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Alice doesn't believe in luck - at least not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now she's been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his 18th birthday - just when it seems they might be on the brink of something - she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant everything changes.
At first it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy's father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy's newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined...and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
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By Heather on 05-10-17
OK story - terrible narration
Struggled with this one. The narrator made it very difficult. I realize that the main characters are only 18, but the voices used for the dialogue made them all sound like idiots (both boys sounded like slow moving, dumb jocks - the girl a bit like a twelve year old heavy smoker).
The story was OK. I like the premise, but could not get over the narration.
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By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18
Narrator’s accents were meh
Alright, I think every man in this book is a total idiot based on the way she narrated them. I almost stopped listening multiple times because of this but somehow made it through. I liked the way she did Aunt Sophia’s accent until it started switching from South American too... Scottish?
The character of Teddy really does suck, and that’s the writing’s fault, not the narration. I’m supposed to believe my main character is in love with him? Really? Soup kitchen guy rocks. The end.