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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    karena Harlow, United Kingdom 12/07/2016
    karena Harlow, United Kingdom 12/07/2016 Member Since 2015

    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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    I 13/05/2016
    I 13/05/2016 Member Since 2016

    Happily retired husband, father and grandfather

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    "Great short story"
    What made the experience of listening to FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In the most enjoyable?

    Well narrated, excellent short story, very enjoyable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of FREE SHORT STORY: Bringing Stan In?

    The story is mainly seen from the viewpoint of a young girl with a young persons judgements and values


    What does Avita Jay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Those of us who expereinced jackanory as children still enjoy being read to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    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
  • 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
  • Kindle Customer
    10/02/17
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    "ugh I ugh oh ok I j j j k"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    08/02/17
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    "Great book"

    Had a great time listening to this book . Short story . Hope to listen this kind of books in future

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    04/01/17
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    "lacking"

    plot was lacking in a few places so it put me right to sleep after about 2 min

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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