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Chan's Story Audiobook

Chan's Story: A Numbers Game Short

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In this companion story to Numbers Game, Chan Norwell comes from the perfect citizen family. His mother is chief of the city monitor force, his brother an all-star, and his sister a prodigy - which leaves little wiggle room for a nobody like Chan. He is determined to have his time in the spotlight at last. But he doesn't expect things to go so horribly wrong. Alone, dishonored, and humiliated, Chan can only see one way out.

When he meets Maizel, a brilliant redhead determined to follow in her mother's suicidal footsteps, he sees his life for what it really is. If Chan can find the courage to try one more time - if he can save Maizel - maybe there's a chance he can also save himself.

©2015 Rebecca Rode (P)2016 Rebecca Rode

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    Norma Miles 29/09/2016
    Norma Miles 29/09/2016
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    "The only way is down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I very much enjoyed this short story, bringing back, as it did, memories of past fears of failure which ultimately proved to be a sideways route to success. In many ways, this is an inspirational story of self acceptance and hope for the future. As such, I would recommend it to anyone who feels that they have lost their way in life's mad forward dash.
    The narrator, Anthony Lee, was perfect in portraying the young Chan, surrounded by successful family members but feeling himself to be a failure. Lee's voice hinted at the lowered spirits which turned to despair and he read the text flawlessly as well as giving good dialogue distinction. A symbiosis of story and reading.
    I have not previously read the Numbers Game, of which this is a short, but it didn't matter: all that the listener needed to know is presented in this delightful package. But I will now look out for the main story.
    My thanks to the rights holder of Chan's Story, from whom I received a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. The review above is an honest representation of my views.


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  • anne
    Phoenix, AZ, United States
    19/10/16
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    "POOR CHAN!! BEING AVERAGE IS NOT A BAD THING!!"
    Where does Chan's Story rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good novella...it really touched my heart, I hate this rating system!


    What other book might you compare Chan's Story to and why?

    I cant...its unique!


    What about Anthony Lee’s performance did you like?

    He was good, I liked him!


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

    I did its short! lol


    Any additional comments?

    Chan comes from a high green family...his parents expect a lot from him, and are very hard on him. When he is rated yellow on his rating day, they disown him, and when he goes to kill himself by jumping off a well known building, he meets Maizel...and she gives him the courage to go on...he saves her, and ultimately saves himself! This rating system is horrible and I hope in book 3 they find away to end it!

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  • Lori
    23/10/16
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    Nice little short entertaining addition to the Number's Game series.

    What happens when you don't measure up to someone else's standards.

    Even though this is set in Rebecca Rode's Numbers World the moral of the story is so much more. Even though we don't do it with numbers there is such a drive in this world to always be better than the next guy. Disappointment is something we all face at one time or another. How you handle and adjust to your changing world is something we all face.

    Chan's story is another take on how a person reacts on their rating day when they do not get the number they are expecting to get. How it affects their life, how they react, how their family and society react. Then finally coming to terms with their new reality.

    Although with novella's this short I would rather they be at the beginning or end of a full length book depending on where they fit into the series.

    Anthony Lee did a really good job with the narration. Perfect voice for Chan. Pleasant voice. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Good character voices. Very enjoyable.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review

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  • Steve H. Caldwell
    Tacoma, WA
    01/10/16
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    "Great short set in a Dystopian future."

    Chan's story is set ina future dystopina America where the US has fallen, and in the ashes grew a new totalitarian sytem that gives people a rating when they graduate school, determining their entire future. For Chan, who is overshadowed by his successful mother, and an older brother and younger sister that excel, the best he can hope for is mediocre. After a disasterous rating score, Chan thinks the only solution is to end it all and jump off the city tower. While on top, he meets a girl with an even lower rating than him. After discussing how they ended up there, they come to the realization there is a way around the system, if they are brave enough to try it. As they walk away, they realize things are not as hopeless as they seem, and they are more than their rating numbers indicate.

    I was givena copy of this book by the Author free of charge in exchange for an honest review through audiobook boom.

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  • in1ear (John Row)
    Aurora, Colorado
    27/09/16
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    "Short Intro to A Numbers Game"
    What did you love best about Chan's Story?

    Most people will certainly identify with Chan. Life's challenges can knock the hell out of you. I think the moral in this story is be prepared for the good that may come your way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chan. Simply because this is about his life.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Lee – was your favorite?

    Chan. Anthony Lee did an exceptional job with the dialect spoken by Chan's family. He has a fantastic voice for storytelling. Easily understood by my old damaged hearing.


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

    I may be getting old, but yes, I was able to keep my attention span ENGAGED for the 54 minutes duration of this short audio book. Hardly any senior moments worth mentioning! LOL Now, where the hell did I put my teeth?


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for the opportunity to listen to and review this title!

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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