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  • by Marianne Sciucco
  • Narrated by Evelyn Eibhlin
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A young girl and her family accompany their housepainter father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer and encounter surprising consequences. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention.

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Ended too soon

This story is told in a true storytelling fashion, very anecdotal. It is narrated by Evelyn Eibhlin and the story is told from the perspective of a young lady, who suffers a mortifying experience involving her poverty stricken family. Whilst I could not relate to their dire financial situation, I certainly am no stranger to social embarrassment: from those visits to the doctor's clinic, where we would all crowd into a small room with not enough chairs....All the way down to those parents' evenings, when my mother would bring me and my older siblings in, for good measure, and we'd all be forced to squeeze ourselves into a child's chair. Not an easy feat. There were times when I'd have stood, had it not been for the implications that I was intimidating a teacher. That, and I can't stand for too long. This story allowed me to reminisce about my past, only good stories inspire me to think of those good, carefree times.

Also, the narrator's voice was very fitting: the right blend of hopeful and regretful. A weird mix, but enough to keep it light and interesting.

NB: I received this audiobook via Audiobook Blast.
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- Sara Niña

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-03-2016
  • Publisher: Bunky Press