• Let That Be the Reason

  • By: Vickie M. Stringer
  • Narrated by: iiKane
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (476 ratings)

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Let That Be the Reason

By: Vickie M. Stringer
Narrated by: iiKane
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Publisher's Summary

Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, this is the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the best-selling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This, the reigning "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly).

Vickie M. Stringer wrote Let That Be the Reason when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking. When she couldn't find a publisher, she printed the novel herself and sold it out of the trunk of her car. "I've exposed myself with the prayer that my life can be used as an example to warn others of the awful dangers of the drug game," she wrote in its afterword.

Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend, Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed into a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords - and, of course, the law - by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel, all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is that she doesn't quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means - or what it all costs.

Let That Be the Reason is a true-to-life saga of a woman's love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

©2004 Vickie Stringer (P)2016 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

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Yawn!

The story was booooorrrrring!! i was so sick of hearing about "chino" I can't even finish it!

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never disappoints

can't wait for the next book always a great read she is a very talented author

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F’n great book!!

I absolutely love this book it kept me engage from beginning to the end Vicky stringer keep them coming. And to the lady Narrating the story I love all her voices. She must be the one to always read her books or it wouldn’t be right!

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Very disappointed 😔

I was expecting so much more of this book. The story line was boring. I had a hard time finishing it. I wouldn't dare get the 2 book.

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Fantastic!!

Definitely worth it!! Let that be the reason I get another book by this author! The narrator was excellent too!

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Wow the book ended with a good note. There are alot of twists and turns to keep you interested.

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Ms Pat

loved it. It shows how people can be really dirty, especially those that you trust.

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Interesting

I liked the narrator of the story. There is a little bit of everything in this story...wonder what happens next...how are the loose ends tied together?

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Boring.. tried to keep up and enjoy it but I couldn't..it's all over the place. I keep getting lost this story has no structure .It has potential but....I love iikane tho just wish it was better written

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She’s still dumb!

Nothing changed from the first one. She’s still dumb except this time her child is affected.