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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (769 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. C. Boyle Narrator: T. C. Boyle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The fourteen stories gathered here, which have appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and Playboy, as well as in The O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Stories volumes, display T. C. Boyle’s imaginative muscle, emotional sensitivity and astonishing range. There are the whimsical tales for which Boyle is justly famous, including “Swept Away,” which tells of a female ornithologist who falls in love on the blustery island of Unst, and “The Kind Assassin,” about a bored and loveless radio shock jock who sets the world record for most continuous hours without sleep–and who may never sleep again.

Listeners will love the comedic drama and lyrical beauty of the title story, about a young man who must contend with a vicious feral cat from Africa that he has won in a bar bet. And who could resist the gripping power of “Dogology,” about a young woman in suburban New England who becomes so obsessed with man’s best friend that she begins to lose her own identity to a pack of strays, or “Chicxulub,” a nerve-shattering tale of collision, whether it be that of a young woman with a car or of huge objects from outer space slamming into the planet. With these compelling and always entertaining stories, Boyle proves once again that he is “a writer who can take any topic and spin a yarn too good to put down” (Men’s Journal).

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie | 2/6/2014

    " T.C. Boyle is an engaging story teller. I enjoyed some of the short stories in this collection, while others were just a bit strange. I like to feel connected to characters and stories when I read, and I had a hard time connecting with the characters that Boyle creates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/18/2014

    " The story about the guy winning the feral cat in the bar bet was the best, and the story about the lady in the 1700s getting grumpy on a horse was the absolute dumbest. In between that there were some pretty good ones. He's no Raymond Carver, but he still likes to talk about people drinking and thinking about their ex-wives/ex-girlfriends. Shout-out to men: Don't become such a bad drunk that your wife has no choice but to leave you, and then complain about it. It's not becoming. But if you do, write a short story. Someone will probably publish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 1/14/2014

    " Short stories, mostly about loser guys who've made bad decisions. Fab writing, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gemma Williams | 1/8/2014

    " Really good short stories with a nature/animals theme running through most. He is very funny and he writes wonderfully. He also has some not very pleasant narrators, which is interesting. "

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