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Bringing Stan In Audiobook

Bringing Stan In

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Publisher's Summary

"Why do you want to be a boat builder?"

"Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow."

Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light, they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.

Bringing Stan In is the short-story prequel to The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester. If you liked this, you'll love the full-length novel.

©2015 Julia Rochester (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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    ACustomer 12/11/2015
    ACustomer 12/11/2015

    Rsh

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    "Short sweet tale of life and death"

    A simple tale that tackles how different characters react to a death. The story took a while to get going, but the narration kept me listening. Rather quaint, but not show-stopping.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Evans 08/03/2017
    Matt Evans 08/03/2017
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    "Thought provoking."

    This book is certainly thought provoking, exploring the way in which children perceive death.

    Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Culwen 08/12/2016
    Culwen 08/12/2016 Member Since 2014

    A social butterfly in the LGBT community of London. Always seeking culture and fitness. Listening to books is just so much easier!

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    "A simple story of life and death"

    This short story is a simple one. There's some attempt at description but I felt it was not very engaging. Perhaps more suited as a children's story. There's a small moral to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grace 21/11/2016
    Grace 21/11/2016 Member Since 2016

    dianne riddle dunbar

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    "hope springs..."

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this story and never truly realised how much I needed to hear it today... shalom ~~~ <:)))))>< ~~~

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JB 15/11/2016
    JB 15/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring story"

    Sorry not enough in this to keep me listening, boring story with no ooomph.......... Yawn yawn yawn

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Newbie 30/10/2016
    Newbie 30/10/2016
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    "Emotional Listning"
    What did you like most about FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In?

    It kept me interested thruout


    What did you like best about this story?

    pulling on the heart strings


    Which character – as performed by Avita Jay – was your favourite?

    All the characters played a very good part


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    yes i welled up


    Any additional comments?

    give it a listen its worth the effort

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mother of 2 20/10/2016
    Mother of 2 20/10/2016
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    "Cried most of the way through."

    Incredibility emotional story with very few words said. Insight in to friendship and death. Child's point of view at events gives it a different perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 13/10/2016
    Mr 13/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "not my cup of tea."

    A story with no begining, middle or end and not even a character of interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mrs c howe 19/07/2016
    mrs c howe 19/07/2016
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    "poignant and inciteful writing "

    a good short listen, invites the listener to understand the characters which are cleverly described.

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    karena Harlow, United Kingdom 12/07/2016
    karena Harlow, United Kingdom 12/07/2016

    Now Southend on sea

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    "Just not my cup of tea"

    Well read, nice story but simply not to my taste... I tried it while looking for some kind of self help books in maybe mindfulness or therapy. I am working towards ficton however

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Slim
    Courtland, Virginia
    26/04/16
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    "OK book"

    I decided to give this free chapter audio book a try might as well I mean figure I listen to it and see how it is. I thought this book was an okay book to listen to .

    24 of 29 people found this review helpful
  • Rachelle
    15/09/16
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    "Sweet story"

    not at all what I expectedbut it pulled me in. very sweet. loved the names corwin and morwinna

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    Oklahoma
    29/09/15
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    "Good-ish"
    What disappointed you about FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In?

    The story seemed to short. It was also hard to get into.


    How could the performance have been better?

    she did great. However, when she started acting out the different characters it got awkward. She has a great natural voice with a pleasant accent.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    seattle
    16/09/15
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    "Surprised by joy"

    A world of lives in a very short story. Wonderfilled! So many perspectives knit together in a tightly woven net.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    United States
    20/08/15
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    "Bringing Stan In"

    Nice, story a must read for new members will surely follow from beginning till the end

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    11/08/15
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    "A short story with heart"

    I found this short story good, but nothing outstanding. I did enjoy the humbling moment at the end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • R. Tula
    West Coast
    09/04/17
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    "Dealing with Death"
    Would you listen to Bringing Stan In again? Why?

    Yes, It is a good little short story to contemplate what death is. How it affects people and how the innocent observations of children are good coping skills.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that it took me through the death and funeral process.


    What about Avita Jay’s performance did you like?

    I noticed her dialect was different and wondered if it was part of the setting for the story?


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Stan's Departure


    Any additional comments?

    It would be a great animation story to teach children about death. It is also great for adults who are not quite sure how to share death with young children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    29/03/17
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    "good for the price"

    Way too short but you get what you pay for, it was free.
    28 minutes of broken plots but I feel the author will get better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erin Michelle Ross
    Quebec, Canada
    15/03/17
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    "Endearing piece "

    Matthew helps his eight year old granddaughters cope with the death of a local man. Through this process, Matthew comes to understand the importance Stan had it his own life. If you're looking for a quick and easy read, this text should do the trick.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christopher
    12/02/17
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    "great story would recommend this to anyone"

    great short story perfect setting potrays the sharp contrast between life and death perfectly .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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