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Sticky Fingers: The Complete Box Set Collection

36 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 36 short stories by JT Lawrence include:  

  • "Escape": A suicidal baby knows he was born into the wrong life. He has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.  
  • "The Itch": An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.  
  • "The Unsuspecting Gold-Digger": A woman gradually poisons her husband so she doesn't have to break his heart.  
  • "Gatsby’s Double": An artist’s Pomeranian has been replaced by an impostor.  
  • "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.  
  • "The Brain Bleacher": He can remove your pain by hacking your memory, but his own suffering is here to stay.  
  • "The Children in the Walls": The storm tried to keep her out of the house; she should have listened.  
  • "Death Is a Woman in a Blue Dress": What happens if you let Death in the front door?  
  • "Fenrir": A Viking is called to fulfill his bloody destiny despite his desire to stay home with his love.  
  • "Blackwater Estuary": Witch panic spreads like wildfire in this poignant tale of a midwife accused of saving a baby.
  • "Perky Pilgrim": Jeffrey Sacks is back, and this time, he's taking no prisoners.  

If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn, you'll love these unsettling stories with a twist in the tale.   

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Sticky Fingers


This is a collection of twelve short stories, all cleverly written and many with a twist at the end. Some of the stories are comical, and some are sad Every story has each own charm and horror.

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There's something about a kettle...

Sticky Fingers, the Complete Box Set, is is the bringing together of three individual previously published volumes of short stories by talented author, J.T.!awrence. Having previously read, and been impressed by, the first of the books in this series, I requested and was generously and freely gifted with a complimentary copy by the rights holder.

Book one is narrated by Bianca Flanders and it is a reading rather than a performance, with little variation given to different character definition. The timbre of her voice is pleasant and well paced, she reads, too, with apparent understanding and her pronunciation crystal sharp. However, her slight accent (South African?) sometimes left me uncertain of a given word, as in the story entitled The Itch which I initially believed was called The Etch, to my puzzlement. This mistake rapidly was corrected but there were other occasions where the meaning remained unresolved. But overall, hers was a good narration.
Books two and three have Rushina Ratman as the narrator. Sho shares the best qualities of Ms.Flanders' reading but without the distracting accent, making each story a pleasure to hear.

Sticky Fingers is more than a collection of short stories. It is a coming together of a small group of individuals, each with some strange quirk which the author brings vividly to life for the reader. Not necessarily always likable, each is, however, interesting and well worth getting to know. It is a remarkable experience. The stories, although shorter than novellas, pack an imaginative charge which sometimes shock and sometimes inspire a more thoughtful consideration. Very few fail to impress. For this reader, one of the most terrifying was The Shelter, about a small group of people who, for twenty years, have hidden, below ground, from the ravages of war. Survival had radically reduced their life style, naturally, and they were dependent on help from the lone man who had aided them initially and continued to do so through the subsequent years, bringing comfort, food and news every month or so. Then suddenly he fails to arrive.
With each new tale, the author takes the reader inside the head of a character who is telling their own story, and occasionally there just might be another person already inside, as in the detective investigation, She Did It, another favourite. And not everything is as it first appears. Most are enjoyable, all very readable and strange but at the same time completely human and real, little tastes of the surprising unique individuality of people

Although the temptation is to listen to all of the books in just a few sittings, digestion is, of course, greatly improved if taken in bite sized pieces. And the shorter length of these varied and beautifully crafted stories means that they can be enjoyed at many different points in the day.
Recommended.

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Love a short story

I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.

I had already listened to sticky fingers 1 & 2 and had intended to skip straight to book 3. I accidentally started the first story and remembered enjoying it so figured I’d listen again. Same with the next, and the next...

Volume 3 tied up a few loose ends and connections with 1&2 and yet managed to be fresh & new. I’m a big fan of short stories anyway and this didn’t disappoint.

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Boom full on short stories

So worth every penny! The amount of stories & length of time in this means many hours of listening enjoyment.
The itch, eeek! Had me scratching!
The trip advisor stories, so funny & so clever, linked in such ways, well impressed!
A few linked to the full books written by this author that I’ve read or listened too, all impressive.
A full on twist and turn off great short tales. Enjoy

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Sticky Fingers Review

Okay first off I laughed so hard at Perkins, that man has a vivid imagination.
I loved how you opened and closed this book with two separate stories that were connected, it’s to bad about the ending of the first one though.
This is a great book for anyone to listen to or to read.

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  • TG
  • 23-10-18

Great listen

Really enjoyed all three books. Stories told well and are varied and keep you thinking long after they have finished. Recommended

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Absolute heaven!

