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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Wood Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781429586115
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Perry’s IQ is only 76, but he’s not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won’t forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him twelve million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/19/2014

    " Another book I couldn't put down. Great characters & character development. I felt like I had known the characters for a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine Bowman | 2/12/2014

    " This book was enjoyable, but one-dimensional without much depth to the story or the characters. It seemed to keep repeating itself and didn't provoke my thoughts too much; but it wasn't horrible! just read like a made-for-TV-movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wrighty | 2/12/2014

    " Loved this book! The characters were so good, so unique and funny. The theme is such a simple message about basic kindness but so important. I can't wait to read another book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah P. | 2/8/2014

    " Read for a bookclub meeting that I ended up not being able to attend...again. A very enjoyable read. Maybe not the most believable, but talk about the "L" in the kid's middle name standing for "Lucky." He sure was. And in his simplistic way, certainly able to see the beauty where others couldn't. Did enjoy how the book's nicest characters were the roughest around the edges-type people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/27/2014

    " I love Percy's life priorities. Lots of emotion in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denidevine | 1/23/2014

    " One of my favorite books....so sweet and funny. I have lent it out to many people to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda Austin | 1/20/2014

    " I listened to the unabridged version of this delightful book and was thoroughly entertained! The reader was spot on in this first person rendition of the life of Perry L. Crandell, winner of the Washington State Lottery. Again, one of those books that shows you that real family is often not who you are related to, but those who unashamedly love you for who you are. This was not a sappy book; there is one rather coarse character who just captured my heart! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/16/2014

    " This is a great book! I enjoyed the first person narration from the main character that is NOT retarded. I was cheering for him through the whole book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dylan | 1/16/2014

    " I didn't realy understand the plot. It was to hard for me to figure out what he was tring to do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 1/13/2014

    " I didn't really enjoy this book. I had to read this book for english last year so I couldn't really get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Percival | 12/29/2013

    " Another one of my favourites! I was on holiday with my family when I read this book and I remember everything I felt whilst reading it! I felt so much from this book, emotions that I wasn't expecting, but I really enjoyed it. The story is fantastic and well written. I definite recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marymodavis | 12/13/2013

    " Short, fun read with heartwarming story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Jourden | 12/11/2013

    " Quick read. Parts were hard to get through because I felt so much for the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gyoungmd | 12/3/2013

    " Excellent book written from the perspective of a mentally retarded man who won the lottery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Monroe Rowan | 11/23/2013

    " if you want a quick read- this is a great one! The perspective is great, and you can't help but love the main character... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Parker | 8/2/2013

    " Easy read - great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 7/28/2013

    " I read this a few years ago (not sure when). It was so good. I really fell in love with all of the characters in this book. I highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/13/2013

    " I would easily give this book 5 stars, but couldn't because of the language. I loved the story, hated the language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Seeger | 3/25/2013

    " This book is so cool! (if you read it this phrase will mean more) Patricia Wood has really created a wonderfully vulnerable real character in Perry. Now I know what everyone was raving about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 3/19/2013

    " Good book that I found in the readers club section of the library. One of the those warm fuzzy feeling books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/2/2013

    " Simply-told story about a simple-minded man (Forrest Gumpish)who wins the lottery. Really good characters leap off the page. Sad, funny and insightful. Feel good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 10/23/2012

    " A man with an IQ of 76 wins the Washington State Lottery. A bit of a tear jerker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 7/2/2012

    " Although I am not sure about the ending, overall I really enjoyed this book. The characterization was excellent. I found Perry charming and his observations on life real and poignant. I was touched by the story and impressed with Atwood's ability to convey it so realistically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/13/2012

    " This book made me laugh and made me cry but I just could not stop reading it!! I loved it!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexis Peterson | 11/11/2011

    " This book wasn't interesting at all. It didnt really get my attention at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza | 9/18/2011

    " This was pretty sappy and predictable, but I did enjoy it. I am somewhat puzzled and somewhat think it is fantastic that the author thanked her boat before any sentient beings and her pets before her husband, especially considering the point of the book is the importance of love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie | 8/4/2011

    " I was fooled by an incredibly well-written intro. It was all downhill after that with a little speed bump up at the end - but not enough to save it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Superfly Tnt | 6/25/2011

    " great book. definately worth the rear. written in the 1st person from the point of view of a semi-retarded man. funny, sad, and touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Taub | 5/12/2011

    " I enjoy when an author develops their characters to a point where you feel like you really know them. Perry has, what I call, gentle class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle | 4/27/2011

    " I loved this book so much, I loved Per and Keith and Grams. this is one of my favorite books of all times; really made me feel good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elissa | 4/26/2011

    " Reminded me a bit of the Case of the Curious Dog at midnight (title?). Its a fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 4/26/2011

    " I loved the characters. So colorful. I picked it for my bookclub and then e-mail the author because she offered to attend bookclubs.She did just that, she came via speaker phone from Oregon. She talked with us for about an hour and it was sooo interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/13/2011

    " Amazing! The main character really draws you in & the ending is both unexpected & satisfying. I want more from this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/11/2011

    " I very much enjoyed this book. (I'm a bit stingy with 5-star ratings, but I did enjoy it almost that much.) Good characters, several of whom are easy to like, funny and tragic at the same time. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 3/17/2011

    " This is a heartwarming story about a "slow" adult who wins the Washington State lottery.How his friends and family react is a study in human nature, the good , the bad ,and the ugly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/14/2011

    " one of the best books i've ever read. it was beautiful, sad, and sweet all in one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin | 3/10/2011

    " Good book.. deserved to be read "

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About the Author
Author Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She has served in the US Army, worked as a Medical Technologist, been a horseback-riding instructor, and most recently taught marine science in a public high school working with high-risk students in Honolulu. Patricia is an avid SCUBA diver, has assisted with shark research, won the Hawaii State Jumper Championship with her horse Airborne and crewed in a 39-foot sailboat across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to San Francisco. She lives with her husband in Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael is an Audie Award-winning narrator. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy (or Nellie) and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.