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California Girl

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: T. Jefferson Parker

Narrated By: Patrick Lawlor

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 12 hours 7 minutes

Summary:

A different world then, a different world now...California in the 1960s, and the winds of change are raging. Orange groves uprooted for tract houses, people flooding into Orange County, and strange new ideas in the air about war, music, sex, and drugs, and new influences including Richard Nixon and Timothy Leary. But for the Becker brothers, the past is always present and it comes crashing back when the body of the lovely and mysterious Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned orange packinghouse. The Beckers and Vonns have a history, beginning years ago in high school with a rumble between the brothers of each clan. But boys grow up. Now one Becker brother is a cop on his first homicide case. One's a minister yearning to perform just one miracle. One is a reporter drunk with ambition. And all three are about to collide with the changing world of 1968 as each brother, in his own special way, tries to find Janelle's killer. As the suspects multiply and secrets are exposed, the Becker brothers are all drawn further into the case, deeper into the past, and closer to the danger.

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  • Anonymous

    Anyone in their mid to late 50's will enjoy this book if you enjoy reminiscing about life when you were a teenager and what was happening in the U.S. The author did a terrific job of blending cultural history and fiction.

  • Anonymous

    This was not nearly as good as I had expected it to be. It was at times mildly interesting, with bit and pieces of reality (true names and things that could have been taken from the news then), but it could have been said in a much more succinct and compelling way. I always prefer to listen to the unabridged versions of books, but I would have been more tolerable if shorter. I was traveling so had no choice,but to finish as it was all that I had in the car. If you are a 60's throwback or a leftover hippy, this may work for you. If not, skip it!

  • Anonymous

    Boring......I couldnt even finish the book. Turned it off at CD 8. The story did not go anywhere. It was long and drawn out. Not worth the time.

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