A Taste of Reality: A Novel Audiobook, by Kimberla Lawson Roby Play Audiobook Sample

A Taste of Reality: A Novel Audiobook

A Taste of Reality: A Novel Audiobook, by Kimberla Lawson Roby Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Tracey Leigh Publisher: Tantor Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781494579821

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Longest Chapter Length:

27:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:33 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

16:47 minutes

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Publisher Description

On the surface, Anise seems to have it all: a successful career, a solid marriage, and good friends. But when she applies for a promotion at work, she loses out to a white colleague who isn't nearly as qualified for the job. However, the problem at work is only the beginning of Anise's troubles. After being married for four seemingly blissful years, she discovers that her husband is having an affair. And to make matters worse, her best friend at work is keeping dangerous secrets.

But Anise is no quitter. As brave as she is determined, she reaches deep inside her soul to find the strength and courage to overcome heartbreak and stay her course. Ultimately, she will discover that what is worth having is worth fighting for—in her career and, most important, in her heart.

Contains mature themes.

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“A Taste of Reality possesses both depth and realism. Roby adds her unique voice to this fresh novel. Although the story can be heavy reading, it’s a must-read for every African-American female. Readers cannot help but be drawn into Anise’s trials and tribulation.”

— RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!) 


  • "A Taste of Reality is a powerful and deeply satisfying read. It’s Kimberla Lawson Roby at her best.”

    — E. Lynn Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Just Too Good to Be True
  • “A novel about the tough issue of workplace racism…A thought-provoking novel about relationships between partners, coworkers, and family.”

    — Booklist
  • “Narrator Tracey Leigh offers a solid performance.”

    — Library Journal (audio review)
  • “Tracey Leigh brings Roby’s characters to life, giving even the villains depth and personality. Caricatures abound, but reality wins out in this story of pride and persistence.”

    — AudioFile


  • Finality for the Atlanta Choice Award

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About Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, and The Perfect Marriage. She is a 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year Award for a Female Award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show, and the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. In 2001, she was inducted into the Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame.

About Tracey Leigh

Tracey Leigh is an audiobook narrator and actor with numerous theater, television, and radio credits.