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Thanks for the Trouble

Narrated by: Francisco Pryor Garat
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Tommy Wallach, the New York Times best-selling author of the "stunning debut" (Kirkus Reviews) We All Looked Up, delivers a brilliant new novel about a young man who overcomes a crippling loss and finds the courage to live after meeting an enigmatic girl.

"Was this story written about me?"

I shrugged.

"Yes or no?"

I shrugged again, finally earning a little scowl, which somehow made the girl even more pretty.

"It's very rude not to answer simple questions," she said.

I gestured for my journal, but she still wouldn't give it to me. So I took out my pen and wrote on my palm.

I can't, I wrote. Then, in tiny letters below it: Now don't you feel like a jerk?

Parker Santé hasn't spoken a word in five years. While his classmates plan for bright futures, he skips school to hang out in hotels, killing time by watching the guests. But when he meets a silver-haired girl named Zelda Toth, a girl who claims to be quite a bit older than she looks, he'll discover there just might be a few things left worth living for.

From the celebrated author of We All Looked Up comes a unique story of first and last loves.

©2016 Tommy Wallach (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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An unexpected story.

Really makes you think about your own life in a different perspective. Not the best story ever, but definitely worth the time/money.

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New and magical

Beautiful, fun and magical. Love the narrator and found myself chuckling and even tearing up. I have great affection for this book.

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Not what I expected

Short story: Wow what a story.

Now the details: I don't even know where to begin to review this story. It was amazing. Frustrating. Hopeful. Sad. Funny. Real - or was it? What I mean by the last one is the ending! But I can't comment much because I don't want to give things away. All I know is that I adored it way more than I ever expected it to. I grew to really really like Parker. I felt for him. The story was more complicated and complex than I ever thought it would be. So many times while listening I had to make myself leave the car. (I only listen in the car) I just wanted to know more, and why and how. I questioned things - could I believe Parker? Could I believe Zelda? Where is this story going? The whole package was great. I'm so glad I picked it up and listened to it. It has really stuck with me.

Thoughts on the audiobook: I LOVED the narrator. He did such a great job. I loved his accent because it made Parker come to life even more. He just did a wonderful job. I hope to find more books he has narrated.

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  • 09-18-16

Fantastic book!

Wow, I loved this book!! Touching story, great imagery, and some little life lesson gems hidden within it.