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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (57 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Smith Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781455182596
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When Jack and Denny Smith decided to build a vacation dream house in Baja, California, they had no idea they were entering a phase of their lives “that would capture the fancy of readers throughout the United States.” Through a series of strange and whimsical adventures, they would find that building a house takes God and Mr. Gomez.

As their house took form first in their imaginations and then on paper, little things went wrong along the way. The building site had a way of moving slightly each time they visited it, and by the time the foundation was laid, it had moved to the middle of the road. Gomez got around that by simply moving the road. Fortunately, Gomez was always on hand to provide the solution, with the philosophy that all practical problems can be solved—with a little time and a little tequila.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A bizarre variety of adventures…a hazardous but hilarious experience.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “If you’re dreaming of getting away from urban life and long commutes in California, this one’s for you.”

    Audiofile

  • “[Smith] writes with quiet humor and irony and the benign presence of the enigmatic Gomez gives this simple story unexpected grace.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A charming account…Mr. Gomez, on whom all depends, is a delightful character-creation.”

    Clifton Fadiman

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PS | 10/26/2013

    " Senor Gomez has a better idea of how to live and the proper pacing of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip Canterbury | 9/11/2013

    " Unicorns, yo!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 7/26/2013

    " I'm helping my boss (accounting and translating) to build a home in Cabo. I found this book entertaining. It made me want to retire to Mexico....to bad I have about 25 years of working to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marni | 6/14/2013

    " A classic case of a book read as relevant background. My husband and I are thinking of buying property in Baja California Mexico, so I read a book about building a house in Baja California Mexico. Mildly amusing but dated, so read only if it is relevant to your own life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 5/30/2013

    " Mr. Gomez is not to be trusted..jk read the book. It's witty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 11/17/2012

    " Very cute. Makes me want to move to Mexico. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 8/3/2012

    " Funny account of dealing with Mexicans and building a house in Baja. Many things to think about for anyone planning to build on leased land in Baja. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 7/5/2012

    " I really enjoyed this very funny book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 3/6/2012

    " funny and interesting story of a couple building a house in Baja, California in the early 70's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/13/2011

    " This is a very funny account of the author's adventures (and misadventures) building a vacation home in Mexico. It was first published in 1974, so some of the references are a bit dated. But the story is surprisingly compelling, and it leaves you dreaming of building your own Mexican hideaway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/3/2011

    " Library2Go Audiobook. I enjoyed this true story, even though it was somewhat dated by today's standards. It made me smile and laugh at times. Written by an LA Times column writer about he and his wifes'experiences building a house on the Baja peninsula. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi Olsen | 6/20/2011

    " A fun look at cultural interchanges. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 3/9/2011

    " Library2Go Audiobook. I enjoyed this true story, even though it was somewhat dated by today's standards. It made me smile and laugh at times. Written by an LA Times column writer about he and his wifes'experiences building a house on the Baja peninsula. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 11/6/2010

    " I really enjoyed this very funny book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 6/9/2010

    " funny and interesting story of a couple building a house in Baja, California in the early 70's "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi | 2/20/2010

    " A fun look at cultural interchanges. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marni | 8/3/2009

    " A classic case of a book read as relevant background. My husband and I are thinking of buying property in Baja California Mexico, so I read a book about building a house in Baja California Mexico. Mildly amusing but dated, so read only if it is relevant to your own life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 9/11/2008

    " I'm helping my boss (accounting and translating) to build a home in Cabo. I found this book entertaining. It made me want to retire to Mexico....to bad I have about 25 years of working to go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 5/9/2008

    " Funny account of dealing with Mexicans and building a house in Baja. Many things to think about for anyone planning to build on leased land in Baja. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 5/10/2007

    " Very cute. Makes me want to move to Mexico. "

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About the Author

Jack Smith was a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, and daily columnist for the Los Angeles Times until his death in January 1996. During World War II he joined the US Marine Corps, serving two years as a combat correspondent. He published ten books and his articles appeared in numerous magazines.