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Some Stories

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. 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. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781101923665
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Hanks, Tom

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Marf
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.

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bgray717
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.

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vashonbookgrazer
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.

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COURIER3
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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