Shetani's Sister

  • by Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by Korey Jackson
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the multimillion-copy master of vernacular black literature and pioneer of hip-hop culture, a masterpiece of crime fiction set in Los Angeles' meanest, toughest streets. Here is the newly discovered novel by Iceberg Slim, the creator and undisputed master of African-American "street literature", a man who profoundly influenced hip-hop and rap culture and probably has sold more books than any other black American author of the 20th century (not that he saw the royalties from those sales). In many ways Iceberg Slim's most mature fictional work, Shetani's Sister relates, in taut, evocative vernacular torn straight from the street corner, the deadly duel between two complex antiheroes: Sergeant Russell Rucker, an LAPD vice detective attempting to clean up street prostitution and police corruption, and Shetani (Swahili for Satan), a veteran master pimp who controls his stable of whores with violence and daily doses of heroin.


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Customer Reviews

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memories playing tricks

If you could sum up Shetani's Sister in three words, what would they be?

family; memories and power

What other book might you compare Shetani's Sister to and why?

The Pimp because of the power of the characters and the narratives

Which character – as performed by Korey Jackson – was your favorite?

Shetani; the depth of bringing emotions to the narrative

Who was the most memorable character of Shetani's Sister and why?

Shetani due to the different layers of his character

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- lerone


This was by far the best I've heard from the Ice. I was riveted from beginning to end.
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- angel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books