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Publisher's Summary

They are citizens of our town who own property, pay taxes, and vote. They dress like us. They speak like us. They eat like us. They are two inches tall.

From Steven Millhauser, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Martin Dressler and one of the most imaginative and essential voices of our time, comes a fable about a race of miniature people and the way of life they have come master within our own. By turns enchanting and provocative, The Little People explores the fascination and unease the little people create in us, examines our private desire to disappear into their world, and reveals what happens when our personal and romantic lives inevitably collide. 

©2020 Steve Millhauser (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Steven Millhauser is the author of numerous works of fiction including Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997, and We Others: New and Selected Stories, winner of The Story Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. His work has been translated into 18 languages, and his story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" was the basis of the 2006 film The Illusionist. He is retired from Skidmore College and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Photo Credit: Michael Lionstar

About the Performer

Kevin Pariseau’s audiobook narrations have garnered many notable honors including his 2012 Audie nomination in Fiction for Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War, his 2014 SOVA nomination for Outstanding Science Fiction Narration for Dan Simmons’s Ilium, and his AudioFile Earphones Award for the 2010 winner in the Best of Science Fiction category, William Gibson’s Burning Chrome. In addition to his work as a narrator, Kevin has worked professionally as an actor for many years, appearing on Broadway and off, in film, and on television. Notable productions include the original Broadway casts of Legally Blonde and Ink, and the national tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning My Fair Lady, presented in the continental US through 2021.

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What's the point

The author seems to be trying to make some sort of salient point, but was unable to either clearly communicate his point or to tell an even mildly entertaining story. A complete waste of time.

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Describes imaginary world, no underlying plot

not exactly what I was hoping for. series of stand-alone descriptions, no real plot line.

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Don’t waste your time

It had potential but instead it decided to concentrate on how a 2 inch person has sex with a full size person.

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What was the point?

I only made it half way through expecting some sort of story line and never found one. It is a long winded imagining of tiny people living amongst humans with a bunch of random statements about what that might look like. Boring and un-engaging.

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Thrilling

Quite a thrill & thought provoking. The lessons are loud but not quite clear. Still they're there to be reasoned with.

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No Pulitzer for this one.

It's like listening to someone read the detail notes for an upcoming story. Nothing about this is fleshed out just random thoughts. Really disappointing.

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did not like it

i dont know why but i have found the discribing of the sexual scenes repulsive!

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Nicely done

Great way to spend an hour. The story is well written and narrated. I liked the quick story.

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Struggled to finish. If this book hadn't been so short I would have given up on it. The author tried too hard.

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surprising

I really like this story all the questions that I had were answered about size and other inaccuracies that might happen between taller and shorter people. The little people was such a good read I wish it went on longer so I can learn more about their lives, it's very interesting to know that there's a different world out there that is right below your feet.