Whatever your idea of heaven is, mine is Sticky Fingers by JT Lawrence. As a professed hater of short stories, I was looking forward to typing how much I would have enjoyed these if only they'd been longer. But, darn it, I can't say it! Each story was exactly the perfect length, and I loved them. How does Ms Lawrence do it? Fabulous full novels and deliciously dark short stories. Every story is perfectly constructed, with credible characters and delightful dialogue. No stone remains unturned, the reader is taken to places and put in situations that are so cleverly constructed and compelling, I could feel my heart singing with joy at the genius of the ideas. The twists and turns of all these original concepts are inspired and I gave a standing ovation at the end. As always Roshina Ratnam provides award winning narration, ably assisted by Bianca Flanders. Fourteen hours and nineteen minutes of sheer, unadulterated bliss. JT Lawrence - I salute you!

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Fabulous

This was was one fantastic and intriguing collection of stories. The narrator made it so gripping that it was impossible to stop listening.

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Great set of stories

Great set of short stories. Each one is different, which keeps them interesting. The shorter length is also great for listening to when you don't have much time and don't want to have to stop in the middle of something.

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  • 19-11-18

TWISTED AND DARK

STORIES NEED ENERGY AND EVERY ONE IN THIS SET HAS THAT AND MORE FROM A KLEPTOMANIAC TO WITCHES WHO CAN REPROGRAM YOUR MEMORY. J.T Lawrance hits all the right buttons and more.

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  • ODed01
  • 08-01-19

Absolutely incredible.

I’m not one in favor of short stories but I was requested to review this box set audiobook.
What I do know is that a short story got to grab you from the very first beginning all the way to the last word, but what incredible about this audiobook is that every chapter is a new story and if you ask me how JT Lawrence the author does it I can’t explain, truly amazing!
Narration by Roshina Ratnam and by Bianca Flanders is spot on.

Amazing myself but I fully recommend this audiobook.



In exchange for an honest review I’ve received this audiobook.

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  • VonB
  • 01-11-18

Nice collections of short stories

This collection is an interesting group of stories from creepy to delightful. I liked how each story was so different from the other, and I liked the shorter length. I enjoyed the narrator's voice.

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  • Mindy H
  • 01-11-18

perfect short story collection for your commute

This collection is a great collections of stories from creepy to delightful. Each story is quite different and just long enough, that the listener is not frustrated by having to leave the car and go in to work. I enjoyed the narrator's tone of voice, she was easy to listen to and easy to understand. I will happily try the other two books in the series.

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  • norman
  • 26-10-18

Diverse stories, outstanding narration

Sticky Fingers is a set of well written and cleverly crafted short stories. The narrators did an excellent job conveying the tone of the stories, as if the author was narrating them herself. The stories range widely in subject matter, including horror, science fiction, detective, comedy, and slightly twisted stories of everyday life. You’ll find a heroic department store Santa, a tragic Viking warrior, the self deluded writer of a series of Trip Advisor reviews, and many other diverse characters and stories.

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  • Harmony
  • 08-04-19

great stories.

i have enjoyed these short stories
i thought they were well written and performed well.

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  • Troy Buffington
  • 08-03-19

Narrator did great

Interesting mix of stories. Some disturbing,some scary, some weird. The travel review stories were pretty funny and took some twisted turns too.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 29-01-19

Best Buy for a Credit

This collection is, hands down, the best investment of an Audible credit I've seen so far. Published originally as three separate books, the Sticky Fingers stories are funny, poignant, politically relevant and wildly entertaining. I don't think there's a bad story in the entire collection and my only regret is that now that I've been through them all, I won't ever have the pleasure of discovering them again for the first time.

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  • Jason Begly
  • 22-01-19

Sticky Fingers Collection

I love short stories and JT Lawrence is such a top-notch author that I jumped at the chance to get this. I am a big fan of Roshina Ratnam's narration, but Bianca Flanders did an exceptional job here as well. These stories are great and so varied in content. From the scary to the surreal, I don't think there was one that I can remember not enjoying. If you enjoy short stories, grab this collection because you will not be disappointed.

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

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  • Shannon G
  • 08-01-19

36 Twisted Tales!

This is a collection of thirty-six twisted tales! This collection has a story for everyone. Some are dark, some are just twisted, all are entertaining. This is my third book by JT Lawrence and I enjoyed this one just as much as the others. If you enjoy twisted, dark and totally unexpected stories then you should give this author a try. The narration is well done. Both, Roshina Ratnam and Bianca Flanders do an excellent job telling these stories. Each give characters their own voices and emotions as well as reading at a nice pace. Overall, a very entertaining collection I will be recommending to my friends.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Dee
  • 30-12-18

JT Lawrence is awesome!!!!!

At 14+ hours, this listen was still too short. When it ended, I just wanted more!

Every single one of these short stories were pure genius. They made me laugh. They made me cry. They made me think. I especially loved the Trip Advisor stories.

I liked the narration although, at times, I was surprised to find out that a main character in a given story was male. The two female narrators had very pleasant voices but definitely not male.

These short stores are incredible. JT Lawrence is incredible. I loved every single minute.

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