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Sticky Fingers: The Complete Box Set Collection

36 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)
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Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 36 short stories by JT Lawrence include:  

  • "Escape": A suicidal baby knows he was born into the wrong life. He has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.  
  • "The Itch": An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.  
  • "The Unsuspecting Gold-Digger": A woman gradually poisons her husband so she doesn't have to break his heart.  
  • "Gatsby’s Double": An artist’s Pomeranian has been replaced by an impostor.  
  • "Court, Marry, Kill": Whose body ends up being unzipped by fish on the ocean floor?  
  • "Rockabye Baby": A female-only cult has a very dark side.  
  • "The Brain Bleacher": He can remove your pain by hacking your memory, but his own suffering is here to stay.  
  • "The Children in the Walls": The storm tried to keep her out of the house; she should have listened.  
  • "Death Is a Woman in a Blue Dress": What happens if you let Death in the front door?  
  • "Fenrir": A Viking is called to fulfill his bloody destiny despite his desire to stay home with his love.  
  • "Blackwater Estuary": Witch panic spreads like wildfire in this poignant tale of a midwife accused of saving a baby.
  • "Perky Pilgrim": Jeffrey Sacks is back, and this time, he's taking no prisoners.  

If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn, you'll love these unsettling stories with a twist in the tale.   

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©2018 JT Lawrence (P)2018 JT Lawrence

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Nice collections of short stories

This collection is an interesting group of stories from creepy to delightful. I liked how each story was so different from the other, and I liked the shorter length. I enjoyed the narrator's voice.

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perfect short story collection for your commute

This collection is a great collections of stories from creepy to delightful. Each story is quite different and just long enough, that the listener is not frustrated by having to leave the car and go in to work. I enjoyed the narrator's tone of voice, she was easy to listen to and easy to understand. I will happily try the other two books in the series.

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 10-26-18

Diverse stories, outstanding narration

Sticky Fingers is a set of well written and cleverly crafted short stories. The narrators did an excellent job conveying the tone of the stories, as if the author was narrating them herself. The stories range widely in subject matter, including horror, science fiction, detective, comedy, and slightly twisted stories of everyday life. You’ll find a heroic department store Santa, a tragic Viking warrior, the self deluded writer of a series of Trip Advisor reviews, and many other diverse characters and stories.

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  • TU
  • 11-14-18

great collection of shorts

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This was a short but entertaining collection of short stories. They are all a bit twisted but well done. The narration is good, too. All in all, this is a good collection.

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Short Stories

I really loved these short stories. don't know why but when a new story started it took me a minute to realize it was a new story even though there was a great divide between the stories, it may have just been because it was all the same narrator. but anyways, I LOVED the different stories. The twists at the end of them really got me and i didn't see any of them twisting in those exact ways which i find very rare!!! If you like trying to guess what will happen and love being surprised, then this is for you!!!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Very twisted different but very enjoyable

There is no doubt these are twisted some cute so really weird, creepy and unnerving. Some make you smile, why others make you roll your eyes, a few were like what the heck and others gave me the chills. It is a nice collection something for all the strange at heart.

The narrator did a good job pulling the reader in making you feel those chills. Somewhere really weird but you find yourself buying into the story as the narrator pulls you in. There are no background noises, no volume changes and no repeating of wording. Male and female voices are wonderful and fit the characters. Her deliverance was very good and holds your attention. I look forward to listening to more of her work.

There were some stories I really enjoyed others were ok. I felt a few were not complete but enjoyed them. All in all it was a very enjoyable listen with a few shocks, twists and turns that may blow your mind.

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Great Collection of Short Stories

Sticky Fingers: 36 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories: The Complete Box Set Collection by J.T. Lawrence was a great read. It consisted of three volumes of twelve short stories by J.T. Lawrence. Volume 1 consisted of; Bridge Gate, The Itch, The Unsuspecting Gold Digger, Traveling Slacks, Something Borrowed, She Did It, Grey Magic, Pidgeon Pair, The Little Pink Book, Off the Hinge and Sticky Fingers. Volume 2 consisted of; Panama Wings, Gatsby’s Double, Astrid, GlobeTrotter69, Court Marry Kill, Can We Light a Fire?, He Did It, Alpha Lyrae, Rockabye Baby, Dasher, Kakkerlak and The Brain Bleacher. Volume 3 consisted of; Tears of a Deadman, Sky Mirror, The Shelter, The Children in the Walls, Death is a Woman in a Blue Dress, Fenrir, Lucky Strike, The Hostage Situation, Every Breath You Take, Memory, Mirrors and the world Inside, Blackwater Estuary and Pesky Pilgrim. I loved reading this collection and can't wait to read more by J.T. Lawrence.

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Awesome!!

Oh my gosh, this was great!! I loved all the stories & I loved especially the "Resort reviews", hilarious!! Plus my favorite ones are scary or suspenseful stories...

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Narrator did great

Interesting mix of stories. Some disturbing,some scary, some weird. The travel review stories were pretty funny and took some twisted turns too.

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Best Buy for a Credit

This collection is, hands down, the best investment of an Audible credit I've seen so far. Published originally as three separate books, the Sticky Fingers stories are funny, poignant, politically relevant and wildly entertaining. I don't think there's a bad story in the entire collection and my only regret is that now that I've been through them all, I won't ever have the pleasure of discovering them again for the first time.

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  • Zoe
  • 10-25-18

Sticky Fingers


This is a collection of twelve short stories, all cleverly written and many with a twist at the end. Some of the stories are comical, and some are sad Every story has each own charm and horror.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 01-13-19

There's something about a kettle...

Sticky Fingers, the Complete Box Set, is is the bringing together of three individual previously published volumes of short stories by talented author, J.T.!awrence. Having previously read, and been impressed by, the first of the books in this series, I requested and was generously and freely gifted with a complimentary copy by the rights holder.

