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The Parrot Talks in Chocolate (The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar #1) [Kindle Edition]

Everett Peacock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The bartender, and his incredibly smart Macaw parrot both explore the magical paths of love and the tropics in this escapist tale from Hawaii. In his family run Tiki Bar, and from his bedroom in the treehouse just above, our storyteller describes the characters surrounding his idyllic existence. Not immune to danger or mystery, each adventure leads him further and further toward a self realization of just how perfect the world can be.

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"...a near-perfect beach read"
"... I haven't quite woken up from the dreamy-state it put me in"
"The vivid descriptions in the book made me feel like I was right there watching the story unfold."
"Perfect blend of magic and humanity, coconuts and tropical cocktails."
"This is a beautiful novel."
"A must read to get you in the mood for a spiritual vacation."
"...a must for the nightstand to free oneself of the realities of life while reading this "bed-time story" for adults."

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ALOHA
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Product Details

  • File Size: 710 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1442160470
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hehunakai Books (April 3, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002D48NV4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,827 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonder June 20, 2011
By V. Cano
Format:Paperback
This book is a wonder. From the moment I started I was caught in the salt spray of the Hawaiian air, the smell of pineapples and the feel of the sun pulsing against my skin. This is one of those few books where I feel that I want to be inside its pages.
The characters are what make the book what it is, even more than the setting. From the narrator, who is honest and lighthearted, to Tiwaka, the charming, loveable parrot who rules over the Tiki bar, to a waitress who might be more than she looks, the pages are crowded with fabulous personalities.
There is no plot, per se, the book is made of a collection of connected experiences in a paradisiacal island that ripples with Tiki music. It is the perfect story to pick up when feeling down, or stressed. The writing style is so soothing that it lulls you into a sense of well being that mimics the feelings of the many patrons of Tiwaka's.
There's really not enough I can say about how wonderful this book is. All I can tell you is that as soon as I finished it, I began to read the sequel, attempting to remain a little longer amid the wonders of the beautiful Tiki atmosphere.
Highly, highly, recommend it.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! May 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was amazing. It was relatively short but a sweet, light read. You can't help but fall in love with all the characters, both human and animal. It puts into perspective the connection between humans, animals and nature and leaves you feeling happy and appreciative for the little things.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surf's up! And so are my spirits! January 8, 2012
By POIA
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You know, sometimes a book comes along which is so profound, so overwhelmingly enjoyable, that to have it end leaves you mind-boggled yet euphoric. For lack of a better analogy...think of really, reeeaaalllllyyyy good sex...catch my drift? Well, this is one of those books. I loved everything about it, the parrot, the protagonist, the setting, the writing and most of all the masterful storytelling by the author. God, it was so perfect...you were right there, experiencing everything, delighting in each moment with a cast of characters who were like your best imaginary friends. This isn't just a surfer story, or one about a Tiki bar, or a parrot, or Hawaii, or friends or...any of the other myriad things which are carefully blended together in this tale; no, it's a story of love and life, joy and heartbreak, and most of all...discovery. You'll find yourself laughing, crying, smitten, delighted, confused, and then completely clear about the meaning of the tale. The author is a genius at the art of creating visual pictures with words, and his skillful development of his characters leaves you feeling you have known them all your life. I could go on and on, espousing the virtues of this book, but I won't. I'll just say in closing that missing your opportunity to read it, regardless of cost, is like missing your child's first words or steps, missing out on the real love of your life, or missing out on the joy that IS life. Don't miss out!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mahalo Mr. Peacock March 19, 2012
By Joe
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I had spent a couple of years in Hawaii serving in the armed forces on the local Marine Corps base on Oahu and have been trying to get back ever since I had to leave. Everett Peacock takes me back to that place. The Parrot Talks in Chocolate brings you in to the island lifestyle of sun, sand, surf, and tiki bars. Peacock's parrot sends us a message that sometimes all we need is little hope and faith in something larger than ourselves. You'll get such a great and uplifting vibe from this book, no matter what situation you may find yourself in during our daily grind with life. I highly encourage all who read this review, to read the book. I'm moving on to part 2 of his "tiki" series. Mahalo.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasant surprise March 7, 2012
By bananas
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Once in a while you download a book offered free on Amazon thinking something like "let's try this, I like the cover and the title sounds like it's going to get me pass the time." Then you start reading and quickly find out how wrong you were. In a good way. This book was that kind of book for me. The feeling I got when I was reading it was that of quiet peace and love. The kind of pleasure not at all loud, but immensely satisfying while at the same time making me yearn for that kind of life. I do think I'm not set out to be a bartender at a Tiki bar or any bar for that matter, but I'm determined to win the lotto jackpot and buy a Tiki bar one of these days, and have free drinks on myself when the surf's up.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely February 21, 2012
By Tasla
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Everett Peacock is now on my list of "buy everything he writes" authors. After downloading The Parrot Talks in Chocolate and Death by Facebook for free (lucky me) I devoured both of them and can't wait to read more.

