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Some Stories

Audiobook CD - 2017
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A collection of 17 short stores by two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game-- and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio ; [Westminister, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9781101923658
Branch Call Number: FIC SS
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 18, 2018

Tom Hanks shouldn't have read his stories, there's no emotion when he reads. I finished the first disc and brought them all back to the library.

Sep 26, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories written by Tom Hanks. I am not usually a reader of short stories, but these were very entertaining and made even better because I listened to the audio version, read by Tom Hanks. If it had been a novel, I would probably have given it 5 stars.

May 09, 2018

I really enjoyed hearing these short stories in Tom Hank's voice, in some ways it made his cadence more real. The stories were great and I loved the mix of science fiction and contemporary works. Having the theme be something as simple as a typewriter is ingenious.

I usually don't go in for short stories, but these were perfect.

Apr 21, 2018

Tom, this was a complete failure. I listened to parts of 3 discs What a disappointment. 8 discs too much for this patron.

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