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Publisher's Summary

A young girl and her family accompany their housepainter father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer and encounter surprising consequences. Winner of Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest 2007, Honorable Mention.
©2015 Marianne Sciucco (P)2016 Marianne Sciucco
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5 out of 5 stars
By Slim on 04-06-16


I enjoyed this book. To me I feel like the lady that owe the family was lying because she didn't want to pay them. It sucks that the girl bullies the other girl. And call her names because of the clothes she wears. Not everyone has money to afford Current clothes. The lady and her daughter act all stuck up judging that family. Its ashame that its still people out here that's like that. Only reason she paid them was because of their daughter from the doll. And its interesting that this book was a based on true story.

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com".

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 04-02-16

Left me wanting more

Would you listen to Collection again? Why?

I did listen to this twice already which was easy since its very short. I did really enjoy it and wanted to listen to the descriptions better the second time around - which I enjoy almost as much as a plot line

What other book might you compare Collection to and why?

My own diary as a kid. So many similarities!

Which scene was your favorite?

It basically was just one scene so all of it.

If you could rename Collection, what would you call it?

I rather like the name Collection. I wouldn't change it.

Any additional comments?

I would definitely buy the rest of the Collection. I loved the writing and story line and voice of the narrator."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sara Niña on 05-05-16

Ended too soon

This story is told in a true storytelling fashion, very anecdotal. It is narrated by Evelyn Eibhlin and the story is told from the perspective of a young lady, who suffers a mortifying experience involving her poverty stricken family. Whilst I could not relate to their dire financial situation, I certainly am no stranger to social embarrassment: from those visits to the doctor's clinic, where we would all crowd into a small room with not enough chairs....All the way down to those parents' evenings, when my mother would bring me and my older siblings in, for good measure, and we'd all be forced to squeeze ourselves into a child's chair. Not an easy feat. There were times when I'd have stood, had it not been for the implications that I was intimidating a teacher. That, and I can't stand for too long. This story allowed me to reminisce about my past, only good stories inspire me to think of those good, carefree times.

Also, the narrator's voice was very fitting: the right blend of hopeful and regretful. A weird mix, but enough to keep it light and interesting.

NB: I received this audiobook via Audiobook Blast.

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