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Author: John J. Jacobson Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455189571
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Dolphin Smoote is the leader of the “Surf Dawgs,” a group of young, ultra-cool Southern California surfers who observe the True Surfers’ Code. The code, which dates from the heyday of sixties surf culture, dictates that whether they are riding waves, chasing girls, or facing other challenges, they have to be both “casual” and “radical.”

Dolphin is smitten with the new girl from out of town and longs to impress her, but acquiring a job would interfere with his casual, radical lifestyle. When his crime-writing aunt Clementine leaves him her beach home for the summer—an unusual old house designed to ward off ghosts—Dolphin sees the perfect solution to his problems. But his real problems are just beginning, as he and the Dawgs find themselves facing ghosts, a rival surf gang, and a high-tech crime mystery that even Aunt Clemmie would be proud of.

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  • “[A] fresh and wacky look at the Southern California beach and surf culture [that] captures something of the ethos of Tom Wolfe’s Pump House, but in an extended and comical way…[Grover Gardner] whimsically nails the surf dialect…and drolly captures the other characters.”

    Craig Black, Publisher

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About the Author

John J. Jacobson spent much of his youth on the beaches and riding the waves of Southern California, Hawaii, and Mexico during the classic days of the surf culture. Like many of that generation, he attended a number of schools, “cramming four years of college into ten.” Among others degrees, he has an MA in literature from Claremont Graduate University. He lives in western Washington, where he occasionally enjoys the frosty waves of the Northwest.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.