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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby Narrator: Caroline Clay Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781440708466
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New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has made a name for herself with such engaging novels as Casting the First Stone and Here and Now. In The Best of Everything, Roby employs her trademark storytelling prowess to relate the tale of a woman whose life is complicated by the fact that her father is none other than Reverend Curtis Black. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 2/5/2014

    " Too predictable and the main character was annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danyelle Scroggins | 2/2/2014

    " This book was a pure example of not being ready! Young women who think they are ready for marriage and are not typically have the same troubles as the main character. A need to read for a 18-30 year old! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/23/2014

    " Very quick and easy read. Entertained from the beginning. Typical Roby style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 1/16/2014

    " Alisha has serious issues. Since I've been involved with many levels of ministry, I've seen the Alisha's. Is this a shock? Absolutely not. Remember, this is fiction & a representation of people not Jesus. There's mess in the church also - sadly. Anyway, I love this book & the drama. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Andrews | 1/7/2014

    " I normally like Kimberla Roby - I've read all of the Curtis Black books so far - but this one just barely gets two stars from me. By the end I was ready to pull my hair out because of the characters and their contradictions. I won't re-state the plot - it's as stated on the book jacket - but Roby does so much "preaching" that it just ruined it for me. She tackles shopping addictions, black folk who don't go to the doctor, affairs, high living drug dealers, folk who are scared to commit to marriage - and the characters all have problems/issues that made me not like them at all, but not in an "this bad guy's character is so well written that I really hate him" way; in an "I can't believe she wrote this" way. I struggled to finish this, and probably only did so because it was an audiobook and I couldn't skip ahead to the end. There will probably be a follow-up, as she didn't close it out completely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 1/6/2014

    " good read..page turner!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vilo | 12/28/2013

    " I was expecting African-American chick lit, but this was a little deeper than that, more realistic. The phrase that keeps ringing in my ear is because of what he/she did, I "had no choice." Thankfully one character begins to make some choices instead of just reacting. Not an easy book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yves Brown McClain | 12/25/2013

    " Quick and wonderful read. a real page-turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AJ | 12/16/2013

    " This selection wasn't marked as an inspirational book, but I recommend it to others as very inspirational. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 12/15/2013

    " this was a pretty sad and shallow read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/10/2013

    " It was okay....was definitely expecting more and was left disappointed!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 10/10/2013

    " I listened to this book and thought it had some good points but I wouldn't rate it as a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tereese | 5/23/2013

    " I loved this book. Who knew Alicia would take after her father the famous Rev. Curtis Black "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 4/12/2013

    " I cannot relate to Alicia at all. I had a hard time making it through this book because her choices and self-centered attitude just turned my stomach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shone | 10/18/2012

    " She is her father's daughter in more ways than one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn Diamond | 10/5/2012

    " It's intense but I need to read it. At this time a dark door of mind came blasting open..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanene | 7/18/2012

    " Not a bad read....but not as exciting as the previous Curtis Black series...Felt we did not get as much depth or history on the main character, how she ended up so much like her father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadja | 6/13/2012

    " Alicia is truly Curtis Black's daughter and then some. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latrel | 2/11/2012

    " I see a new Curtis Black Jr. Like father like daughter! Great read loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bonn | 1/29/2012

    " Soo shallow "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kendra | 8/19/2011

    " Couldn't get past about page 15. So very very stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 7/6/2011

    " I have been reading this series for years and i absolutely love the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nona | 6/17/2011

    " Kimberla does it again. This is a excellent read,once I started reading I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kas | 4/25/2011

    " LOVED THE BOOK!! LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE SERIES YOU SHOULD. I KNOW THERE WILL BE A FOLLOW-UP TO THIS STORY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/12/2011

    " Like father, like daughter. This follows Curtis Black's oldest child as she gets married. She is so her father's child! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Crystal | 1/20/2011

    " Too predictable and the main character was annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loujean | 12/6/2010

    " Alicia is truly her fathers child. I found myself staying up late reading to see what Alicia might be up to next. This book was filled with twist and turns that keep you from wanting to put it down. I truly enjoyed this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvonna | 10/15/2010

    " Quick and wonderful read. a real page-turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sachki | 9/12/2010

    " This was a good book with lessons to teach us. Would love to see this as a movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jen | 7/28/2010

    " One of the worst I've read in a long time. The main character has no redeeming qualities and gets even worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latrel | 7/17/2010

    " I see a new Curtis Black Jr. Like father like daughter! Great read loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tereese | 7/17/2010

    " I loved this book. Who knew Alicia would take after her father the famous Rev. Curtis Black "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/29/2010

    " It's intense but I need to read it. At this time a dark door of mind came blasting open..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shone | 10/2/2009

    " She is her father's daughter in more ways than one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 8/12/2009

    " I cannot relate to Alicia at all. I had a hard time making it through this book because her choices and self-centered attitude just turned my stomach. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 7/23/2009

    " this was a pretty sad and shallow read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nona | 6/22/2009

    " Kimberla does it again. This is a excellent read,once I started reading I couldn't put it down. "

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About the Author
Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is an award-winning author whose work has been on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale magazine, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. In addition, Roby is the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001, several Female Author of the Year Awards presented by the African American Literary Award Show in New York, and the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, among others. She lives in Illinois with her husband.

About the Narrator

Caroline Clay is a film, television, and voice actress. Her acting credits include appearances on The Message Board, Law & Order, and All My Children. She has also narrated several audiobooks, such as A Wicked War by Amy S. Greenberg, Player Hater by Carl Weber, Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby, and What You Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell.