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In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. But there is about to be a new contender to the throne of ghetto antics.

Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she meets Teddy, she has new hope for the future. The only problem is, he’s already married.

Gucci’s fiancé is now a rising star in the music industry. She’s thrilled when his tour brings him to New York. But she doesn’t know it’s more than music bringing him back.

After her apartment mysteriously burns down, Tionna is relocated to a plush high rise in Upper Manhattan. She is pulling her life together when a ghost from her past appears.

Don is making money hand over fist with the artists he’s signed to Big Dawg Entertainment. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any sweeter, someone tries to take it.

©2010 K'wan Foye (P)2010 Blackstone Publishing & Urban Audiobooks

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Can't wait for the next book

I really enjoyed this series and can't wait to read the next book. The author gives great detail and brings you into each characters life so you feel involved.

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Can't wait for the next one!!!

I truly did enjoy this book. After listening to Section 8, I was hooked on this series. I loved the characters, especially Animal, as they kept me on the edge of my seat. That man is a beast! At times it was hard to get into the story with the narrator playing both male and female voices as well distinguishing what one character said from another, but I'm sure a re-listen would clarify. I do wish there was more going on with Tionna, but what Gucci was going through made up for it. She really should have chilled out. Those two detectives hounding Animal and his crew got on my nerves as did Malika's son for being hard headed. We never find out who shot Don B, but we did find out he is a punk! I was surprised to learn after further researching on the author, that there are two more books in the Hoodrat series, Hoodrat & Still Hood. It seems also that all of the author's books are tied to one another. I just love stories like that where the plot thickens. In addition, I was happy to find out that there in another book to come called Eviction Notice. I hope audible.com would consider putting all of K'wan's books on here as I would surely listen.

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I love this book!

The story, the narrator, it all worked! This book left me wanting more, I can't wait for the next installment.

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Great Story terrible narrator

the story was awsome but Cary messed up with he's idea of what the charters should sound like!

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Where is Animal

Book was real good Animal was da bomb but the ending was not expected cant wait for the sequel

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TOO HOOD FOR ME

Twice I tried listening to it. I was unable to keep up with the characters and felt that it was just too street for me. If you like the street thugging, ghetto type of story, then this one is for you. However, the narrator, as usual did a SUPERB job!

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a reunion of sorts

This is the first Hood Rat book that does not have a GANG of Hood Rats (in my opinion). It is only 2 newbies: Malika and Jada. Now, as my mini review suggests, there are a lot of returning characters that resurface, some are a surprise and others are not. But the surprises are intense in this book, I literally had moments when I was like damn so thats what happened to ???. And then at the end, I was like naw mane it can't be? That's not possible. In true Hood Rat fashion, this book has a drama filled plot and you will enjoy it from start to finish.

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did not disappoint a bit

I love how some charters from the 1st boon are still goin and I still hate don B he soft

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Street Lite

This was my second book by K'Wan. A very gifted author. I can't wait to travel further with ANIMAL.. Also Cary Hite really brings the story to LIFE the was he reads the story..

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The ending.....

Why is Don B so important in these series? I am sick of him, he gets away again with his rapist escapades. Ugh. The books was okay, some of the characters and their stories are random and don’t seem to fit in the book’s series, it’s a bunch of stories that don’t connect. I want to read more about Animal and Gucci, he is the break out star in these books. The other random characters we can read less of. The ending of the books in this series have you wanting to read more to see what happened to the characters in the next book. But the next book doesn't give you closure.