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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Debenham Narrator: Colin MacQueen Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Matt Debenham's stories are for people who think they don't like short stories. These stories don't leave off in mid-breath; instead, they feature characters who seem to live on even after their closing pages. The humor in The Book of Right and Wrong makes the jarring moments that much more jarring, and the tender moments that much more tender.

At once heartbreaking and hilarious, the 11 stories in The Book of Right and Wrong capture their characters at the defining moments of their lives. A mother finds herself defending her son's biggest bully from a tormentor of his own; a young man watches as his cape-wearing former high-school classmate proves himself more adept at making friends; a social worker gambles everything on expediting an adoption-and causes unforeseen consequences for every person in her life; a boy standing in for Jimmy Carter in his elementary school's mock-election inadvertently starts a bloody playground war; an ex-con single father finds himself on the inside of his town's social circle, with no clue as to how the game is played.

With lively storytelling and empathy to spare, The Book of Right and Wrong defies the notion that full, memorable characters live only in novels.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cindy | 11/22/2013

    " Heard about this from Andy Cohen. Short stories, interwoven. Easy, fast, good. Liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Victoria | 10/13/2013

    " A book of short stories that started out great and then about half way, the stories weren't as good. But the first 4 or so were great. Then they just seemed forced and not as interesting. Maybe a good library book to read the first half of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lara | 9/19/2013

    " The story "Failure to Thrive" was so jaw-dropping and disturbing (in a good way) that I had to put the book down for several days before I felt safe to pick it up again. That story blew me away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 9/9/2013

    " I do not normally read books of short stories. I barely keep up with my New Yorker subscription. But I am so happy that I read this one. With each successive story I found myself thinking, "No, THIS one is my favorite." That is always a happy predicament to be in while reading. Highly recommend. "

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