Item description for Lost in Rooville by Ray Blackston & Andrew Peterson...
Overview Ray Blackston's back with more sidesplitting humor, unconventional characters, and electrifying dialogue.
Publishers Description Ray Blackston's back with more sidesplitting humor, unconventional characters, and electrifying dialogue."
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 570.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5" Width: 5.62" Height: 1.92" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1598590405 ISBN13 9781598590401
Availability 0 units.
More About Ray Blackston & Andrew Peterson
Ray Blackston is the author of six novels, including the quirky and comic Flabbergasted, which was shortlisted for a Christy Award, and in 2003 was chosen as inspirational novel of the year by the Dallas Morning News and was re-released by Revell in June 2010.
Ray Blackston currently resides in Greenville, in the state of South Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lost in Rooville?
No Worries Dec 20, 2007
My opinion when picking this up was simple. Just read it to read it and get it over with. "Flabbergasted" was really good, but by the time I finished "A Delirious Summer," I was glad it was over! And so I had this one on the shelf with a stupid Kangaroo sign on the cover. I thought this one was going to be really stupid, so I couldn't wait to read it and simply not review it. But I can't get past the fact that Ray Blackston is highly creative. He's not only creative with his titles, but the covers of the books stand out. They stand out each and every time! And this time he's standing out with Jay Jarvis leading the way once again. You're taking a trip to Crocodile country, mate. Or in this case, Kangaroo country!
So Jay and Allie are going to Australia, and they've invited Steve and Darcy to join them. They are ready for outback adventure, and nothing is going to stop them from having fun. And not only that, but Jay and Steve have rings in their baggage, and a question for the ladies! When to pop the question, right? So many ways to be creative. And when Ray Blackston tells this story, it gets more then creative. Mayhem ensues, and it ends up being more than just an average Kangaroo chase! And the twists and turns in this are very sneaky, so you aren't going to see what's coming. I didn't know you were allowed to be this sneaky for being so conservative, but that's ok!
I'm glad I picked this up. I'm glad it wasn't stupid! It turned out being my favorite of the three. And I'm really glad that I have "A Pagan's Nightmare" waiting for me. It'll be for another time and place. And my thoughts go right along with the whole theme of this novel. No worries! I was worried I wouldn't like this one, and I loved it! How do you like that?
Suckered Oct 12, 2006
I cant tell you how bitter I am about getting suckered into reading this book. The title and description are intriguing. However, soon after starting you learn that this is merely a pathetic attempt at passing off christian propaganda as literature. It was the single worst book i've ever read.EVER. The characters are ridiculously obnoxious and worthless- the only thing keeping you turning the pages is the hope that one of them will meet a painful and prolonged end. I despised everything and everyone in this book. The cover of this book should contain a warning advertising the fact that this is propaganda and listening to the dialogue between characters will make you nauseaus"
Ain't nothin' like singin' the tryin' to get hitched up Down Under blues ... Jul 6, 2006
Christian Missionary Dude & Overgrown Boy Scout Dude take a trip Down Under & mess up big time while trying to find the perfectissimo romantic moments to propose to their Christian Chick girlfriends.
True fans probably won't mind, notice, or care that Book 3 ("Lost In Rooville") has virtually the exact same plot as Book 2 ("A Delirious Summer"), nor will they mind, notice, or care that, throughout the entire series, somebody always seems to be getting their hide saved & all their probs solved by somebody else's good fortune (read: free $$$) &/or somebody else's inheritance (read: free $$$), because, hey, we all L-O-V-E these kooky, whimsical, non-sensical, highly anti-materialistic folks who (incredibly) are forever benefiting from someone else's materialistic greed & avarice ...
(Has anyone else noticed that anti-materialistic missionaries show a disturbing tendency to feel superior to all the hard-working, materialistic folks who support them? Or is it just me?)
But perhaps the best feature of any Blackston novel is the completely random, unexpected & delightful appearance of:
"My entire life seemed a tangent from the straight and narrow path; every time I aimed somewhere, I ended up somewhere else."
How did he KNOW?
Be prepared to laugh out loud!!! Apr 21, 2006
Ray Blackston hits the nail on the head with another GREAT addition to the "Jay Jarvis" series! In Ray's first novel we find Jay scoping out the single females at a local church!!! In "Lost in Rooville" Jay, Allie, Darcy, and Steve are headed for the Outback. Jay and Steve have plans for proposing to their girlfriends but things don't exactly go as planned, at all. Jay and Allie get stranded in Australia leaving Steve and Darcy franticly searching for them. As the story unfolds you will be turning pages as fast as you can as you read this hilarious book, seeing everything from Jay's point of view. The characters make the story though with titles like "eccentric Alexis" and "leadfooted Darcy." If your going to read this book, make sure you have read Ray's first two books about Jay and his crazed christian friends: "Flabbergasted" and "A Delirious Summer." Read this book!!!
P.S. to answer the popular question throughout the series: Would Jesus drink a brew on the beach? I think he would ask for wine instead.
Latest entry in a fun series Apr 5, 2006
I picked up Ray Blackston's first novel a few years ago just because the title was so great. I mean, titling your first novel Flabbergasted is a great selling point and I will admit that I came away from the first book feeling just that. Blackston's story of Jay Jarvis, a single guy who visited various churches to meet single women and found the girl of his dreams who turned his life upside down was a hoot.
So, I quickly read it and then its sequel. Now, come the latest entry in the series that finds Jay still dating Allie and moving toward taking the new step in the relationship. And the thing is-three books in, Blackston still makes all of his characters feel authentic. Jay struggles with his faith journey, but it never feels contrived or predictable like you get in other contempoary Christian fiction stories, such as any book with the name Tim LaHaye on the cover. The book starts off slowly as Jay and Allie, Steve and Darcy all take a trip to the Outback of Australia. Jay intends to propose to Allie while Steve has planned the same. But, as is typical for a Blackston book, things go a bit awry. OK, they go a lot awry. Before you know it, Jay and Ally have wrecked their Land Rover and are stuck in the Outback with no way to communicate and call for help.
Yeah, it's a bit of a stretch, but the thing is Blackston says-just go with me here and as a reader, I can. Because he makes the characters so interesting. Also, the question of will she say yes does keep you turning the pages.
Anyway, to say more would be giving away much of the later portions of the book, but I will say this-the momentum picks up in the second half of the book. My only real complaint is the ending which is a bit contrived. Blackston takes his characters to a crisis and gives them an almost fairy-tale like ending that just doesn't quite ring true. But hey, it's not enough to make you not enjoy the overall book.