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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Audible Book Review: FREE: Summer Farmer: A Story from White Man's Problems by Kevin Morris

This is an interesting (short story) portrayal of human situation.
FREE: Summer Farmer: A Story from White Man's Problems
 Kevin Morris (Author)
Matthew McConaughey (Narrator)
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 18 minutes
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Audible Studios
Audible.com Release Date: August 4, 2015
Language: English
ASIN: B0108KDKZ8
Genre: Short Story, Fiction
My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0


"Summer Farmer", the first short story in White Man's Problems, sets the stage for the honest and heartfelt themes explored in Morris' debut collection. The meeting of two disparate strangers serves as a cleverly crafted examination of the universality of longing, remorse, and purpose.


Review:
“Summer Farmer” is just one short story in White Man’s Problems. The story addresses the daily ‘grind’ and depression of a businessman as he travels to work in Los Angeles. The protagonist, Harrigan, has lost a daughter to leukemia. In his grief he looks around the busy city and sees the glitter which isn’t important. He thinks about his past, where he came from and where he has come to.

The story gets an extra touch when Harrigan meets an elevator repairman who mirrors his sadness as he too has lost a daughter. Here, the author ties two strangers who share more in the basics of life than they could realize.

The story has a poignancy that I liked. I think the full collection would share similar glimpses that show a common thread among men.

Audio Notes: Matthew McConaughey has a slow, subtle speech presentation. This fit the story’s tone and subtle message. I enjoyed the story and its presentation.

I downloaded this free at Audible 8/17/15. It qualifies for Mount TBR challenge and Audio Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds quite sad but probably a good listening experience. I"ll keep it in mind.

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