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Sticky Fingers 2: Another 12 Twisted Short Stories

Sticky Fingers Collection, Book 2
Narrated by: Roshina Ratnam
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)
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Summary

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized: JT Lawrence ratchets up the tension with this compelling collection of short stories perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Roald Dahl.  

"Gatsby’s Double" - An artist’s Pomeranian has been replaced by an imposter.  

"Court, Marry, Kill" - Whose body ends up being unzipped by fish on the ocean floor? 

"Rockabye Baby" - A female-only cult has a very dark side.  

"He Did It" - A detective relies on his gut (and his hallucinations) to help him solve murder cases.  

"The Brain Bleacher" - He can remove your pain by hacking your memory, but his own suffering is here to stay.  

If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you'll love this collection of unsettling stories with a twist in the tale. Get it now.

©2018 JT Lawrence (P)2018 JT Lawrence

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Father Christmas Saves The Day.

Another fab collection of short stories from this author. With another awesome narrator. The one about the little girl and the teacher really pulled at my heart. I couldn't stop thinking of the mother. Highly recommend.

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  • TG
  • 20-09-18

Great mix

Enjoyable short stories and love the fact that they just state ‘the end’ and then moves on rather than stopping and making you load the next one as I find that problematic when driving. Quite a few stories have stuck in my mind. Recommended

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More please.

As always I start with the fact I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. And I am honest, I get really excited when the review opps for JTL come up. I'm a big fan of short stories in general and these didn't disappoint. I'm getting more used to the way her mind works but while I'm busy looking out for the twist a different one smacks me in the face 😆. Lovely to visit a familiar character from her novels in one of the stories. Lovely to have Roshina Ratnam narrating, I was disappointed on another that wasn't her.
More please.

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An enjoyable listen

Another good collection of stories. I enjoyed listening to them. I like this author and will probably read/listen to more of her stories at another time. I am sure others will enjoy them as well. I would recommend it to those who enjoy this genre of books.

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Great Read

Sticky Fingers 2: Another 12 Twisted Short Stories (Sticky Fingers Collection) by J.T. Lawrence was a great read. It consisted of twelve great short stories by the author. Panama Wings; Gatsby’s Double; Astrid; GlobeTrotter69; Court Marry Kill; Can We Light a Fire?; He Did It; Alpha Lyrae; Rockabye Baby; Dasher; Kakkerlak and The Brain Bleacher. I loved reading this book and can't wait to read more by the author.

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Explosion of creativity

I’m not a short story kind of reader, but after loving the first book I needed to listen to the second part, and I have to say that I love it as much as the first book. Janita surprises us again with an explosion of creativity, charismatic characters, and very special plots.

Some stories are an answer to stories in the first book. I enjoyed meeting the hotel reviewer again, and also the detective with his imaginary friend. Rockabye Baby reminded me a lot of the world in When Tomorrow Calls, and The Brain Bleacher could just be the gist of a greater story. These twelve stories tickled my imagination like sparks on a dark night.

This time it’s Roshina Ratnam who narrates the book. I like the previous narrator, but meeting Ratnam again was a pleasant surprise. She is also the narrator of the When Tomorrow Calls series, and I have to say that I love her powerful style. She transports the listener to far away worlds and traps you with her distinctive voice. Her character interpretations are top notch, and especially enjoyed how she pronounced ‘kakkerlak’. I speak a bit of Dutch, so it’s always nice how Dutch words are pronounced in other parts of the world.

There is yet another book with twelve more short stories. I’m impatient to listen to those.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Excellent collection of stories

Spilling the truth, I enjoy short story collections and this follows on very well from sticky fingers one. You expect a few average stories and maybe one or 2 you don’t enjoy in a full collection usually, but this isn’t the case as every story is interesting and enjoyable.
The narrator is excellent and I only noticed a South African accent when she talked about specific items and actions that only occur in that country.
Many of the stories are just as surprising as the 1st collection with many veering towards issues of mental capacity in one way or another. Just because one story starts out in a certain manner doesn’t mean it is going to end with your original expectations.
The complaints story, leading on from the trip advisor review in sticky fingers one, is great and inventive. I was quite worried about the robot story until it all became clear. I did guess where the Astrid story was going but was still very surprised when it got there. Monica and Curtis were highly entertaining and the story ends with the right result. The brain bleacher could easily be extended into a full novel.
I was given a free copy of the audiobook and enjoyed listening to the stories on the way back from the school run. It hasn’t affected my review and I look forward to downloading sticky fingers 3 to continue listening to more short stories by this author. Every story in this collection was at least good listen to, but most were great. The narrator is excellent!

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Definitely twisted tales!

These are such good/bad stories!! They are quick reads, but they are really involved! I'm glad I got to hear them! The reader is outstanding!

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Brilliant collection of varied short stories

I loved this collection of short stories just as much as I did the first one.

I liked that the tone of the stories vary - from psychological thriller to comedy to True Detective-style investigative drama and a Christmas story unlike any that you've probably heard about or listened to. JT doesn't shy away from descriptions of mental illness, trauma, and the darkly dystopian worlds that she envisions.

