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600 Hours of Edward Audiobook

600 Hours of Edward

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....
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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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    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

    WDW Moose

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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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    Paul Coupaud 05-16-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Amazing in every way!"

    If you like the "Rosie" books by Graeme C. Simsion, you'll love this gem! Awesome story, not predictable (except about Dragnet - you'll see what I mean - lol!) and really brings out the feels in you. Great characters, great story, and narrator Luke Daniels (Iron Druid Chronicles) is amazing! WELL worth the credits or the price!!

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    Ginger Reading, PA, United States 05-15-15
    Ginger Reading, PA, United States 05-15-15 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "A novel dealing with an Unusual Human Condition"

    Having ordered this book and not read it immediately, I had forgotten the subject. I must say it took quite awhile to become interesting. I kept reading to discover what the storyline could possibly be. Slowly the story began to make you care intensely about the main character, who had seemed so driven by crazy rituals, that you wondered what was wrong with him. However, as you read through the excellently written story, you came to realize that the main character was a normal human being who had come to act somewhat differently through the way life had treated him. More and more you realized what a fine person he was, and knew that he was going to live on to be one of the earths most admirable citizens.

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    pgonz30 04-30-15
    pgonz30 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great for understanding people on the spectrum"

    I loved it be caused you get to understand the inner working of a person with neurological problem. They are doing the best they can.

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    Andrea rogue river, OR, United States 04-26-15
    Andrea rogue river, OR, United States 04-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "This book felt real,the characters were genuine."

    I really likes how this character grew and became his own man.Triumphant and rewarding story.

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    Deb Flynn 04-22-15
    Deb Flynn 04-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!!"

    You can't help but like the characters in this book. I found myself smiling several times as I listened to Edward and his favorite words. Looking forward to next book "Edward Adrift". Will keep reading as long as Craig Lancaster will keep telling Edward's story.

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