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Lottery

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Publisher's Summary

Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: she taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust.

When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of 31. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with.

Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

©2007 Patricia Wood; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Wood's light humor and likable narrator...have mass appeal." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Bearwife 04-28-15
    Bearwife 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Sweet"

    A very simple and ultimately happy story. There isn't anything terribly deep here but it is appealingly told and beautifully narrated.

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    Caroline West Linn, OR, United States 04-11-13
    Caroline West Linn, OR, United States 04-11-13
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    "Wonderful!"
    What did you love best about Lottery?

    Everything! Do yourself a favor and listen to this delightful story


    What other book might you compare Lottery to and why?

    I can't find one and I keep hoping Patricia Wood will have a new one out soon


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to him before but found his narration utterly enjoyable


    Who was the most memorable character of Lottery and why?

    Perry L. Crandell, of course! We can all learn from him


    Any additional comments?

    One of the top 10 books I've ever read or listened to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver 03-28-13
    Oliver 03-28-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Lottery"

    It was a pretty good book. Surely worth listening to, although the book was filled with profanity.

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    Coleen California 01-27-13
    Coleen California 01-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story"

    As sweet as Forrest Gump, with all the right human qualities- loved this story start to finish-

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    J. Speer OHIO 10-07-11
    J. Speer OHIO 10-07-11 Member Since 2011

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    "A Very Special Book"

    This was such an entertaining and unique read. I kept passing on excerpts to my husband as I listened. The story, character descriptions and messages have stuck me now for quite awhile. I highly recommend this little-known book. You will be glad you experienced it and I think you'll pass it along too. Special credit given to the narrator who made me like him as much as the story.

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    Shelly La Mesa, CA, United States 03-30-11
    Shelly La Mesa, CA, United States 03-30-11
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    "Characters to love and hate"

    I really enjoyed this book. It was recommended to me by a friend and I am very glad I took the suggestion. The characters of Perry, grandam, Keith, Gary and Cherry were all so enjoyable and you rooted for them all. The characters of Perry's "family" almost ruined the book for me and I had second thoughts about finishing the book because of my severe disgust for them. I am so glad that I chose to stick it out. This story is sweet with memorable characters and important life reminders mixed with a ton of humor. I firmly believe that the people I most like and respect in my life all have a little "Perry" in them. I won't forget these characters for awhile and I can still hear their voices. The reader was excellent.... Will try him again.

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    Dreux Houston, TX, United States 08-15-10
    Dreux Houston, TX, United States 08-15-10 Member Since 2011
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    "Uplifting"

    This is a truly heart-warming story. There is as much wisdom about human nature in this book as in any I've read.
    Paul Michael's narration was, as always, astonishing. He took a diamond and turned into a precision cut, fiery jewel.

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    Maria Adkins 02-21-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Sweet"

    This was a sweet book about a simple man who can be quite smart. It's the crazy characters around him that make you laugh - the Vietnam vet/hippie, the absurdly greedy family, and Cherry, the luscious store clerk. Patricia Wood created a fabulous set of characters and Paul Michael captures Perry's voice perfectly. It was nice to escape to Perry's world for a while.

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    Kary greenwood village , CO, USA 11-12-08
    Kary greenwood village , CO, USA 11-12-08 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book"

    starts out a little slow but very much worth the wait! highly recommend to all audiences.

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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08 Member Since 2017

    Say something about yourself!

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    "winner winner chicken dinner.."

    GReat story.. i really enjoyed this book.. i especially liked how the main character had a mind of his own and thanks to all that money he got to finally make it up.. good listen. great narrator. i give it two 2 dollar scratch offs.

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