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About the Author

Although L. D. Rafey's educational background has focused on science, Microbiology and Clinical Medicine, he has been equally devoted to the subjects of history, mythology and art. Hailing from University City - St. Louis and Washington, D.C., L.D. Rafey currently writes poetry and children's fiction and practices Medicine in a rustic, equestrian region of Florida just North of the Emerald Coast.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145375069X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453750698
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,228,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a feast of language and plot. It's evident from the first pages that the author has a tremendous facility for description. Every scene is first approached visually, with the words conveying the essence of a realistic but imaginary world. Then, as action picks up in a scene, the language becomes more terse and energetic. This makes the book quite satisfying to read.

Character interaction is uniquely developed throughout the book. In many novels, even long ones, the characters come together and seem to bond instantly into their final relationship. In Martin Truemartin, the major characters meet, then go their own ways for some time, then meet again, then part, then are thrown together again by circumstances and undertake some shared activity that deepens their relationship. This is the way things happen in real life. Sometimes we may not see a new acquaintance for a week or a month, but eventually we come to be friends and spend most of our time together. I'm not sure if the author did this by design or unconsciously, but I have the sense that it's due to his natural storytelling ability.

There are many more positives that could be described about this book, but suffice it to say that Martin Truemartin always comes down to the author's love of language and the his successful achievement of a grand plot design. The language makes the book a delight to be read aloud (as to a child), and the characters and events as they develop are compelling and encourage the turning of the next page, and the reading of each new chapter.
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By jen on October 26, 2011
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Martin Truemartin, what a GREAT, GREAT book. I have a hard time reading things that does not keep me interested and this book is diffently one you will not put down. From the start of Martin's trip to understand his growing up and the things as an adolescent, he is going through. I work with the author as his nurse and was so blown away by how he really got into character of all the persons in the story. I could see myself being in the story and related to the way Martin was feeling. I was blown away by the ending. This book is most definetly one that every parent and grandparent should have and give. This will bring you back to how it was to grow up and have an imagination, which is something children (and adults) sometimes forgets..Christmas is coming and this would be a great gift..or read it yourself and get ready to take on an adventure that will leave you laughing and feeling good about who you are and what you do...I can not wait for the next adventure and the movie...Thanks Larry for giving us back our dreams...

Pam Brown, nurse for L D Rafey, author, physician, healer and friend
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I was pleased to find Martin Truemartin so well-written and fascinating. Its plot is unpredictable and unusual, to say the least. There is truly magic of the best kind in the way love inspires Martin (who is True) to do amazing things, through a natural gift he wouldn't even have discovered had he not been so concerned about his friends' welfare. Although the actual magic in the book is pretty cool, the real "magic" to me is in how Martin always remains so uncritical and innocent, never using his special powers for his own benefit. This is a book for teenagers, adults, and to read to a younger child before bedtime, as it will inspire great dreams--asleep or awake! The writing is remarkably good, the kind that makes a book a classic. I seldom write reviews for books on Amazon, but it was surprising to find a book of this quality written by a new author who hasn't published other children's books, that I know of. It is appropriate for intelligent children and adults, probably 12 years and above. Thank you L.D. Rafey for coming up with a book which is especially stimulating for anyone with sensitivity and imagination, and the desire to read a book that holds your attention to the end!
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Martin Truemartin is one of those books that is hard to put down. It is mysterious, suspenseful, magical and moving. The author creates such vivid pictures that your imagination runs wild -- definitely the kind of story that would make a wonderful movie for children of all ages! Full of life lessons offered as an amazing adventure. Enjoy!
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I listened to the audio book and found it so delightful for all ages!! The narrator draws the lisstener into the story of what is possible and what can be for every one of us. It is just fun. The musical score truly lends itself to the storyline. If you are searching for "self", regardless of your age, please listen to or read the book -- I think the audio version allos the listener to use the mind's eye to see and feel the charactor's charm. ALL PARENTS TAKE NOTE AND PURCHASE THIS FOR YOUR CHILD. This one really left me with a smile as it will you and your children. I would love to see it as a movie!
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This is one of the most fasinating,outstanding,briliantly created books I have ever read.The way Mr. L.D Rafey captures such great detail in each paragraph makes every scene come off the page and spring to life.So to you Mr. L.D Rafey your book is truly merveilleux,and a grand piece of work and I shall be waiting anxiously for the arrival of any more briliantly created masterpieces.
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