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Publisher's Summary

Hear why The New York Times Book Review called Cander “a smart, deft storyteller”. 

Eloise hasn't quite figured out how to move on after the death of her son, Eddie. She makes good money, buys a new apartment, learns the piano, engages in an office flirtation, but nothing seems to brighten her days quite like the occasional letter from one of her accounting clients, Ed B. When, after months of correspondence, Ed invites Eloise to his country home for a visit, she finds herself overwhelmed by the "Eddies" of her life - the one she lost, the one she writes to, and the one she's eternally searching for. 

“A powerful storyteller.” (Lone Star Literary)

©2020 Chris Cander (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Performer

Gabra Zackman is a New York City based actress, audiobook narrator and writer (the Bod Squad Series, Pocket Books 2015; audiobooks co-produced with Rohan Audio for Audible Studios, 2016). She has performed off Broadway (including Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill), in regional theaters, several Shakespeare festivals (9 Seasons with Hudson Valley Shakes), and on TV in Law and Order, SVU, and AMC as well as a handful of indie film roles. Gabra is a company member of the Upstart Creatures, as well as their Outreach Director.
Gabra has recorded over 500 books to date in nearly every major New York production house, has a home studio, and records full time. She has recorded books in every genre and her award-winning work spans romance, fantasy, fiction, non-fiction, and young adult. She adores recording memoir, is a lover of scifi, and has won several Audiofile Earphones awards for her work, including a citation for Best Fiction Audiobook of 2017. Gabra’s recording of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was on Audible’s Top Ten Audiobooks list for several weeks in a row, and number 1 on the New York Times Best Selling Audiobooks list. She is a 2018 Audie Award and Odyssey Award winner for the multicast Sadie.
Gabra has an equal love of acting, audiobook narration, and writing. She has just begun directing and producing, and calls herself a "multidisciplinary storyteller". Her newest venture is as co-producer of her original audio series Nice and Naughty with Love Bytes Originals, and she is currently director and co-producer of the No Fear Shakespeare series for Hachette.

What listeners say about Eddies

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Achingly Beautiful

I almost feel inadequate to the task of putting a review into words. This was a short but completely fulfilling story of heartbreak and love. A whole life told in under an hour, and I think I experienced every single emotion there is, as I listened. Perfectly written and expertly read, and I would recommend it to anyone who has ever cared about another human being. This story will be in my dreams tonight for sure.

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A well written but gloomy vignette.

A well written but gloomy vignette. Without any resolution, the listener remains unsatisfied and left hanging.

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I need a part 2

I need a part 2. I loved this short story. Will there be a part 2?

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Hanging...

The ending though... It's left me hanging! I can't even imagine where the story would go from there...

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Hi, I'm Annie.

I'm in my way to find the author of this book, kidnap him and make him rewrite this ending!

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Story good but...

The story was good and it was fascinating to listen to. But just as it really got good it was over!

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Fabulous storytelling

Great storytelling about loss, loneliness, friendship & simplicity’s of life. Fabulous storytelling made the story come to life. I want a part 2!

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Emotional Story

The story pulls on your emotions as you begin to show empathy to the main character and the difficult life situations she experiences. The story is well written, but I did not like the ending.

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Cop out in thein the Ending

Great story and main character. The story feels incomplete. It feels as if the author got tired and just decided to end it.

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Beautiful character sketch

Captures the love and grief and hope of a lonely woman. I appreciated that that the main character’s emotional life wasn’t trivialized.