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Sting-Ray Afternoons Audiobook

Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

A wild and bittersweet memoir of a classic '70s childhood.

It's a story of the 1970s. Of a road trip in a wood-paneled station wagon, with the kids in the way-back, singing along to the Steve Miller Band. Brothers waking up early on Saturday mornings for five consecutive hours of cartoons and advertising jingles that they'll be humming all day. A father - one of 3M's greatest and last eight-track-salesman fathers - traveling across the country on the brand-new Boeing 747, providing for his family but wanting nothing more than to get home.

It's Steve Rushin's story: of growing up within a '70s landscape populated with Bic pens, Mr. Clean and Scrubbing Bubbles, lightsabers, and those oh-so-coveted Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. Sting-Ray Afternoons paints an utterly fond, psychedelically vibrant, laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of an exuberant decade. With sidesplitting commentary, Rushin creates a vivid picture of a decade of wild youth, cultural rebirth, and the meaning of parental, brotherly, sisterly, whole lotta love.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Steve Rushin (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    "Nostalgic--A Compendium of Throwbacks!"

    If you were born in the fifties or sixties, you might enjoy this review of all the trivia you grew up with. It will bring make memories, and remind you how far we've come, for better or worse. Find a spot in your backyard and settle in for an enjoyable ride back to your past. It seems a lot of our lives across America during this time were extremely similar, despite no Internet and limited television. Uncanny, actually. I could relate to everything in this book despite growing up in a different state.
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! Perfect narration, too.

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    Jonathan 09-08-17
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    "You got to listen if you grew up in the 70's!"
    Would you listen to Sting-Ray Afternoons again? Why?

    Great content and SO well written! Brought back tons of memories about things I had forgotten about, Such a great book and the narrator was awesome. Cant say how much i enjoyed the book - best listen is a long time!


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    John 08-21-17
    John 08-21-17
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    "memory lane"

    Enjoyed this book immensely, it was almost as if I was looking into a mirror of my own childhood. I will treasure this book for a long time to come. And listen to it many times over, especially when I want to take a, stroll down memory lane.

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    "Couldn't Power Through It..."

    I grew up in the 70's and I was so excited to read this. Unfortunately, it read like one long classic commercial for the 70's. There was just too much concentration on the items of the era and not nearly enough of a story. Performance, reader, was just okay.

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    "One of the best summer reads, ever!"

    if you want a happy book that flows with memories from the 70s this is a must read. wonderfully written by a man who loves words will make you smile and sometimes laugh out loud.

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    Nic North Carolina 07-24-17
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    "My 70s Childhood Rides Again"
    Where does Sting-Ray Afternoons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books I listened to this summer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Steve Rushin makes you "feel" the 70s childhood again.


    What does Greg Baglia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It was funny and touching. He makes the story come alive.


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