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Jada left home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mother’s boyfriend. She partied hard, and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with money, power, and respect. But all his love couldn’t save her from a crack addiction. Jada goes from crack addict and prostitute to survivor and back again before she finds the strength to live for herself and come out on top. And her stormy romance with one of the fiercest hustlers on the streets makes White Lines one of the most unforgettable urban love stories of the year.

©2007 Tracy Brown (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Buck 50 Productions

“Tracy Brown once again proves that the art of storytelling isn’t dead.” (K’wan, national bestselling author)

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  • 25 12 2011

A very compelling story

This was a very compelling and heart warming story of true love and the "everyday" conflicts that can occur and destroy it. The crack epidemic that was the story's back drop was vivid, real-life and told beautifully in this story. I highly recommend this story to all.

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  • Monique
  • 15 12 2011

GREAT GREAT AND GREAT

Would you listen to White Lines again? Why?

I have already started listening to this book for a second time. The narrator was great and so was the story.

What other book might you compare White Lines to and why?

NONE. This is by far the best book I've ever read or listened to.

What does Allyson Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The emotions.

If you could rename White Lines, what would you call it?

I would keep the same title

Any additional comments?

Loved this book; highly recommended!!

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  • Sheena
  • 13 12 2011

Must Have...

This book kept my attention the whole time. I hated when I had to pause it. This is a must hear!

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  • 23 11 2011

Amazing Book

I simply loved this book. After reading this book it helped me reflect on a lot of things that have gone on in my life and the people that have come into and left. True friendship is something you feel from your heart and lives within your soul and this story is the perfect example.

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  • Jennifer
  • 24 11 2012

Amazing story!!!..."could be better" audio

I truly loved this book! It is an amazing story of two people who eventually find each other and change each other's life forever. Both Born and Jada didn't have the easiest upbringing and in a lot of ways they grew up way too fast. But after listening to the story so many times I noticed that Jada had a disadvantage throughout her young adult life that Born didn't EVER have to encounter which was the lack of at least one parent that gave a damn! I think a lot of what happened to Jada could have been avoided if her mother actively cared about the well being of her children while they were still developing into the people they would ultimately become.
Later in the book after Sunny and Jada have become closer and Sunny's habit is confronted by Dorian, my feelings for Sunny changed a bit. I realized that Sunny truly didn't have Jada's back when it came to the drugs because she didn't reach out to her friend about getting any help with the problem the two friend's had together. We'll never know if Jada ever told Sunny about her past. Ultimately Jada was responsible for her actions and sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom for the lesson to be learned.
I didn't like how the audio seemed to overlap itself throughout book. If I recall correctly it did it like two or three times and when the audio would overlap it was hard to make out what was being said exactly at those points in the book. It didn't ruin the story for me but I definitely would have enjoyed it even more had they not happened.
Overall the story was still great. I love the detail involved in both Born's and Jada's life's story. I laughed, cried, grew angry, as well as anxious while listening to this story. This story is definitely full of emotion. Looking forward to continuing this story!

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  • Denise
  • 19 01 2012

Obsessed with this book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book is so good, once I got over hearing some of the voulger words used I became obsessed, this book is so real and it makes you really think...lovin it so far

What did you like best about this story?

the realizism

Have you listened to any of Allyson Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't think so

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no, I only needed to moved to the next one...not a big deal

Any additional comments?

Waiting for Book 2

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  • OCNurse42
  • 16 10 2015

Great storyline

I loved the book, but not the narrator. The setting was New York but she read with a horrible southern accent. Made it hard to listen at times.

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  • C. Mitchell
  • 29 12 2011

A Must Read - Well Written Story!

This is such a well written story; it would be nice to see it made into a movie. I loved it so much; I'm actually listening to it again and am really appreciating the story much more. The characters are well developed and real.

Tracy Brown does an excellent job helping her audience peer into the crack generation - the addicts, drug dealers and how their families were affected by their actions. Tracy does a good job telling the story without being too graphic and violent. However, she gives enough information to help you understand what is going on.

I could not stop listening to this book and hated when it ended. And the narrator does a great job too. In fact, I'm trying to get my mom interested in listening to audio books, and this one was a hit with her. She's ready to get started now. She also enjoyed the narrator.

I'm going to introduce this book to my book club!

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  • fayette reynolds
  • 15 12 2011

Absolutely loved this book!

If you could sum up White Lines in three words, what would they be?

A moving love story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of White Lines?

There were so many memorable moments that I don't want to give the story away, but I will say I love how the author completed each story with just enough detail, leaving no room for questions, all the way to the end. No need for a sequal unless the author just want to continue with the journey.

What does Allyson Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought all of the characters to life, I felt the uniqueness of each one, and I was able to connect with each one.

If you could rename White Lines, what would you call it?

Love the title, but I guess it could also have been called 'love's journey to redemption and forgiveness.'

Any additional comments?

I am a new Tracy Brown fan. Ready to read more of her work.

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  • Ann Abanaka
  • 26 11 2011

GREAT BOOK!

I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end, I cant wait for the next one!!!

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  • Hazel
  • 05 06 2016

sex sex and more sex

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Didnt like this book at all. Couldn't finish it. Every chapter had to include a gross over embellished sex scene that just went on and on. It had me cringing in quite a few places and the silly sound effects were extremely amateurish.

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  • anna
  • 29 09 2015

Worth a credit

enjoyed this book, its very real and raw , slightly cheesy if some bit but overall good