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A dark and humorous, albeit, twisted story of two opposites on their sixth anniversary. They should never have married. 

Violet is submersed in fantasy and denial. She is blindly in love with Gideon who cannot bear to breathe in the same room with her. She manages her day in the ignorance of bliss, an element of the marriage that only she knows. 

Gideon is in torment every moment of each passing day. He finally realizes that it must end if he is to be free to search for his own happiness. What will he do?

©2014 Michael Bussa (P)2018 Michael Bussa

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Short quick fun.

What made the experience of listening to Ending In V the most enjoyable?

The narrator brought out the fun in this short story.

What other book might you compare Ending In V to and why?

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Which scene was your favorite?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was funny and good entertainment.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Ending in V

The author uses a bit of humor in the dialogue, though it is not a humorous tale. It is sad, dark and with a twist ending!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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How to rid yourself of a pesky husband 🤔

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You can interpret this one of two ways. Either the husband is so annoyed by his so called "oblivious wife" he is willing to do anything to escape? Or maybe the wife is so annoyed by her "snippy mouth" husband, she planned it this way? lol.. Peter Lerman's performance certainty captured the husbands sarcasm. Either way this short story will leave you thinking... I was given this free review copy and have voluntarily decided to leave this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Ending in V

It's humorous and dark. It does end badly for one of them but the title does suggest that. While it was very short, and I did want more, I thought it was fun and entertaining

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Quick, hilariously twisted short story!

Ending in V by Michael Bussa is a super quick twelve minute listen that quickly escalates, as Violet shows her husband of six years, Gideon, her love and devotion to him on their anniversary. Gideon, on the other hand is in a perpetual state of torment having Violet as his wife. I don't want to give anything away and as the story is so short, I'll just say that how Gideon decides to get through their anniversary day it just plain old fun. I laughed and just loved this dark humored story!

Peter Lerman did a fabulous job bringing Violet and Gideon to life. His voices for each other them were just perfect. I especially loved Violet's voice. I could picture them perfectly in my head throughout the entire story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Excellent short story!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes - humorous and dark at the same time. A love story with two different views of life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ending In V?

The ending, while unexpected, was again humorous and dark as throughout the entire story..

Which character – as performed by Peter Lerman – was your favorite?

Giddy (Gideon)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - and because of it's short duration was easily attainable.

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Twisted Humorous Listen!

What did you love best about Ending In V?

It's quite entertaining for being so short!

What about Peter Lerman’s performance did you like?

He did very well with the characters voices and read at a nice pace.

Any additional comments?

This is a twisted and darkly humorous listen. It's quick and entertaining. I really enjoyed this little story and had to chuckle several times at the characters.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Humorous Dialogue With A Twisted Ending

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A very short read that kept my attention throughout.

I thought the dialogue between characters was very good and funny up until the ending. The ending was fast and rough - a total shift in tone that shook the fun from me.

The narrator, Peter Lerman, does an awesome job voicing the characters. They were very funny and he brought them to life.

*This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • 05-15-18

REALLY short but darkly entertaining

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a short story of dark humor. It was well narrated and entertaining but VERY short. It is very dark and definitely twisted.

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Definitely an interesting story...

This is definitely an interesting short story...never a dull moment. It's an odd little story and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to like either of the characters (spoiler alert: there are no likable characters in this story). Personally, I don't need to like any characters in a story I'm reading - I just need to find them interesting. In Ending in V it did seem as though the reader was meant to choose a character to champion since it read like a battle scene. It was hard to cheer on the husband because there wasn't enough backstory to help me understand why he loathed his wife so much. Oddly, they seemed like an elderly couple yet they'd only been married for six years? And he hates her that much after only six years? It was certainly hard to root for the wife who was so dense she almost seemed uni-dimensional. In the end, I found the story to be amusing and worth a chuckle but I would have liked to have heard more...I think this writer could churn out more interesting stuff pretty easily, he's got a decent style, particularly with regard to flow. The reader did a nice job and I definitely felt as if I was back in NYC whilst listening to his thick accent. I suppose that's why I assumed this was an elderly couple...they sounded just like a set of grandparents out in Flatbush waiting for their grand kids to arrive for a visit. If you're looking for an interesting way to spend 12 minutes you should check out Ending in V! Thank you to the author, narrator, and Audio Book Boom for a complimentary copy of this story for which I am happy to provide my fair and unbiased review.