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600 Hours of Edward Audiobook

600 Hours of Edward

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Publisher's Summary

A 39-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.).

But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents. Exposed to both the joys and heartaches of friendship, Edward must ultimately decide whether to embrace the world outside his door or retreat to his solitary ways.

Heartfelt and hilarious, this moving novel will appeal to fans of Daniel Keyes’ classic Flowers for Algernon and to any reader who loves an underdog.

©2012 Craig Lancaster (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Mary 11-19-15
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    "Worth listening to more than once"

    I actually downloaded and listened to this book more than a year ago. (I can't believe I didn't write a review then, but my reviews are impulsive and sporadic!)

    Because I remembered it as such a moving story, I listened to it again.

    It still made me cry. And laugh. And love Edward.

    It's a funny, painful, joyous, beautiful story. Well worth the time.

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    Deborah A. Doherty 11-07-15

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    "Fast paced and sweet!"

    The book chronicles a few months in the life of a quirky autistic. But high functioning man. Excellent to listen to.

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    Kimber Salt Lake City 09-23-15
    Kimber Salt Lake City 09-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Just so good!"

    This was entertaining and touching!
    Will definitely recommend it to my friends and my family !





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    Lynn Detroit, MI, USA 08-10-15
    Lynn Detroit, MI, USA 08-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "600 Hours of Edward"

    A sweet story of personal strength and growth of a man who was born with the odds stacked against him. The main character reminded me of another favorite, Odd Thomas. The narration was excellent with each character having a distinctive voice that was believable-almost like listening to a radio drama with different actors speaking the parts. A joy to listen to.

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    Flossiesmommy Amelia Island, FL United States 07-24-15
    Flossiesmommy Amelia Island, FL United States 07-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Will make you laugh, will make you sob."

    Spend your next 600 hrs. w/Edward, & you won't be sorry. Ok, so it won't be 600 hrs. of your time - just his - but I promise you'll come out of it entertained, a little more knowledgeable about Asperger's & OCD, & perhaps even a better person for it. This very poignant (I love the word "poignant", don't you?*) story of a man with several disorders & a rough relationship w/his father, plus how he maneuvers daily life & interprets the world is wonderful, & sad, & elegant, & absorbing, & touching, & intelligent &, &, &... This is the second time I've listened to this book, I love it so much. I will listen to it a number of more times, I'm sure, before I leave this mortal coil. I have a feeling each time I will notice/hear/learn something else, & I hope each time I'll grow because of it.

    *You'll see what I meant here when you listen to this book.☺️ Listen now!

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    S. M. Higgins Norton, MA 07-17-15
    S. M. Higgins Norton, MA 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    I really enjoyed this book, very accurate depiction of someone with OCD, made me laugh and cry!

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    Drake United States 07-13-15
    Drake United States 07-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I expected...a phenomenal read/listen!!"
    Where does 600 Hours of Edward rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Edward! He was just himself - a flawed, but honest individual.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Edward!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Edward reads the letter from his father


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    A. Moose Bristol, VA USA 07-05-15
    A. Moose Bristol, VA USA 07-05-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Not an easy read, but worth the time"
    Any additional comments?

    I have no love for these leading question reviews, so I'm ignoring them. This book can sometimes make the reader uncomfortable and sometimes frustrated by Edward's OCD. However, I find the book very true to life and laugh out loud funny.

    Edward is living a independent from his family and he's quite proud of his accomplishment. The problem is, he's stuck in a rut that helps him cope but also stops him from growing and reaching out to others. He records the weather conditions daily, shops weekly, visits his doctor, writes unsent letters of complaint to those who offend him, and watches one episode of Dragnet per night.

    Into this routine bursts a new neighbor and her son. They reach out to Edward and oddly he finds himself responding. The nine year old son badly wants a friend and Edward struggles to connect and to confront problems in his own family that have left him feeling less than a son.

    I loved this book and I felt for all the characters.

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    Book Addict CA United States 05-23-15
    Book Addict CA United States 05-23-15

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    "Poignant and hilarious at the same time"

    Definitely worth the listen to get into a story about a man who has to overcome his fears of intimacy and learn to navigate OCD and being on the Aspie spectrum to open his life to others.

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    C. Strutz urbandale, IA, US 05-20-15
    C. Strutz urbandale, IA, US 05-20-15 Member Since 2009

    Mom of 5 grown kids, Mimi to two little ones. Love listening to books while I go about my day, quilting, cleaning, preferably quilting!

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    "My data is complete!"

    This is a wonderful book about adjusting to life's ebbs and flows, especially for Edward whose OCD makes change especially difficult.

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