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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: November 2008 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/6/2014

    " For me the entire book as a whole didn't live up to all the hype, however there were a few stories that I really liked and a few I couldn't relate to at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/29/2014

    " Hmmmm. I feel like I am often harder on books of short stories than I am on novels because, well, they're doing different things. Like how any individual Alice Munro story is gorgeous, but by the end of a bunch of them they start to feel all the same, a little bit. And this started to feel mildly repetitive somewhere around the last third, but then I came around on the last story maybe only in the last ten pages and decided I really liked it and this somehow redeemed the whole book as an experience for me. Not that it needed redeeming. This was very clever and interesting and I will probably forever (or maybe just for a little while right now?) have a really fond memory of my most recent ex reading The Semplica Girl Diaries out loud to me on a car ride, and I think that story was one of the best ones. Also I am just a sucker for a collection that gets really dark and sad and ends on a life-affirming but not overly sentimental note, because of course I am. Recommend, on balance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Campaniolo | 1/16/2014

    " Wow, just finished this book and it was a knockout. Truly original. I plan to be like Dave Eggers and recommend this book to everyone and everyone. Except for Mom. Too much cursing. That put me off, too, but then I realized I was being a prude about it, that the cursing was not gratuitous. And there was the story where Saunders bleeps out the curses so he's got a reason for all those F-bombs in the other stories. Anyway, though his offbeat style took some getting used to, the humor and the humanity were always there. You have to read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 1/15/2014

    " Who knew that a collection of short stories could be somewhat uplifting? I loved the flow of every story. My favorite bit was the "baby looked up at her like 'come on tell me what all this shit is so i can open up a shop'" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tomie Fox | 1/10/2014

    " This was my first book of short stories, and I just didn't get it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikoline | 1/8/2014

    " heartbreaking, funny, devastatingly human. george saunders is, more than ever, on point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Meador | 1/6/2014

    " ugh! Not worth the hype IMHO. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/6/2014

    " Masterful writing - I inhaled this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Morris | 12/26/2013

    " Enjoyable and memorable stories if generally depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/11/2013

    " Very powerful, moving, well-written stories, but very dark. Not for light bedtime reading, but still an excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 11/22/2013

    " Not as wildly, out of control incredible as In Persuasion Nation, but still excellent. Stories simultaneously make me want to weep from disgust and throw up from happiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Adams | 10/17/2013

    " Saunders stories will take your breath away. After reading the first in the collection, "Victory Loop," my immediate thought was, "I have to re-read this. The language is startling original and authentic. His concerns of the dehumanization and isolation are so relevant to our world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anya Yudin-baehrle | 11/29/2012

    " Only half way through but so far loving it. It's a bit withdrawn but I find it refreshing in itself - no prescribed emotions milked out of the reader, you get to read and note your own response, at times with surprise. Looking forward to reading the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/2/2012

    " This is so cheesy, but I can't think of any other way to put it: This book made me cry and laugh (sometimes in the space of a page), and it recharged my faith in humanity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 10/2/2011

    " This book is gooooood... But it will be over too quickly! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny Diamond | 7/21/2011

    " Heart-stopping reminder of the beauty and power of the short story as an art form distinct from longer fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Cohen | 12/21/2010

    " George Saunders is a beautiful person. I want to personally give him a hug for writing these stories. They combine the fear of failure, and of letting down the ones you love most, with a pure love of humanity, and the inherent goodness of mankind. It's weird feeling like I want to cry on the train. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Hilts | 1/21/2010

    " This is an excellent collection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri Ldbetter | 9/11/2009

    " I stand in awe of George Saunders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 2/13/2009

    " I ordered this book after reading "Victory Lap" and being blown away, but then reading this whole collection, the style started feeling very repetitive and not as fun. A bit disappointing. "

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