Listen free for 30 days

T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.

Narrated by: Doug Russell
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

The follow-up to his best-selling memoir Monster, Sanyika Shakur's T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. is a vicious, heart-wrenching, and true-to-life novel about an LA gang member that masterfully captures the violence and depravity of gang life.

Shakur's protagonist is Lapeace, the leader of the Eight Tray Crips gang in South Central Los Angeles. In a deadly gunfight with Anyhow, a Blood and Lapeace's rival since childhood, eight innocent civilians are killed. Anyhow is captured. Lapeace becomes a fugitive and he must hide out in the home of his girlfriend Tashima, a hip-hop mogul, as a pair of crooked LA detectives, John Sweeney and Jesse Mendoza, attempt to track him down.

This novel was written from the confines of Shakur's jail cell, and the authenticity of its street scenes - the relentlessness of violence, the do-or-die attitude of each side of the gang war, the sheer joy in the killing - is a testament to the hell that has been a majority of Shakur's life.

With T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., Shakur delivers a powerful and gripping story about the terror of gang life and one man's attempt to free himself.

©2008 Sanyika Shakur. “Can’t C Me” Copyright 1995 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Goosehock Music. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission. “So Many Tears,” words and music by Eric Baker, Gregory Jacobs, Tupac Shakur, and Stevie Wonder Triboy Music c/o Missing Link Music LLC. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for LaShonda Johnson
  • LaShonda Johnson
  • 01-08-19

The author didn't disappoint me!

Having read the author's biography back in 93', I was instantly interested in this title! I am again intrigued by the author's ability to beautifully illustrate pain and chaos and make you think you're part of the story you get so immersed! It would be great if Audible also carried his biography "Monster :Autobiography of an LA Gang member" *wink wink*

2 people found this helpful