Having visited Hawaii, the beautiful descriptions of the land and the people make me want to go back. But aside from that, the writing is good, the characters interesting and the supernatural is not annoying to this down-to-earth realistic reviewer, but lends just the right touch of magic.

I want to find that Tiki bar and talk to the parrot!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars October 26, 2011
By Danie
Format:Kindle Edition
This copy was received free for review. I try to avoid any other reviews before reading so any comments are my own views.

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I want to visit :o(

Oddly enough I started this book while travelling and it didn't grab my attention as much as it did when I picked it up a few weeks later upon my return home. Maybe during my travels I was finding my own slice of heaven and didn't need the far-off dream (at least while I'm at home) that the book portrays.

It took me a while to get into almost the same as adjusting to a slower pace of life and meeting new friends does. The narrative flows nicely and the characters are beautifully conveyed. As a book end to end in terms of plot not a lot happens but in terms of people and experiences so much goes on that it not apparent until you slow down to enjoy the smaller (but oh so important) things in life that you can revel in each experience and each person as an individual.

There is so much I want to write about this book but don't quite know how to put it in words, some parts of the book are so vivid that I'm almost experiencing it myself. To call it a good book seems insufficient and yes as usual with my reviews I want half stars. 4 and a half stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Island life with a parrot
Easy read. Characters reflect on island life and love. The main character's parrot adds a bit of whimsy to the story.
Published 7 days ago by CF
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book
Love the stories, the setting, the characters, and especially the parrott!! I love
Hawaii and it makes me want to go back to the islands and look more "off the beaten... Read more
Published 2 months ago by teresa boling
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and interesting!
I picked this book on a whim and after reading it was very pleased. When I got to the end, I realized it was the first of a trilogy. I immediately downloaded the other two. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tootles
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good
Took a little effort to get interested but once I got into the book, I was anxious to finish it. It was refreshing.
Published 3 months ago by Saglyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
Truly makes you feel like your living in the Hawaiian jungles. Great lessons on life too, that I am trying to adopt. Great read.
Published 3 months ago by bonz
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
This was a great little book and a fun read, full of gentle humor and interesting insights into human nature. Read more
Published 4 months ago by NM Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiki Magic
A dreamy, heady book that pulls you in with the power of those magnificent Hawaiian waves. The occasional type-o is easily overlooked as I found myself more than a little envious... Read more
Published 4 months ago by KJ
5.0 out of 5 stars lighthearted and sweet
Reminds me of The First Ladiies Detective series, simple and spiritual. A read that soothes the soul. A simple yet magical place.
Published 5 months ago by Cynthia L. Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing Read
I read this book over the course of a couple of nasty winter storms. It was a great escape from the cold and snow. I enjoyed the setting of Tiwaka's and the characters. Read more
Published 5 months ago by pat1360
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea
Didn't get very far into this book before losing interest. Simply did not make me want to keep reading further.
Published 6 months ago by Solid Mid-West
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More About the Author

~ They're here!... "The Galactics" ~

With over 200,000 copies of his work downloaded, Everett Peacock continues to entertain his readers with a healthy dose of tropical textures, flavors and magic.

* Mr. Peacock was born on an island and continues the tradition living in Maui, Hawaii. Decades were spent living on a secluded O'ahu, Hawai'i beach, surfing, mountain biking, glider flying and throwing beach parties people still talk about.

When he had to work it was stints at the Honolulu airport, as a cargo handler, Air Traffic Control radio, Airline Flight Operations Dispatcher. Part time gigs included computer programmer and an amateur lobster fisherman.

Having traveled extensively to all of the Hawaiian islands, Tahiti, Bali, Australia and a few places he has sworn to keep secret, Mr. Peacock has lived, and continues to do through his writing, a life as colorful as his name.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Series: The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar
book 1: The Parrot Talks in Chocolate
book 2: In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans
book 3: Tiwaka Goes To Waikiki
book 4: Learning to Fly Rainbows (2014)

Escape from Hanalei
One More Sunset
Escaping the Magnificent (also in Audio)
Death by Facebook (also in Audio)
Jimbo's Last Dive (also in Audio)

Upcoming titles 2014 - 2015
A Paradise of One
Cold Steel Rain
The Last Pirate
A Perfect Analogy
Einstein's Garden
Christmas on Earth
Iguanas and Coffee
Beautiful Imagination

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