Tales of a Texas Boy

  • by Marva Dasef
  • Narrated by Donny Baarns
  • 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How do you handle a crazy jackass? Eddie knows. If you ask Eddie, he'll tell you pigs can fly and show you where to find real mammoth bones. Take his word for it when he tells you always to bet on the bear. These are things he learned while dreaming of becoming a cowboy in West Texas during the Depression. Through Eddie, the hero of Tales of a Texas Boy, we find that growing up is less about maturity and more about roping your dreams. Hold on tight. It's a bumpy ride. A wonderful listen for anyone who enjoys audiobooks like Little House on the Prairie or Tom Sawyer. A great bit of nostalgia for seniors, too.


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Reviews are generally favorable and I can see why. It is a pleasantly nostalgic read, short anecdotal stories of life in depression era Texas. Each is roughly 10 minutes long, relayed in a straight linear "this is how it happened" style that has no surprises and little emotion or morals to the tales. They just are what they are. It was a middle of the road kind of read - not challenging in the least. I did not like the narrator who seemed to be trying way too hard to be a good ol' Texas boy, and was simply awful with child and women's voices - especially Sister, who he voice in an ear lacerating falsetto. If you are looking for mild nostalgia, consider getting in print.
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- Janice "Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories."

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What made the experience of listening to Tales of a Texas Boy the most enjoyable?

The stories themselves brought back many memories of growing up on a farm. Many a laugh at the boy's antics.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The boy, Eddie, has an open, honest, and fun-loving way about him.

What does Donny Baarns bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved the voice the narrator gave him. You could actually visualize the scene through the voice. Donny is a natural storyteller.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved each story and liked the break in between each giving a bit of enlightenment or history.

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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2013
  • Publisher: Marva Dasef