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Download You Think That's Bad: Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Shepard Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Culling the vastness of experience-from its bizarre fringes and breathtaking pinnacles to the mediocre and desperately below average--like an expert curator, Jim Shepard populates this collection with characters at once wildly diverse and wholly fascinating. A black world operative can't tell his wife a word about his daily activities, but doesn't resist sharing her confidences. A young Alpine researcher is smitten by the girlfriend of his dead brother, killed in an avalanche he believes he caused. An unlucky farm boy becomes the manservant of a French nobleman who's as proud of having served with Joan of Arc as he's aroused by slaughtering children. A free spirit tracks an ancient Shia sect, becoming the first Western woman to travel the Arabian Deserts. From the inventor of the Godzilla epics to a miserable G.I. in New Guinea, each is complicit in his or her downfall and comes to learn that, in love, knowing better is never enough.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elisabeth Flynn | 2/14/2014

    " Incredible range of stories, and within each a level intensity that's rare. Great stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 2/13/2014

    " Still in general awe of Shepard, but some of the stories start to feel like research delivery systems, which was not the case with Like You'd Understand Anyway. "Gojira, King of the Monsters," which promised to be right in my wheelhouse, is sadly a prime example. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken Brosky | 2/1/2014

    " "Gojira: King of the Monsters" is one of the best short stories ever written. Period. And yes, I'm including all the classics. I get it. But I would stack Shepard's masterpiece up against any of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jacob | 1/24/2014

    " There's just something about each of these stories that makes you want to read more and more. Each character is deep and gets fleshed out in such a way that when the stories (sometimes very abruptly) end you want to go back and reexamine them. That or go onto the next story and see what he cooked up next. All of them were engrossing in their own way. So I've picked up just about every book by Shepard to see what else he's come up with. "

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