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Publisher's Summary

Dare to dream - Since the publication of E. Lynn Harris's stunning debut novel, Invisible Life, millions of fans have laughed, cried, and anguished along with his unforgettable cast of characters. Now, his growing legions of fans will finally find out what happens in this delicious conclusion to the Invisible Life trilogy.

In Abide with Me, Harris returns with the utmost finesse to his signature themes of love, friendship, and family, and craftily guides his irresistible characters through new challenges and heartbreaks, and ultimately to redemption through love.

At the end of Just As I Am, Raymond Tyler, Jr., was beginning a relationship with Trent, a fraternity brother from his college days, while Nicole had found love with Jared, Raymond's buddy from Atlanta. As Abide with Me opens, Raymond and Trent are settled in Seattle, where Trent's career as an architect has blossomed and Raymond's law practice is booming. All seems well. Then, late one night, Raymond gets a call from a United States senator that threatens everything he's built.

Raymond, facing a crisis of faith, travels to New York hoping for the support of his best friend, Jared, who's moved North after five years in Atlanta. His wife, Nicole, is performing in a revival of Dreamgirls, her lifelong fantasy at last coming true. Nicole is thrilled to return to the stage, but when things start to go wrong, her young and beautiful understudy, Yancey Harrington Braxton, steps into the spotlight a little too smoothly. And Nicole, far from achieving her dream, is suddenly forced to reevaluate her life and her marriage.

Back, too, are the other beloved inhabitants of Harris's world: Raymond's family; the sexy and dangerous gray-eyed sportscaster and ex-football player, John Basil Henderson; and Peaches, the spirited owner of the Harlem shop Cuts 'n' Cobblers and the mother of Raymond's late friend Kyle.

In Abide with Me, Harris once again encourages his listeners to live, love, and dream. His masterful storytelling, wit, and sensitivity permeate this enormously satisfying novel, which is both a tribute to his loyal following and an invitation to a new audience to enter his irresistible world. His "unique spin on the ever-fascinating topics of identity, class, intimacy, sexuality, and friendship" (Vibe) will once more put E. Lynn Harris at the top of the best seller lists.

Listen to more in the Invisible Life trilogy.
©1999 E. Lynn Harris (P)2011 Random House

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True joy to finish the trilogy

I wish they would make a movie of the series! E. Lynn Harris was so bold for his time and his voice is still one of the few out there.

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great read!

l loved it! Can't wait to read the next installment. The characters are so real.

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The narrator's voice made my skin crawl!

Big fan of the late Mr. Harris but the narration killed the whole story for me.

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ANOTHER FINE JOB

Mirron Willis is absolutely & wonderfully talented! I can't get enough of him. The book is also wonderful, and I look forward to more to come. For me, if the narrator isn't likeable, no matter how good the book, I just can't listen through it. Thank you, Mr. Willis! Stella

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great book

I wish it hadn't ended. there are so many unanswered questions. but hopefully they are answered in Yancy's series

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OMG…

I LOVE these characters! ALL OF THEM! If you think that reading E. Lynn Harris’ books is an experience, try LISTENING!

It has been over 20 years since I first read these books as a young adult. I had FORGOTTEN how engaging and dramatic these characters were! And now, being an older adult with more life experience under my belt, I appreciate them even more.

What writer Mr. Harris was. He has really left us too soon.

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Excellent final ending

This was such an amazing end for this trilogy.
Mr. Harris was a phenomenal author.

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A narrator can make or break an audiobook.

The book was good but I struggled with the narrator. E. Lynn Harris is a great writer but the narrator made all of the characters sound like men. This made it difficult to take the characters seriously.

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Finally finished the trilogy!

Awesome book!!!!! Definitely recommend the series. The narrator is good and I really enjoy the voices that he makes lol

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Before Coming Out

I initially read this when I was in college. That was in the 90s. This was my very first foray into audiobooks. Wonderful book and even better when read in succession.