"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
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.
A social butterfly in the LGBT community of London. Always seeking culture and fitness. Listening to books is just so much easier!
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.
It kept me interested thruout
pulling on the heart strings
All the characters played a very good part
yes i welled up
give it a listen its worth the effort
Now Southend on sea
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
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 .
not at all what I expectedbut it pulled me in. very sweet. loved the names corwin and morwinna
The story seemed to short. It was also hard to get into.
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.
"Surprised by joy"
A world of lives in a very short story. Wonderfilled! So many perspectives knit together in a tightly woven net.
"Bringing Stan In"
Nice, story a must read for new members will surely follow from beginning till the end
"A short story with heart"
I found this short story good, but nothing outstanding. I did enjoy the humbling moment at the end.
plot was lacking in a few places so it put me right to sleep after about 2 min
"The readers accent brought this story to life."
I enjoyed this short story, and the reader captured the characters, and brought them to life in my imagination.
"A very enjoyable short story !"
I really enjoyed listening to this story. Julia Rochester wrote a story of life in a small village from beginning to end in a few selected words.
Without give the plot away it was the perfect ending!
I can listen to Anita Jay's narration all day. She has a smooth, comforting voice . I listen to this story at night instead of white noise to fall asleep. Not because the story isn't entertaining but because it's so easy to listen to it.
I recommend this audio book to anyone who likes well written short stories.
"its free. feels like a story written for one perso"
Its a nice short but its feels a little personal like its really only written for one person. Might be good for children to learn from.
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