"Why do you want to be a boat builder?"
"Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow."
Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light, they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.
Bringing Stan In is the short-story prequel to The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester. If you liked this, you’ll love the full-length novel.
©2015 Julia Rochester (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd
I decided to give this free chapter audio book a try might as well I mean figure I listen to it and see how it is. I thought this book was an okay book to listen to .
The story seemed to short. It was also hard to get into.
she did great. However, when she started acting out the different characters it got awkward. She has a great natural voice with a pleasant accent.
"The readers accent brought this story to life."
I enjoyed this short story, and the reader captured the characters, and brought them to life in my imagination.
"A very enjoyable short story !"
I really enjoyed listening to this story. Julia Rochester wrote a story of life in a small village from beginning to end in a few selected words.
Without give the plot away it was the perfect ending!
I can listen to Anita Jay's narration all day. She has a smooth, comforting voice . I listen to this story at night instead of white noise to fall asleep. Not because the story isn't entertaining but because it's so easy to listen to it.
I recommend this audio book to anyone who likes well written short stories.
not at all what I expectedbut it pulled me in. very sweet. loved the names corwin and morwinna
"its free. feels like a story written for one perso"
Its a nice short but its feels a little personal like its really only written for one person. Might be good for children to learn from.
"A sad, short story that I think was well written"
A very sad, short story that I think was well written, but was lacking in the character building.
Avita Jay did a great job narrating.
I tried to listen to this story while cooking dinner. I was bored out if my wits.
"Surprised by joy"
A world of lives in a very short story. Wonderfilled! So many perspectives knit together in a tightly woven net.
"Bringing Stan In"
Nice, story a must read for new members will surely follow from beginning till the end
"Short sweet tale of life and death"
A simple tale that tackles how different characters react to a death. The story took a while to get going, but the narration kept me listening. Rather quaint, but not show-stopping.
"Cried most of the way through."
Incredibility emotional story with very few words said. Insight in to friendship and death. Child's point of view at events gives it a different perspective.
"not my cup of tea."
A story with no begining, middle or end and not even a character of interest.
"poignant and inciteful writing "
a good short listen, invites the listener to understand the characters which are cleverly described.
"Just not my cup of tea"
Well read, nice story but simply not to my taste... I tried it while looking for some kind of self help books in maybe mindfulness or therapy. I am working towards ficton however
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"Great short story"
Well narrated, excellent short story, very enjoyable
The story is mainly seen from the viewpoint of a young girl with a young persons judgements and values
Those of us who expereinced jackanory as children still enjoy being read to
"Short and sweet"
Give it a listen, it's only short and it is a lovely little sad story.
"A glimpse of life... And death... By the sea."
A very pleasant little tale that touches on childhood dreams of the future and the experience of creative creation as well as death.
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