• Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-17-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.3 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Read by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks.
A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.
A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down-and-out motel, romance and a bit of real life.
These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heart-warming and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have.
©2017 Tom Hanks (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mervyn on 01-17-18

Fun stories.

These tales were interesting & fun. The number of type writers mentioned proves the author's passion. Please delineate the stories more obviously. They run into one another & confuse the listener.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Agatha on 10-28-17

Ten Hours With Tom Hanks

Not only can Tom Hanks act, he can also write! His imagination, his knowledge, his humour and his ability to combine his attributes to weave a marvellous story in which he succeeds in taking his reader/listener with him to wherever the story is to take us. Each story is such fun, wondering where and how the typewriter is going to feature.
Added to the pleasure is listening to Tom Hanks narrating his stories.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys short stories which cover many subjects.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By souljackerr on 11-17-17

Underwhelming stories

I really wanted to like these stories more than I did. I’m a big fan of short stories generally; when done well they’re a great insight or snapshot of a story but here that isn’t the case. There isn’t much depth to the characters and it feels like the stories only scratch the surface of the people within. It’s also rare that I notice when an author can’t write characters of the opposite gender, but in this case it really stood out. The female characters in particular are flat and heavily stereotyped and it’s a little bland.
There was so much potential with some of the stories but they were almost monotone in plot; I’d recommend Margaret Atwood’s short stories for examples of how this kind of storytelling can be done well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By soochoon on 01-30-18

A Rare Review

I rarely write a review, although I've enjoyed every Audible book so far. However, something must be said for the author who reads his own fiction. Tom Hanks not only writes superbly but is also a pleasure to listen to. I will be on the lookout for his future works. Many thanks for 10 hours of pleasurable listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Caroline on 02-25-18

Loved it!

Entertaining, fun and clever. Tom Hanks is a delight to listen to and as it turns out a delightful writer too.

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