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A Dollar and a Dream
by Carl Weber, Angel Hunter, Dwayne S. Joseph
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Product Details
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation; edition (Oct 1, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0758207557
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 Based on 31 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 228647

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

3Not as good as the hype, Apr 22, 2023
This book is mediocre at best. It's hard to believe that these are professional, paid writers. There are three stories about what happens when someone hits the lottery. The first was ok, however predictable. The second story entitled "Ghetto Fabulous" was written poorly. The "speaking" parts were unrealistic and the storyline was weak. The third story became so wordy I just wanted it to end. I don't understand the high ratings. I'm guessing a lot of teenagers are writing them.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

4Pretty Good For Short Stories, Jan 5, 2023
First of all I enjoyed the book but I am learning not to pay such close attention to the reviews. I think it was a good book, not off the chain or oh,it is one of the best books out there. It just depends on your reading preference. I really enjoyed Easy Street. It was comical and unpredictable. It also has heated sex in the story, which I love. The second story didn't keep my attention enough to read the entire story so I can not comment. I am in a rush to read two other books I have. The third story was also very good. The plots of the book were original. The third story shows how money can be the root of evil. I enjoyed this book. It is worth reading.

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5A Dollar and a Dream, Nov 30, 2022
A Dollar and a Dream is a collection of three great trilling stories...

"Easy Street",The First of three stories. If I read this book without knowing Carl Weber was La Jill Hunt's partner in crime on this drama packed tale, I'm sure I could have guess it..."Easy Street", is based around a group of tenants-Kerri the gold digger, Paul her not so rich (or so she thinks) admiring neighbour, Rodney the drug dealer, Freddie the vagrant and Katrice the hardworking landlady-along with her compulsive gambling husband Jordon. A $50,000,000 jackpot ticket turns the suspected winner into a target for robbery-and two tenants into future criminals, lead by Rodney the areas dealer...I loved how this story unfolded.

Okay! Angel Hunter's "Ghetto Fabulous", has got to be every single mother of three, dream come true. Isis Bray is living below her means, in an ambience of financial scarcity, drug takers and dealers-whilst attending NA meetings and desperately trying to get her sister Shantay (also a mother of three) to join her on the straight and narrow. Winning a Jackpot of $11,000,000 brought new light to her life, but her troubles are not over yet. When Shantay accidentally overdoses on drugs-luckily escaping death, she wonders if it's a good idea to share the money her in this state of mind...This story has more luck than most see in a lifetime. It's `inspiring' I should say!

Dwayne S. Joseph's "One Night...Six Dreams"...One ticket worth ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY MILLION DOLLARS in the hands of DeVante Smith, a Janitor, an ex-cocaine user-turned alcoholic binge drinker. The problem isn't his anti-social addictive behaviour. It's his decision to keep all the money for himself, instead of rightfully splitting it six ways-with his girlfriend, best friend and three other work colleagues. You'd think that $30,000,000 would be enough for one person, but no, not DeVante. His split-second decision to keep the money for himself caused a perilous ripple effect on the lives of his co-workers. And what started out as a dream come true for all of them, turned into a life long nightmare for DeVante-in an incredible drama, which took place in just One Night...

After reading the first few words of this story, the pictures unfolded-and from then on, it was like watching a movie...If Dwayne's intention was to trill me (the audience) with this tale of serial greed and outrageous, treachery...that he certainly did-indeed, that he did!


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

3For the love of money, Oct 10, 2023
A lot of people have big dreams of winning the lottery and moving on to bigger and better things in life. In A DOLLAR AND A DREAM, authors Carl Weber, Angel Hunter, Dwayne S. Joseph, and La Jill Hunt combine forces to present a collection of three stories with the main focus on money, greed, and how both can change your life and those around you. Though similar, each story is quite different and brings various perspectives on the drama people can get into all for the love of money.

In "Easy Street," La Jill Hunt & Carl Weber share the story of residents of an apartment building, all suffering hard times. From the owner who is about to lose the building, to a beautiful gold-digger out to get all she can from men, and on to a bum, we see a range of personalities. Each has an agenda and motive and we're able to see how honor and integrity plays into this story. When one of the residents announces he's won the lottery...the stage is set for major drama. I really enjoyed this story and the lesson I drew from it.

"Ghetto Fabulous," by Angel Hunter, introduces us to a reformed drug-addict and single mother trying to support her three children, with not much assistance from the three fathers. She has someone new in her life, but she's barely making ends meet. Winning the lottery would certainly make things better for her and her children. The writing in this story wasn't as tight as I would've liked and at the end I was left feeling as if the story was closed too abruptly, but it did help me to see the determination a person can have when they have the desire to strive for what they want versus giving up when life throws them curve balls.

Dwayne S. Joseph flips the script in "One Night, Six Dreams" with an extreme case of what people will do to have it all. When a group of co-workers get together to buy lottery tickets, no one suspects that the person assigned to pick up the tickets will disappear. Yet, our main character decides that all of the money is better than splitting it six ways. The night turns into a bizarre journey of chaos and destruction. Fast-paced and quite unrealistic, I enjoyed this story, but felt it would've been even more enjoyable if things hadn't transpired so quickly. There just seemed to be too much chaos in one night, but of the three, this was my favorite as it shows the darkness that sometimes hide behind the masks that many wear daily.

Since these were short stories, there wasn't really much to glean from many of the characters and the plot was the same for each story. Collectively, the stories did well in showcasing what a person would do for a dollar and a dream. In a few places, I thought the protagonists acted out of character and in one, there was unnecessary drama, but overall, it was an enjoyable read.

Reviewed by Tee C. Royal
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Great, Jul 14, 2023
I loved the whole book, and it's theme of the all mighty dollar. One story in particular that caught my attention was the "Ghetto Faboulous". That story was the best I hope to see more books like this in the future so that I can write about it later in the future Carl Weber keep up the good work.


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