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Unexpectedly, Milo

A Novel
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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The author of Something Missing returns with another hilarious and sneakily profound tale about a man whose behavior is truly odd, but also oddly relatable.

Milo Slade, a thirty-three-year-old home healthcare aide, is witnessing the rapid dissolution of his three-year marriage to a polished, high-powered attorney named Christine. Though Milo doesn't quite know the root of his marital problems, he inevitably blames himself, or more specifically, he faults the demands his obsessive compulsive personality place upon him - the need to open a jar of Smuckers grape jelly or sing “99 Luftballons” in front of an audience, to name just a couple. 

Yet Christine is still none the wiser about these inexplicable quirks as Milo has painstakingly hidden them from her and everyone else for years. No one knows the true - and in his mind more insidious - Milo, and such is the root of his profound loneliness, especially now that he and Christine are living apart during a trial separation.

Then one day Milo stumbles across a video camera and tapes, left behind in a park. He watches the first tape, which is a heartfelt confessional by a young woman who begins to reveal her secrets, starting small at first, and finally revealing that she blames herself for a tragic death of a friend. But not all the details add up and Milo is struck with the urge to free the sweet confessor from her guilt. He is, after all, an expert in keeping secrets....

In typical screwball fashion, Milo sets out on a cross-country journey to crack the case, but quickly gets sidetracked as his un-ignorable demands call. But it is during these sidetracks that the true meaning of his adventure takes shape. Milo is weird, but as he discovers, so is everyone else. Unexpectedly, Milo is a humorous and touching novel about finding oneself, embracing the journey, and, unexpectedly, love.

©2010 Matthew Dicks (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Different. Refreshing. Something new.

Being an avid Audible listener, it can be challenging to find a book that offers something new. Unexpectedly Milo delivers a fresh story - something different - and sometimes weird. I really enjoyed it. Very nice character development and an interesting journey. If you’re on the fence, give it a try. I’m glad I did.

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Sweet and Enjoyable Book!

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was easy to read and enjoyable. I completed in little over a day. The storyline was good and peaceful. Yes, I would recommend reading this book.