Mark Stanleigh Morris Billy Goat Hill

ISBN 13: 9781589269323

Billy Goat Hill

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9781589269323: Billy Goat Hill

On the darkest day of his young life, Wade Parker plunges into the midst of an unimaginable crisis with his younger brother as a witness, so with an abundance of brotherly love and the unseen grace of God, the brothers venture alone on dangerous exploits around northeast Los Angeles in a powerfully imaginative coming-of-age story seasoned with hooligan humor and an inspiring account of a young man's quest for God. Book available.

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Mark Morris was born in Pasadena, California and spent his childhood in northeast Los Angeles. He also lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay area where he served as a reserve police officer. A corporate executive and business consultant for twenty-five years, he has also worked in Christian broadcasting both in Nevada and Oregon. His passion is writing on the theme of forgiveness. He currently lives in Central Oregon with his wife, Karen, and has three grown children.

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Abandoned by their alcoholic father, 8-year-old Wade Parker and his obnoxious little brother, Luke, draw close in the face of family tragedy. To escape problems beyond their control, they race cardboard cars down Billy Goat Hill--and discover a murder. Kevin King's narration is tediously even. His depiction of Luke with an irritating whiny voice makes the boy unsympathetic. Both the introduction of murder into the plot and the character of a policeman with evangelical inclinations seem contrived and inauthentic. The bright spots in the audio are King's depiction of neighborhood bullies and the jazz music breaks that set the mood and tone of Los Angeles in 1958. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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