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Publisher's Summary

A dazzling new collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for The Day

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew listeners to his highly praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory's characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of Paris or cephalopods fixated on space travel. In propulsive language that brilliantly showcases Loory's vast imagination, Tales of Falling and Flying expands our understanding of how fiction can work and is sure to cement his reputation as one of the most innovative short-story writers working today.

©2017 Penguin Books (P)2017 TalkingBook

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Bizarre

This book is pretty bad author says in his dedication that you don't have to be Tolstoy but you have to have stories that make sense or have some twist. Couple of the stories I was like what?. after 30 min i was wasting my time. kudos on the art work it got me to buy the book .The performance was pretty good .

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Ben Loory for President

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These stories are so magical. Read them to your kid. Tell them to a friend. Listen to them on a plane. 5 thumbs up. GRADE A!

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Joyful, whimsical, stories!

Great writer, Great narrator! Please check out this book. You will love it.

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There is no acting here, every story is bland. Dull

These are fun stories, I wish the narrator could act, very boring. There are no character voices

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AMAZING!

SO so so so so good. These stories are charged with some kind of magical force. EXCELLENT!

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Enchanting

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Tales of Falling and Flying is magical! I listened to all of it in one sitting. Excited to see more from Mr. Loory!

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Fantastic stuff

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Ben Loory is brilliant! This book was very well done and I enjoyed it immensely. The narrator was wonderful as well. I would definitely recommend checking this one out!

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YES! YES! YES!

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Ben Loory is god. This is great. Love all these. Can't wait to play them for my kids one day.

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Oh wow! So cool!

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Ben Loory is such a treasure. These stories as so freaking cool. I hope everyone gets a hold of these.

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SOOOOOO AMAZING!

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I love Ben Loory. Been waiting forever for these and they didn't disappoint. Timeless.