- File Size: 2779 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Gallo-Romano Media; 3 edition (July 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: July 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008MVXQ32
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,959,586 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Chosen (The Love In A Hopeless Place Collection Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
In short, a thoroughly enjoyable read, and an excellent audio - beautifully read out by Oscar Sparrow in a melodious voice. A pleasure to listen to!
I am curious to see if anyone else has read this book and welcome any thoughts on the short story as right through the story , I did feel as if I was missing something important.
Two low-lifes hatch plans for making it big, starting with a humdrum paint job and devolving into an insurance scheme. There's a lady in the story, too, to coin a phrase.
But the star of this story is the amazing dialogue, right out of a Harold Pinter stage-play.
"And what about cash right now -- we're skint mate."
"Aye -- I've already thought of that. It's what Henry B. Grabitt calls a contingency. I'll call that Black Fin pay day loan company that's on the tele. Then I'll call them lawyers at Compensation Nation. They get you the money you fully deserve. Once everyone knows that I'm expecting a big payout they'll be begging to lend me cash. It's called having a business mind my friend. It's about grasping the moment."
This story whips itself into a kaleidescope of colorful images and characters and expressions, each one sharper than the last, going off like firecrackers. Go ahead, have a little snack called The Chosen. It will blow you away.
She presents a wonderful array of vivid images of a day in the life of the protagonist, who hatches a scheme doomed to certain failure and clings way past prudence to his impossible hopes and dreams. His go-along partner is a perfect example of how unexpected opportunity turns the sheep into wolf.
One really can't get enough of these stories of Calin's, nor of her steamy, romantic novel, "Knockout". She truly has the strivings and foibles of humanity literally in the palm of her hand, and a profoundly intuitive finger on the pulse.
--Jo VonBargen 2012
The Chosen is a story about unquenchable hope, ill-founded on a love sure to go bad. It is about hare-brained schemes, not thought-through, sure to fail.
The first sentence sums it up: "Of course, there had to be a woman in the story."
I also enjoyed Oscar Sparrow's narration of the free audio version of the story available to purchasers of the book.
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