Another Sunset

Another Sunset

by Jason Zandri



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495125140
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Jason Zandri has been working in the information technology field in one form or the other since 1996. He is currently employed full time at Bloomberg LP as a Systems Engineer in the R&D group. He is a father to four children, three sons and one daughter.

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Another Sunset 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Jacklyn_Kerns More than 1 year ago
Another Sunset is a first time write for new author Jason Zandri. It is an everyday story about life, love, loss, hope, faith, and redemption. It is a dialog / narrative story (people’s thoughts and feelings, their conversations, etc.) that captures the real essence of the bigger picture of life that most of us miss in our hustle and bustle. When we talk about reality TV taking over the airwaves, Another Sunset is the reality any of us could have if we adopted life in this way.  This is a well, put together, easy read that you won’t want to put down. It’s a page turner. If I may be so bold and run the r isk of sounding stereotypical, it is written by a man that seems to have a solid grasp of “the human emotion” – it has a level of attachment generally found in a story written by a woman.  I HIGHLY recommend this piece of work.
SilverLining09 More than 1 year ago
This is a really good dialog novel. The book came recommended by a friend of mine who had read it and said to me that I would get attached to the characters. It took a little getting used to Zandri's writing style and I had to give him some credit, for a first release it was really above average. Once I got comfortable with the style of the story I became attached to the characters and found myself wanting to read ahead to see what happened to them next. It seemed like a slow build up but it caught me by surprise.. The outline of the writing indirectly turns you. At times it is a false turn and sets you right back onto the storyline you're expecting and other times it takes you right off track. After a while you end up second guessing what happens next to the main characters. The main characters are everyday people. They are flawed. They have been knocked down and run over. Most have every reason to withdraw but they fight to resist that. You root for them to rise above their own shortcomings. The story is set in such a way to remind us of that human condition to try to be a little more than you already are and to realize that you cannot truly appreciate the heights of success without appreciating the depths of loss. This story will move you. You will not be able to resist feeling it.Much recommended !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad i took the time to sit and read this book. Its a great book that keeps you well interested. Its very well written for a first book for Jason. I am really hoping he writes more. Even a 2nd one that follows this one. The suspense through out this book, makes you not want to put the book down. Has a very sad ending but also makes you cherish the loved ones you have in your life. Thank you Jason, eager to read more of your writing in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another Sunset is one of those books that once I started to read it I was intrigued until the very end. The story is very well written with just the right amount of drama and suspense that kept me captivated as I turned every page. The characters, my favorite being David of course, are all unique in their own way and very well developed throughout the entire story. This was actually the very first book I have read from Jason Zandri & I must say I am very impressed to say the least.
welchdesign More than 1 year ago
What an amazing story! I was really engaged with it as it continually builds up. It starts off introducing you to the characters who come across as very real everyday people. As you read more about them you really feel like they are people you know. As the story evolves you begin to think you know where it is headed and then it takes subtle turns you’re not expecting. After a while I realized I had no inkling of what might happen next. David is a very likable character who clearly has a past and shares very little about it. As you learn more about him where he is in the small town it seems evident that whatever that past was, it pushed him into his present in the ways that he carries himself and what he does. It makes the reader try to pace where his future place might be. He’s determined, passionate, and forward. He sees end results where others see obstacles.  Maria is a kind and protective mother. She has the most interaction with David. Her past is more known and she clearly has reasons for her protectiveness of her daughter and her own feelings. Without trying, David creates a disarming atmosphere which allows her to open up. Despite the fairly clear understanding of David’s mode and methods of travelling along she takes the chance to express how she feels and eventually David in his own ways begins to respond. The challenges the town faces in general are long reaching as it is a place that is beginning to be worn down by slowed growth and contraction but David engages Caroline, Maria’s daughter, on a dream project for the town’s library in the simple way that a precocious child would – simply and unrestrained by adult challenges. As David puts it “Children are not held back by the obstacles of adults. They are too young to see them.”     It’s hard to define more about the book without giving away too much more of the plot but it is a worthwhile read. It reminds us that pushing that extra mile is sometimes what gets us that elusive result. It emphasizes that when you engage positive and likeminded people anything is possible – even the long shots. It also highlights that even if the longshots get missed that for all the effort put in, it still gives the result of making the people involved better for their efforts, that the rewards in total are more than just the original goal. This story will move you to want to be more like the people in it. 
