Here and Now Audiobook, by Kimberla Lawson Roby Play Audiobook Sample

Here and Now Audiobook

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Read By: Donna Bailey Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781436184533

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

30

Longest Chapter Length:

37:19 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

56 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

21:19 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

29

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Publisher Description

Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby's second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won't allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.

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"I liked this book because the characters were different and they all had issues. Good read. "

— Monique (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “A true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game.” 

    — Eric Jerome Dicky
  • “An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.”

    — Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “Roby’s dialog rings true.”

    — Library Journal

Here and Now Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 (3.60)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book because the characters were different and they all had issues. Good read. "

    — Monique, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Terrible! Poorly written. the narrator was terrible as well. "

    — LaRhonda, 5/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Good book from beginning to end. Found myself routing for both women, but especially Racquel. "

    — LaSonya, 11/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was really good. It shows that no matter how bad it may seem it can get better. "

    — quatina, 7/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book was really good. It shows that no matter how bad it may seem it can get better. "

    — quatina, 10/7/2010

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.