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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. J. Hebert Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Publisher: SpringBrook Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Young James Frost just knows, deep in his bones, that he's a writer. He writes far into early mornings, after his wearying hours of scrubbing toilets and sweeping floors. He loves writing that much. But it's not only the joy of words that keeps him grinding; it's his desire to retire the janitor's mop. He sees being published as the key to living an improved life. James has another deep-seated conviction: that he's not good enough. He secretly longs to be accepted. However, the conventional others in his life seem all too willing to remind him that he's wasting his time.Then he meets and falls in love with Leigh, the one bright spot in his endless misery of self-doubt. A quiet but resolutely religious girl, she has to fight off disapproval of her own from overly critical parents, whose insults are countered by James's often-voiced admiration of her. Likewise, Leigh's faith in his talents begins to build his confidence, eventually allowing her to introduce him to a different way to help himself: relying on God.

Ultimately, James's newfound faith is sorely tested to the point of doubt when his dream to be published seems to melt into a mirage, smothered by countless rejection slips from agents and publishers. His faith is also battered by having to fight highly emotional battles and suffer fear and loss. Just when James appears hopelessly sapped by devastating events, one last door opens, and he's rocked by an epiphany.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danae | 2/4/2014

    " The was a very good read, and considering that it was self-published I was impressed with the quality of the writing and editing. I loved most of the book and had planned to give it 5 stars. However, toward the end I felt like portions were overdone. After James moved into his own place for example I feel like the author spent way too long describing his depression. I understand that he was going through some very difficult things, but I got the point 5 sentences before the author stopped describing it. I also in general do not like stories that start off with everything going horribly wrong and then all the sudden everything starts going great. I did appreciate the author showing James' hard work, but I would have appreciated a little more variation in the way things happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 1/24/2014

    " I got this a free book from amazon and I really Loved this Book, James Frost is a strugglin author trying to get his Book published. He has to work as a janitor to make a living and he hated his job. With no formal education its hard and people look at him like hes dirt. He Meets a Lovely girl who believes in him and with her Love and understanding his dreams do come true!! Its heartwarming, and full of Christian Value!! With Gods Love all things are Possible for those who Believe!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Staci | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed Unconventional from the cover art to the final page. Sometimes a story or a character will compel the reader to examine life from a fresh perspective, and Unconventional does just that. The clever parallels drawn between Robert Frost and the main character, James Frost, convey a foundation of inspiration that lovers of the poet will really appreciate. An entertaining and very touching read, I recommend it to anyone who loves a great story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 12/21/2013

    " Not a fan. It did not read well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/11/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Each character is different and interesting, yet they all seem to come together in a very rewarding way. I would recommend this book to any reader! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.J. Hebert | 10/25/2013

    " Well, come on...of course this is a great book. I'm the author. How could I not give the tome five stars? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 10/16/2013

    " Unconventional is a heartwarmining story of a young mans dream of becoming a published writer. Has love, humor, heatbreak and inspiration. Wondeful read for a first time author. Recommed highly for a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle Benji | 9/26/2013

    " I really enjoy it. I like the way that the novel is written makes me feel like am there. I can really relate to this story line because I chose a different route then the norm as far going to college. Good Job so far J.J. Herbert! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 8/21/2013

    " The overall story was entertaining and inspiring. However, some of the religious views were overemphasized. To the wrong reader it would be a definite turn off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 7/7/2013

    " Pretty good, especially for his first book. About a kid who decides not to be conventional. He doesn't go to college, but works as a janitor while he finishes writing his first book and tries to get it published. Didn't want to put it down once I started reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kath | 3/4/2013

    " This book was ok, I got a bit worried that it was going to turn into a christian preach but it didn't really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 3/3/2013

    " Still waiting for the next chapter of this on Podiobooks.com. I've caught up with the author... but am enjoying this "clean" book on a man fulfilling his dreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/13/2013

    " This is a decent read. It is corny is some places, especially in how quickly a cynic drops right into and is completely comfortable with religion. But overall, it is a good and touching story that is worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William May | 7/21/2012

    " This was an interesting book about youth, the power of love, the power in believing in God, which takes many twists and turns along the way. Will not say more so as not to ruin in for a new reader, but highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 3/6/2012

    " I enjoyed this book; it was an easy read. It was a little different than most Christian books. I enjoyed this debut novel; writing was quite a change from his previous vocation (janitor). Good job, JJ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 7/17/2011

    " I really liked this book. There were so many parts that I identified with the "self-talk" that James experienced, but for the grace of God. Entertaining and not disappointed in the ending. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 1976rhall | 2/28/2011

    " good story line but the best characters were not developed enough...I will keep looking for his next book "

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