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Welfare Wifeys

A Hood Rat Novel
By: K'wan
Narrated by: Cary Hite
Series: Hood Rat, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (453 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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awesome

i loved this book especially the way the narrator did animals voice he did a wonderful job

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Cary hite !!

I love this book I read the hard copy. I HATE the way Cary hite narrates most books but this one ESPECIALLY bothered me. The way he slurs animals S words with an ‘sh’. It’s super annoying, especially because the narrator in the last book didn’t do this & they also said he had a “soft voice” . It’s super annoying I don’t know why they use Cary hite so often but he deters me from buying books sometimes

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Interesting...

There was a lot going on in this book but I do miss Yoshi, Billy & Reese. Animal is cold blooded & when I'm done with the Hoodrat series I plan to check out the Animal books. With the way this book ended it has me curious about what happens next so I am starting Eviction Notice immediately. These books read like a movie & K'wan hasn't disappointed me yet. He does a good job of bringing out your imagination & Cary Hite narrating is a plus.

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Another great read

I really enjoyed this book in the series. In my opinion I feel as if Animal came into play to replace Jah. Animal is ruthless. I enjoy his character.