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Guest

By: E. Stoops
Narrated by: Jeanie Talbot
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Thione Aldermann, a third generation homesteader in the Columbia Valley, prides herself on having a plan for all of life's little eventualities and never being caught flat-footed. But her contingency plan for first contact is about a decade out of date. 

Enter Guest, a spiderlike alien, who crash-lands in her back pasture. He's wounded, scared, unintelligible, and worse yet - clueless. Fortunately for Guest, Thione formulates a plan to help him, hide him, and when the time is right, heave him back to whence he came. But nosy neighbors and an untrustworthy sheriff imperil the fragile plan from the start, forcing Thione to pull up stakes and risk her farm to even have a chance at sending Guest home.

©2017 Elizabeth Stoops (P)2018 Jeanie Talbot

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Not enough.

When I started this book, I immediately liked it. I loved the self-contained story. I felt it to be amplified by the lack of any huge stakes, simply two strangers getting to know one another. I sincerely wish there were more novels in this vein.
Thanks for writing this.

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Absolutely fantastic!!!

This book is just amazing! I've been listening to it on repeat every freaking night!!!

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  • Bob Lovely
  • Missoula, Montana United States
  • 01-11-19

Kindness, Whimsy, and a touch of Angst.

"Guest" is a clever tale about a meeting of two worlds. It explores the examination of self, which occurs when one's intended isolation is intruded upon by another in need, and brings into question the very concept of "the other." Stoops weaves us a tale of balancing the familiar with the very unexpected and, ultimately, the length to which the kind-hearted will go when compassion clearly must be put ahead of all else.

Our protagonist receives an unconventional guest, whom she feels a need to keep secret, while suspecting her neighbor shares the same situation. Though a communication gap is slowly closed, her guest never quite gets some of the social complications of the situation. The story ends happily, and with an interesting twist.

I highly recommend this book for readers from young adult to adult.

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Engaging sci-fi

The story is well written and well read; a refreshing look at the first contact scenario with believable characters and plot.

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  • 03-04-19

Amazing, heartwarming, binge worthy book!

I'm so glad I picked this book to listen to, it made me happy in these depressing cold winter months!
Guest is a wonderful story of a brilliant woman who is put in a very unusual spot. What would you do if a knitting alien popped up in your garden! I hope we all would do as Thione does and help Guest as much as possible.
I listened to this snuggled up with my dog with a smile on my face. I don't want to ruin the story, but for anyone who is a fan of Bobiverse, Eleanor Ophelia, The Hundred year old man who leapt out of the window, or Where'd you go Bernadette they should adore this book.
I'm about to listen to it right away, I rarely do that, so its shows what a good story it it - oh and the protagonist is amazing!