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Book Title: Bringing Stan In|
The author of the book: Julia Rochester
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 552 KB
Edition: Whole Story Audiobooks
Date of issue: June 4th 2015
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Read full description of the books Bringing Stan In:Added 5/21/16. (Published June 4th 2015)
This was a very short audio story (23 minutes long) which was free from Audible.com. I thought I'd try it. The first time round, I didn't think much of it. I had no idea where the story was going until the end, which was a letdown because I was waiting for more of a plot. There was some good description but it wasn't enough to make me enjoy the story. Then, out of curiosity, I listened to the story again. I wondered if perhaps I had missed the whole point of the story. As it turns out, I had failed to appreciate it and I'm glad I listened to it again. So I wrote the following addendum.
ADDENDUM: I listened to the story a second time just a few minutes after I finished reading it the first time. I was able to catch more of the story and to appreciate more of the description, and to appreciate the narrator, Avita Jay, as well. Her tone and accent (which at first I had trouble understanding) added even more to the story.
It's a melancholy story but it leaves you with food for thought about (view spoiler)[ what would be a good way to die. Stan died doing what he loved best and perhaps that was the best way to go... in his boat with the beauty of the sea around him. Although Stan didn't talk much, it turns out that he was a friend after all, and his friend, Matthew, realizes that after Stan dies. (hide spoiler)]
The children serve as a poignant backdrop to the story. In the story they learn (view spoiler)[about death and they give a touching send-off to Stan. (hide spoiler)]
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Read information about the authorJulia Rochester grew up in East Devon on the Exe Estuary.
She has worked for the BBC World Service on programmes in Portuguese for Africa and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil. She has also been the managing editor of her own small publishing company, Corvo Books.
A graduate in Modern Languages, she is fluent in German and Portuguese and has lived and worked in Germany and Brazil.
She lives in London with her husband and daughter.
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