything they care about.... 

No matter how tough the odds, Ricky, Derrick, and Jamal learned to unite and fight during their time at the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute. But their adult lives have driven them apart - and set off a series of events their friendship may not survive. 

All Jamal's political achievements can't erase his bargain with DC's corrupt mayor. And when he finds himself the latest target on Mayor Johnson's hit list, he'll risk everything to end the mayor's deadly reign - even if it's the last move he ever makes. 

Institute head Derrick refuses to cave to DC drug king pin Dolla Dolla and sell out all he believes in. But his courageous stand might cost him the Institute - and the woman he loves....

With a pregnant girlfriend, Ricky can't stay on the run forever. Now he's making a dangerous play to win. But with Derrick and Jamal in Dolla's sights, Ricky and his friends must resolve the conflicts keeping them apart if they want to come back together - even if that means none of the Branch Avenue Boys will be left standing....

©2019 Shelly Ellis (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Music to my ears!

I can't believe this is the last book! I have loved this entire ride and this narrator has been perfect from JUMP.

I thoroughly enjoyed the final chapter of the Branch Avenue Boys series! I’ve been pacing since the end of book two, on pins and needles waiting to hear what happens to Jamal, Derek and Ricky… and most importantly, the Mayor and Dolla Dolla. To say this ending was fitting and satisfying is to seriously short change the ending installment to this series. Simply perfect.

Shelly Ellis writes delicious drama, realistic and nuanced characters in a vivid setting… I plan to re-read all three books now that the series is over. Already can’t wait for the next offering from this author.

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Loved it!

Another great series from this author! She never disappoints me. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more! The three friends put the meaning into what Brotherhood should be. I recommend this to anyone.

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Wonderful

Shelly Ellis did it again!! I loved how the series ended. I was engaged the entire time.