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While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Following the deaths first of his father and then his mother, Johnsey inherits the family farm, and a healthy bank account, both of which he proves incapable of managing on his own. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Though companionship, and the promise of love, enter his life as a result of a hospital stay following a brutal beating, Johnsey remains a lonely man struggling to keep up with a world that moves faster than he does.
Set over the course of one year of Johnsey's life, The Thing about December breathes with Johnsey's bewilderment, humor, and agonizing self-doubt. Listeners will fall in love with Johnsey in a bittersweet tale that serves as a poignant reminder that we are surrounded in life by simple souls who are nonetheless more insightful and wise than we realize, or can even imagine. Told from Johnsey's point of view, The Thing about December is at once life affirming and heartbreaking.
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By trixie on 11-06-14
The thing about December
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
There is a gentleness that pervades this book, the slow thoughtfulness of the main character. This book is. beautifully written, it sweeps you up into his world. I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
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By asassyvic on 01-21-15
Inner Thoughts of a Mentally Challenged Man
The Narrator was really excellent. Helps the he is Irish so the accent is natural to him.
Overall story is about how bullies torment Johnsey and we hear his thoughts about what they say and do. His father challenges for him in all regards and his mother, slightly less kind to him is ameliorated by his fathers standing up for him. They protect him from the outside world as much as they can but don't prepare him to deal with life on his own once they have passed on.
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