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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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    R. Musser 09-11-07
    R. Musser 09-11-07 Member Since 2013
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    "get it - heartwarming"

    you should get this book. it's sweet, hearwarming and real. it just reflects how awful people can be, but by contrast and balance how awesome as well. it's one of the better one's i've listened to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Jane Naperville, IL, USA 08-31-07
    Mary Jane Naperville, IL, USA 08-31-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Lottery"

    Enjoyable. Funny. Characters that leave you wanting to know how they're doing now.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martha Eau Claire, WI, USA 08-09-08
    Martha Eau Claire, WI, USA 08-09-08 Member Since 2012
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    "a cute read"

    The book is cute... and acute - the way words and phrases are repeated is a literary devise of some form I suppose, but it gets a bit tiresome. I almost ditched the book after the first hour due to the monotone narration and repetitive dialog. I kept listening and it turned out to be an entertaining book in the end. The characters gain depth as the book progresses, which I wasn't sure would happen. It does make you think about what things have "value" in your life. As expected, the low IQ of the main character does not mean he has low "life wisdom." A sort of "out of the mouth's of babes" book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    carol mulcahy 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Don't miss this book!"

    Really enjoyed this book....made me reflect on my own thoughts regarding persons with disability. The book made me laugh & cry.
    Recommend it highly.

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    Amy C 04-24-17
    Amy C 04-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "This book was so cool - that is echt, that is true"
    What did you love best about Lottery?

    This book reminded me what it means to be rich - to have family and friends, people who show you the way, teach you, are honest and kind.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gram for her wisdom and pure love.


    What does Paul Michael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent narrator. Loved all of his voices.


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

    You could listen to it in one sitting, but better to savor.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. P. 02-27-17
    J. P. 02-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVED this book!"
    Would you listen to Lottery again? Why?

    Yes, the characters were so real and the story remarkable and touching.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Keith. His way of saying things was so amusing.


    What about Paul Michael’s performance did you like?

    Maintained my interest, not boring at all.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was all moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't want it to end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    oswegomv 02-20-17
    oswegomv 02-20-17
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    "Great story - about 15 chapters longer than necessary"

    We really enjoyed listening to this...until he won the lottery, then things slowed down and got far too detailed. This would've been a knockout win with more solid editing.

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    Michelle Weekly 01-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A Lucky Find"

    Heartfelt and satisfyingly funny, the story portrays what happens when an honest person does the fair thing.

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    Rose 01-07-17
    Rose 01-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous!"

    This book is a warm, funny and poignant story that moved me. Emotional rendition of how it feels to be a "special needs" person who is honest, loving, trusting and kind but who manages to make great, wise choices and find happiness. This book is filled with wisdom and grace! Highly recommended!

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    C. Reither columbus, oh 08-16-16
    C. Reither columbus, oh 08-16-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Sweet book, a bit predictable"

    This book was excellently delivered and offered beautiful insight into the mind of a man with an IQ of 76. It demonstrates the sad reality of where too many place their priorities.

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