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Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now - at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.
Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.
The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.
Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. McMillan's signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.
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By JALAYNE on 10-31-13
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
they all made it as if you were right in the front row of a show, they were so real.
If you could take any character from Who Asked You? out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Betty Jean, and her sisters, cause I could use some old school, down to earth, without beating around the bush advice myself.
Any additional comments?
yes, this was an excellent book, I want to give Terry Mcmillan kudo's for her great imagination and skill in writing she is one of my favorite writers. BUT PLEASE LEAVE NARRATING TO THE PROFESSIONALS, (I'm sorry) but you should NEVER do this again, you are a writer, your voice is not???, I don't know how to put it without being rude, so let's just keep it as it is. Just keep writing, and I'll keep buying. Again GREAT BOOK.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By R. Pontiflet on 02-04-14
Good Story; Excellent Narration
What made the experience of listening to Who Asked You? the most enjoyable?
Betty Jean's scenes.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Asked You??
Performance by Phylicia Rashad.
Which scene was your favorite?
Most of the scenes held my interest.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes... except time did not permit.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By C. Campbell on 06-09-16
loved it I especially enjoyed the characterisation
The characters were really good had a love hate feeling for nurse Kim and omar's mum which softened at the end. super ending which gave good closure. really enjoyed the narrators too, fantastic.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful