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About the Creator and Performer

Olivia Gatwood is a writer & educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is the author of two poetry collections, New American Best Friend & Life of the Party, as well as a forthcoming novel Whoever You Are, Honey. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, the BBC, HBO, MTV, Muzzle Magazine, and The Missouri Review. She is based in Los Angeles.

What listeners say about Snitch

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Everyone needs a dog

I feared this story would be a vehicle to express misandrism, based on the Audible description. Not much of that. It’s a characterization of an emotionally cold and ambitious woman lawyer and her response to a couple allegorical events. Very well crafted and surprisingly involving tale told tersely yet completely, like a poem intending to provoke lingering imaginations. (This succinctness is worth emphasis. Stories with no more substance are often stretched out for hours with no added value. Crafty editing here.) This might even be considered a fable with the lesson learned or moral of the story given as the last quoted sentence. At least I think it deserves that accreditation. Narrator is the author, voice has pleasant tone while still conveying some of the character’s anhedonic nature. Her cadence was maybe too steady. There is a dog who plays an important part. Always a winning formula.

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Worth a listen!

I didn’t know what to expect, but I am glad I dove in! Excellent writing and narrating. This is definitely a short story worth a listen.

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Pointless - Don't waste your time

This story has no ending. The entire story is pointless. Mostly it goes nowhere and is very boring. Don't waste your time with this one.

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Cryptic & Engaging

Whoa. This short story took several turns, and none of which were expected. The narrative voice is consistent, but unpredictable. I’m not sure if Gianna is likable, but I enjoyed her character. It’s a really cryptic story that plays on a lot of malleable, subjective perceptions. Very interesting!

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Dull, Monotonous and Boring

This was supposed to be the story of a heartless lawyer who has a therapist. It’s a long rambling story about her history, a case she turns down and a dog she got that bit a child. Pointless. Narrated by the author, it’s monotonous, dull and boring. Don’t waste time on it.

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No resolution

I enjoyed the story and appreciated Giana’s no nonsense personality. Maybe I’m missing something but I felt like half of the story was told and then it ended. What was the point?

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Very short but intense read

The 'book' takes less than an hour listen to ; first time reading from the author.... It left me feeling unsure about how I felt and that, is an exceptional piece of work. Definitely recommend it.

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Interesting

Reading the other reviews, it seems like what you get out of this story depends a LOT on the listener. I thought it was really smart and nuanced. It’s not preaching any point of view, just examining one person and how she chooses to deal with knowledge of a terrible event. There are reasons why she behaves how she does and I think it’s an interesting (but sad) situation.

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Rape should be discussed differently

I primarily chose this rating because as a woman who has been on the receiving end of sexual assault, I am extremely upset that a female author would create a strong, independent, and POWERFUL female main character who is in a position to help with the forward motion of the me too movement but does nothing. Women need to support each other, and in my interpretation of this, this story does not promote women supporting women. It is especially upsetting that this character is in therapy and still doesn’t step up in her position as a powerful lawyer to help another woman.

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great short resd!

story was well written. left me wanting more ! I will be watching this author

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