Murderville: Murderville Trilogy, Book 1
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Murderville: Murderville Trilogy, Book 1 (Murderville #1)

4.53 of 5 stars 4.53  ·  rating details  ·  1,128 ratings  ·  119 reviews

Two children from Sierra Leone are forced apart by a tragic fate. Liberty's dying wish is for A'shai to tell her the story of how they got to where they are. They relive their ill-fated journeys, from an arranged marriage, through Mexico's drug cartel, hustling in Detroit, and escaping LA's underworld.

MP3 Book, 0 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Blackstone Audio, Inc.
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,218)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Monique
Murderville by Ashley & JaQuavis - 4 stars
I was impressed with this urban lit love story. Liberty and A'Shai were two kids from Sierra Leone trying to escape their terrible circumstances when fate forced them to suffer even more. As they grew up apart, they constantly dreamt of one another. Through years of extreme experiences (both learning the tricks of the streets - getting paid for sex while using drugs and the other learning how to kill and destory by selling drugs) they met up again on...more
Tia
All I can say is.....WOW! After reading Murder Mammas and being completely disappointed, I didn't have high hopes for Murderville. I was wrong. I finished this book in hours, feverishly turning the pages, needing to know what was going to happen next. The story in its totality is heart wrenching. All that Ashai and Liberty go through breaks your heart, especially Liberty. I can't wait for part 2. I hope it won't disappoint.
Christiana
This was a really good book by Ashley JaQuavis..They are very talented writers...When they get a hold of a pen magic happens...The only thing I don't like about their books is that there are never any happy endings...I can honestly say I have never read a bad book by them...All their books are really good.
Tazzyt2bossye
MURDERVILLE
BY: ASHLEY & JAQUAVIS
‘And all my life I prayed for someone like you, and I thank GOD that I finally found you…’
5*****


Young warrior A’shai is being trained for battle by his father as they destroy a village with murder, rape, and fire. A’shai finds himself rebelling against his tribes’ beliefs by saving young Liberty as she watches his kinsmen murder her family. Thus begins the tale of these two babes from Sierra Leone as they journey through kidnappings, beatings, and near death e...more
Iona Sawyer
I went out into the field looking for a book to read. Murderville 3 kept being mentioned and how everyone is waiting for it to be released. The 1st one didn't catch my attention but w/ Ashley and JaQuavis being one of my favs I finally gave in. The. book was so good I read it n one day and then went and listened to the unabridged version. I was on the tip of my seat. The thrill and action of the street had me grinning and jumping. The drama that A'Shai and Liberty went through from beginning to...more
Evye
I would have given it four stars because although the story line was a bit depressing it was well written and a page turner. However, as a brown skin black woman-as I'm sure a lot of their readers are- I found it very offensive w/the authors incessant obsession w/subtly promoting lighter skin or mixed characters as better looking or in a better light than dark or brown skin characters. Liberty one of the main protaganists was held in high esteem for her looks-as it was noted because she was a li...more
Jamie
Oh, urban fiction, how I've missed you. This is my first foray into audio urban fiction, and I can't recommend this enough! Soap opera, plot twists, adventure, action, the start of a trilogy. I think the audio version actually allows you to NOT dwell on the sometimes clunky writing and just enjoy this for what it is : a DAMN good story!
Arabia
I have had this book for forever and a day....why did I wait so long to read it I don't know....Liberty and Astory really pulled on my heart strings the best love story ever*tears* I was shocked by the ending and I can't wait for part 2 so i can see what Po is all about
Angie757
This book is a must read.they will have you so deep in their lives that you think it's real. The love story within the novel is amazing!!!!!
Charmain
Man this book was bomb as shit, I also got to meet these to authors and the exprience was great!!!! I could reread it again!!!!!!!
Christina Cici-lee
I just finished this book and i loved how you never knew what was gonna happen. Liberty was sold into slavery as a whore and ashai got lucky. He finally saved her but didn't get to live the rest of his days out with her because she had a bad heart and he committed suicide after he told her the story one more time before they ended in that hospital. Nico was a trifling mf, had willow killed and had everybody set up because he was jealous of ashai. Overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it...more
K.augustine
These authors are back at it again with another slam dunk dramatic romantic tragedy. A'Shai and Liberty meet at a tender age during unfortunate circumstances at the hand of rebels, but that's just the beginning of their tortured tale. All these two have is each other as they flee Africa, but end up separated in Mexico after boarding a boat called, MURDERVILLE. Their lives take two drastically different paths and eight years later, A'Shai is a recent college graduate taking over the reigns of his...more
Stephanie
I read this because it advertised itself as "street fiction". I will have to assume from this story that "street fiction" is going to reflect the following: sex slavery, child abduction, murder, mafia, drug addiction, and drug trafficking. The story was painfully self-conscious, but the characters were fairly well-developed and at first quite sympathetic. By the end, I was disgusted with everyone. So many things went against these two youngsters, and yet their spirits were strong, and they staye...more
Rachel
I don't know how they do it. Write a book that captures attention from the first page to the last. A'shai and Liberty did not have it easy. A'shai from the first day he met Liberty remained loyal as her protector until the end. Since its a trilogy can't wait for the next two. Like how the Murder Mamas got a special not towards the end. Baron gets a side eye from me on the whole issue of not backing A'shai on the Liberty issue. He knew where he had come from and what he had been through. Willow h...more
Lily
Gut-wrenching. Disturbing. Agonizing.

Some of the words that I would use to describe this story.

