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  • Flanagan's by the Sea

  • By: Chris Fraser
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Dicky Flanagan has been the crown prince of Shadow Beach his entire life. The grandson of the man who built it from nothing into a homey surf town, the son of the volatile father who ruled over the pier and beach below with a tripwire temper and a charming grin, and the brother of an odd, but gifted, murdered child - an event that kept Dicky out of the water and buried deep in a drug-fueled haze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW...just amazing debut!

  • By justin on 09-05-14

Amazing Tale

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Reviewed: 07-13-15

Where does Flanagan's by the Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Best I've ever heard

Who was your favorite character and why?

Main character Dicky

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

Yes, great as always

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hardcore Family Saga

Any additional comments?

Chris Fraser takes a family in crises, and the small beach town they live in and makes it come alive. The characters are so real I feel I knew them, probably because I knew people just like them and shared many a beer with them. Unlike anything I've ever read and hard to classify, but you don't need to put label on a good story. Unblinkingly harsh at times, but so is life. Great Read.