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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,849 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Smadar Shir Narrator: Liat Shir Publisher: SonicBooks Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Tenth by Smadar Shir, Acum's Award for 2007, describes a unique relationship between Asaf - a mischievous youth, curious and smart, who lost his mother, hand and leg - and Stav, a young journalist, who sent to interview him in preparation for his tenth surgery. Stav wants to publish his story because she thinks he is a hero. Asaf claims that he is not.He was only seated in a restaurant and waited for the food to be served when a terrorist came in and exploded.

Stav thinks that Asaf should have the 10th surgery. In that surgery the doctors will remove the shards from his face. Asaf disagrees because he doesn't want to forget. He wants that his scarred face, as it would be a reminder to the Israeli's reality.

Smadar Shir-Sidi an author, journalist, playwright and songwriter. wrote more than 300 novels. The Tenth by Smadar Shir was published by Yedioth Ahronoth and Chemed Books on year 2007.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori | 2/19/2014

    " Hard to rate a collection of short stories. Four stars for the first story. Three stars for Escape from Spiderhead. One or two stars for the rest of the bunch. I love how Saunders creates a world just slightly askew. But in all but a couple of cases, I think he doesn't quite show the inner lives of his characters in some of those weird environments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stanci | 2/16/2014

    " Note: I am not a fan of the short story genre. I like to take more time to get to know my characters. But I made an exception and read this book because of the all the reviews. In my opinion, the wonderful reviews were completely accurate. George Saunders does something very interesting in every one of these short stories - he drops you into the mind of a completely formed character. So, my problem with short stories was void. I didn't love every one of the stories, but most of them. And all of them left me a little startled, or even in stunned silence. Very emotionally charged. Will read more by this very talented author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Brown | 2/10/2014

    " This is a wonderful book. So creative and surprising. Lots of unexpected juxtapositions that make Saunders a joy to read. I dig this collection of short stories. Some R-rated themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Klein | 2/7/2014

    " No one is writing like George Saunders today. Three of the stories, the longer ones, are absolutely incredible. The others merely great. It's not for everyone, but everyone should check it out. "

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