Small Things

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

Small Things: Volume 1 Publisher's Summary

It's a hot June morning in a small Midwestern town when fifteen-year-old Shawn Spencer arrives at the church for his best friend Tanner's funeral. Though his drowning was officially ruled an accident, Tanner's sister Jenny swears she saw something rise up from the Carthage Lake to pull the struggling teenager beneath the surface.

Shawn doesn't believe in monsters but he will. The real threat, however, lies in the man behind the monster, a mysterious old man who has vowed to settle an old grudge and regain something that was stolen from him decades earlier. To survive the dark days and nights ahead, Shawn must not only decipher what the man is after, he must move past his own grief, fears, and insecurities, and learn to trust in Jenny, the disgraced town sheriff, and, most importantly, in himself. The Small Things trilogy spans forty years and three generations in a tale of murder, betrayal, corruption, sacrifice, love, redemption, faith and magic that culminates in a showdown that will pit the very forces of heaven and hell against Shawn and his family in a battle for the future of mankind and the world itself.

©2012 Joe DeRouen (P)2013 Joe DeRouen
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  • Book 1

    • Small Things: Volume 1

    • By: Joe DeRouen
    • Narrated by: Jessica Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It's a hot June morning in a small Midwestern town when fifteen-year-old Shawn Spencer arrives at the church for his best friend Tanner's funeral. Though his drowning was officially ruled an accident, Tanner's sister Jenny swears she saw something rise up from the Carthage Lake to pull the struggling teenager beneath the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My imagination ran as wild as the creature!

    • By Pie on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Threads

    • Small Things, Book 2
    • By: Joe DeRouen
    • Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    History is changing around 19-year-old Ben Spencer, and he's powerless to stop it. His sister has disappeared, his family thinks he's schizophrenic, and, worse yet, the girl he's madly in love with won't give him the time of day. Enter the mysterious Michael, who, years earlier, helped Ben's parents defeat a powerful sorcerer bent on destroying them and reclaiming a relic stolen from him years before. With Michael's help, Ben will travel back in time, to 1977, and attempt to set the past straight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Watch out!

    • By Jan on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Odds and Endings

    • Fiction Short and Otherwise
    • By: Joe DeRouen
    • Narrated by: Don Colasurd Jr.
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Odds and Endings: Fiction Short and Otherwise is Joe DeRouen's first short story collection, and contains 13 all-new tales of magic, murder, and mystery. The compilation includes one novella and 11 short stories, one of which takes place in the Small Things universe and involves some of your favorite characters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tales from the ...

    • By Spooky Mike on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95