Black Sheep

This Can't Be Happening Collection
Narrated by: Rory Scholl
Length: 40 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (402 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An irresponsible twentysomething comic and his equally shameless grandmother join forces as proud pariahs in this dark and rowdy story of dicey family ties, kindred spirits, bad behavior, and bribery.

When Rory’s judgmental mother told him that he took after his grandma Evelyn, he took it as a compliment. The ninety-two-year-old cocktail-toting, offtrack-betting party girl was every bit the troublemaker he was. When she landed at a dead-end nursing home, Rory jumped at the chance to liven things up for bored Evelyn - with vodka, scratch-offs, bingo, and gaming. But even in this modest assisted-living casino, the risk of betrayal was a gamble.

Rory Scholl’s Black Sheep is part of This Can’t Be Happening, a collection of four true stories about making the best of a worst-case scenario curated by Kevin Allison, creator of the hit true storytelling podcast RISK! Outrageous, alarming, triumphant, and sometimes embarrassing, these fearless confessionals can be read, or listened to, in one what-on-earth-would-I-do? sitting.

©2018 Rory Scholl (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Meh.

Unremarkable story, no surprises, snarky narrator/author. This doesn't bode well for the future of the series.

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Almost incomprehensibly bad

A poorly written and presumably autobiographical story about a pitiful loser who lazily careens through life making unfunny jokes while pounding himself on the back. I have no clue how this fits into a This Can't Be Happening theme.

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Terrible terrible

Story about a smart mouth kid who obviously has zero social awareness and a clear disregard for any authority. Don’t waste your time.

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Just not my cup of tea

I just do not want to listen to someone who doesn't have any respect for others

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Totally engaging!

I listened while walking the neighborhood, laughing out loud...fun stuff here! Take it for a spin!

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Could be any grandma!

I listened to this while floating around in the pool and really enjoyed it. Well my mother was in a nursing home I wish I would’ve thought of this because I know she would’ve enjoyed it. She would’ve enjoyed the scratch tickets and the screwdrivers.

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Super Funny Sweet

Heartwarming Hilarious!!! Scholl is a great storyteller! Would love to hear more of his stuff!

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I laughed so much with this story!

If you've ever known a free spirit who dares to live for the moment and challenge all the rules of polite society with a wink and a smile then you know Grace--you know the meaning of being the black sheep of the family. Each sentence is a delightfully narrated step on a comical path to self discovery and acceptance of our flawed selves.

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Heartwarming.

I just loved this story. I had a smile on my face for the entire 41 min. If you are or are close to the black sheep in any family you should listen to this. You will relate to everything the author says. It was also very endearing to know of his close relationship with his Grandmother. You don't see it very often anymore.

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not my favorite

struggled thru this, shallow and not much of a storyline. not one I would have purchased although sample was interesting

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  • 09-30-19

Really enjoyed it

Relatively simple story but has depth and spirit. Great telling, I think I prefer to hear rather than read it.