Whoreson

  • by Donald Goines
  • Narrated by Kevin Kenerly
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture.
After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.
Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp."

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Raw and Gritty, but good!!!

This was a great book. I listened to it in one setting. I loved it!
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- DeAndrea

action packed...from beginning to end

If you could sum up Whoreson in three words, what would they be?

original,smooth,cold


What did you like best about this story?

the auditor... u feel like u was there and lived it


Which character – as performed by Kevin Kenerly – was your favorite?

big momma... held it down & diddnt take no crap from anyone...lol


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

4sure 4sure...lol


Any additional comments?

read the book yourself listen to the audible & read it again...

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- aaron

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.