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Edward Adrift Audiobook

Edward Adrift

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Publisher's Summary

That’s the flummoxed state of Edward Stanton, a 42-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome. His job, his therapist, and his best friends are all gone. Even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has short-circuited.

But a call from his friend Donna in Idaho, telling him that her son Kyle is in trouble, launches Edward from his rigidly scheduled existence in Billings, Montana, to the open road. He and Kyle, a sweet little boy turned sullen adolescent, debate football, music, and bodily functions (“Why do you pee so much?” Kyle asks). All the while, inspired by dreams of the past, Edward tries to make peace with his life - and when he meets an eccentric motel owner, perhaps open it to love.

©2013 Craig Lancaster (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kindle Customer 04-13-14

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    "Delightful Character Study continues"
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    I liked the continuation of Edward's life as described in this book. His relationships with others are more meaningful and he has learned mindfulness. I cannot help but like Edward, quirks and all, because he has such a good heart. He is working so hard on himself and is so honest about his emotions and feelings. His insights reveal valuable life lessons. A very pleasant read, indeed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 04-15-13
    Linda 04-15-13 Member Since 2010

    I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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    "I have been waiting for this book!"
    What did you love best about Edward Adrift?

    Still had the same favor as the first book!


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    I think I still liked the first book better, but this one was a close second. Seemed like it ended kind of fast. Still very enjoyable!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lulu 08-02-14
    Lulu 08-02-14

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "A Worthy Sequal"

    I very much enjoyed the prequel to this book - 600 Hours of Edward. I thought the author did a very good job with the voice of Edward, a very difficult character to bring to life in a believable way, without making him a caricature or a source of uncomfortable humor. In Edward Adrift he continues to tell a story about a person you have no problem believing is real. But in some ways the title is very accurate. Not only is Edward the character adrift in this book, the plot seems adrift as well. There was too much time spent with Edward wandering aimlessly in his car.

    However, parts of this book shone. Even though I was never too sure why he lost his job, his dedication to it long after it was no longer his, his need to contribute to the world, and his need for human connection was poignant. And all the ways the changes in his world suddenly turned upside down and left him longing for the familiarity of his old,yet admittedly narrow life, was very relate-able. I took from the book the idea that all of us, no matter how old, how set in our ways or disabled, has the ability to grow, change and see the positives in life.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Harriet Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States 02-02-14
    Harriet Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book"
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    It took me awhile to get past the character's first idiosyncrasies that introduced the reader to the condition. After that, I found it an enjoyable book and I liked the story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-19-16

    LM

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    "Nice to see Edward again, but..."
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    I thought it dragged a bit. I loved the first book, so I'm happy to know how it all ends. I'm even happier I got it as a Kindle Unlimited, so free!

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    Lisa 05-14-16
    Lisa 05-14-16
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    "Wonderful!!!"

    I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Edward's story. I loved how he talks himself through things

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    Evan R Anderman 03-08-16 Member Since 2010
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    I can't believe that Edward finally found love with Sheila and his mom with jay

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    Amazon Customer 02-02-16 Member Since 2015

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    "I will always love listening to the life of Edward"

    I always love getting to hear more about Edwards life. I am really looking forward to a 3rd, 4th, and even 5th book! (Narrated by Luke Daniels of course, he makes listening much more enjoyable.)

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    Cheryl 01-28-16
    Cheryl 01-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Edward Adrift in three words, what would they be?

    I listened to this book directly after listening to 600 Hours of Edward and my first reaction was that the narrator was reading it slightly differently. He changed some of Edwards fluctuations a bit and it bothered me. But I quickly stopped noticing that and fell in love with Edward again! I loved the book!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 12-21-15
    W. Brooks Seattle, WA United States 12-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Sweet, gentle and insightful"

    A good read. gave me a new way to consider people with Aspergers. it's well done. good story. well told.

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