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My Time to Shine takes listeners into one family's struggle for survival during the crack epidemic of the late 1980s.

Black, a small-time thug with big dreams, discovers the demand for crack cocaine in the Virginia housing projects where he lives and sees the drug as a meal ticket for his family. His younger cousin, Lo, who idolizes Black, joins him in his business endeavors. But as they work side by side with hustlers and killers, the pair is soon thrown into situations beyond their control, and the bonds of their family are thoroughly tested.

©2006 Edd McNair (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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  • January
  • 21-09-2020

This took me back...

I would have given this book more stars if it flowed better. It was long and drawn out during certain chapters and very underdeveloped in other areas.
Than being said, I spent the majority of my youth (teenager to mid-twenties) rolling up and down the streets of the "7-cities" in southeastern VA. I did so much clubbing at some of the clubs mentioned in the book and some of them I was too young get into in '96 (I was 18 yrs old) to early 2000s. I remember wanting to get in the Broadway Club so bad and the age was 25 and up, so we had to go to City Light in Chesapeake which was 18 and up. I also used to party on the campus of Norfolk State University which also mentioned, Club Picassos, club on Shore Drive and hit up the Waffle Houses or Ihop... and I am/was VERY familiar with Lake Edwards apartments, Thats were all the bad boys were, and I was a good girl so that's what I was attracted to :-) Newtown Road near Va Beach Blvd,...the McDonalds, the Shoney's. And when he mentioned Bennigans....OMG ( had to be the one that used to be in Norfolk!) MiIlitary Circle Mall, Greenbrier, just WOW. That took me WAAYYY back. ...and a big THANK YOU to the author for shouting out my home town Elizabeth City NC, I LIKE THAT!!

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  • Mrs.
  • 23-11-2020

Very boring

Very boring I couldn’t get into. the person reading the book didn’t make it any better

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-2020

Dope

I love a good Urban fiction, I just moved to the Hampton roads area of Va. This was dope can't wait to listen to the next one..

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  • MAJIK MAN HERU
  • 15-06-2021

Took me on a journey

Most of what I can relate including a shout out to EC or Elizabeth City NC aka #NAM
GREAT CREATIVITY AND STORYTELLING

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  • MizTeebabie
  • 24-04-2021

Very hard to get into

This was one of the worst books I've listened to so far and I listened and read a LOT of books. The narrator sounded like he was reading to a crown of people at a funeral. There was absolutely no life in his voice. It really made it hard to pay attention to what was going on. And I couldn't keep up with what was going on who was who none of that because every character sounded the same. I forced myself to finish it cause I hate starting books without finishing them. but this is one book I wish I would have just stopped early on

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