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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry McMillan Narrator: Terry McMillan Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time; and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem determined to send her to her grave, or at least to the hospital with worrying. Paris is divorced, mother to a nearly seventeen-year-old son and the one who always comes to everybody's rescue, although she doesn't have a clue as to how to save herself. Lewis is the scapegoat, and his troubles keep landing him in jail, which only seems to confirm what his family thinks he is. Out in Chicago, Charlotte knows she's gotten the short end of the stick for years, has nothing in common except blood with her parents and siblings and would just as soon divorce them all. Janelle, the baby of the family, is not only on the defensive about the course of her own life but she's facing a new crisis, a fast-brewing storm with her teenage daughter that threatens more than she's willing to admit. And don't even ask Viola about Cecil: He's a bad habit I've had for thirty-eight years which would make him my husband. But Cecil has some ideas for taking his hardworking life into his own hands, regardless of what his wife and kids think about it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/18/2014

    " Even if this is not your family, the characters in this book will remind you of somebody. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/14/2014

    " Good to listen to because of the dialects. Well defined characters, but I didn't enjoy them all, so I found myself getting tense when certain characters were speaking. Somewhat predictable, but enjoyable to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 2/13/2014

    " This book didn't get a lot of love, but I enjoyed it nonetheless because Ms. McMillan has such a biting kind of humor. She also has a "cultural" humor so if you are not African American, you might miss out on a few nuances that are actually hillarious. As for the family dynamics, she nailed it. Who doesn't some level of this dynamic right in their own backyards? Come on...tell the truth, shame the devil! (smile) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 2/4/2014

    " This was an excellent book. The author creates some very human characters and does a wonderful job of keeping the reader interested in what happens to them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Octavia | 1/31/2014

    " I have tried to read this book from start to end, but I have not be able to get into it. A very hard read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keshia | 1/30/2014

    " this was a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Jo | 1/29/2014

    " McMillan is a great intelligent author, most of her books are worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WK | 1/24/2014

    " This is a great family story, wit a wonderful sense of humor, with realistic life challenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Johnson-lane | 1/13/2014

    " This book brought things home and put you right there in each chapter. Great book Ms. McMillan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridgett | 1/10/2014

    " i loved this book. it too real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shev | 1/4/2014

    " I loved! this book. It shows how a family can fall apart simply because of their unwillingness to communicate ... all it takes is a few words to bring them back together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma Richards | 12/25/2013

    " I love this book so much. I really Loled & cried reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurine Mahone | 12/22/2013

    " have to read to find out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 11/23/2013

    " Loved this book, the mother breaks your heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 10/4/2013

    " Part of my obsession with black chick lit; blame it on Soul Food. Great descriptions of the relationships in black middle-class families, though mostly archetypes and stock characters. (Bubblegum fic; 300 pages) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 9/30/2013

    " This is a very funny, yet very poignant book about the relationships between adult siblings in a very dysfunctional family. The narrator of this audio book made the book come to life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myra Leone | 9/25/2013

    " Viola is a fantastic character. A good read and each character is so fully developed that you get each one. Who doesn't come from a family where birth order and sibling rivalry mold us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaweer | 9/10/2013

    " Pure literary candy. Nothing deep nor inspiring, but a wonderful story that is well written as always from T.McMillan. This is a great book to entertain you while you fly :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saysha Wilson | 8/2/2013

    " This novel was lengthy, but it was well worth reading every single page. Terry McMillian definitely knows how to write a good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence Tuck | 1/28/2013

    " Was this mother perceptive or what? She knew everyone in her family so very well, as evidenced by her letters/last will and testament. Talk about "speaking from the grave "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kopavi | 1/3/2013

    " Well, I come from a family of 4 kids, one brother three sisters and separated parents. I am so happy my MOM recommended this book to me. Very entertaining and realistic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 12/18/2012

    " Crisp, fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 A'Tru Dreamx | 6/6/2012

    " My all time favorite book by this author. She exposes the real hurt and pain many black families live with. Offers a good example for healing and moving forward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 3/26/2012

    " This book was pretty good. I like how it was about a family and each chapter is written by a different family member. I would recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 10/16/2011

    " Great character development - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyssa | 9/10/2011

    " More entertainment from Terry McMillan. Her books are addictive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 8/4/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was different than my normal reads and had never read anything that changes perspectives every chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Courchesne | 6/3/2011

    " Absolutly loved this book. Terry McMillan is an amazing author. I love the way she writes, she keeps you interested until the very last word. All of the characters were interesting in their own ways. Easy read. Great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 De | 5/13/2011

    " I liked it. Terry did capture for me different aspects of what being a person of color, male and female in this time are about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 3/17/2011

    " Funny and true. What real families are like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karissa | 12/27/2010

    " Pretty good. Well-written. Nicely word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nahisha | 11/28/2010

    " What can I say? A day late and a dollar short was an example of what every woman's household is like. Terry has done is again with the exceptional read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keshia | 11/14/2010

    " this was a good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nyree | 9/15/2010

    " This book will move you! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 6/28/2010

    " This book did keep my interest, but a lot of bad words. Good story though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 6/18/2010

    " The MAMA. That's all I have to say. Once you read this book you will know why I said that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 4/16/2010

    " What a family! I listened to this one on cd and it was wonderful. I could picture each and every character. No wonder this book made #1 on the NYT bestseller list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 3/26/2010

    " Not nearly as good as her earlier works. This just didn't have the same depth as Mama and Disappering Acts.

    This isn't a bad book but I was hoping for a return of her former great writing when I read it. I was disappointed. "

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About the Author
Author Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is a New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels, including Disappearing Acts, Getting to Happy, and Waiting to Exhale. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She is also a recipient of the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Pasadena, California.