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Echoes of a Distant Summer Audiobook
Echoes of a Distant Summer
Written by: 
Guy Johnson
Narrated by: 
Peter Jay Fernandez
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Echoes of a Distant Summer Audiobook

Echoes of a Distant Summer

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Publisher's Summary

The son of Maya Angelou, Guy Johnson is a critically acclaimed author and poet in his own right. Echoes of a Distant Summer is the story of Jackson St. Clair Tremain, a San Francisco civil servant who thought he had left his old life far behind. In 1982, Jackson is summoned to Mexico to confer with his dying grandfather, the brutal hustler King Tremain. When King dies, Jackson inherits $50 million - and the unwanted attentions of a malevolent bayou crime lord named Pug DuMont.

©2002 Guy Johnson; (P)2004 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-18-10
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-18-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Echoes of a Distant Summer"

    Marvelos, absolutely marvelous. It's a gripping soulful captivating sequel to his previous book, Standing at the Scratchline. I would highly recommend reading that book first. I couldn't wait to get in my car to listen to the next part... He writes so well. The detail he gives to the characters as well as the events is all consuming. Read it. It's good. (But I still recommend reading Standing at the Scratchline first.) Congratulations Mr. Johnson. Well done.
    Wilhelmina

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cecelia Saunders Fairfax, Virginia, United States 04-22-10
    Cecelia Saunders Fairfax, Virginia, United States 04-22-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    Loved it! Action packed, exciting and very well
    written. If you can, read "Standing at the Scratch Line" first. I hope to read more from this author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anna East Palo Alto, CA, United States 05-11-13
    Anna East Palo Alto, CA, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2015

    I love mysteries, action, thrillers, supernatural.... in general I just LOVE a great story!!

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    "I Won't Say Joe, 'Cause Now I Know!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Especially after reading the first book, Standing at the Scratch Line. Guy Johnson sure does know how to put together a story. Well written plot and spending much time on character development allows the reader to truly understand the actions the characters choose to take. Well done Mr. Johnson, Well done!


    What other book might you compare Echoes of a Distant Summer to and why?

    None. (Except for the first book Standing at the Scratch Line).


    What about Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance did you like?

    One of my favorite narrators, he has yet to prove me wrong, I love his pace, delivery, and how he draws you into the story.


    If you could rename Echoes of a Distant Summer, what would you call it?

    I would not. It fits.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnna Adams Cleveland, Ohio, US 04-12-13
    JoAnna Adams Cleveland, Ohio, US 04-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This Book was outstanding."
    Where does Echoes of a Distant Summer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best book out of the 23 that I've listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    King of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know about the scene but my favorite phrase was "Better say Joe cause you show don't know"


    Who was the most memorable character of Echoes of a Distant Summer and why?

    King's wife Serena


    Any additional comments?

    He should write a book 3

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KStreet202 07-17-16
    KStreet202 07-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!"

    I read this book series many years ago. It was a joy to hear it narrated. I only wish the talented Guy Johnson would write another, I would love to see how the Tramaines end up . Mr. Johnson defiantly has inherited the wonderful skills of story telling from his phenomenal mother Ms. Maya Angelou.

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    Shundas 07-11-16
    Shundas 07-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow Start"

    overall good read once the story starts moving along its a great read. Suspensful, thrilling, tear jerker. truly enjoyable. perfect end to the sequel.

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    Andrea Armitige 03-14-16
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    "Worth the time"
    What did you love best about Echoes of a Distant Summer?

    The story of the Trumain family was captivating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Echoes of a Distant Summer?

    The story was filled with memorable moments from each decade of the story.


    What about Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was able to keep a very long story with many low parts interesting.


    If you could take any character from Echoes of a Distant Summer out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Serena out to dinner to ask why she couldn't find the strength to change course and right the wrongs she'd done sooner.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen F Seattle, WA United States 12-10-15
    Karen F Seattle, WA United States 12-10-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Not as good as the first book."

    It was a little difficult to get into after the dynamism and charisma of King Tremain. It seemed like the first few chapters were entirely made up of bloody gang killings, one after the other. But gradually the characters were revealed until the reader felt we were all part of the same family

    But then, in the last 1/4 to 1/3 of the book, it became sappy and downright sloppy. In the not-quite-over battle, the hapless heroine literally runs into the hero' arms, snuggles her head into the crook of his neck while he lovingly holds her in the one arm that isn't holding a military style weapon that's still pointed-toward their mutual enemy who is mere yards away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 05-05-15
    Christopher S. Doyle Honolulu HI 05-05-15

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    "Outstanding!"
    What made the experience of listening to Echoes of a Distant Summer the most enjoyable?

    Such a great sequel! The narration was spot on and the complexity of the story was interweaving story lines was so good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the story. How the characters and their motivations were illustrated.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Jay Fernandez – was your favorite?

    Got to be King. "You think my heart ain't broke?"


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just got me hyped. Such a great read.


    Any additional comments?

    I was concerned the quality might drop off following Standing at the Scratch Line but I couldn't have been more wrong. Peter Jay Fernandez did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda 04-08-15
    Yolanda 04-08-15
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    "Better say Joe 'cause you show don't know"

    I have to admit, I love this book! I recommend reading STANDING AT THE SCRATCH LINE, first for the character s history. By knowing the history you develope a hate relationship and will be surprised by the end of Echoes of a distant summer. A great story, would love a third book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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