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Sweet Talk

Narrated by: Jessica Almasy
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Stephanie Vaughn is a writer’s writer, one whose debut collection of stories, Sweet Talk, was published more than two decades ago to critical acclaim. Fans have come to these stories over the years through word of mouth, posting glowing reviews to their Goodreads pages and on their blogs - unanimously agreeing that this collection is a modern classic that deserves to be in print. Crafted in graceful, honest prose, Vaughn’s stories go straight to the heart of how people live, grow and survive.

©1978, 1979, 1981, 1990 Stephanie Vaughn. First published in the United States of America by Random House, Inc., 1990 (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Great writer and book but narrator is too much

The reader was fine and then, not so much. To have a reader BE an obvious TYPE is a mistake. It's one thing to be able to do believable voices (women of men and men of women and ethnicity and so on) and another to read the entire story in the voice of a character that someone supposes best represents the narrator. The reader is too cute. A wonderful actress and does dialogue beautifully but the narrator of novels and collections like this really first rate collection, needs to be more objective in tone. The stories suffer from a patina of glibness that they don't deserve. It's kind of like colorizing The Maltese Falcon or Gunga Din or Citizen Cane. Sometimes it is nice and works (Dorothy opening the bedroom door onto Oz), most times it is disturbing and overemphasizes things that need no emphasis or vice versa. This is true of other readers on other great books made into audios. Stage readings can be great, too but usually they are cheesy.'
Stephanie Vaughn is a truly great writer and the stories are terrific.