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The Surrogate Audiobook

The Surrogate

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Publisher's Summary

When Becky Stokes learned that she couldn't have children, she was devastated. Doctors said corrective surgery could endanger her life and, after thumbing down several other options, she and her husband decided to use a surrogate to produce a child. After the papers were signed, however, nobody, including Becky, could have dreamed what happened next! A story of infidelity and just desserts!

©2015 John I. Jones (P)2017 John I. Jones

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  • Jason Begly
    Denver
    16/10/17
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    "The Surrogate"

    This was a nice short story. The plot setting was well done and it read like a true crime sort of story to me. I would like to see it expanded into a larger book, actually. I think it would be really creepy.

    This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam L.
    09/10/17
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    "I enjoyed the narrator but the story fell flat..."

    *SPOILER ALERT* I enjoyed the narrator but the story fell flat. I've lived in the south off and on over the years and I have an appreciation for the particular accent of an old southern gentleman and that's what I encountered when I listened to The Surrogate. I really enjoyed listening to James Kiser and I think he did a good job with the material. However, the material left much to be desired. It was certainly interesting as I know quite a bit about fertility medicine and even modern surrogacy but I have never heard of "servicing sessions". Is that something from days of old? There is no way surrogates are used in that capacity nowadays...the legal fallout alone from that sort of arrangement would be staggering. Afterall, the surrogate would be the child's biological mother, so, that would not just be a surrogate situation...that would be a full blown adoption (child adopted by wife of the male involved with the female surrogate). Anyhow, my opinion is that if you're going to delve into the wide, wide world of infertility treatment (incl. but not limited to surrogacy) you'd better have all of your facts straight and be ready to provide a lot of background info to the readers who may not be as informed on this nuanced and sometimes controversial subject matter. Another issue I had with the book is that there was a complete lack of character development which made it hard to rally around any character. When I got to the end and read that two characters conspired - one to commit murder and the other to cover it up - I just didn't really care, it was totally predictable and anticlimactic. I really do believe that's because the author tried to do way too much in too short of a story. Interesting ideas here but poor execution...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nomi
    08/10/17
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    "Meh"

    A bit to predictable for my tastes. Still it was well written for such a short story. But it barely held my interest. The best thing about this was the narrator.

    A good performance by the narrator.

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Newton
    04/10/17
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    "3.5* - short story with a bite at the end"

    3.5 stars for a short and eerie story set in folksy, small-town America. It's a straightforward tale with a somewhat predictable hook at the end. The narration is also straightforward and folksy, complementing the story well. There's little emotional or dramatic tension with the narration, compelling us to focus on the words of the story itself. It was a good way to pass the time while going out for a walk to get some exercise in my neighbourhood!

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Norma Miles
    01/10/17
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    "I'm doing this for you and me."

    A short story, straightforward in both the telling and the narration. James Kiser reads with clarity, a relaxed performance without attempting to give individual voices to the different protagonists. His performance fits nicely with the feel of the story.
    My thanks to the rights holder for the gift of this book, via Audiobook Boom. It was a quick listen, just right to fill a vacant half hour and one which I feel would give enjoyment to most adults

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deedra
    United States
    29/09/17
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    "The Surrogate"

    A well written short.I liked it.At less than hald an hour long...can't say much!James H Kiser was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    25/09/17
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    "Fantastic!"

    Wow! This was an awesome short story! Great narration and suspenseful story - I highly recommend it!

    **I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review**

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberly Smith
    Oklahoma City
    24/09/17
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    "I did not expect that!"

    I loved the ending! I did not see it coming until it did! Great little short story!! The narrator did a great job too. I received a free review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley Hedden
    24/09/17
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    "Good read"
    Any additional comments?

    The Surrogate by John Isaac Jones was a good quick read. Becky learned that she couldn't have children. Her and her husband along with their family decided to use a surrogate. No one knew what would happen next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Beaulac
    NEK Vermont
    22/09/17
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    "A not so nice short story, but well done . . ."

    A quick lesson with regard to what can go terribly wrong when a set of people put their own wants and desires ahead of what may well be predestined for them. The result? Well, you'll have to listen to the story.

    The premise is an old one of compromising values and revenge. The characters are quickly developed to the point that you feel you know them well. The narration was a a nice, fast, but unhurried pace which served the listen well.

    I would recommend this title for purchase (probably not worth the price of a credit) to those that want a well done quick listen. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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