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From the Streets of Chambers Lane

Chambers Lane Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Jack Nolan
Series: Chambers Lane Series, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

From the Streets of Chambers Lane follows the intriguing story of the Mendoza family's unexpected loss of their youngest son and sibling Michael. Dealing with spiritual struggles and disillusionment as well as familial rivalries and quirky social interactions, the novella introduces the listener to each diverse family member's perspective of the tragic event while personalizing their cultural past and fears of the unknown future. These perspectives include the drug-using black sheep Jose Luis; the religious, fanatical matriarch Lucia; and the detached and nascent Daniel, as well as, a host of extended family members and friends.

©2017 Daniel Maldonado (P)2018 Daniel Maldonado

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Has potential

This book was provided to me through a promotional code in exchange for a review. Overall not too bad! The series has potential and I am looking forward to reading the remaining books in the series! The one drawback I felt was missing from this book was that I unfortunately felt there was no real plot present in the story which made it kind of difficult for me to understand what was going on, along with the number of characters to keep track of. However with that said, I felt the character development was really well done and it brought the writing to life! The character development kept me engaged and I felt I could personally relate to them. The chapters and story were also short which I greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing what happens to the family going forward!

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Very Enjoyable Read

Overall this book is an excellent read. I expected a story with a plot but I was wrong, it tells the story of a rather disfunctional family who are pulled together by the death of a younger brother, each member of the family tells their own version of the relationship they had with him and the problems which each encountered. It is a real emotional rollercoaster of a read and and well worth reading. The reader is pretty good if a little hesitant in parts, or that may be because of the way the book has been edited. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone and personally will be looking out for the other books in this 4 book series.

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Not one for me

This is the first book from this author for me, and I have to say I’m not really sure if I enjoyed this as much as I had hoped. The author is very descriptive and paints an accurate picture of many typical families, sibling rivalries, and other such details. I’m not really sure what the book was about, it’s almost like it’s the scene setting preview to another book or two. I will try another book by the author to ensure I give a fair feedback of the writings.

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Interesting start to this series of books

Enjoyed this first book and introduction to the Mendosa family, very well written and narrated on to book 2

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From the streets of Chambers Lane

I enjoyed listening to Jack Nolan, he makes the listening experience a joy. This is a emotional story of one family going through trials and tribulations. Interesting characters, filled with emotions and I enjoyed the fact that it showed the different characters perspectives.

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An average story badly recorded

I found this novel to be rather lacking in plot. There seemed to be a large focus on people arguing about who is more Christian than who, while rarely showing any kindness to others. Little more than this actually happened. The narrator has a very strange way of reading, with unexpected pauses in the middle of sentences, and one set of paragraphs is recorded twice.

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Great story

I enjoyed this short story about the life of a family. Though mostly tragic, the tale is very well written, with good attention to detail. The characters were well developed and the narrator helped bring them to life.

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Good read

I enjoyed this book. An emotional story of one family going through trials and tribulations. Interesting characters although find the mom annoying at times for spoiling some of her children beyond help. I enjoyed narrating by Jack Nolan.

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  • Gail
  • 15-02-20

Dysfunctional family

A story about a dysfunctional family. I really don’t think the story was my cup of tea. This story contains drug addiction and Suicide. But not by the same person. Course language is beep out. There is no explicit sex scenes. It does however show how different people in families develop differently. If you enjoy seeing how people can develop in a family, influenced by different things this is the book for you. Narration was done well. Each character has their own voice. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher free of charge for a honest, unbiased review.

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  • bookjunke00
  • 27-01-20

interesting

this book follows a family on a loss of a loved one and the struggles they have great book

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  • April H.
  • 28-10-19

Family Matters

From the Streets of Chambers Lane: Chambers Lane Series, Book 1 by Daniel Maldonado and Jack Nolan This is the story of a dysfunctional family trying to deal with the death of the youngest son and brother. It is very emotional. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Jack Nolan brought the characters to life. I like that the swearing was bleeped out. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • cora
  • 30-09-19

Family

I like this book because it made me think of my own family as it will you. Families especially large families have in-laws and outlaws and the like troublesome kids great kids grandchildren fun times it’s a very very interesting book. I would recommend this book it would take you back to your own childhood and your adulthood if you are near your loved ones.

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  • Janalyn
  • 13-09-19

Sad, sentimental and wonderful

This book is about a family dealing with an unexpected death and not from natural causes, But it is about more than that. It’s about the mom in her five children the youngest one is 20 years younger than his next older sibling. But even the ones who are close in age still have the clicks well except for Jose Luis he’s a gang island to himselfAnd a mass. I love this book I love the way the author flush out every character and got the nuances of each one correct. For example Daniel’s friend Randy was raised mainly by his father until he was 12 so both marriages were with older women that is typical of men who were raised with their mother to find all the women attractive. I thought that was very smart of the author and that is not where the authors knack for detail ends. This book was brilliantly written and although it was sad they did have a few comedic moments but mostly it is a drama about a dysfunctional family coming to terms with the unexpected death in the family. I can only hope there is a book to because I would like to know more about this family. I am so glad I read this book. It deserves fives across the board. Now on to Mr. Jack Nolan the narrator. Usually when the book ends I turn it off this time I didn’t don’t know why I don’t know if I didn’t feel like getting up who knows. In any event Mr. Jack Nolan had his autobiography done by two anonymous friends of course I just want to say it was a Larry us he is a retired super villain and he has ruined many of industries he says movies TV comic books and now he is working on audiobooks. I found this Cellarius and think he has a great voice for audiobooks so bring it on Jack Nolan.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 09-09-19

Family dynamics

From the Streets of Chambers Lane is a book that talks about the dynamics of the Mendoza family after the death of the youngest son Michael. Every member of the family has their own memories of Michael some good and some bad. The description of the family is sad to say is something that comes straight out of the headlines about what really goes on behind closed doors. The book is well written and truthful.

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  • Book Lover
  • 20-05-20

Just can't

Alienated siblings and dysfunctional families. I didn't see the point in the story recording is poor, there chewing sounds and running water sounds which was very distracting.