Bad Girlz

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 190 ratings

Bad Girlz Publisher's Summary

Shannon Holmes, the bestselling author of B-More Careful, delivers a wild adventure on the streets of the Badlands, one of the toughest and poorest communities in Philadelphia.

Bad Girlz takes listeners into the mysterious and often dangerous lives of young women who turn to the streets and strip clubs as a means of survival. These are girls who, along the way, suffer bad breaks and find themselves ripe for exploitation by men and women who pretend to be their saviors.

Tender and Goldie are taken under wing by Kat, a veteran stripper who enjoys the life and the risks she must take to stay in the mix of the sex trade. Both of these young and beautiful girls end up in dire straits and are in need of Kat's help for the same reasons: They lack the love and support that most of us expect from our homes and our communities. Where they live, illegal money is often the only money to be made, and the difference between the law and the outlaw is tough to discern.

Holmes tells a pause-resisting story of sex, money, and murder in the name of survival and reveals the many ways in which good girls - as they try to get by in desperate situations - become Bad Girlz.

©2014 Shannon Holmes (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Bad Girlz

    • By: Shannon Holmes
    • Narrated by: Erica Peeples
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Bad Girlz takes listeners into the mysterious and often dangerous lives of young women who turn to the streets and strip clubs as a means of survival. These are girls who, along the way, suffer bad breaks and find themselves ripe for exploitation by men and women who pretend to be their saviors. Tender and Goldie are taken under wing by Kat, a veteran stripper who enjoys the life and the risks she must take to stay in the mix of the sex trade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this book

    • By Almond KD on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Bad Girlz 4 Life

    • Bad Girlz, Book 2
    • By: Shannon Holmes
    • Narrated by: Nicole Small
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Coming of age in the Badlands of north Philadelphia - one of the toughest and poorest communities in the country - Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate and, at times, ruthless moves in her bid to survive. When she stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she found herself caught up in a world of sex-filled nights, dirty money, backstabbing cohorts, and murder. She left that world behind to become a hairstylist. However, after she is blacklisted from salons across Philadelphia, Tonya finds herself back in the stripping business.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Dernarda Carmon on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $24.47