Kokomo's Café? Complete

Flagler Beach Fiction Series
Narrated by: Jack de Golia
Series: Flagler Beach, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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Flagler Beach Florida is quite the small town, eclectic and quirky... and filled with many unique characters.

Kokomo's Café owners Mac and Ginny see their fair share day in and day out. Come meet the locals and the tourists!

Contemporary Fiction and a fun beach audiobook! Includes Ten Short Stories set in Kokomo's Cafe.

©2013 Armand Rosamilia (P)2014 Armand Rosamilia

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Kokomo's cafe

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This is a short story based in Flagger Beach, Florida about the comings and goings surrounding a local Kokomo Cafe This book has several shorter stories in it all about characters that visit the Kokomo Cafe.

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Great Story!

This is a quirky little story based in Flagger Beach, Florida about the comings and goings surrounding a local Kokomo Cafe. Have you ever thought about the stories a Cafe owner could tell or even any local tourist business? This book has several shorter stories in it all about characters that visit the Kokomo Cafe.

I quite enjoyed listening to these stories. My favorite tale was the one about the motorcycle guys with the custom made pool stick (the case made to look like a gun bag), and how it got the owner of the Kokomo Cafe all agitated

The author, Armand Rosamilia did a good job writing this book which got my attention from the start. The narrator, Jack de Golia did a great job delivering this book to us with all his different voices, accents and emotions. Good job guys!

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the start of a great series

contemporary fiction at its best. lots of littles stories all interweaving into one great book. there are some characters from other books which is great. the writing is great too

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Great story to escape life with! Loved it!

Having read this story a few times(I love to visit this cozy little spot from time to time) I decided to give the audible version a try and am so glad I did! The story itself is awesome but adding in this narrator? It just brought the book more alive than what I had playing in my head while reading. If you are looking for a great escape, especially if you live in the stormy areas of the country right now and can't get to Florida, then get a copy of Kokomo's Cafe and just relax.

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Welcome to The Kokomo Café, a quaint little place with good food, drinks and meals served with a smile! Come on in and meet the owners. Mac and Ginny who cook, serve and are just about the friendliest people you will meet anywhere. You never know who you will meet here from locals to out of towners. It could be just about anyone from an author sitting alone in a corner, deep in concentration on his next book or maybe even a hit man. Like I said you never know who will show up. The stories are fun and give you the feeling that you are sitting at a table with a tall ice cold glass of sweet tea watching the world come and go through the eyes of the author. I found this book to be a fun, light read that kept my interest with the stories of the individuals we meet. It was a great way to spend a stormy, cold day inside and reading about the beaches and sunshine…wishing I was there!

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Kokomo

It was interesting meeting so many characters and hearing their stories! I very much enjoyed!

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A nice trip to the beach

A fun series of short stories set around Kokomo’s Café in Flagler Beach FL. The characters are fun and interesting and the stories take you to the beach no matter where you are. If you’re looking for a short little escape this might just be your tonic.

At first I really didn't like the narration but he kind of grew on be after a while. In the end its not the best but not the worst. It doesn't take away my enjoyment of the story nor add to it.

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A great book about the people of Flagler Beach

If you could sum up Kokomo's Café? Complete in three words, what would they be?

Fell good ,Fast pace,Entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Kokomo's Café? Complete?

I love the character Ike,Jeb and his dad learned a lesson the hard way.
I also like the story of the Motorcycle guys and the lesson it teaches about "Don't judge a book by it's cover."

What does Jack de Golia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a great job.

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

The Collectic and sometimes Eccentric residence of Flagler Beach Fl.

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This is a feel good book, the character's were entertaining and funny at times.I liked how Armand even included himself as the creepy dude in the Cafe writing.Armand is a brilliant writer,he describes the place so well, it makes you want to take a trip to Flaglers Beach.Stop into Kokomo's Cafe to eat,see Mac and Jen.Hopefully not run into the Realter Beverly.All the characters were fun to observe.

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Really enjoyed it

This was really good. Much different then what i have listen to of Armands work. I have only listen to his Horror books . I was not sure what i think of this but to my surprise i just loved it . Each persons story was fun and exciting each one different. I keep wanting to know more of each person. The story was writing very well, made me care for the characters in the Short stories
I look forward to listening more in to these series of books

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Kokomo's Cafe

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I enjoyed this fast read .The story is set in a cafe in a beach town.We get to meet the owners and customers who frequent the place.I WAS hoping for more beachy fun,maybe in the next book.It is narrated by Jack de Golla,who did a fine job with character voices.I do plan on reading the next book in this series.

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What did you love best about Kokomo's Café? Complete?

I've been reading so much fantastical fiction lately that an excursion into something more contemporary is always welcome. Kind of a palette cleanser. With Kokomo's Cafe, I wound up listening to an overall leisurely day with a cast of odd and eccentric characters, that may not have been exciting but was never boring.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It seemed like a good enough cap on what was a day's worth of visits to the cafe from an increasingly wild cast of characters in such a bucolic setting. Nothing earth-shattering, just enough to bring things around to almost full circle. And a neat wink-and-nod to how the stories came about.

Have you listened to any of Jack de Golia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Hadn't heard Jack's performances before, but following this I listened to his work on Michael Laimo's horror novel, Fires Rising, and found he did just as well with some starkly different subject matter. That said, I found his voice best suited to this touching and humorous range of stories, as opposed to the taut and graphic horror fiction.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily. While the book is short enough that I very well could have spent an afternoon devouring the whole thing, the fact it was a series of loosely connected stories with a shared setting, I could sit in for a half-hour or so at a time and enjoy the audiobook over an entire weekend.

Any additional comments?

While Armand Rosamilia might be best known for writing zombie fiction, this collection of contemporary tales was my first chance to read his work. A good first impression that has me wondering how he ramps up the action, when a quaint assortment of stories here included one serious knockdown, dragout brawl in the middle of the book.