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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: The Man in 3B

The Man in 3B
Author: Carl Weber
Genre: Fiction
Publisher:  Hachette Audio
Release Date:  January 29, 2013
Audiobook:  9 hours and 56 minutes
Narrators:  Mike Ray (Narrator), Shay Moore (Narrator), King Parker (Narrator), A. Jai Simone (Narrator), D. Michelle (Narrator)

Source:  Purchased from Audible.com
Buy the Book: Amazon
Book Description
Meet Daryl Graham, or as his neighbors call him . . .
THE MAN IN 3B
Daryl has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his down-to-earth personality to his extreme attractiveness to his undeniable swag, Daryl is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be. Daryl is quickly welcomed into the building and immediately becomes a part of each of the tenants' lives.
Connie, an overweight and unhappy wife, turns to Daryl for help losing weight, hoping to try and fix her crumbling marriage. But when Daryl starts making Connie feel beautiful again, she questions whether or not her marriage is worth saving. Benny, a spoiled teenager, looks up to Daryl as a role model. When an unexpected event occurs, Benny is left questioning everything he's ever known. Krystal, Daryl's first love, wants to make things work with her current boyfriend. Yet, having Daryl back in her life sends her happy home spiraling out of control. And, Daryl but not least, Avery, Connie's husband, doesn't care about anyone or anything when a financial opportunity comes his way-that is, until he notices how much time his wife is spending with their new neighbor.
Everything seems to be going well, until someone is murdered, and everyone becomes a prime suspect.

Review
This was my first book by this author Carl Weber who has about 20 books to his resume. The man in 3B is hot and seems to catch the eye of every single female in his new building. Who is this man? Daryl Graham and he has a ankle bracelet not from a jewelry store but from the county. Daryl loved Krystal years ago. Daryl is good looking and well respected by the thugs in the neighborhood. That's it! That is all I found out about him in this book. Oh Wait! One more thing. He wears a gold star of David around his neck. Ok. That's it!
A murder takes place in this book and every single person in the building is now a suspect. Each chapter you get to read various perspectives on a character's relationship to Daryl as they try to build their alibis. There is Avery, husband to Connie and a general awful verbally abusive man. Connie, his wife is overweight and tries to fix everything for Avery. Connie soon seeks out the help of Daryl to lose weight and Avery is pissed! There is Benny the newly 21 year old who looks up to Daryl to his fathers chagrin and distress. There is Krystal, daughter of Avery and her fiance. She broke Daryl's heart years ago and just moved into the building.
This book is just like Bewster's Place with the neighbors stories inter and co-mingling though out. Complete with love triangles and who is sleeping with whos? There is so much going on in this one. I think I would have enjoyed this read if there were not sooo many holes in the story. Like why does Daryl have so much respect from people? Why is he under house arrest? Others I can't write about without spoiling the end.
There was just way to much drama for my taste but I found the ending interesting. I didn't see it coming.
As for the narrators I thought they all did a good job. Not amazingly good but good! They were really trying to put emotion into their parts. For some reason the narrator that read for Krystal annoyed me and I am ok with it because the character did too!
It was just ok! The plot was just ok! The narrators were just ok!

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Recommendations
I recommend this book to adult readers due to sexual content and mild violence.

Challenges
This book is number 17 in my Audiobook Reading Challenge
This book is number 15 in my Genre Variety Reading Challenge
This book is number 36 in my Goodreads Challenge

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