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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johnny Shaw Narrator: Gary Dikeos Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jimmy Veeder Fiascos Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455831821
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Jack Veeder is dying. Soon. And that impending event brings his son Jimmy back to the Imperial Valley of southern California just north of the Calexico/Mexicali border. Jimmy hopes he can spend what time his father has left laughing and reminiscing. But Jack’s got one dying request. He needs Jimmy to find a Mexican prostitute named Yolanda. Enlisting the help of his boyhood friend Bobby Maves, the pair stumbles through the violent, the exploited, and the corrupted of Mexicali. It doesn’t take long before they’re in over their heads. And as Jimmy tries to survive the dangers of the Mexicali underworld, he unwittingly uncovers truths about his father he never imagined, forcing Jimmy to come to terms with the man he thought he knew, and to decide just what sort of man he wants to become. “[Johnny Shaw] is excellent at creating a sense of place with a few deft strokes... he moves effortlessly between dark comedy and moments that pack a real emotional punch, and he’s got a knack for off-kilter characters who are completely at home in their own personal corners of oddballdom.” – Tana French, author of In the Woods, Faithful Place Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lia | 2/15/2014

    " This book has some good dialog and some funny moments, but it strives too hard to be cinematic. The plot is fine, the setting is well-portrayed but it would benefit greatly from an edit. Cut out all the unnecessary business, cut the cliche' macho pithiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 2/14/2014

    " Twists and turns and suspense. Good story. Liked the child hood friend hookups and loyalty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Trickey | 1/14/2014

    " Terrific story. Paints a real picture of the America/Mexico border & the attitudes of the people in that area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/6/2014

    " Beautifully written tale of a man who returns to his roots and finds himself involved in a dangerous escapade thanks to his doing a favour for his ailing father. Lots of drinking, illegal immigrants and violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Sahm | 12/28/2013

    " I loved the authors sense of humor. Enjoyable read even if the language was fairly rough at times... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stan Lanier | 12/24/2013

    " An impressive debut. In my estimation, not a wasted or out of place word in 378 pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne Licardo | 11/22/2013

    " Waiting to read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luckngrace | 8/25/2013

    " If you like hard drinking, coarse language, disgusting descriptions and character names like Buck-Buck, then this book's for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra Chaffee-nelson | 4/6/2013

    " Funny, interesting, loved the characters, mystery, crime, romance and family ties. Kept me turning the pages. Great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jacky | 3/31/2013

    " Great little murder mystery, well-written, with colorful but believable characters and locale. I will be on the lookout for more from this writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia McArdle | 7/18/2012

    " A deep dive into the hot, dry, dusty, troubled, complex and delicious Mexi-Cali border. Jimmy Veeder takes us on a wild, life-changing (and humanitarian) mission to track down a certain lady for his dying dad. May this be the first of many Jimmy Veeder 'fiascos'. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 6/21/2012

    " Great setting description - I could feel the heat and taste the dust and smell the stench in the slums. And there's plenty of raw action, blood, bullets, and booze. This book isn't for anyone wanting a sanitized view of life or a story where characters make "correct" moral and ethical choices. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luckngrace | 11/3/2011

    " If you like hard drinking, coarse language, disgusting descriptions and character names like Buck-Buck, then this book's for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 10/24/2011

    " Great descriptions and characters. It kept me laughing most of the book in spite of some sad parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Podurham | 10/16/2011

    " This book is the opposite of chick lit. It is the most "manly" book I have read in a long time, but somehow seems authentic. The writing and humor is strong, but I am not sure that I would recommend it widely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 10/15/2011

    " I loved the authors sense of humor. Enjoyable read even if the language was fairly rough at times... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bt | 8/30/2011

    " this book was great i really enjoyed it and would recommend! i read it in two days!!! "

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About the Author
Author Johnny Shaw

Johnny Shaw is the author of Dove Season. He was born and raised in the Imperial Valley on the Calexico/Mexicali border. He received his Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from UCLA. In addition to his work as a screenwriter and playwright, he owns a used bookstore and teaches writing. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Gary Dikeos is a voice actor and audiobook narrator living in Los Angeles. In addition to narrating audiobooks, he voices television commercials, documentaries, and animation projects.