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Publisher's Summary

In the rural Deep South, there are stories about people who, upon the approach of their death, have been greeted by dead loved ones who return as ghosts to lead them into the next world.

This is one of those stories.

©2012 John I. Jones (P)2017 John I. Jones

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Anther short good book, from JIJ

this story is set in the 40s. when life was simple. its about a little boy growing up on a farm, who's mother is a caretaker.
This is not a horror book, but about the afterlife, and sweet little boy and older man that took him under his wing.
though it may not be a horror book, its a sweet book, and a easy listen.

Micheal Downey did seem to breath deeply at the start of a sentence in some parts. but not enough to take away from the story.

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Another Fantastic Short Story by John Isaac Jones!

Once again Mr. Jones has provided his listener with a short story with a deep message. For those who just looked at the artwork and quickly glanced at the published notes and expected a horror story will be sadly disappointed. Like most of Mr. Jones writing this story involves morals, rules, hope, and love(both earthly and in the afterlife). Values that are in step decline in our current society. I highly recommend this audiobook.

Mr. Downey does a splendid job with the narration in this short audiobook. He gives each character a strong distinct voice and is really a pleasant narrator. I look forward to a future performance from him.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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An Interesting Story On Life and the After

Boone was an interesting listen. It was about life and death. It was one to make you think. It definitely had the sound of being in the deep south. Life was slow and when the time came it was fast. A very interesting listen indeed.

This was a thought-provoking book written by John Isaac Jones and narrated by Michael T. Downey whose voice was perfect for the story. I think he nailed the characterization of Boone.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Touching and sad

This is a touching story of true love and the incredible pain and emptiness of loss. I could almost feel their pain. By the end of this story I felt like I had lost someone myself. It was well written and the narrator did a fine job but this is definitely not one I wouldn't care to listen to again. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Not a horror story, as such...

If you get this book hoping for a terrifying horror story, you may be disappointed. There is some good-old-boy optimism about the afterlife, but a horrific miscalculation about eternity is not what the typical horror fan is hungry for.

This was a short enjoyable character study of elderly love and loss. The narrator did a great job telling the story. This is the kind of story that just begs to be told more than being read.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I loved it!

All of John's visually detailed stories have a message for the listener. Whether it's good morals, family bonds, or love that exceeds the test of time. The way this very talented author is able to tell a complete story with enough details to make you feel as if you are there in such a short amount of time is amazing to me. This story about a husband's love for his wife was heartbreakingly beautiful. Even death couldn't break their strong bond with one another. I requested this book in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend this book to anyone limited on time that loves a good story.

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Another great story by John Issac Jones!

Mr. Jones keeps surprising me with his ability to create short stories that make me feel like I haven't been shorted. I know the story was good when it's finished an hour or so later and I feel like I have benefited by briefly experiencing the lives of the characters and I am left introspective or caught up in remembering different times, situations, or people.

Another great story, and an hour of my life that was well spent in my humble opinion. Thank you Mr. Jones!

I was given this audio book for free in exchange for this unbiased review.

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Charming and earthy

This is the 8th short story I've heard by this author and I've enjoyed them all. Like his other folksy tales, there's not really a plot per se, but always a theme or lesson to take away. Also, the south of days gone by is its own character in these stories and it's one that you look forward to meeting time and time again.

Good narration. I have to take 1 star off because of the poor production. The sound quality is distractingly inconsistent. Too bad because I liked the performance itself.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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A summer to remember...

I can always count on John Issac Jones to craft out-of-the-box short stories that make you think. Boone is another success, and left me thinking about it even after finishing it. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say that I really enjoyed this story. The main character, nicknamed Dirt Knocker by Boone, is staying on Boone and Miss Mary's property while his nurse mom, Virginia, tends to Miss Mary in her final days. Boone and the boy, along with Boone's faithful companion Nero form a friendship over the summer and, well, as Miss Mary is basically in hospice care, she eventually passes away. What happens around that time and later in the story really made me reflect on myself as well. I know, cryptic, right?

Michael T Downey was perfect as the narrator in my opinion. This story takes place in the 1940's on a farm and I could easily envision the narrator fitting into the scenes that Mr. Jones created in my mind. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Dirt Knocker's Summer

I really enjoyed listening to this short southern story; I hope someone is there when I go. It is about boy who joined his mother, Virginia a nurse hired to care for Miss Mary (found to be distant cousins) in Boone McDaniel’s farm house. Boone and Nero, his dog befriend dirt knocker (the boy) throughout the summer. You have to listen to this one it shows how much love hurts. I was given this audiobook by author and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you!! I recommend Mr. John’s short thoughtful books.