eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100011914
Released: Aug 07, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415944233
Narrator/s: Paul Michael
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"My name is Perry L. Crandall and I am not retarded." LOTTERY is an extraordinary novel about the nature of luck and chance. Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His Gram taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him $12 million, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with-and his luck has very much changed. Poignant and funny, LOTTERY will leave listeners wondering until the very end whether Perry's good fortune can possibly withstand such a perilous world. But never underestimate Perry L. Crandall. With characters both wicked and heroic, LOTTERY is a deeply satisfying novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

Author(s): Patricia Wood
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2007

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Author(s): Patricia Wood
Product Number EB00388136
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781440633157

Professional reviews

"As Perry L. Crandall tells us, his IQ may be 76, but he is not retarded. In fact, he has a job and lives well and happily with his Gran. Then, in quick succession, Gran dies, and Perry wins $12 million in the Washington State Lottery. Somehow, Perry must cope. Pacing his reading so that we hear the deliberation of Perry's speech, Paul Michael offers up a complex portrait of a stubborn, simple everyman. He also does well with the other characters, choosing to evoke personality rather than create radically different voices. The writing is sweet, but Michael's robust voice keeps sappiness at bay and creates an emotional listening experience. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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