• Single Black Female

  • By: Tracy Brown
  • Narrated by: Eboni Flowers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (651 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Tracy Brown's Single Black Female is a taut, edgy, deftly spun novel about four friends grappling with the dramatic twists and turns of life, love and what it means to “make it” in America.

Ivy Donovan is a successful stylist, entrepreneur, and single mom who has been loyal to her sons’ father, Michael, who’s serving a lengthy prison sentence. But life has gotten lonely over the years, and Ivy wants more for herself. Michael, however, isn’t about to lose his family.

Coco Norris is well-off, single, childless, and struggling with her allegiance to emotionally unavailable men. When she finds a man who seems like he can give her everything she has ever wanted, Coco soon discovers that she has taken on more than she can possibly handle.

Deja Maddox is a real estate agent who is married to Bobby, a police sergeant with the NYPD. They have assimilated, looking down on anything that doesn’t fit their buttoned-up, polished life. But Deja isn’t as satisfied as she would like everyone to believe. When Deja’s past returns with a vengeance, she’s forced to face herself as her “perfect” life begins to crumble.

Nikki Diamond is a savvy, self-made businesswoman and social media darling who lives large and with no regrets. She’s also Deja’s little sister and thinks her sister can have so much more than her ho-hum marriage. And Nikki is all too happy to lend a “helping” hand to make that happen.

Things come to a head when Ivy’s youngest son, Kingston, is caught up in a polarizing encounter with the NYPD. Everyone must figure out where they stand, including Bobby, who suddenly has to decide if his “blue life” matters more to him than his Black life and the Black lives of those he loves.

Single Black Female highlights the nuances of Black love, the often tested bonds of Black families, what it means to face the world as a Black man and the joy and pain of being a Black woman.  

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin 

©2021 Tracy Brown (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Black women, We are Resilient, and not cherished

The story of each character has so much relatable content. We are the least protected women that walks this earth. We are a combination of a Queen and Warrior.

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Amazing!

Wow! This book had me all in my feelings. I felt all these women. And being a black woman, having to be strong all the time putting everybody else before me, I felt this book. I have 2 daughter's and 1 son. This book struck a chord with me in so many ways and had me in tears at some points. Now that's a good book to make me cry. Awesome Job Tracy. You did it again!

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True story

This story hit on a lot of truths. Black women have always been the backbone of our family without blinking an eye and yet we never get the praise we deserve. Deja on the other hand is one weak pathetic woman with no backbone whatsoever. I don't blame Bobby for hating her, she's a user and a self-absorbed bitch ugh 😑 😤. great narrator

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Excellent Book

I enjoyed every moment of this book. The book illustrated Harrek truth about the American society. It also demonstrated the great divide. I highly recommend this book.

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Edge of my sit

The reading of this book was sooo real and believable. At times I was on the edge of my sit waiting to read what happened next lol. Loved the writing and the delivery of the story. Can’t wait till her next one.

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What a story!

First, the title of this book doesn’t fit the storyline for me. BUT, the women featured in this book were very enjoyable as characters and the plot kept me interested. There was definitely a specific “heavy” part of the book(that I sort of wish wasn’t part of the storyline) but overall it was a great way to get into the minds, hearts and lives of these women. Also the narration…the NARRATION was so solid. The narrator did an amazing job bringing these characters to life.

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great story and narrator

Loved it I recommend as a good listen while you work. narrator was awesome

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Such a good story!

I love this story. I like how there are multiple characters with their own stories, but somehow relate to each other, keeps it interesting.

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Loved it!

Entertaining, love to see black women shown in a positive and positive light! Please read.

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You won’t be able to put it down!

Tracy Brown and Eboni Flowers did their thing. It’s a must read/listen that you can’t put down!

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  • 08-09-22

Great storyline

A really good storyline and narrated very well. Will look for more from this author.

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  • EmGem22
  • 05-30-22

Sorry

There was just something not quite right with this story for me.
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  • SunShine
  • 03-29-22

Good, but I wanted more

This was a really good book. But I feel it ended way too soon. I believe the ending was rushed, it didn't leave any indication for a part 2. But overall it was a good story

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  • Sarah Edwards
  • 03-22-22

Great story and really well read

Narrator is brilliant in this book. Whizzed through as I was enjoying it so much. I would highly recommend! Narrator has a brilliant way of bringing characters to life without ruining the flow of the story and bringing them to life, making the story so enjoyable!

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  • M.certified
  • 02-14-22

A full picture of black women

This book was incredible. It told such profound stories seamlessly and with nuance. From beginning to end it’ll have you gripped.

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  • Margaret
  • 12-30-21

Brilliant Read

absolutely loved this, such a good listen managed to finish in a couple of days.

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  • Carol
  • 11-08-21

Nothing new under the sun

loved it story well thought out great how get view from male perspective also the narrater has easy smooth way to listening.