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Publisher's Summary

Just like down home is a phrase my Grandpa said a lot. It's a fancy way of saying everything went just fine. 

My Grandpa had a lot of phrases which he said repeated quite often. Some people call them Hillbilly phrases. But as my Grandpa said, he was a Mountain William, not a Hill Billy. 

My favorite phrase of his was his response when asked how he was. Why I'm fine as a frog's hair and twice as curly. 

In this story, Joel September's life is not going that great. He's stuck in a job he really hates, but it pays the bills. But then a crisis happens, one which starts his life flowing in a much better direction. And Joel starts to be aware that very soon his life is going to be just like down home! 

Tonight Joel had no worries. Things were about to change for the better, he could feel it in his bones. 

"The toe bone's connected to the...foot bone", Joel began to sing to himself. Well his singing wasn't perfect. It was off-key as usual. It was nice to know he was still human. 

Joel left the sidewalk and continued on across a field of grass. He kept one eye to the ground, on the lookout for presents left by stray dogs. But somehow, he couldn't focus on the ground tonight. His spirits were just too high. 

Pretty soon, Joel felt like he was walking on air. It was a wonderful feeling, to feel like you were floating. Joel walked past the Pearly Gates, where St Peter had just posted a "No Trespassing" sign. Joel laughed at the sign and called out, "Very funny Pete", as he walked by. 

"I thought you'd enjoy it," St Peter called back, and then hurried to take the sign back down. 

Heaven wouldn't be Joel's destination tonight, nor for a long time to come. He had too much going right for him on Earth. And soon, very soon, things would be going so much more rightly.

©2007 Dale Stubbart (P)2018 Dale Stubbart

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Odd Story

Summary: Strange little fantasy story about an English gentleman named Joel September who doesn’t particularly like his job but things are about to change for him.



Additional Comments:

- The blurb pretty much tells the whole story, though I could have sworn the man’s name was Joe in the book I heard.

- Not really sure I know what Joel’s day job is exactly. His night job was a tad better described.


Conclusion: Strange short story.
*I received a free copy from the narrator. I have freely chosen to review. All views are my own.

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It was ok

This book really wasn’t for me. The narrator done a good job telling the story.

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Easy listening, story about Joel

Just Like down Home
By: Dale Stubbart, Narrated by Duncan Cassidy

The book is about Joel life story and his work. His life is not going that great but starts going in a much better direction. The book is only 29 minutes long. Duncan Cassidy did a good job as narrator, has a nice voice, tempo and accentuation.

My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book.
*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • 07-14-18

Intriguing

This book was provided free of charge in expectation of an honest review.

The book was interesting in the aspect of the gentleman and his experience with his job. It seemed to examine his relationship from several time line points as his job changed from terrible to good. An interesting approach to storytelling.

The narration was very British but easy to understand. Emphasis was added at appropriate points to make points and flowed smoothly.