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The Lottery, and Other Stories

Auteur(s): Shirley Jackson
Durée: 9 h et 34 min

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Description

A powerful collection of short stories by Shirley Jackson.

"The Lottery," one of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, created a sensation when it was first published in the New Yorker. "Powerful and haunting," and "nights of unrest" were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Jackson's lifetime, unites "The Lottery" with 24 equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate her remarkable range - from the hilarious to the truly horrible - and power as a storyteller.

©2014 Skyboat Media (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Elizabeth A. King
  • 2017-05-14

Titles please!

The titles aren't read so they all blend into each other and there's no way to figure out what the titles are.

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  • Mike Stevens
  • 2018-09-13

Collections of Fragments

Prepared to stay confused as this assortment of pieces of stories plays out.
Most randomly start and finish leaving many questions and much unanswered.
Would probably be better in print as you could actually tell when the various tales begin or end. In the audio format, the only clue is a change in the voice indicating that the previous rambling has ended and another is beginning.

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  • RueRue
  • 2015-04-13

Interesting short stories

A selection of dark, but intriguing, short stories by Shirley Jackson. She is best known for writing "The Haunting of Hill House". There is nothing supernatural in these stories, but there is a theme of grotesque behavior between people. The narration is excellent, all of the narrators are first rate.

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  • Susannah
  • Corona, CA, United States
  • 2015-01-13

Lovely writing and very moving listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Oh my God, yes. Shirley Jackson's stories are magnificent. She nails the woman's pov of 1950s life. The detail of human emotion in the little things is heart-rending. She was an icon.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lottery, and Other Stories?

Well, we all know about the Lottery. But the other stories are just as gripping and moving.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

These are pro narrators; each a bit different but amazingly able to portray all the emotional gamut of Jackson's writing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Can't list them all. Too many delicate, emotional moments. Reminded me of Tennessee Williams exquisite writings.

Any additional comments?

The Lottery is a classic; but the other stories are gems.

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  • Craig S. Thom
  • 2018-08-06

Not all the stories are like The Lottery

I thought they would be, so I was surprised but not disappointed. These stories are well-crafted moments in the lives of their characters. Like good short stories, they hit the ground running and, without exposition, gave me all the information I needed.

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  • Marcella Ibanez
  • 2018-12-20

Don't waste your time.

I am not understanding why this got such a high review. It was a complete struggle to get through.

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  • Ivanhoe Beanstalk
  • 2017-08-24

Slow Burn

Deceptively normal-seeming, hypnotic prose delivered by especially talented readers. Mid-20th century suburban hysteria, wars waged with manners, Women on the verge of abject instability. Shirley Jackson is one of a kind (although there is a similar prosaic mastery to Flannery O'Conner's) Anything can happen! (Watch out for Jim/James Harris, tall writer in blue!🤡)

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  • eileen
  • newport, OR, United States
  • 2016-03-13

moody , intriguing , entertaining

What did you love best about The Lottery, and Other Stories?

i love this writer! the pace of the story is unusually satisfying. a steady rhythm of words and ideas that thud, thud, thud, to make their story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

i liked the general malaise of the "modern woman". whether she was a housewife or a career woman much of her life and joy and energy was slowly drained away. i liked that because it is true and holds up a mirror and knowledge is power to change things.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

the narrator didn't get bogged down in so much dialoge

Who was the most memorable character of The Lottery, and Other Stories and why?

the characters were very generic. it was their environment that was more memorable. there was almost a twighlight zone sketch drama about the stories.

Any additional comments?

surprised to see they were written in the 1930-1940's, especially with the similarity to of the lottery story to the now popular story of "the hunger games."

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  • Ayanna
  • 2019-01-15

sort of confusing

To be honest the book was alright. it had some interesting stories but then endings were a bit confusing. It wouldn't be until the next narrator began to speak that i would realize the story was over. A lot of them were leaving me sort of unresolved and wanted a neat ending.

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  • Jacbehumble
  • 2018-12-28

it makes you wonder what happens...

I enjoyed the narrators acting in telling each story! i wish someof the stories shiry wrote would of had a finish to them bit i think she was going for a group of stories that some were creepy and had meaning. i think i want I actrually go thrpugh the stories again and see if there was anything i missed