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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry McMillan Narrator: Terry McMillan, Avery Brooks Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598876826
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Beyond the joy of sex, Franklin and Zora see the possibility of a solid, lasting relationship; the trouble is, they're far from sure of how to get there.

Disappearing Acts is a different kind of love story: frank and unsentimental, often uproariously funny, and graced throughout with moments of rare, hard-earned wisdom.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise-all things bright and shiny | 2/19/2014

    " Read this book around 1991-92 after reading an except of it in an Essence magazine. Back then, no one knew Terry McMillan so the book was very hard to find (at least hard to find in Birmingham LOL). I thoroughly enjoyed the book and still consider it one of her best. I think that it would still be a great read, however, there are events, people and places in the book that will date it (Stephanie Mills was still recording and touring). The movie, which I was so excited about, was, like most books to movie, horrible. I don't like Wesly Snipes in anything, and to try to make him out to be anyone's gorgeous chocolate drop.....in what evil alternate universe!!?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Jenkins | 2/9/2014

    " This is a amazing novel, however if you are not a fan of profanity than you are not going to like it. It told a good story and I related to some of the characters, it is worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 2/6/2014

    " This was the first Terry McMillan book I read and, in my opinion, the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy Johnson | 2/4/2014

    " one of my favorite just for fun books. Also good dating advice for single women "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ericka | 1/29/2014

    " I have read this book dozens of time maybe even once a year,it shows in my opinion the complexity of African American relationships one of Terry McMillan's best books. "

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

    " I think this is the best written of Terry McMillan's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Latina | 1/19/2014

    " I believe that this was the first book I read as an adult. I really enjoyed it. I seen the film years later but I have to say that I like the book better not to say that Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan did not do their thing. Reading the book I was able to capture the setting, the mood of the characters and I just overall enjoyed the story line. I feel as though Franklin was the flat character while Zora the strong black women in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larita | 1/16/2014

    " This was very well-written, but after a while, Franklin was really a jerk (repeatedly) and hard to bear. Were it not for her excellent writing, I wouldn't have finished this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Jo | 1/10/2014

    " I love how this book starts off and I love how McMillan tells the story from both points of both characters. I think this is one of McMillan' s best writings. I wonder if she interviewed a few men before writing this book, because it is written so well. Great movie too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donnamae | 12/10/2013

    " Again, I loved the book. There are just ways that you can relate to her stories and some ways that Terry can define a situation or feeling to make you think. I did not want to put the book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seven | 11/17/2013

    " This was one of her first books I read and really enjoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Welch | 11/14/2013

    " Intense is the best word to describe it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Balentine | 11/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, this is a Terry McMillan classic that became a movie. I think I liked this one even better than How Stella Got Her Grove Back and Waiting to Exhale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 11/3/2013

    " 2nd best Terry Mcmillan book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saysha Wilson | 11/2/2013

    " You have to actually read this one to believe how good it is! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Williams | 9/9/2013

    " Gut wrenching and very real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 6/4/2013

    " Arguably my favorite Terry McMillan book because she uses the entire canvas to tell a very real, conflicted and timely story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrisa | 4/5/2013

    " I loved this book! Terry has done magnificent job with the main character. She at that time brought out the side of men that was becoming like a plague. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice | 1/6/2013

    " Another great work by Terry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 11/18/2012

    " Loved it ...for a fiction it was so right on the money to things that are a daily occurance in life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 7/24/2012

    " I remember reading the novel, I remember the point of the novel, and I remember feeling okay about the novel... but that's sort of it. My experience with the book (and McMillan in general) could be summed up with one word: luke-warm. McMillan is okay, her novel was okay...but rather underwhelming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenae | 4/22/2012

    " Great book to read! The real deal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Letitia | 3/13/2012

    " How could you not love these characters? laugh out loud funny and the characters jumped off the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 1/13/2012

    " Very good read! I have enjoyed reading all of Terri's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanaa | 12/27/2011

    " One of my favourite books. Fantastically written. Explored the emotions and connections of a relationship with true portrayal. Without the hollywood. I'm sure we could relate to the life eventsand trials that crop up in our marriages. Brill! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 5/19/2011

    " one of my favorite books. loved the movie too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael Boswell | 4/19/2011

    " I loved this book ... Maybe it was my love of the movie that made it more enjoyable since I saw the film first! However it's a great story about the kind of relationship your sensible head says you shouldn't be in yet many an intelligent woman finds herself in! I loved it :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 4/16/2011

    " I related to the disappearing men in this story. I'm not a big first-person narrative fan, but the voices mostly rang true for me. I didn't like some of the turns the story took which is why I gave it four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valissa | 10/25/2010

    " ". . . some people have to listen to that song a long, long time before they decide they don't want to hear it anymore." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimee | 10/22/2010

    " The flip side of Stella Got Her Groove Back. Unsatisfied love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ericka | 9/27/2010

    " I have read this book dozens of time maybe even once a year,it shows in my opinion the complexity of African American relationships one of Terry McMillan's best books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 5/4/2010

    " This is a amazing novel, however if you are not a fan of profanity than you are not going to like it. It told a good story and I related to some of the characters, it is worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/31/2009

    " Probably one of the better Terry McMillan books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 12/29/2009

    " One of my favorite books and one of my favorite movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamika | 12/12/2009

    " This is my favorite Terry McMillan book. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Avery Brooks is an accomplished actor, director, musician, and teacher. He is well-known to global audiences for his starring role as Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also costarred for three seasons as Hawk in Spenser: for Hire. His film credits include American History X, Fifteen Minutes, and The Big Hit, and his stage performances include the title roles in King Lear, Othello, and Phillip Hayes Dean’s Paul Robeson. He is a tenured professor of theater at Rutgers University.