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Extended Audio Sample Saving Sailor: A Novel (Unabridged), by Renee Riva
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (359 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Renee Riva Narrator: Silvia Durham Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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The year is 1968. After spending the first half of summer vacation driving her Italian family crazy with her fake southern accent, 10-year-old A.J. finds a soul mate on the other side of the island to divert her attention.

She is intrigued to learn that Danny shares her same burning desire to know God and realizes that few people her age think as deeply as the two of them do. However, the depth of their newfound faith and friendship is soon tested when Danny's father betrays his wife.

Set in a simpler time, Saving Sailor is a heartwarming tale of how hearts can change and relationships can be restored with God's help.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/19/2014

    " A cute story of a young girls summer when she was about 10. She had a lot of life's lessons that summer and we got to hear them and learn right along with her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dina Flores | 2/14/2014

    " Easy light reading while sunbathing out by the lake "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmi Bailey | 2/12/2014

    " What a great story...one I will remember for a long time to come "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 2/10/2014

    " Nothing but summer and fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Lee | 2/4/2014

    " Great book! Had to laugh out loud sometimes at the way the girl sees things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lola4 | 2/3/2014

    " This might have been a cute book but the author tried too hard to be cutsie, so that she ended up with an unnaturally forced cutsie. She also tried too hard for the quirky, making it an unnaturally forced fakey quirky. I really love coming of age books told from the kid's point of view if the kids come off as real and natural, but this one was just forced, false, fake, and phony. The forced and phony were tolerable, but what was with all that disgusting ridiculousness about the kid's faked Southern accent and her even more ridiculously idiotic mother pretending to be Sophia Loren? Since those were the lamest parts of the story, naturally the sadistic author felt obligated to repeat them over and over ad nauseum, just to torture the poor reader, when just once would have been more than enough. Rename Renee Riva Jack Bauer. Take away the horribly idiotic junk about Sophia Loren and the Southern accent (excuse me, I must pause to puke at the very thought of them) and you might have had a book worth reading. However, the idiotic parts started to really grate after awhile, like chalk squeaking on a blackboard, and it's hard to enjoy a book that makes your teeth hurt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kim | 1/20/2014

    " Free ebook from Barnes & Noble. It was a cute, mostly entertaining story. It was not really a book that I HAD to finish, though. At times I was able to put it down and not come back to it for several weeks. But it was a fun story about a summer of growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shea | 1/12/2014

    " Sweet Christian young adult fiction. I really enjoyed this book and plan to read the other 2 in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jude | 1/10/2014

    " The story took me back to the days of summer as a kid, when time did not fly. As much as I enjoyed this book, I probably won't be continuing the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Elgan | 1/6/2014

    " I got this free on the Kindle and wanted a nice, short book to read before I got into the next club book. This was a really sweet book about a girl and her adventures one summer. This is extremely clean, somewhat religious, and just a feel-good read. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/29/2013

    " Amazing! She's the funniest writer I have ever read and AJ is a treat! I'm quickly devouring the second and than on to the third! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/18/2013

    " Just O.K. For me, too preachy at the end, but a good book for good little Christian kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michellena | 12/15/2013

    " Local Richland author. Set in the summer of 1968 from the perspective of 10-year-old AJ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 12/1/2013

    " more religion than I usually like, but a lovely story with truly charming characters and a happy ending :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/25/2013

    " This is a great story about a girl's summer with her family. It's writing is beautiful and witty, and I enjoyed reading it. It showed how bad things happen and you make mistakes, but you always have family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 11/25/2013

    " One of the best coming-of-age stories I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iris | 11/22/2013

    " Delightful...different...and a definite good read... :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 11/21/2013

    " This book lead me to read the other two, Taking Tuscany and Heading Home. I found this to be a good summer read and I loved all the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy | 11/1/2013

    " Funny, suffused with faith without being sappy, poignant without being tragic. A.J. is a 10 year-old Italian Catholic girl from the Northwest who feigns a Southern accent as she reflects on the best summer of her life. The story is full of redemption. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi Olsen | 10/2/2013

    " A fun, coming of age story from the point of view of a 9 year-old girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 9/12/2013

    " Loved this book - Cute, quirky and really pretty funny. Its told from an 11 yr olds perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 8/26/2013

    " A cute, young adult story about a 10 year old girl, her dog Sailor, her hamster, her Italian family, and a summer spent on a lake in Idaho. Cute, but nothing outstanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Norina | 8/17/2013

    " Sweet coming of age story. Appropriate foe anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 7/27/2013

    " A sweet book - sort of quirky. I enjoyed it until the end when the author tried too hard to be "preachy". Still, A.J. was interesting and there were times when I laughed out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh Cramer | 7/17/2013

    " Light-hearted and happy with a nice Christian message. Makes you wish you were 9 again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 6/27/2013

    " This was a cute book of life in a simpler time. I don't see kids today thinking that just drifting in a canoe would be the way to spend a summer day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ozzy | 6/10/2013

    " Very interesting book. Something different from what I usually read. Very uplifting and with a really good message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee Riva | 5/24/2013

    " I wrote it! It was about growing up in the 60's with my big Italian family and I love the memories! Thank you for your reviews. :O) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/27/2013

    " This was a charming tale of a young girl and the summer she turned 10, and learned about true forgiveness, and finding God. It was an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 3/14/2013

    " Very sweet easy read for upper elementary school girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gigi | 3/9/2013

    " Very sweet, funny, light-hearted read. Brings back childhood memories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/28/2013

    " My first book on Kindle. I had never heard of author or book. It was cute and quirky. Good vacation read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 2/25/2013

    " This one was a little more religious that I typically read, but I really enjoyed it. "

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