Natural Born Hustler

  • by Nikki Turner
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner returns with a fresh and fierce tale sure to satisfy longtime fans and create new ones.
Desember Day is beautiful, confident, and smart. She has more game in the streets than a basketball player does on the court, and her boyfriend, Fame, loves every single inch of her. But unlike her mother, who has been in one bad relationship after another, Desember is not going to wait on a knight in shining armor to save her, and even her love for Fame can’t stand in the way of Desember selling anything and everything - legal or illegal - that can turn a profit, so that she never has to depend on a man. The only thing Desember feels she’s lacking is a father to call her own. And her mother refuses to tell Desember who he is.
When Fame finds himself at the wrong end of a gun, fighting for his life, Desember wants nothing more than to stand by her man, but Fame warns her from his hospital bed that she isn’t safe. Desember wonders if she was the real target. Her mother, concerned for Desember’s safety, arranges for her daughter to travel to Richmond, Virginia, to live with Desember’s father and his wife. And when her father’s identity is finally revealed, Desember learns that she is a Natural Born Hustler.
But are her troubles really over? Or is the worst yet to come?


What the Critics Say

“Few writers working in the field today bring the drama [like] Nikki Turner.... [She’s] a master at weaving juicy, ‘hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption.” (


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Customer Reviews

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Natural Born Hustler

this book is a must read.....i cant wait until part 2 come out....Nikki Turner has not failed me yet
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- dawn

Strong Woman

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend due to the strong female character

What did you like best about this story?

The family dynamics and the strength of the female character

Have you listened to any of Bahni Turpin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listen to Bahni Turpin before; her performance is exceptional

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The defense of the mother by the daughter

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- lerone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio