On the eve of his 35th birthday, the unnamed black narrator of Man Gone Down finds himself broke, estranged from his family, and living in the bedroom of a friend's six-year-old child. He has four days to come up with the money to keep his kids in school and make a down payment on an apartment for them to live in....
©2007 Michael Thomas (P)2010 Recorded Books
There are some books that one listens to or reads and hates when they come to an end. But this is one that I turned off after 3 hours of trying hard to get involved with the characters. Up to that 3 hour line I hadn't discovered a story line or even an interesting narrative, just a long, long whine going nowhere much. It may of course suddenly taken off after 3 hours and just 5 minutes more, so apologies to the author if it did. I have to say its a disappointment as my two books per month are never quite enough for the whole month so I really regret wasting 50% of that allowance.
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