Edward Unspooled

  • by Craig Lancaster
  • Narrated by David Otey
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Change keeps stalking Edward Stanton. He and his new wife, Sheila, have retreated to his small house in Montana after an unsuccessful attempt at operating a motel in Colorado. That failure has left wounds, especially for Sheila, and now they face a bigger challenge: pregnancy and impending parenthood.
Edward begins penning notes to the child (ever precise, he refers to the gestating being as "Cellular Stanton"), as he navigates married life with Sheila, who is unhappy and unfulfilled in Montana; a work partnership with his friend Scott Shamwell, whose own life is teetering; and the emergence of a long-buried family secret, and the effect of this revelation on his relationship with his overbearing mother.
Even as Edward's world expands, he must confront questions about whom to let in, how much to give, the very definition of family, the fragility of hope, and the expanses of love.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I love Edward

Would you consider the audio edition of Edward Unspooled to be better than the print version?

Yes


What did you like best about this story?

Edward is delightful


Would you be willing to try another one of David Otey’s performances?

No


Any additional comments?

Should have stuck with the original narrator. Luke Daniels was so, so, so much better. But, I did like the story

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- J. Rehm

I hate to say it was not up to par

I have LOVED all of Craig Lancaster's novels (can imagine Ed questioning why the same word should be more meaningful simply because it was typed in all caps). This installment was a HUGE (there I go again) disappointment simply because it felt like just that: an installment. "Blah, blah, blah...this is what would happen if our couple were to get pregnant and we would introduce some more characters for future installments." As much of a fan as I am, I will read reviews before downloading the next "Edward" (where they obviously lead with the new daughter and her coming to terms with the mildly odd dad). There was nothing "new" here (as opposed to the first Edward, which was magical). Dare I say it: almost boring. If you have not read any of the previous books in this series, don't do this one (it assumes you know and love and understand the main character from previous novels...otherwise he's simply annoying). If you have read the previous books, prepare to be underwhelmed.
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- cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2016
  • Publisher: Missouri Breaks Press