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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Preston Allen Narrator: Kevin/ Dion/ Adam R./ / / Free/ Graham/ Alexander Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Winner of the Sonja H. Stone Prize in Literature, Preston L. Allen's Jesus Boy was listed by O, the Oprah Magazine as one of Ten More Titles to Read Now. Sixteen-year-old Elwyn Parker is dedicated to God. But when the one he loves marries another man, Elwin gets involved with a much older woman. Soon, his lust will test his devotion - and may alienate him from his congregation.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi Larsen | 1/1/2014

    " I liked the experimental way Allen uses voice to move the novel. It's really strong, funny writing and reading his work helped me with my own. That said, I was disappointed by the way it ends. (Not necessarily in story but in the ending structure.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Star | 12/5/2013

    " I'd give this book 4 stars if the end wasn't as dry! It was definitely a funny story for those familiar with the black church. I even imagined certain things happening before I read them which at times made the story even funnier. I'd recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tayari Jones | 11/17/2013

    " This novel is not for everybody. The satire is sharp and the wit is downright wicked. Fans of Percival Everett will rejoice. I appreciated the bold plot and the complicated POV. I read the entire book on a six hour flight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie Egeston | 9/17/2013

    " Hilarious book, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/13/2013

    " Wacky, interesting book! He's not a really polished writer yet; there are strange uneven moments throughout -- but he has a great voice, and the world he is describing is so vivid. Definitely up for reading more of this guy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/17/2013

    " I found this book interesting to read. it was a different sort of book than I'm used to reading, but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kema | 11/13/2012

    " I loved how the "sins of the church" were revealed. I listened to this book and was impressed with the narrators and the raw feeling they put into it. It make the book that much more enjoyable!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thenareading | 6/6/2012

    " Honestly, was not a fan. Very uninteresting....the wording just dragged on and on. The humor was not funny....need I say more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiswana | 2/28/2012

    " Such a great read. I really enjoyed that although the stories were exaggerated, it could be easily related to. Convicting and hilariously crazy, this is a great recommendation for those who are "holier than thou." :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Massignani | 12/31/2011

    " Vivid place, easy dialogue, seamless point of view shifts. A sincere narrative that I couldn't put down... I read it in a day and a half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marvin | 6/13/2011

    " In this entertaining novel, a young, African American male comes of age immersed in the culture & theology of Miami's Church of Our Blessed Redeemer Who Walked Upon the Waters. In its preoccupation with religion & sex (though not remotely in other ways), it's reminiscent of John Updike's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Star | 3/31/2011

    " I'd give this book 4 stars if the end wasn't as dry! It was definitely a funny story for those familiar with the black church. I even imagined certain things happening before I read them which at times made the story even funnier. I'd recommend it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 3/27/2011

    " strongly do not recommend, started great and wound into incest and yuck! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thenareading | 3/14/2011

    " Honestly, was not a fan. Very uninteresting....the wording just dragged on and on. The humor was not funny....need I say more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/28/2011

    " Vivid place, easy dialogue, seamless point of view shifts. A sincere narrative that I couldn't put down... I read it in a day and a half.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TheChicBookworm | 2/10/2011

    " Such a great read. I really enjoyed that although the stories were exaggerated, it could be easily related to. Convicting and hilariously crazy, this is a great recommendation for those who are "holier than thou." :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/2/2011

    " I found this book interesting to read. it was a different sort of book than I'm used to reading, but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi. | 11/18/2010

    " I liked the experimental way Allen uses voice to move the novel. It's really strong, funny writing and reading his work helped me with my own. That said, I was disappointed by the way it ends. (Not necessarily in story but in the ending structure.) "

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