Yet... it was also heart warming, inspiring, and exhilarating. Because in the midst of so much angst, hopelessness and conflict, LOVE prevailed. It beat all odds. Odds of distance, time, and opposite life paths.

It was deeply affecting to read this book. Not necessarily because of how descriptive and raw this was. It was because this story can very well be realistic. I am sure that it IS realistic. In...more
Victoria
Consistently Intriguing: A++

in have to say, just don't think I've read anything like this in a long time. it's like fiction meets non fiction. because the fictional characters lead lives as told by the authors but also almost like life stories of these same characters as children growing up in Sierra Leone. I very much enjoyed reading this book. read from cover to cover in one sitting, could never once put it down.
India Jones-tanner
Ok, maybe I need to stop reading A&J's books. I'm finding that they are recycling the same plots in their books. I'm not going to rate the book on this, only on the drama that took place.

A'Shai and Liberty were forced together after A'Shai saved Liberty from being raped. Trying to be a man and protect Liberty, Shai lead them straight to hell on Murderville.

Their lives takes separate turns, Shai's for the better and Liberty's pure hell. Fate would unite A'Shai and Liberty again, but not afte...more
Book Chic
I am a huge Ashley and Jaquavis fan. I saw an interview they did on this series and I was drawn because they talked about growing the audience up but still keeping it street. They have this uncanny ability to create living breathing characters and this was no exception except for the fact that I didn't really become invested in these particular characters and I thought about that. Maybe it was the whole African , human trafficking spin that seemed disjointed. I love historical fiction and histor...more
Wallace Thomas
Murderville is an urban fiction book. The book had a promising beginning
and a disappointing end. one well written book is better than three so-so books.

I wish urban fiction dealt with more than gangstas and hustlas trying to get to the top or skanky women spreadin' it around.
Stephanie
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Juanita
I'm upset because I thought I had figure out the story line and then BOOM I get the shock of my life, I'm oh so mad at A'shai but everything happens in a story for a reason. Oh well time to read the next part.
Ta
Definately would fall under Urban Fantasy. I read it in 1-day. I'm not sure what to say. I can see A&J are tieing all the characters in. I would like to see more origional plots and realistic character portrayal. Going to the cook-up spot in the projects then to your private jet...uhm NO. Got a guy putting money in the safe with your life savings...ugh NO! I hate to out grow the authors, perhaps I am not the target audience for A&J. Not that I didn't like the book but I have read it befo...more
Lashawnda
listened to this book on Audible's website. In the beginning I didn't think it was going to be that great. But it really turned out to be a very good book. I would give it 5 stars, but I felt the descriptions of the sex scenes were a little out of place. Otherwise, it is a must read.
Nicma
Liberty was weak throughout this series, although i was impressed at how realistic life was betrayed working in Africa for the Diamond Mines
Stashia
Ashley and JaQuavis are a pair of my favorite authors. to me murderville is a true love story despite some of the outcomes within the story.
Sheryl Boyce
I loved this book! This was truly a love story. Ashai has tried to protect Liberty from the day he met her. He even hurt his own father to keep her from being violated. It was truly heart breaking when they were separated from each other. Her life did a downward spiral quickly. I can't imagine being forced to sell my body and hooked on drugs to do it. It was truly fate that brought Ashai and Liberty's paths back together. Once he found her,he was going to do what ever he needed to do to keep her...more
Jenee Rager
I found this book to be so much more than an urban fiction novel. Ashley and JaQuavis definitely get props for managing to make a book about child soldiers and human trafficking not only readable but entertaining. I really liked the story of Shai and Liberty and how they both took such different paths after being stolen from their home. At first it seemed like Liberty was going to have the easiest path but that definitely did not end up being the case. My only (small) complaint is the ending, I...more
Natasha
I was skeptical of this book at first thinking I wasn't going to be able to get into it. It surprised when it picked up after A'shai and Liberty become friends. I loved how at such a young age A'shai made himself Liberty's protector and even called her his wife. It broke my heart that they lived such troubled childhoods and were separated under horrible circumstances. But their bond was so strong they never forgot one another even though they lived very different lives. This was a story all abou...more
URBANLIT BOOK  REVIEWER
i really didnt like this book at first,i read only up to chapter 4,i was mad as hell,i threw it on the table.this is the first time i read a book from them, under CMC and after getting the reason of writting this book, i then went back and reread the book with an openmind,and i like the part with samad and baron becuse of the drug storyline.but i have and comprehended what the authors were trying to bring to the readers but Ashley knows how i feel about the content of this book. i do expect the...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 73 74 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Dopefiend (The Dopeman, #2)
  • Raunchy
  • Stackin' Paper
  • Material Girl
  • New York's Finest (1st of the Trilogy)
  • Welfare Wifeys
  • Thicker than Water
  • The Golden Hustla
  • Cartier Cartel
  • Shyt List 2: Loose Cannon
  • California Connection
  • Allure of the Game: A Novel
  • Riding Dirty on I-95
2843599
Ashley Antoinette Snell writes as Ashley Antoinette and (with JaQuavis Coleman) as "Ashley & JaQuavis".

Born in Flint, Michigan, Ashley Antoinette Snell and JaQuavis Coleman have survived the tumultuous streets finding their way to literary fame. At only 20 and 21, both Ashley and JaQuavis are in their third year of college balancing a full class load along with a demanding writing schedule, bu...more
More about Ashley Antoinette...
The Cartel (The Cartel, #1) The Last Chapter (The Cartel, #3) Tale of the Murda Mamas (The Cartel, #2) The Prada Plan (The Prada Plan, #1) The Trophy Wife

Share This Book