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He was a little boy when they came. He couldn't remember much before it all changed. All he knew were the concentration camps, and the loudspeakers that spoke every day, saying, "We are here because we love you. Your planet will become a paradise." 

If that was the case, then why were the weak eaten in the dark?

©2013 Derwin Gerald Lester II (P)2018 Derwin Gerald Lester II

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A Perfectly-Delivered Bite-Sized Story

There is a lot good in this story, chiefly the fact that, despite being less than fifteen minutes long, it packs a lot of goodness into such a small package. It could almost better be described as a longish prose poem, and the lyrical nature of the storytelling, the understated beauty of the characterization, and the way the deliciously subtle plot sizzle along makes it a real treat for the senses. Aside from all that, the narrator really brings it all home nicely...I really do recommend this story to all who would find any of what I have described an intriguing next story

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Very short story

A very short story about older generation passing on wisdom to younger generation. It was a very short story and not too bad.

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  • JM
  • 08-03-20

So So

Not as good as some of the authors other work, I just could not get into this little short, The narration was decent though. I received this audio book free for my voluntary unbiased review.

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great read

I received this book for free for a honest review.  I loved the characters and storyline.  it flowed very well and held together.  The narrator did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.  reccomend

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  • RJ
  • 05-15-20

Enjoy your youth!

A short story by Derwin Lester illustrating the passing of wisdom on to the young. I see that in times of crisis a young boy must grow up faster to assume his responsibilities, contrary to times of peace when he can remain a boy longer and enjoy life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Wonderful short story

I liked the way the story was told through the eyes of each character. About the lessons of life, younger learning from older generations. Great and easy read!!!!

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No nonsense about this.

The book is only 15 or so minutes long. It reminds me of the long poem of those old poets. The author isn’t too wordy, and gets his message across in a decent way.I liked it.

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 12-04-20

great

what a great wee tale from the pen of Derwin Lester II and narrated by Jason Sprenger xxxxx