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Toby

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  • Tenth of December: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Saunders
    • Narrated By George Saunders
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (431)

    One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap", a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home", a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned.

    Molly-o says: "I could never have known"
    "Brilliant"
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    One of the best listens in my long list of Audible purchases. George Saunders nails the characters as only an author can.
    The characters hail from an intriguing array of situations, not all true to life, yet one finds something relatable in (almost) all.
    Cudos to George Saunders!

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