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Publisher's Summary

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by JT Lawrence include:
"Escape" - A story about about a suicidal baby who knows he was born into the wrong life, and has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.
"The Itch" - An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.
"Bridge Gate" - In this poignant and charming short story, a daughter yearns to connect with her absent father through the letters they exchange. She's not put off by his pedantic corrections of her writing, despite the slow reveal that he is less than perfect himself.
"The Unsuspecting Gold-Digger" - A woman gradually poisons her husband so that she doesn't have to break his heart.
©2016 JT Lawrence (P)2017 JT Lawrence
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By Bashful Reader on 12-20-17

Short Stories that stick with you

Was really impressed by the narrator, she brought a different level to the stories. This was not my first time reading this as I read the book when it came out, the second time around was just as good, the narrator gave life to the audiobook

Definitely recommending this to anyone who loves short stories, and even to those who like me would like to get started on short stories.

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By Reader on 11-28-17

Weird little stories, in the best sense!

I love a good short story, where the author manages to convey character and situation in a small miniature. Add in the touch of weird, the unexpected view point and I am hooked.

Some of the stories in this collection do stand out while a couple didn't quite reach me (sorry, if I want to read an argument between a traveler and a resort, I'll just visit my favourite travel forum or local store). Overall, it is a great and well worth the read, specially when you consider that the story I disliked most was several reviewers' favourite.

I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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By Norma Miles on 01-07-18

If the balance is off, bad things can happen.

In the book Sticky Fingers, J.T.Lawrence has given the reader twelve beautifully written and unexpected short stories. Each is quite unique, told almost exclusively from the point of view of the main protagonist, be that a kleptomaniac woman, a suicidal baby or, in the case of this reader's personal favourite, Travelling Slacks, a detailed entry into the Trip Adviser Review and the conversation which results from it between the guest and the owner of the establishment.

Each time, the author takes the reader inside the head of the character who is telling their own story, and sometimes there just might be another person already inside, as in the detective investigation, She Did It. And not everything is as it first appears. Most are enjoyable, all very readable and strange but at the same time completely human and real, little tastes of the surprising unique individuality of people.

The audiobook is narrated by Bianca Flanders and it is a reading rather than a performance, with little variation given to different character definition. The timbre of her voice is pleasant and well paced, she reads, too, with apparent understanding and her pronunciation crystal sharp. However, her slight accent (South African?) sometimes left me uncertain of a given word, as in the story entitled The Itch which I initially believed was called The Etch, to my puzzlement. This mistake rapidly was corrected but there were other occasions where the meaning remained unresolved. But overall, hers was a good narration.

Sticky Fingers is more than a collection of short stories. It is a coming together of a small group of individuals, each with some strange quirk which the author brings vividly to life for the reader. Not necessarily always likable, each is, however, interesting and well worth getting to know. It is a remarkable experience.
Definitely recommended.

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By TerryHeth on 10-27-17

Great mix of stories

This was fab. Such a mix from Itch, an itch that has consequences to Sticky Fingers how tempting to pick that up and why?
JT Lawrence has covered lots of topics to tempt the listener to keep them enthralled. The narrator is very clear and well spoken. Very enjoyable.

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