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Author: K’wan Narrator: Honey Jones Publisher: Urban Audiobooks Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504754156

Publisher Description

He set out to be the good son, but the streets had a different plan.

Born to one of New York City’s most notorious crime families, Shai Clark has always managed to be a good kid. A college hoops star, Shai shunned the world that his father had created and focused on his dreams of going pro. Tommy, Shai’s trigger-happy older brother, is next in line for the throne and rules under his father through brute force. But Poppa has bigger plans for Shai.

The situation soon turns ugly when Poppa is murdered and Tommy is removed from the equation. Suddenly Shai finds himself at the head of his father’s empire, and the streets are thrown into chaos. Unable to sit idly by while the Clarks’ underworld empire is pillaged, Shai takes up his father’s mantle and brings his game to the streets. He quickly learns that there are two sides to every coin, and the streets hold no mercy for the weak.

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  • “With every page soaked with street-smart vernacular, K’wan’s fourth novel delivers another aggressive, bloody portrait of unrepentant urban outlaws.”

    - Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " never thought I would hear about a black family drug empire but "Hoodlum" proved me wrong because it wasn't a mob family or a italian family it was trinidadians, the Clark family. "Hoodlum" is a great book for it showed a father, "Poppa Calrk" trying to step down from his thrown and give his organization to his older son, Tommy, unaware that it would actual be in the hands of his younger, son Shai. I like the book because it shows more and not just drugs and money but a drug empire that is much more, and the effect the empire has on the family and streets. The book takes you into the roots of the drug life. I fond this book more meaningful than other books that just consist of drugs and money. it shows how "the game" can destroy potential "

    - Jason, 1/2/2021

About the Author

K’wan is a multiple literary award winner and bestselling author. Born and raised in New York City, he’s best known for his cinematic writing style, colorful characters, and witty dialogue. He has authored more than thirty titles, collectively selling over one million copies, including his debut novel, Gangsta, and the widely popular Animal series. He has been featured in Vibe, Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and Time and is a two-time recipient of the Street Lit Book Award Medal (SLBAM) in adult fiction. K’wan currently resides in New Jersey where he is working on his next novel.

About the Narrator

Honey Jones is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and currently resides in New York City. She is an actress, acting coach, and teaching artist in all five boroughs of the New York City school system. Her credits are extensive in regional theater, and she has also done soap and episodic work. She holds a BFA from Howard University and an MFA from Penn State University.