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Summer of '79

Lu par : Eddie Frierson
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For fans of Stand by Me and Stranger Things.

Devil’s Backbone dirt road weaves through tall East Texas trees. The eerie Claymore mansion sits silently along the path. Thirteen-year-old Kevin Bishop and friends plan to spend their summer swimming, playing baseball, and erecting a massive fort in the nearby woods. Their daily journey requires a bike ride down that road and by that mansion - the site of a gruesome unsolved murder near the turn-of-the-century. They stumble upon evidence to solve the mystery as unforeseen adversaries make this a summer they’ll ever forget. 

This coming-of-age tale will take listeners down memory lane with plenty of suspense. This was the time when kids drank from hoses, arena rock ruled, and cutoff jeans were normal attire. The sleepy little town of Mead Creek never expected a summer like the one of 1979.

©2017 Darren Sapp (P)2018 Darren Sapp

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  • April H.
  • 01/11/2018

Wonderful Summer

Summer of '79 Kindle Edition
by Darren Sapp

This coming of age, murder mystery took me back in time. I was a decade older than the kids in this book, but I found them realistic. I appreciated the clean language and great story line.



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Eddie Frierson brought each character to life.



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

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  • Gary & Jay
  • 30/04/2019

Deep, rich and quietly realistic.

I very much enjoyed this summer yarn about kids enjoying the last of their childhood while a southern town huffs and puffs away on its own.

When our young band is slowly drawn into an old murder mystery, it gradually becomes apparent where, in a place of complicated and intricate connections, lie both danger and help.

I mostly enjoyed the message of how life goes on, how both old and young cope, and keep it moving, and how any ordinary life is also touched with greatness.

Because Mr. Frierson speaks with perfect diction and expression, I started to grumble in the beginning about how it seemed like some fine fellow was just "reading me a book". Then, like all wonderful narrators, he disappeared, and there were just the characters and the story.

With this story you aren't going to be scared, nor will you find new and unusual ways for people to be evil, and tbere are a few revelations, but they aren't the point. Come to this for a quiet, overall message of the good, and you won't be disappointed.

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  • Jennifer Selken
  • 09/02/2019

Loved it.

Great story that is similar to Stranger Things or Stand By Me. I found it entertaining.

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  • Deedra
  • 20/01/2019

Summer of 79

I totally enjoyed this trip to the past.I was the same age as these kids doing similar things in 1979,so it was very relatable. Town kids find something buried in the woods when they dig to build a fort.They start looking into it and a haunted house and things get mighty sticky! Eddie Frierson was a fine narrator for this book.
I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • KD
  • 16/01/2019

Thriller mystery who dunit

Mystery thriller who dun it

These books aren’t exactly what i would called amazing literature. You won’t be seeing them in highschool classrooms anytime soon. And that is absolutely okay. Sometimes you want what i call a popcorn book. Fast paced and a page turner.

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  • Kelly Watley
  • 01/01/2019

Glued to the pages

“You know the current book you’re reading has to be “great” when you get home from work, postpone chores and pick up your Kindle to continue reading where you left off the night before. That’s the way it happened for me with The Summer of '79..

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  • Listener
  • 11/12/2018

Nice story, it took me back.

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

This was a good story and took me back, as I was a teenager in '79.

An old family murder has been unsolved, until the kids find something in the woods, while they are building their summer fort. There was a nice little twist in the end.. I thought I had solved it, but didn't.

Good story and good narration.

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  • Layla
  • 10/12/2018

Not what I expected.

I actually liked this book more then I thought I would. The author I thought wrote this book really well. The characters acted their age and when the narrator was reading I felt it. Some authors I find don't always do this really well.
It does start of slow but it builds up.
I would highly recommend this book. If you liked stand by me then you'll love this one.

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 06/12/2018

Enjoyable read

My first read from author Darren Sapp. The narrator did a fine job and the accompanying sound effects added to the book's enjoyment. I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author & am voluntarily reviewing it. An enjoyable, nostalgic read/listen I enjoyed the mystery & will definitely read more by him. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Jennifer Stover
  • 02/12/2018

Refreshing

I received this book in exchange for a review for free. I really enjoyed it. It reminded me some of the body , group of kids in the summer of 79’ are trying to solve cold case of murdered family that happened decades ago in their small town. I don’t want to give to much away. Other than it was very entertaining and it was nice to finally listen to a story that wasn’t filled with unnecessary vulgar language every other word. It was definitely worth the listen and will probably relisten again at later point in time which is something I rarely do unless I really liked the story.