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Audiobooks by Shannon Holmes

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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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Street Tales: A Street Lit Anthology Audiobook

Street Tales: A Street Lit Anthology

For some, the allure and power of the streets are elusive but yet, a wonder to behold. Some engage in this lifestyle of self-destructive criminal behavior, knowing one day it might cost them their family, freedom, or something even far more valuable . . . their lives. Four-Times New York Times Besting-Selling Author Wahida Clark is no stranger to the streets. She served nine-and-a-half years in federal prison. The Bronx's very own Shannon Holmes, author of the National Best-Seller B-More Careful, is no stranger to 'Street Lit or the Streets.' He served five years himself. Together, they handpicked a select group of authors, each with his or her style and unique flavor of urban literature. So, take a walk on the wild side with us through a hood near you, into sticky situations, where everything is not always what it seems. For the characters in this book, the money stakes are high, and lives are up for grabs. Respect is earned-and power is taken. In Street Tales, you'll read stories of survival and redemption, as well as tales of greed, lies, betrayal, and street justice. You will come face-to-face with life-altering choices and circumstances beyond your control. What would you do in the same situation? These are Street Tales. Around the clock, life and death stare you in the face. There are no second chances-the streets play for keeps. Many learn the hard way that the streets are undefeated. Authors of Street Tales: An Anthology: Shannon Holmes ,Wahida Clark, Victor L. Martin, Sa'id Salaam, Reds Johnson, Hood Chronicles, Joe Awsum, and Vance Phillips

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Dirty Game Audiobook

Dirty Game

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Honey Jones Release Date: November 2016

Shannon Holmes, king of urban lit and #1 Essence bestselling author, brings you another story from the mean streets of the South Bronx. Kenny "Ken-Ken" Greene left his days as a hustler behind him when his wife was killed during a scam gone bad, leaving him with a baby daughter. Now he's a cab driver, doing what he can to put food on the table and give his daughter, Destiny, everything she needs. In spite of his past or because of it, he's willing to do whatever it takes to keep Destiny off the streets. But when he is shot and paralyzed during a robbery while on the job, Destiny knows that she has to step up to the plate to take care of the father who has provided for her. Allowing herself to learn from one of the fiercest of street hustlers, Destiny becomes his lover, and soon her skills rival his. But the longer she stays in the game, the deeper into the game she falls. "This no-holds-barred tale of mistrust and secrecy is full of energy that rivals even the best action films. Holmes' latest is thoroughly engrossing, thanks in part to its description, which provides readers with a strong sense of what's taking place in the novel."-RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Never Go Home Again Audiobook

Never Go Home Again

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Nicole Small Release Date: February 2016

"The experience and quality that I bring to my writing can't be faked. I know what I know. Through my novels, I invite readers to journey with me into the streets. Come see what I've seen. Let me show the gritty and grimy undercarriage of society, the 'flip side' of the game."-Shannon Holmes Inspired by the events of his own life, the Essence bestselling author of B-More Careful and Bad Girlz presents a vivid, unflinching novel about a young man's coming of age in the city streets. Never Go Home Again is the story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in his neighborhood, Corey finds the lucrative drug trade too tempting to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, ultimately Corey must pay the price for his choice of profession: his freedom. By the age of sixteen, Corey is sentenced to prison. Incarcerated at Riker's Island, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and his spirit. Still, in the midst of his horrific imprisonment, he discovers inner strength and-against unimaginable odds-manages to survive. Corey makes a new kind of family for himself in jail, including a teacher who encourages him to "never go home again." In the course of his journey of self-discovery, Corey comes to realize the wisdom in his mentor's words. Unflinching and riveting, Never Go Home Again is a powerful, true-to-life story of redemption that no reader will soon forget. "Holmes is a noted pioneering street-lit author."-Library Journal, praise for the author

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Caught Up Audiobook

Caught Up

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Cary Hite Release Date: August 2015

Dixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler’s wife, the mother of a beautiful girl, and owns a town house and a nice car—she’s living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn’s whole world begins to crumble. Things quickly go from bad to worse, and as the bills begin to mount, her ability to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. She becomes strapped for cash, and her good intentions lead to bad decisions. Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, her one saving grace—or so she initially believes. In Dixyn’s time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself in the murky waters of street life and becomes entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit, ultimately discovering that there are no rules in the game, loyalty is limited, trust will get you hurt, and love will get you killed. “Holmes is a noted pioneering street lit author. His smooth-flowing narrative mixes crime, sex, and sassy street language, giving his protagonists a true life-in-the-streets feel. This will more than satisfy serious readers of urban fiction.”—Library Journal (starred review)

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Bad Girlz 4 Life Audiobook

Bad Girlz 4 Life

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Nicole Small Release Date: July 2015

#1 Essence bestselling author Shannon Holmes returns with the explosive sequel to his national bestseller, Bad Girlz. Tonya Morris, a.k.a. “Tender,” is back, and this time the ride is wilder than ever. Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else. Coming of age in the Badlands of north Philadelphia—one of the toughest and poorest communities in the country—Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate and, at times, ruthless moves in her bid to survive. When she stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she found herself caught up in a world of sex-filled nights, dirty money, backstabbing cohorts, and murder. She left that world behind to become a hairstylist. However, after she is blacklisted from salons across Philadelphia and evicted by her shady landlord, Tonya finds herself back in the stripping business—except this time, she promises herself things are going to end differently. Tonya teams up with her best friend, Na’eema, to organize underground sex parties, and it’s not long before they have a team of beautiful girls and are rubbing elbows with athletes, rappers, and celebrities. Then Tonya’s ex-lover and now music industry superstar, Q, steps onto the scene, and everything takes a dramatic new twist. Because it’s not just Q who is back in her life. His murderous baby mama, Niecey, is fresh out of jail and ready to raise hell, and she’s got Tonya in her sights. In the meantime, Tonya’s past has risen like a beast, threatening to tear away all her newfound success. But Tonya isn’t going down without a fight.

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B-More Careful: A Novel Audiobook

B-More Careful: A Novel

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Cary Hite Release Date: July 2015

B-More Careful takes sex, lies, and betrayal to the next level in this action-packed, fast-paced, suspense-filled novel. Growing up on the cold, mean, inner-city streets of Baltimore is Netta, leader of an all-girl clique called the Pussy Pound. With no father and a dope fiend for a mother, Netta learns at an early age how to use her beauty and her body to get the things she wants: money, cars, and jewelry. Chasing the almighty dollar, she meets Black, a local drug dealer with a deep-seated hatred for New Yorkers who falls head over heels in love with her. With a broken heart, Black discovers that Netta is only after his money and seeks the ultimate revenge against her life.

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Bad Girlz Audiobook

Bad Girlz

Author: Shannon Holmes Narrator: Erica Peeples Release Date: June 2015

Shannon Holmes, the bestselling author of B-More Careful, delivers a wild adventure on the streets of the Badlands, one of the toughest and poorest communities in Philadelphia. Bad Girlz takes listeners into the mysterious and often dangerous lives of young women who turn to the streets and strip clubs as a means of survival. These are girls who, along the way, suffer bad breaks and find themselves ripe for exploitation by men and women who pretend to be their saviors. Tender and Goldie are taken under wing by Kat, a veteran stripper who enjoys the life and the risks she must take to stay in the mix of the sex trade. Both of these young and beautiful girls end up in dire straits and are in need of Kat's help for the same reasons: they lack the love and support that most of us expect from our home and our community. Where they live, illegal money is often the only money to be made, and the difference between the law and the outlaw is tough to discern. Holmes tells a page-turning story of sex, money, and murder in the name of survival and reveals the many ways in which good girls-as they try to get by in desperate situations-become Bad Girlz.

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