A mixed martial artist has one last fight. To make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Then maybe get back with his bae. Make it like back in the day. But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T's bein bullied. His plan’s all gettin sullied. Not to mention dealing with issues of class. Race. The mirror's reflecting face. It’s like there’s no escapin ’08. But wait. Let the haters hate. Franco’s goin for great.
Fightin straight outta Woodbridge. AKA Hoodbridge. The Wood. The Hood. By any name, a town. Too small to be a city. Too broke to be a burb. Too rough to be rural. Just a tough little Turnpike town. Older than America yet representative of today’s America. Connecting north to south. Red to blue. Old to new. Either a perfect alchemy. Or an insane stew. In March of ’08 it was looking like the latter. One that would swallow up Franco and T both.
LP Novel: (n.) A novel that is written lyrical. At times. In its usage of wordplay. And rhymes.
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Sometimes I’m in the mood for audiobooks. Sometimes music. This lyrical novel satisfied all my needs. I actually looked forward to my commute as I rode with Franco and TJ. They both have incredible journeys on the streets of Jersey that intertwine as beautifully as the lyrical stylings of the author. By the last fight, I felt like I was in Franco’s corner!
This audiobook draws you in and keeps you wanting to listen to more and more. A beautifully written story with grit and heart. The words flow like lyrics and the narrator captures the emotion within each sentence. Fully enjoyed this ride down The Streets!!