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A Delirious Summer | [Ray Blackston]

A Delirious Summer

To Neil Rucker, seven months, one week, and a day is too long to wait in between dates. But life as a Spanish teacher to missionaries in Ecuador affords little opportunity for romance.
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Publisher's Summary

To Neil Rucker, seven months, one week, and a day is too long to wait in between dates. But life as a Spanish teacher to missionaries in Ecuador affords little opportunity for romance.

When his worst student, Jay Jarvis, suggests a respite in Greenville, South Carolina, so begins Neil's delirious summer. Neil sees his chance to meet a sweet succession of Southern women, but little does he know that the girls of Greenville are now more elusive than a snowflake in the Ecuadorian jungle.

As they church-hop in Greenville, Neil tries to find the perfect girl among the Neapolitan choices: a demanding redhead, a joy-riding blonde, and a very tardy but intriguing girl with raven hair and a pierced eyebrow. Who knew relational gumbo would look like this?

©2004 Ray Blackston; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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  • Audie Award Finalist, Inspiration/Faith-Based Fiction, 2005

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    Connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 09-27-08
    Connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 09-27-08 Member Since 2007

    trying to see the world through my ears

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    "If I had a teen..."

    Friends tell me that I ought to lighten up my reading life. So I tired some chick lit, but found most of it boring, poorly written, and often containing too much explicit sex (made more graphic by audio format, even if was cliched). When I saw this on sale, I thought Christian chick lit (or lad lit, I guess, in this case) might be better. If I had a teenager, I'd be glad if she/he read this, but it was a dull listen for middle-aged me.

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    Eddie Washington, DC, USA 06-18-07
    Eddie Washington, DC, USA 06-18-07
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    "Great Read"

    This is an excellent read. I would recommend it to anyone. When one reads the description, you would think it to be a purely entertaining book, however, there is more to this story then meets the eye. This story has some truly unexpected insight into thought relative to relationships and bonding.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary salem, VA, USA 07-08-07
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    "a must read"

    a wonderfully inspiring read. a must read. serious, light hearted, warm, fun.

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    Karen Sandpoint, ID, USA 06-24-07
    Karen Sandpoint, ID, USA 06-24-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Another great book!!!"

    I loved it! very fun! kept me intersested, lots of laughing on my part! Highly recomend for a good clean fun read!

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    Andrea S. Boltz Greenville, SC USA 09-10-05
    Andrea S. Boltz Greenville, SC USA 09-10-05 Member Since 2004

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    "Two in a Row!"

    Ray's second book is as good as his first. His light humor and realistic characters keep the story moving as they date, hopscotch and have adventures. Couldn't put it down!

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    Michael Riverside, AL, USA 07-11-05
    Michael Riverside, AL, USA 07-11-05
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    "Humorous and well defined characters"

    I enjoyed every minute of this book. I found it to be very entertaining and humorous while still delivering a message. I loved the characters in this book, many taken from the author's previous book. I look forward to the next ones.

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    G. Nail Lowell, AR United States 10-26-13
    G. Nail Lowell, AR United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I so enjoyed the humor and perspective in this that I went on to read all available books by this author. Good stuff!


    Have you listened to any of Andrew Peterson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He does an amazing job of various accents!


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    William Apopka, FL, USA 09-03-08
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    "Ray Blackston"

    Excellent read and listen! Great for the entire family!

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    Mark leverett, MA, USA 06-05-07
    Mark leverett, MA, USA 06-05-07
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    "be warned"

    the author is a Christian Missionary , in search of a girl
    Theres alot of "church" talk and thanking the Lord.
    Theres only so much of that I can take , in fact 1 hr 19 mins and I clicked off

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    Bola LAUREL, MD, United States 04-22-07
    Bola LAUREL, MD, United States 04-22-07 Member Since 2002
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    "A delirious Summer"

    Excellent writing!

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