Millard Salter's Last Day

Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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In an effort to delay the frailty and isolation that comes with old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter decides to kill himself by the end of the day - but first he has to tie up some loose ends. These include a tête-à-tête with his youngest son, Lysander, who at 43 has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with his first wife, Carol, whom he hasn't seen in 27 years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle.

Complicating this plan, though, is Delilah, the widow with whom he has fallen in love in the past few months. As Millard begins to wrap up his life, he confronts a lifetime of challenges during a single day - and discovers that his family has a big surprise for him as well.

©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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great storytelling....

great story. ... kept me guessing til the end .... humorous, sad, and authentic all at the same time. learned of this book after watching the documentary of the author "Jacob".

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Refreshing, Original, Creative

Loved this book. Jacob Appel is genius. Why am I only now hearing of him?

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A real gem

Loved this, smart, funny and inspirational, don’t miss it. I’ll be reading as many Jacob Appel books as I can find, please give us more Audible!

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Very tongue in cheek funny

Funny. Fine performance aside from some pronunciation limitations re some yiddishism words or the word “consult”.

Funny probably in particular for people in academics or in medicine or both or a New Yorker ir a baby boomer or familiar with NY Jewish culture
I identified with almost all of it.
Funny even without identification.

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Right up to the end

Strange plot premise to me, but somehow I kept listening. A little wordy but engaging, right up to the end. Definitely unexpected. Four stars, but not on my re-listen to list.

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Excellent,Multi-dimensional story

The depth and reality of this story draw you in and paint a wonderful image of a sad time at the end of a life well lived. It is mysterious at times, but also relatable in a dark sense. There is a commitment to the story, hoping that the obvious will not happen and desiring a surprise twist at the end. It is, however, much like reality.... and sad in it’s ending. Very entertaining!