- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 2 hours and 42 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: July 16, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DOGLZ2E
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The story takes place in a unnamed city but the the grimy street tale could be any urban city across America. Readers will be immediately taken in by the fast paced storyline.
H.N.I.C. was creatively written and it's story flow is that similar to those familiar with Mobb Deep music. This debut is the first in a series and if this is any indication of what's in store, readers will become instant fans similar to the rapper's music career.
The novella had great plot execution. It tells the all too familiar urban tale of deceit, greed and questioned loyalty with just enough drama to keep you turning the pages. My only real complaint with this novella is just that- it is a novella and ended too soon but it did leave me eager to know what else Johnson has in store.
Fans of street lit will definitely enjoy H.N.I.C. just as I have. Literary job well done!
Reviewed by Kisha Green for Literary Jewels ([...]
*Review copy supplied by publisher*
Pappy wants out of the game but his devotion to his childhood friend Black makes it hard for him to follow through. Black's passion for crime and power is beginning to destroy his friendships and relationship. Tonya, like Pappy, is devoted to Black and accustomed to his constant abuse. Pappy, Tonya, and their crew find out the Black's evilness has no limits or loyalties.
H.N.I.C is classified as a novella but it lacks nothing. I got a feel for each character with out a lot of detail. This novella was perfectly crafted. Not giving too much without being vague. Pappy's character really came off the page. He did not display a lot of raw emotions like Black but he possessed a quiet resolve. The profanity was a bit much but overall H.N.I.C did not disappoint.
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher. The views and opinions shared are strictly my own.
It is set in an urban city. The story never says where but could be any large city in the U.S. I pictured it being NYC, Detroit or L.A. The 1st word that comes to mind in describing it is edgy. There is a great amount of foul language.. BUT... it is appropriate in the urban setting, the characters and their activity.
The two main characters in the gang are Black and Pappy. They have been friends their whole life but Pappy wants out of the gang life. He wants to make a fresh start away from the gang and Black before it is too late. Obviously, Black is not in favor of that and cons Pappy into just 1 more job. A job that goes so wrong so fast.
Retaliation can be sweet.
I was given an ARC by Steven Savile. My review is based solely on my opinion after reading HNIC.
When everything goes wrong, Pappy is left with a decision. His decision will change his life along with Black, Tonya, and three friends they all grew up with. Will he listen to his inner self or sacrifice everything for his best friend?
Albert "Prodigy" Johnson writes beautifully and eloquently in his debut novella. It has suspense, greed, love, deception; it keeps you breathless and turning the page.
The story flows without effort and speaks to any audience. He is detailed with situations and language that may not be familiar to everyone in his audience while no dumbing down his novella.
This is well worth the read. It's poignant and truth-telling as well as truth-seeking.
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This book is great. If you are a Moob Deep fan or just a fan of P, this is a great avenue to find out more about the life of one of hip hops "most infamous". Great read,Published 13 months ago by Jaylow
Albert "Prodigy" Johnson is an excellent Author and this book is worth the read.Published 14 months ago by The Rap Collector
Story wasn't bad but not really what I was expecting. A tale of friends that grew up together& then really out grew each other. But one is stuck on power & money. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anissa
This book had a great beginning. However, it lacked action and a great middle that made you want to keep reading. The ending felt a bit rushed. Read morePublished on June 27, 2014 by Justmenicki
I never knew he could tell a story so well. This is a good thing. I look forward to the next one. black really thought he was hnicPublished on June 3, 2014 by zc
I couldn't put the book down until I finished. It was very exciting. I didn't want to stop because I wanted to see what happened.Published on April 3, 2014 by Violet
I have to give credit where credit was due, the brother can write. I was one again impress. I purchased the audio version of the book and listening to is like watching a movie. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by marcus watkins
This is a complete story but it lacks detail and character development. This could have been a great story had some more detail been introduced. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Kindle Customer