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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. A. Nelson Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Too late to run. I take one last, shuddery breath, then walk toward the pulpit. A wind from the sorghum fields hits me, and the pages flap all the way from Leviticus to First Corinthians. Even after all this time, I am never quite ready for the scream. It's here now, rolling over me. And I begin.

At 16, Ronald Earl is no longer the boy-wonder preacher known to the faithful as Little Texas. But on the tent-revival circuit, his adoring followers still roar and praise his name. When he lays his hands on to heal, the spirit still fills him, and he truly believes that he is an instrument for good in a wicked, treacherous world. But lately he has also felt this sliver, this little sliver...of doubt.

So when a girl in a blue dress is brought to him, nearly lifeless, he lays his hands upon her and feels a jolt shoot through him and into her. And as she smiles into his eyes, it seems that Little Texas has performed yet another miraculous healing. But Ronald Earl - he knows that something is not right. This one is different.

Another small town, another revival, and the same girl appears in that same blue dress. A day later, on the fringe of the believers - a flash of blue. Is she just another of the grateful and devoted? Or is she something else? And is she not following but haunting him?
Welcome, all ye faithful - and otherwise - to a ghost story, a romance, a reckoning. Come one, come all to Days of Little Texas. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 1/18/2014

    " I wanted to like this book more than I did. I didn't want to give it a 2, because it was better than some of the other books that I rated with a 2, but I didn't want to give it a 3. I really, really wish there were 1/2 stars. Oh well, 3 it is on the official record. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/28/2013

    " Gah! This book irrtated me so much- it started out so great! I loved the traveling revival portion of the book and I was so sucked in to the story at that point and then...BAM! We completely switch gears when they go to the plantation and the story takes one weird turn after another. I don't mind a ghost story, but couldn't that have been built up more during the tent revival portion? And the slave part of the narrative seemingly came out of nowhere. All that being said, I did enjoy many parts of the book. I just wish Nelson had finished writing the book he started with the first 80 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 12/14/2013

    " This book about Ronald Earl, a young evangelist with a traveling ministry, was better than I thought it would be. He is a gifted preacher who has the ability to heal those in the congregation by laying his hands on them. Then at one event he lays his hands on Lucy; a girl about his age that caught his eye. Then as he travels on from town to town he sees her at every location. This bothers him because he likes her and shouldn't be having those types of thoughts. Then he realizes that she is not exactly who he thought she was, and to save her and himself he is going to have to give the sermon of a lifetime on Devil's Hill. There was excitement, sadness, anger and happiness all spread nicely throughout the book. I liked the characters and the depth that each of them had, and the way the story was so close to reality that it seemed like a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/10/2013

    " What a hoot--lots of southern humor and pathos... This didn't turn out the way I had expected--which is praise from me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronwyn Parhad | 11/25/2013

    " Ronald Earl Pettway, AKA Little Texas, has been the wonder boy preacher since he was 10 years old. Now at 16, Little Texas doesn't have quite the same brightness, but still draws huge crowds of the faithful on the tent revival circuit. He is beginning to get doubts, to wonder about the real world of teenagers, and feel things physically and emotionally that he's never felt before. But at a revival, he heals a young girl, and a powerful jolt goes through him like never before. This healing is different somehow and it haunts him. And then she begins to haunt him, in his mind, but more and often in reality. When his handlers book him into an old plantation where slaves had been auctioned, AND his elderly relative had been struck by an evil force at a revival years before, then the eternal battle begins. This is not a mockery of the tent revival circuit, nor is it a mockery of those who are faithful; it hits good and evil squarely where it needs to be, and at the end, when the battle is over, Ronald Earl makes a life changing decision. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/20/2013

    " This was headed for a 5-star, but the whole supernatural thing threw me off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantel Acevedo | 10/10/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books I've read so far this year. It's haunting and gripping and so, so surprising in wonderful ways. The narrator is a charmer and your heart will just go out to him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Genevieve | 9/22/2013

    " A very peculiar book. Not quite like anything else. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hannah | 9/11/2013

    " Blargh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Cohen | 8/30/2013

    " I couldn't wait to see what happened next. This was so many different types of stories rolled into one-love story,ghost story and just an overall great piece of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Novella | 7/21/2013

    " Good book, good read but didn't like the rushed ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene Latham | 1/28/2013

    " Wow! This book is great for discussion! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa Hannah | 1/24/2013

    " Was a great book at first then it started to get jumbled and draggy. I felt like i didnt know the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Blazanin | 5/17/2012

    " R.A. Nelson has written a powerful, thought-provoking YA with original characters and vivid imagery. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roslyn | 3/12/2012

    " Story of a teenage boy who is a traveling evangelist, but is struggling with this identity. The story takes a turn to spirits, and righting past wrongs with a bit of a twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 5/23/2011

    " I would usually stay away from a book about a child evangelist but for some reason this book captured me. I was hooked and loved Little Texas as a character. It was nice stepping into his life and getting to know his 'ghosts'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 1/29/2011

    " I wanted to like this book more than I did. I didn't want to give it a 2, because it was better than some of the other books that I rated with a 2, but I didn't want to give it a 3. I really, really wish there were 1/2 stars. Oh well, 3 it is on the official record. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharelle | 1/18/2011

    " I have a natural bias toward southern voices. Very appealing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roslyn | 1/6/2011

    " Story of a teenage boy who is a traveling evangelist, but is struggling with this identity. The story takes a turn to spirits, and righting past wrongs with a bit of a twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/2/2011

    " I couldn't wait to see what happened next. This was so many different types of stories rolled into one-love story,ghost story and just an overall great piece of fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/28/2010

    " What a hoot--lots of southern humor and pathos... This didn't turn out the way I had expected--which is praise from me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 10/29/2010

    " R.A. Nelson has written a powerful, thought-provoking YA with original characters and vivid imagery. Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 6/27/2010

    " This book was interesting and different. Some might call it realistic fiction... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/5/2010

    " Bad cover - BUT great southern gothic ghost story! "

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About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.