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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Myla Goldberg Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2000 ISBN: 9780375418938
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In this short story by bestselling author Myla Goldberg (originally published in Harper's magazine), an unemployed artist lands a freelance job that gives him a strange brand of influence over the population of a distant island nation and places him in an equally strange relationship with the woman who hires him. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gianna Kudar | 9/14/2013

    " Amazing book. You can find scriptual prayers for every situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rejina | 8/15/2013

    " I read and re-read this one. Prayers taken from scriptures to apply to every situation. Such comfort and direction and lots of answers to prayers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 5/16/2013

    " Lots of prayers covering a wide range of needs, very useful to keep on the current shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Romaneski | 6/25/2012

    " A book of prayers using scripture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/23/2011

    " This is a book you can not read just page by page. It is one that you read as you need to pray about different areas in your life. I have already jumped from topic to topic in the last two days. Great guide for showing you how to pray God's word over different circumstances...Great tool... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/17/2011

    " This book was a smooth read, but I found a lot of the plot unbelievable and almost 'silly'. Toward the end I wanted more than I got as a resolution and I felt like the book did not have much by way of character development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kdubbs | 4/17/2011

    " I actually ended up liking this, but it missed the mark in a lot of ways. It was really slow to get going, and it just never really delivered on all of it's main themes, I thought. But, I did get into it and would say you should read it too. It's quick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 4/13/2011

    " The beginning of this book really drew me in with great descriptions and an unusual storyline. The ending got a little strange, which is why I only rated it a 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/12/2011

    " brilliant metaphors. A very dense story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 4/12/2011

    " This had to be one of the strangest glimpses into a family life that I've ever read. I didn't necessarily enjoy the spiritual/religion aspect of the novel (interesting that they are soul-seeking. Bad that it takes up such a central part of the book). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/8/2011

    " This book was entertaining at times but most of it was over the top. I kept wondering why it was a National Bestseller and if the ending would make the whole read worthwhile. Nope. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 4/6/2011

    " Book is better than the movie. But, the play is good fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tj | 4/5/2011

    " Seriously, WTF kind of ending is this? After slogging through so much wordiness on top of it. This author did nothing but remind me of how smart she is. Ugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darla | 3/18/2011

    " I'm still not sure what I think about the ending, aside from it was too abrupt... really enjoyed the book up until the last few pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/17/2011

    " Still trying to puzzle this one out. Made me think a lot about my ideas of god and life. Very good writing, just strange. It will be interesting to discuss next week. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 2/28/2011

    " A book about spirituality and insanity more than spelling. It was good, but took me a while to get through it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristenfalsocapaldi | 2/26/2011

    " I don't know...barely ok in my opinion. Very strange ending, yet predictable. The author isn't subscribing to the "show, don't tell" rule of creative writing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paula | 2/26/2011

    " Zero stars. Manages to insult spirituality in general, God specifically, fatherhood, motherhood, and the sacred institution of marriage. A complete waste of time and depressing to my soul. Don't read this. Rated NC-17 for sexuality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/24/2011

    " Just depressing and the ending kinda sucked! "

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About the Author
Author Myla Goldberg

Myla Goldberg is the author of several books, including The False Friend, Wickett’s Remedy, and the bestselling, critically acclaimed Bee Season, which was widely translated and adapted to film. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.