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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy Johnson Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9781440744761
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The son of Maya Angelou, Guy Johnson is a critically acclaimed author and poet in his own right. Echoes of a Distant Summer is the story of Jackson St. Clair Tremain, a San Francisco civil servant who thought he had left his old life far behind. In 1982, Jackson is summoned to Mexico to confer with his dying grandfather, the brutal hustler King Tremain. When King dies, Jackson inherits 50 million dollars—and the unwanted attentions of a malevolent bayou crime lord named Pug DuMont. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Johnson’s novel celebrates family, blood, courage, loyalty, power, and being tough.”

    USA Today

  • “Marvelously entertaining…this would be cheap pulp fiction, but the gifted Johnson gives sweep and emotional resonance to the action-packed hijinks.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Partly an African American version of The Godfather, with a similar body count… achieves [a] high standard of page-turning readability.”

    Library Journal

  • “A fast-paced saga of violence, revenge, and redemption.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 9/28/2013

    " So this is a part two of the Standing at the Scratch line so please read that book first..but then check out this one that answers all questions from the first book and raises some new ones..The family is still strong, revengeful and action packed..Highly recommended "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith Margaret | 12/17/2012

    " Didn't think I would like this lengthy book but boy was I surprised! Interesting characters, lots of twists & turns...good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 12/15/2012

    " Not as good as "Scratch Line" but an enjoyable read nonetheless because it allows you to find out what happened to the characters that so sucked you in during the first book. Also, as fine as Jackson sounds, he simply could not fill his grandfather's Stedson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dannielle | 9/12/2012

    " Loved loved loved it! My favorite book ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victor McGuire | 5/22/2012

    " This is the follow up to Guy Johnsons first book. Excellent, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. | 1/6/2011

    " This is the follow up to Guy Johnsons first book. Excellent, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 6/19/2008

    " Not as good as "Scratch Line" but an enjoyable read nonetheless because it allows you to find out what happened to the characters that so sucked you in during the first book. Also, as fine as Jackson sounds, he simply could not fill his grandfather's Stedson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 4/11/2008

    " So this is a part two of the Standing at the Scratch line so please read that book first..but then check out this one that answers all questions from the first book and raises some new ones..The family is still strong, revengeful and action packed..Highly recommended "

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About the Author

Guy Johnson is the author of the novel Standing at the Scratch Line and a book of poetry, In the Wild Shadows. After graduating from high school in Egypt, he completed college in Ghana. Johnson managed a bar on Spain’s Costa del Sol, ran a photo safari service from London through Morocco and Algeria, and worked on oil rigs in Kuwait. Most recently he worked in the local government of Oakland, California, for more than ten years. He lives in Oakland with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.