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The Gift

By: Freida McFadden
Narrated by: Alyson Krawchuk
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It’s Christmas Eve and Stella Hansen is broke. She is so broke that despite working two jobs, she can’t even afford a present for her husband on their first Christmas as man and wife. But then a mysterious storekeeper at a pawn shop offers Stella an intriguing trade. Stella wants more than anything to buy her husband the Christmas gift of his dreams. But will it come at a terrible price?

©2022 Freida McFadden (P)2023 Hollywood Upstairs Press

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Disappointing ending! Felt unfinished!

Initially I was excited to see a short story by Freida M as I love her books. While the story started off well in building the plot. I felt that the ending was rushed and the actions of Stella to be out of character and a bit of an extreme reaction given the circumstances.

What could have been opportunity to paint a sweet Christmas was not chosen by the writer and also I feel it would have made more sense for Stella’s extreme reaction if she had found out her husbands actions rather than what she actually reacted to. I think a little bit more time could have been spent on the ending. Perhaps this story would have benefited from being an extra hour long so it could build up the relationships and back stories of the other characters in this book.

The narrator did an excellent job

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I have heard this story before

A terrible story. A story I have read before by another author .
I just can’t remember where and when I read this storyline?

I also couldn’t believe it was less than a few hours long.

The story was disappointing as I usually enjoy the authors stories. Not this one.
Don’t waste your money.

Also, if any other audiobook listeners know or heard a similar story line please let me know as it is annoying me trying to remember when I read it previously?

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Worst book I’ve read on Audible

Would never have bought it if I’d know it was 8 chapters in total. What a rip off???

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