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Publisher's Summary

"Why do you want to be a boat builder?"

"Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow."

Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light, they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.

Bringing Stan In is the short-story prequel to The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester. If you liked this, you’ll love the full-length novel.

©2015 Julia Rochester (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Slim
  • Lexington, Virginia
  • 04-26-16

OK book

I decided to give this free chapter audio book a try might as well I mean figure I listen to it and see how it is. I thought this book was an okay book to listen to .

24 of 29 people found this review helpful

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Sweet story

not at all what I expectedbut it pulled me in. very sweet. loved the names corwin and morwinna

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Good-ish

What disappointed you about FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In?

The story seemed to short. It was also hard to get into.

How could the performance have been better?

she did great. However, when she started acting out the different characters it got awkward. She has a great natural voice with a pleasant accent.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Surprised by joy

A world of lives in a very short story. Wonderfilled! So many perspectives knit together in a tightly woven net.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Bringing Stan In

Nice, story a must read for new members will surely follow from beginning till the end

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A short story with heart

I found this short story good, but nothing outstanding. I did enjoy the humbling moment at the end.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Dealing with Death

Would you listen to Bringing Stan In again? Why?

Yes, It is a good little short story to contemplate what death is. How it affects people and how the innocent observations of children are good coping skills.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked that it took me through the death and funeral process.

What about Avita Jay’s performance did you like?

I noticed her dialect was different and wondered if it was part of the setting for the story?

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Stan's Departure

Any additional comments?

It would be a great animation story to teach children about death. It is also great for adults who are not quite sure how to share death with young children.

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good for the price

Way too short but you get what you pay for, it was free.
28 minutes of broken plots but I feel the author will get better

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Endearing piece

Matthew helps his eight year old granddaughters cope with the death of a local man. Through this process, Matthew comes to understand the importance Stan had it his own life. If you're looking for a quick and easy read, this text should do the trick.

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great story would recommend this to anyone

great short story perfect setting potrays the sharp contrast between life and death perfectly .

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  • ACustomer
  • 11-12-15

Short sweet tale of life and death

A simple tale that tackles how different characters react to a death. The story took a while to get going, but the narration kept me listening. Rather quaint, but not show-stopping.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-30-17

Not bad

I cannot say it was the best story but it was nice enough to listen. Nice narration.

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  • mandy
  • 06-06-17

wanted more.

lovely little story. but wanted more. was good to have a quick listen for a change

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  • Matt Evans
  • 03-08-17

Thought provoking.

This book is certainly thought provoking, exploring the way in which children perceive death.

Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.

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  • Culwen
  • 12-08-16

A simple story of life and death

This short story is a simple one. There's some attempt at description but I felt it was not very engaging. Perhaps more suited as a children's story. There's a small moral to the story.

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  • Grace
  • 11-21-16

hope springs...

I have thoroughly enjoyed this story and never truly realised how much I needed to hear it today... shalom ~~~ <:)))))>< ~~~

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  • JB
  • 11-15-16

Boring story

Sorry not enough in this to keep me listening, boring story with no ooomph.......... Yawn yawn yawn

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  • Newbie
  • 10-30-16

Emotional Listning

What did you like most about FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In?

It kept me interested thruout

What did you like best about this story?

pulling on the heart strings

Which character – as performed by Avita Jay – was your favourite?

All the characters played a very good part

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

yes i welled up

Any additional comments?

give it a listen its worth the effort

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  • Mother of 2
  • 10-20-16

Cried most of the way through.

Incredibility emotional story with very few words said. Insight in to friendship and death. Child's point of view at events gives it a different perspective.

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  • Mr
  • 10-13-16

not my cup of tea.

A story with no begining, middle or end and not even a character of interest.

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  • Karyn Hitchman
  • 08-21-16

lovely short story, well read.

This is a lovely little short story, a little sad but I enjoyed it very much

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-08-16

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  • Heather Katopodis
  • 03-13-16

Great Story

It was a very interesting story. It was well read with varied voices and accents.