Whoreson by Donald Goines audiobook

Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

By Donald Goines
Read by Kevin Kenerly

Blackstone Publishing 9780758273208
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From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture. After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it. Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp."

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Summary

Summary

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture.

After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.

Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp."

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by Rogue Writer 9/13/2017
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Pimpin’ It Ain’t Easy

The composition of this audiobook is superb. The content and storyline, however, is horrific. It aggrandizes the brutal nature of pimping and street prostitution. The titular character, Whoreson, is named as such because he’s the result of a pregnancy with a trick. His mother grooms him to be a pimp, one of the greatest.

The scenes are graphic, the treatment of women abhorrent. But according to those who read Goines’ books in prison, the depictions are dead-on. And just like real life, the ending of the book reflects the axiom “crime doesn’t pay”… but it can be one helluva ride.

Kevin Kenerly voices this book exactly right. Each character is distinctly voiced in ways that are appropriate to their personalities.

Author

Author Bio: Donald Goines

Author Bio: Donald Goines

Donald Goines (1936–1974) was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English