The Side Effects of You

Narrated by: Ida Belle
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance, African American
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Andrea, Samantha, and Josie have one thing in common: an ex they want to forget. Although they’ve tried to keep it together, there comes a time when you have to move on. But moving on only seems to make matters worse as they strive to make new lives for themselves. There is always something that keeps luring them back into the drama they’re desperately trying to escape. Will these women finally find the path to happiness, or will the side effects of their exes keep them stuck in an unhappy rut?

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Held my Attention

I really like I really like Anna Black's books. This one is really good. While some portions were very predictable overall it was suspenseful. I listened to the whole book in one night.
The narrator was not the best.

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Great Story

I haven’t encountered an Anna Black book that I wasn’t satisfied with. This story was engaging and well written. The characters back stories were developed enough to help you understand what they’ve been through. Can’t get enough.

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No words

I was not moved by the narrator at all. The story, although I know it is fictional, was one of the worst stories I’ve read or listened too. The book was so unrealistic that it was boarder line annoying. Wish I could send back, it bothersome just seeing the title.

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Subpar book

I read reviews on the performance of Ida Belle before but I wanted to desire for myself. Her voice is very nice but her voice acting skill are missing and I also had a hard time understanding how she continued to pronounce Angelica two different ways. Although I love happy endings and this was a story to remind you that with God anything is possible but 3 friends all finding happiness at the same time that fast( don’t want to spoil it with too much detail) is a bit unrealistic . But hey.... it gave me hope

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multiple stories of love loss & betrayal

It was too much to keep up with the characters & the rough back & forth from one book to another. it could been written a little better. I made myself finish it.

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Good read.

Real life stories. Delivered in an effective and engaging manner. Loved her voice. Strongly recommend.

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Good story, horrible narrator!

The story was okay, however the narrator made me want to turn it off several times. I wish I just would have read the book instead of listening to it on Audible.

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Narration Issues but Otherwise Great Listen

This book was a great listen but the narrator changed her voice between the characters and was sometimes inconsistent which made it a chore to keep up with in some of the chapters. also the name of one of the main characters changed quite a bit.

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good read

a little redundant but i still enjoyed it. suspenseful, sad, happy, heart breaking it was a rollercoaster of emotions !