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Little Surrenders

By: Victor Suthammanont
Narrated by: Ellen Archer
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"Little Surrenders" is a dark, mesmerizing short story about a marriage that’s reached its breaking point, and just how far a woman will go to reinvent herself after one too many compromises. 

She makes a list; she’ll need it if she’s going to escape the life she’s built. A week’s worth of clothes. Seven thousands dollars in cash. A new identity. A gun, to be sure. Maybe the list itself will be enough to erase all of the little surrenders that have brought her to this place. After all, as she tells herself and her friends: Mike’s a great husband, and she loves him. If she can just find a way to hang on a little longer, maybe she can discover enough of herself to make those lies true again.

But with each step forward - from stashing the cash to obtaining a false identity to others she didn’t anticipate - she finds herself accelerating down a steep slope, surprised that she’s enjoying the fall and getting to know the stranger she may actually be. 

©2020 Victor Suthammanont (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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was decent

was a bit disappointed by the ending but still a pretty good story all and all

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Short story that sort of kept my attention....

The women made little surrenders to keep her partner happy. She was in a marriage for 10 years and wanted out. Don't understand why she felt the need for him to be dead. Just take off like she planned. The end confused me a bit...she was looking over the balcony. Did she actually leave the hotel room or commit suicide? It kind of ended leaving me wondering.

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Meh

Nothing special. I like the narrator but the story is bland and confusing at times

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While the story was very good, I found it a little too short and didn't hold my attention. Although the narration was not bad, I found a little more emotion would have been more captivating.

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wonder what it would be like if longer

from the last handful of short stories I e read lately, this was one of the better ones. recommend

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beware. this story can get under your skin.

the rhythm grabbed me right away. you will want to be ready to try to distance yourself. My guess you will see yourself in many passages.

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Long Monologue Just Stops

This was a long, tedious monologue about a woman with an abusive husband planning a new life and a murder. Thrown a curve, the story just stops and doesn’t end. Glad it was Plus, don’t spend money or a credit on this.

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Quick and easy read

This audio book was an easy listen with good narration. Good for if you’re between books.

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I understand where the author was going

but, to imply that getting a fake birth certificate and passport is easy is laughable. Not to mention getting an unlicensed handgun. I like the idea of the changing 1st 2nd and 3rd person but I thought the story could have been a tad more believable with the character finding a different way.

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