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The Boys of Summer

Narrated by: A.T. Chandler
Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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Summary

Both a haunting coming-of-age story set in North Texas against the backdrop of a deadly tornado, and a character-driven, deeply-affecting supernatural thriller.

In 1979, a massive tornado devastates the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, leaving scores dead, thousands homeless, and nine-year-old Todd Willis in a coma, fighting for his life.

Four years later, Todd awakens to a world that looks the same but feels different in a way he can't quite grasp. For Todd, it's a struggle to separate fact from fiction as he battles lingering hallucinations from his long sleep.

The new friends Todd makes in 1983 are fascinated with his experience and become mesmerized by his strange relationship with the world. Together the five boys come of age during a dark, fiery summer where they find first love, betrayal, and a secret so terrible they agree to never speak of it again.

But darkness returns to Wichita Falls 25 years later, and the boys - now men - are forced to reunite and confront the wounds from their past. When their memories of that childhood summer refuse to align with reality, the friends embark upon a search for truth that will threaten their lives, and transform their understanding of each other - and the world itself - forever.

©2016 Richard Cox (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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Enjoyable

Starts fast, slows a little in the middle then picks up well! Felt some parts were unnecessary and didn’t add to the character building or story other than a stretched tedious link, but overall it was a good story! I thought I had the mystery sussed early on but was wrong several times... I think it’s one of those titles when a 2nd or 3rd listen will knit it together better.

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  • Nicholas
  • 28-10-19

intriguing story

great story, poor narration as all characters sound the same from the reader which makes dialogue between characters hard to follow at times

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  • Colten Cain
  • 05-08-19

Quite Possibly The Worst Book I’ve Ever Purchased

I’ll admit, I was excited when I read some of the other recommendations for this book online. Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that the writers behind these reviews must’ve been paid to do so.

This book is a prime example of an author who attempts to imitate his idols, but falls short in every aspect.

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  • Abbi
  • 26-06-19

Good start

I enjoyed the story but agree I felt a little beat over the head with some of it. Overall, though, I’m looking forward to reading more of this author’s work.