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Summer of Light Audiobook

Summer of Light

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Publisher's Summary

After a series of bizarre events, ironworker Mick Brannigan finds himself knee-deep in laundry - and considering a retreat to his hopelessly littered kitchen. He soon learns important lessons from unlikely sources.

W. Dale Cramer, multiple Christy Award-winning author of Bad Ground and Levi's Will, delivers a Romantic Times Top Pick tale of a reluctant Mr. Mom who discovers what matters most.

©2007 Dale Cramer; (P)2007 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"A beautiful story filled with humor, gritty reality, subtle truths, warm-hearted prose, and touching characters." (Romantic Times)
"Warm, believable, and often - particularly in scenes set at Disney World - hilarious." (Booklist)

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    Sara 10-06-16
    Sara 10-06-16

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    "The Power Of Presence"

    This book bridges a variety of genres. It is listed on audible as Fiction with a subset of Contemporary and the publisher summary leans towards Religious Inspirational. To me, the book is about faith--not necessarily "church" faith as the author states but really "street faith"--boots on the ground--living your life open to possibilities kind of faith. To me, it didn't proselytize denominational religion. The focus was instead on self acceptance, trust, taking responsibility for choices and allowing growth in life.

    The writing was excellent. It told stories with each chapter that painted fully developed word pictures. It showed rather than told the story. Engaging, thoughtful, disturbing, filled with subtle and not so subtle insight and often was laugh out loud funny. Slowly as you listen a beautiful image of a family, a neighborhood and a community takes shape. To me, this wasn't a Mr Mom story. The characters were not perfect, but Cramer developed them into multidimensional, complex, believable people who were easy to care about.

    At first I didn't like the narration. All the iron worker job site focus at the beginning in the raspy rough voice almost made me stop the book. Little by little I changed my opinion and ended up really appreciating Sala's voicing of the book. In the end I thought it added to the story being told.

    I really enjoyed this positive, well written, off beat story. Glad I stuck with it.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    California Rose Anaheim 06-12-07
    California Rose Anaheim 06-12-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Wonderul!"

    Another really wonderful book by W. Dale Cramer. Calling it a Mister Mom type of book is really not accurate. It has a lot more layers and depth to it than that, but is also a thoroughly enjoyable read. And this is the best work to date that I have heard from Ed Sala, the narrator. He really takes you into the center of the story, and you hate to leave this family when the book is done.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn K. Clark 01-16-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Picture Perfect"

    A most enjoyable read. The characters come to life and speak to all ages. The book had me smiling all the way. The message is simple and true.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. Hankins 10-29-07
    C. Hankins 10-29-07 Listener Since 2006

    SewnUp!

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    "Good Read!"

    I enjoyed this book and will recommend it. I will listen to it again also, which is rare.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 09-15-14
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    "We would give it 10 stars if we could!!!"

    This is easily one of our all-time favorite audio books! The story is delightful. Dale Cramer's sense of humor is the best. Somehow he manages to show the differences in a woman's opinion vs. a man's ... without making it look like husband bashing! Ed Sala's narration couldn't have been better. He is perfect for this story. We wish there was a sequel! We highly recommend this book and will definitely listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CCB 10-21-11
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    "Great!"

    Don't pass this one up! I give it 15 stars! Ed Sala's performance in this book is brilliant!

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    ruth 08-15-11
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    "A marvelous story well-told."

    Superbly done! Summer of Light evoked the right combination of laughter and the light of revelation. It has become one of my favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Wonderfully inspiring"

    This is one of my favorite books from my nearly nine years as an audible member. I love Nick Brannigan. This story takes some hilarious turns and pulls you in. The narrator is great, and you'll love it. I highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 12-08-08
    Debra 12-08-08
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    "Summer of Light"

    This book mentions God a lot. It is the running theme of the book. I would have liked to have known that ahead of time.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Sunshine 07-01-16
    Sunshine 07-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    This story reaches out to you on so many levels. It has so many stories within the story. It makes me laugh so much at the little daily things of life. And really provokes thought on a much deeper level on our humanity. So well written and perfect narration. One of my favorite stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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