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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Monroe Narrator: Lizan Mitchell Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9781436184489
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Mary Monroe is the author of Essence bestsellers including The Upper Room. Here, she examines the emotional webs that are woven between friends, lovers, and families. Carmen Taylor is absolutely dependable; she feels responsible for everyone she knows. It will take one reckless night to make Carmen realize that she might be able to lay her burdens down and take a chance on real happiness. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Opens with a bang…A standout.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lizan Mitchell’s expressive narration makes the characters and their plight memorable. Whether a ghetto princess, a brute of a man, or a Creole vixen, Mitchell gives each a distinctive and authentic voice…A highly entertaining audiobook.”


  • “Monroe’s remarkable romance delves both painfully and humorously into the lives of southern African Americans, and her richly drawn characters will stay with readers long after the book is finished.”


Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 | 11/18/2016

    " I did not like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/31/2010

    " all i can say is, I didnt want to put this book down. I never heard of anything or read anything like this. I wanted to know what was next every page.
    Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cjohnson | 10/3/2009

    " Gonna Lay Down My Burdens is the most ironic book Ive read by Mary Monroe and it is by far her best work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 9/7/2009

    " I love Mary Monroe's books. Fast paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina | 2/24/2009

    " This was the 3rd book continuing from God dont like ugly and God still dont like ugly. This book basically shows the ladies growing up and there lives as adults and how there child hoods from the past 2 books affected them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judean | 9/24/2008

    " This book was great! I think it would be a great movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khyrra | 9/11/2008

    " I've been a fan of Mary Monroe's sine I read The Upper Room. And this story didn't disappoint me. This was a love story with a serious twist. And I enjoyed every minute of trying to figure out where the story was headed next. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Monroe

Mary Monroe is a New York Times bestselling African American fiction author. Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published in 1985. She is best known for her novel God Don’t Like Ugly, and the series revolves around the characters it first introduced.

About the Narrator

Lizan Mitchell has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration as well as nine Earphones Awards. She appears frequently on episodic television and more recently in the feature film The Human Stain.