Borrow Trouble

  • by Mary Monroe, Victor McGlothin
  • Narrated by Erza Knight
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Comprising two distinct short novels - Monroe's Nightmare in Paradise and Bad Luck Shadow from critically acclaimed Victor McGlothin - Borrow Trouble is a hot double-feature that perfectly showcases each author's unique style.


What the Critics Say

"Monroe's Nightmare in Paradise features 31-year-old Renee, a second grade teacher and self-proclaimed 'Miss Goody Two-Shoes' who, with wild best friend Inez, goes to the Caribbean to 'get loose'. Frustration with her own meek nature and an admission by Inez - she slept with Renee's husband before they married - propel Renee into a one-night stand that results in her arrest for prostitution. When husband Leon won't pony up the fine, Renee is jailed for three months - plenty of time to decide who stays in her life....Bad Luck Shadow [is] set in 1946. [T]he story's hero is Baltimore Floyd, a dashing scoundrel with charisma to burn. Fleeing Harlem and a gambling debt, Baltimore steals into a neon-lit Kansas City, where he holes up in old love Franchetta's cathouse and plans the takedown of a high-stakes card game. McGlothin's tale is sophisticated and sexy, with the plotting and pacing of first-rate noir." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Both short stories were good but I think they ending bad. The ending just cut off and it seems like there was more thet needed to be told before just ending right in the middle. But all in all it was ok.
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- Lacreshia

Monroe 3 stars, But Slow 2nd Book, 2 stars

May Monroe is a great writer. Her book, which was told during the first half of "Borrow Trouble" was well written, and flowed with ease. The narrator was well spoken, kept the listener interested with her voice, and traveled between characters with ease. The second author did not present the material with ease. It was difficult to "get into the main character" named Baltimore, and the narrator (nor the author) was not able to flow easily between the characters. The second book moved much too slowly, was not as well written, worth only 2 stars, and soon I began to lose interest in the storyline, because it seemed to go nowhere fast. These books should not have been combined into one book. Ms. Monroe's book is highly recommended at 3-4 stars alone, and her part of this audible is one that listener's will not forget!
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- Andra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books