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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: Abridged 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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Listener Opinions

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

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darleen | 2/13/2014

    " I started this book, put it down. Picked it up again and then put it down again. i need to just read it and be done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridgett | 2/5/2014

    " i loved this book. it too real. "

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

    " I enjoyed this book tremendously. It is written for black people but it encompasses issues of people of all walks of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 1/27/2014

    " I truly appreciate Ms. McMillan as a writer, she can truly bring the pages of a story to life. I look up to her as a mentor getting into writing my first book myself she is truly an inspiration to me. When I read this book it made me laugh, cry, it made me mad and then it made me think of my past and how somw ofthe things some of the characters went through i relived it too because I had been through some of those same experiences. So I have to say this is one of my most favorite books in my collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *~CONN!3~ | 1/24/2014

    " Loved it, an excellent read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/23/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janie | 1/16/2014

    " What can I say, I'm on a Terry McMillan jag. While not outstanding, I find her books very enjoyable reads. She tends to write interesting characters with interweaving plots. This time Viola is the matriarch with a so-so husband Cecil and 4 grown children. Each survives trials and tribulations but stay connected as a family. While McMillan tends to very clearly "write out the lesson" rather than use inference they are still fun to read. Liken it to a beach read, or a simple story to enjoy while relaxing. Doesn't take much thought or moralizing just pure escapist fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaweer | 1/12/2014

    " 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 :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrice | 1/12/2014

    " Not one of my favorites of hers. The story line was boring to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edie Constantine | 1/8/2014

    " Ok... Hard to follow at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose Forbes | 1/8/2014

    " One of the best books i have ever read in my life. I love how the stories intertwined each other. the characters are so real... so vivid... i love that book and considering reading it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kopavi | 12/28/2013

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddie | 12/20/2013

    " I loved this book from page one to the last page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/3/2013

    " This is a good book. All about a family's problems and how they overcome them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 9/27/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saysha Wilson | 9/17/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/24/2013

    " Recommended by Roberta "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 4/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WK | 3/27/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie Eneh | 3/5/2013

    " This is my girl, Terry! She had me laughing... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma Richards | 10/19/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smooth Operator | 9/5/2012

    " to be continued "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 8/11/2012

    " Good read esp. being that it took her so long to come out with another book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nahisha Mccoy | 12/29/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby | 11/5/2011

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 9/26/2011

    " One of the best books I have ever read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keshia | 6/19/2011

    " this was a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn W. | 5/20/2011

    " A story about family life and strong women told with humor and pathos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 4/23/2011

    " As with other Terry McMillan novels, I truly enjoyed this one. There was love, sadness, guilt, jealousy, and humor. The mother of the 4 grown children was my favorite character. The author is great with dialogue, especially where women are concerned. "

  • 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.