Sounds Like Settling: A Short Story

  • by Justin M. Johnson
  • Narrated by Tom Jordan
  • 0 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Derek Knight is more than just a little frustrated with his day to day. But an unexpected trip to a new place might just change more than his perspective.


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An engaging short-story that many listeners will resonate with

Sounds Like Settling is an engaging short-story that many listeners will resonate with. The protagonist is father and husband with a mundane job, who loves his wife and children, but has gotten so entrenched in his life’s chaotic challenges that he is FED UP. The narrator, Tom Jordan, does a wonderful job of connecting you to the story, bringing you into the main characters’ thoughts as he goes on a small adventure and slowly comes to terms with his situation, turning things around for the better. It’s encouraging and pleasant short story that leaves the listener thinking about all the good things in life and what the future has in store for us all.
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- Janice Deane

May today be the day you loved each other least

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Oh my goodness but this hits way too close to home. Especially the distinction between love and enjoyment. The first half of this story embodies the feeling of being crushed under a mountain of minutia and grayness like a less funny Office Space.

In the lunch hour scene the person I empathized with but kind of hate, in that self loathing kind of way, finally gets to exhale. The unwinding is palpable in his slide into self reflection. And I get to like him for the first time. The unexpectedly optimistic, life affirming ending was very satisfying. Act 2 was filled with as much hope as Act 1 lacked.

The narration matched the story's emotional arc, which is really saying something with this story. The lows and the highs feel earned and honest.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2017
  • Publisher: CCS Publishing