Book one is narrated by Bianca Flanders and it is a reading rather than a performance, with little variation given to different character definition. The timbre of her voice is pleasant and well paced, she reads, too, with apparent understanding and her pronunciation crystal sharp. However, her slight accent (South African?) sometimes left me uncertain of a given word, as in the story entitled The Itch which I initially believed was called The Etch, to my puzzlement. This mistake rapidly was corrected but there were other occasions where the meaning remained unresolved. But overall, hers was a good narration.
Books two and three have Rushina Ratman as the narrator. Sho shares the best qualities of Ms.Flanders' reading but without the distracting accent, making each story a pleasure to hear.

Sticky Fingers is more than a collection of short stories. It is a coming together of a small group of individuals, each with some strange quirk which the author brings vividly to life for the reader. Not necessarily always likable, each is, however, interesting and well worth getting to know. It is a remarkable experience. The stories, although shorter than novellas, pack an imaginative charge which sometimes shock and sometimes inspire a more thoughtful consideration. Very few fail to impress. For this reader, one of the most terrifying was The Shelter, about a small group of people who, for twenty years, have hidden, below ground, from the ravages of war. Survival had radically reduced their life style, naturally, and they were dependent on help from the lone man who had aided them initially and continued to do so through the subsequent years, bringing comfort, food and news every month or so. Then suddenly he fails to arrive.
With each new tale, the author takes the reader inside the head of a character who is telling their own story, and occasionally there just might be another person already inside, as in the detective investigation, She Did It, another favourite. And not everything is as it first appears. Most are enjoyable, all very readable and strange but at the same time completely human and real, little tastes of the surprising unique individuality of people

Although the temptation is to listen to all of the books in just a few sittings, digestion is, of course, greatly improved if taken in bite sized pieces. And the shorter length of these varied and beautifully crafted stories means that they can be enjoyed at many different points in the day.
Recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-30-18

Love a short story

I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

I had already listened to sticky fingers 1 & 2 and had intended to skip straight to book 3. I accidentally started the first story and remembered enjoying it so figured I’d listen again. Same with the next, and the next...

Volume 3 tied up a few loose ends and connections with 1&2 and yet managed to be fresh & new. I’m a big fan of short stories anyway and this didn’t disappoint.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 10-28-18

Boom full on short stories

So worth every penny! The amount of stories & length of time in this means many hours of listening enjoyment.
The itch, eeek! Had me scratching!
The trip advisor stories, so funny & so clever, linked in such ways, well impressed!
A few linked to the full books written by this author that I’ve read or listened too, all impressive.
A full on twist and turn off great short tales. Enjoy

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  • Melanie osmond
  • 10-25-18

Sticky Fingers Review

Okay first off I laughed so hard at Perkins, that man has a vivid imagination.
I loved how you opened and closed this book with two separate stories that were connected, it’s to bad about the ending of the first one though.
This is a great book for anyone to listen to or to read.

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  • TG
  • 10-23-18

Great listen

Really enjoyed all three books. Stories told well and are varied and keep you thinking long after they have finished. Recommended

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 10-18-18

Absolute heaven!

Whatever your idea of heaven is, mine is Sticky Fingers by JT Lawrence. As a professed hater of short stories, I was looking forward to typing how much I would have enjoyed these if only they'd been longer. But, darn it, I can't say it! Each story was exactly the perfect length, and I loved them. How does Ms Lawrence do it? Fabulous full novels and deliciously dark short stories. Every story is perfectly constructed, with credible characters and delightful dialogue. No stone remains unturned, the reader is taken to places and put in situations that are so cleverly constructed and compelling, I could feel my heart singing with joy at the genius of the ideas. The twists and turns of all these original concepts are inspired and I gave a standing ovation at the end. As always Roshina Ratnam provides award winning narration, ably assisted by Bianca Flanders. Fourteen hours and nineteen minutes of sheer, unadulterated bliss. JT Lawrence - I salute you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-18

Great set of stories

Great set of short stories. Each one is different, which keeps them interesting. The shorter length is also great for listening to when you don't have much time and don't want to have to stop in the middle of something.

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  • Jeff
  • 11-19-18

TWISTED AND DARK

STORIES NEED ENERGY AND EVERY ONE IN THIS SET HAS THAT AND MORE FROM A KLEPTOMANIAC TO WITCHES WHO CAN REPROGRAM YOUR MEMORY. J.T Lawrance hits all the right buttons and more.

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  • Lomeraniel
  • 10-20-18

Clever and imaginative stories

I avoid short stories compilations like the plague, but I absolutely love J.T. Lawrence writing, so much that her stories trapped me in a way that I could stop listening to this audiobook.

This is a compilation of 36 short stories, which were originally published in 3 books. Some stories are recurrent, and we revisit the same characters in a different point of the story. There is quite a variety of genres mixed here: from epistolary to historical fiction, with some horror, fantasy, science-fiction, dystopian, and other stories that is difficult to frame under just one genre. Janita has achieved what no one has done before: keeping me on the edge of my seat for a complete book of short stories.

What I liked from these stories is that they are clever, imaginative, and many have a feminist touch, something that we don’t see a lot in literature. The stories are vivid, and there is an important sensory factor that brings it closer to the reader, making connecting with the characters easy, even when what we see sometimes is the ugly side of people, that side we all have, and that Janita likes to explore and crush us with it.

The first book is narrated by Bianca Flanders, while Rosina Ratnam narrates the second and third parts. Both women did a wonderful job transmitting the characters emotions and delivering a gripping narration. Janita’s book was already very good, but thanks to these narrations, it became excellent.

This is a must-read for J.T. Lawrence fans. I just can’t have enough of her stories!

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.