Standing at the Scratch Line

  • by Guy Johnson
  • Narrated by Dion Graham
  • 25 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raised in the steamy bayous of New Orleans in the early 1900s, LeRoi "King" Tremain, caught up in his family's ongoing feud with the rival DuMont family, learns to fight. But when the teenage King mistakenly kills two white deputies during a botched raid on the DuMonts, the Tremains' fear of reprisal forces King to flee Louisiana.

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Excellent read!

This book was excellent. I found myself rooting for the King who is really a bad guy of sorts. I've just started the followup book Echoes of a Distant Summer and I hope it is half as good as Standing at the Scratch Line.
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- Cecelia Saunders

Just what I needed to hear!

What did you love best about Standing at the Scratch Line?

This is a story that has never been told, and told so well. It takes on stereotypes and challenges them, especially in regards to how African-American families do not support each other. This story is all about family and one man's quest to create a successful legacy for his lineage. Its sincere, cut-throat, thought provoking, challenging, and just damn good!


Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course, King Tremain. Strength, family values, passion, reciprocity, don't take no mess from nobody...


Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to choose one!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You 'best say Joe 'cause you sho' don't know!"


Any additional comments?

Can't wait to start and finish Echoes of a Distant Summer... the legacy lives on!

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- Anna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books