ddbrooks1972 More than 1 year ago
A hopeful and wonderfully engaging story about everyday people and what can happen when selflessness prevails. It is a perfect book for the holiday season and really anytime when the negativity of life gets in the way of thinking positively. It is a grand reminder of "anything is possible" when time, effort, and love are brought into the equation.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the novel. As the writer is a newcomer to the fiction market I tried to keep an open mind and not have a preconception one way or the other about it. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the storytelling was and how the events flowed in the book. I was genuinely interested in the characters and found myself growing more emotionally “attached” to them as the story formed. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good book to sit down to enjoy over the winter season; it is the perfect story for the time of year as a portion of the story hits home over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
RebeccaStevenson More than 1 year ago
Another Sunset is a story about a mysterious guy who travels west by hitching a ride with a truck driver and stops for a while in the small West Texas town of Westville. There he meets and becomes involved in the lives of the townspeople, especially lovely Maria and her precocious daughter, Caroline. It was easy to get quickly caught up in this story because of the well-developed, likable characters and the suspense surrounding the main character, David. I felt that it lagged a little in the middle, but once Rebecca set out on her researching journey in an effort to learn enough about David to write his life story, the pace accelerated, and I couldn’t read fast enough. This one will hold your interest until the very last sentence. The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. The opinions expressed are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I feel it was well written and had good character development. The story line was realistic and down to earth. It kept my interest throughout. It is a second book in the series, but works well as a stand alone book. A bit of a tear-jerker, but well worth my time. This is an author to watch, and I look forward to more books by him. I truly enjoyed this one!
Gayatri_Tulshyan More than 1 year ago
I love it - It was an excellent read with a mysterious but uplifting plot that keeps you engaged; you will not want to put the book down in order to see what happens next. You become invested in the characters. I hated that I was wrong about certain outcomes. You pull for the expected outcome that doesn't exactly happen. You want them to get the rewards they deserve. But just like life, sometimes it doesn't measure up in the expected way. This is a must read for 2015.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Kindness is Contagious I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Another Sunset (Sunset #1) by Jason Zandri is a feel-good, standalone novel. It is heartwarming and inspirational. I do not believe that Another Sunset would be considered Christian fiction, however, there were a couple aspects of the story that reminded me of the biblical story of Abraham and Sarah’s hospitality. Set primarily in Westville, Texas. The town is a bit run down and the population is dwindling, but the folks who remain are good hearted and welcoming. With an introduction by a known and frequent visitor, Peter Dempsey, David Stephenson easily finds lodging and work. Through his calm, kind and giving manner, he is quickly taken in by the community. David is enamored with the spirited eight-year-old, Caroline, who is desperate to have the local library provide access to e-books. David encourages Caroline to pursue her quest, and he offers to help her in any way he can. David inspires the whole town to get behind Caroline’s project. Another Sunset is loaded with great messages about appreciation, living in the moment, and most of all about giving of oneself. “You are what you choose to be.” It doesn’t take a lot of money to help out someone in need. “I owe him everything and he wanted nothing. The man was an angel when I needed one…” The plot is leisurely paced, and Zandri maintains the mystery surrounding David, the helpful drifter, through most of the story. I loved that David’s story is revealed by an aspiring journalist who must follow David’s trail to reveal his mysterious past. Indirectly, David gave Rebecca, the editor and publisher of Westville’s local paper, a helping hand as well. Another Sunset is clean and sweet. There is no sex, no gratuitous swearing, and no violence. The little bit of a romantic interest is chaste. There are no major twists and turns in the story; it is not hard to figure out David’s past and future (at least in general), but that does not take away from the enjoyment of the book. Between David’s story and the stories of the lives he has touched, Another Sunset is a bit of a tear-jerker. You’d have to have a heart of stone to not be affected by these little reveals and the messages behind them. “No one is destined for greatness. That should not deter you from attempting to achieve great things.” Even with the few flaws (i.e., typos, stiff dialogue, the lack of geographical colloquialisms, and some repetitive scenes towards the end of the book), I would highly recommend this sweet, heart-tugging story to readers of all ages. **This review was done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.