Although these stories, like all of JT Lawrence's books, are easily relatable on a global scale, I love the nod to the author's South African background in the story entitled Kakkerlak, or Cockroach.

As with Lawrence's When Tomorrow Calls series as well as the first Sticky Fingers collection, narrator Roshina Ratman is the perfect narrator, and she captures the varying tones of stories perfectly as well as she does the characters.

A brilliant listen, I highly recommend this!

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OMG!!!!

I want to get first things first; Roshina Ratnam is like a super narrator. I will never, ever be able to listen to a South African book if she hasn't narrated it. She's flipping marvellous and deserves an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a £50 Marks and Spencer's voucher for her contribution to JT Lawrence's writing. They are the peaches and cream of audio books. Now, onto the short stories. I feel it only fair to point out that I HATE short stories, novellas and their ilk. I feel short changed, I always want more and end up frustrated. OK, this was no exception, I did want more, I'm just not sure my brain could have coped with it. JT Lawrence has, once again, totally messed with my head. Is this writer actually in league with psychiatrists? I swear, by the time I'd finished all 12 short stories I was no longer sure which way was up, where I lived, what the year was or even if I knew my own name. I mean, I know what people called me, but is that me or a different person altogether. I don't even trust the reflection in the mirror any more. (It definitely can't be me, it's some old hag staring back at me). I'm pretty sure my dogs are Russian spies and somebody is putting something in my tea. The postman looks shifty and are the children living in my house really my children? I almost wish you could get this audio book on vinyl, because if you played it backwards there's probably a subliminal message there. And, to add to all this mayhem, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! It may take me a week or so to get my equilibrium back, (and I'm always going to keep a close eye on the postman), but JT Lawrence has done it again! 5 big, fat juicy stars and 10mg diazepam from me! I'm off for a lie down!




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  • cosmitron
  • 15-09-18

Good collection of stories

With a wide variety of settings including a diverse set of characters this is a collection worth listening to.

The Narrator captures the mood for these stories and makes it entertaining.



This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Wanda
  • 22-09-18

Great short stories

If I were asked which one of the stories stood out among all the others I would have to say it was the one of the mother who drops her daughter at school daily and than one day she goes to pick her up and the school is gone.
All the stories are though provoking and makes you try to figure out the end but you never can.
I was given this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 21-09-18

a good bundle

a good bundle of short stories very likeable the stories were good and very enjoyable to listen to I liked it quite much
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • G. Roo
  • 06-12-18

Great twisted stories!

I enjoyed listening to these stories. I highly recommend it if you like twisted stories.

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  • Deedra
  • 25-11-18

Sticky Fingers 2

Dark tales told delightfully by Roshina Ratnam.J.T. Lawerence is quite a writer!I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Amanda
  • 16-10-18

Excellent bunch of weird stories!

I love JT Lawrence and Roshina Ratnam is an awesome narrator, definitely top 5! This book is my first Sticky Fingers but not my first JT, I love the When Tomorrow Calls trilogy. JT’s style is unique, weird, depressing, compelling, brilliant, hilarious, and thought provoking. Excellent collection of short stories, some are fabulous others are ok, all are different and engaging! I definitely want the whole set! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Margaret
  • 15-10-18

All different, some odd, some dark

This is the seventh book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I listened to Sticky Fingers (book 1) and it was great. This one is just as good. I love the vast array of stories. Each one is different.

This is the fourth book I’ve listened to by this narrator (Roshina Ratnam) and I would gladly listen to another. I love her accent and narration style. She does “scared/apprehensive” well. She reads each story a bit differently to suit the content.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence and I don’t recall swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Rayc
  • 07-10-18

Just what the title says

Sticky Fingers 2: Another 12 Twisted Short Stories
What the title says is what you get - and they are intriguing in their variety.
A good read/listen ideal for listening to in a lunch break.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Joss1685
  • 25-09-18

another great book

I received this book from the author im exchange of an honest review.

I really liked JT Lawrence narration style, the first story Panama Wings won me over since i'm from Panama, it was very interesting.

The old traveling slacks was fun too, I was surprised when I heard his story, he is a little crazy.

The next ones were pretty intriguing too, that's what I like most on these compilations they all have something for everyone.

The narrator made a good job telling these stories, I liked her voice.

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  • Marcus
  • 25-09-18

Great Collection

Like all compilations, there are hits and misses, but this collection was overwhelmingly hit. Even the "misses" weren't so bad, just "odd" (like the one with the detective and his invisible friend that sort of went nowhere).

These stories all take place in South Africa, so readers from the rest of the world may find a few things here and there off until they re-calibrate their brains.

The narrator did a great job overall. I'd say the only "negative" would be that it was hard to tell that the protagonist was male during some stories as she read the protagonist's train of thought in a female voice.

I was given this audiobook free of charge in exchange for my honest review, and I can definitely recommend it.