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The Mean Time

Narrated by: Shannon Cochran
Length: 17 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's a hot summer's day, and 12-year-old Peanut and her cousins are being driven into town on the back of a trailer drawn by Uncle Toby in his tractor. It's Peanut's "mean time" age, and she's about to do something she'll regret.

This short story by New York Times best-selling author Karin Slaughter is taken from the exclusive audiobook collection The Unremarkable Heart, and Other Stories.

©2014 Karin Slaughter (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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this book was a rip off<br />

horrible give me my money back, shame on you. this wasn't even a short story

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This is not worth the $1.36 I spent on it.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This read like the introduction to a book. Felt like it was only 2-3 very short paragraphs - I wouldn't even classify it as a short story because it really felt like it was just starting to tell a story.

What three words best describe Shannon Cochran’s voice?

Pleasant but forgettable

Any additional comments?

Not really a short story in my opinion - more like an opening to a book. I expected more even in only 17 minutes.