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I don't read a lot of AA novels. I believe this is my first read by Carl Weber and chose it because of the good reviews that other readers had given it. This is not your typical formulaic African American novel. I enjoy AA novels but sometimes I think that they are pretty much the same: who's cheating on who and how beautiful everybody's body is, and the hot attractive couple getting together for the first time, etc. This story, however, brought something really different along with a sprinkling of the usual beautiful descriptions of the characters bodies, etc. It is not your typical AA story. I liked how the author held back on providing a piece of info about one of the characters, even tho the character had made a statement earlier on that gave me a clue to twist that he later brought into the story. The narrators (3) did a good job. This is an enjoyable novel. Recommend.
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People aren't always who they portray themselves to be. I have read all of the audiobooks available on audible from Carl Weber and now I am able to piece all the stories together and I have a background view about the characters in different books and I realize that this is a small world. I understand the connections and stories in the Choir Director a lot better now that I see the Jackie Robinson connection. Wow! Carl you did an awesome job writing about this community of people in Jamaica, New York. I can truly relate to a couple of the characters and the tragedy that happened in the book opened my eyes to see how insane people can become. I was in an abusive relationship myself once upon a time and I can't even imagine having to go through the things the young lady in the book had to encounter the steps some men go to make a woman's life a living hell. I left because I was ready to go and tired of the environment I had become use to but it was no where near as drastic as the things that I have heard people going through and I did have the opportunity to walk away without feeling a major financial loss or the feeling of worthless... CARL WEBER you are my all time fave author. This book was pretty good and I'm glad to see my question about the baby Marcus in Player Haters was answered cause I wanted to know what happened next. The narrators are phenominal as usual and the book kept me wanting to listen to the whole story. Good read
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