The Fix

By: K'wan
Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
Series: The Fix, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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What would you do if you felt like you were dying and the only thing that could save you was the very thing that was killing you?

Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems - but it's hardly the end. In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.

©2014 K'wan (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Nice!!!!

Loved this book!!
The narrator was great, story line was crazy Good! I'VE listened to it more than once.

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Just okThe

It was an ok read I would like to hear the next book to see what happens there are still lots if story lines left open ended

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Not what expected

This book was the worst . The story line dragged to the point of no return to end as abruptly as it did just so you could read book 2. I’ll pass on book 2 bc if it’s anything like 1 it’s a waste of time !!

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OK to listen to while doing chores

The reading of this book was very slow so the little bit of action that was in it had almost zero impact. I fell asleep a couple of times while listening so it took me 6 days to comple the book because i wasn't all that excited time gr t back to it to hear what would happen next. Having said that , it wasn't completely terrible I'm just used to a different style of urban fiction (more thrilling, suspenseful, things you don't see coming...). I digress, the Persia character got on my nerves, so did her mother. Richard is a good dude. Ramsey was a Boss but I would have like more character development for all of the main players. Definitely would have made the book more interesting

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It's an ok book dragged out way to long. in to 2..

A a young woman many men wanted me i was the most beautiful young lady in Jacksonville. Men did all types of things trying to get me into their beds and unlike Pershia i turned them all down. one of them tried to get me to do drugs he offered me an 8 ball of cocaine i looked at him saying a loudly as i could bitch you're a dead man I'm telling my brother what you tried to get me to do. This migro wss so scared he pulled out 20 thousand dollars to keep me from telling my brother what he did. And yes i took the money avid i still told. My brother fucked him up to the point he wasn't recognizable to his mother. now when he sees me he's still apologizing this has been going on since 1986 it's now 2017. His name is Reggie Baker ole soft ass bitch. ok now on to book 2.. I'll Wait....

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awesome

But why it end like that it was getting good, but I love this book

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Stupidity and priviledge

Where does The Fix rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was one of the best due to the narrator's abilities to hold your interest.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It would give Persia more depth in character; she seems very naive.

Have you listened to any of Patricia Floyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Her performance is extraordinary; keeps you interested in the book

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

the attitude of persia which was very hard to understand.

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Good story

As always Kwan delivers a great story. I'm so sick of Chucky. The only complaint is the narrator I love Cary Hite doing Kwan books. But other than that this is a must read. I was glad True made an appearance I wonder where Karyn at? I'm bout to start pt 2

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Really good book.

I can't wait to listen to part 2. Kwan is becoming one of my favorite authors.

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Great Read

It started off a little slow, but soon, I couldn't stop listening! A must read!