Uncommon type : some stories / Tom Hanks.

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  • Author(s): Hanks, Tom, author narrator
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    New York, NY : Random House Audio ; [Westminister, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2017]
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    8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A collection of 17 short stores by two-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game-- and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Hanks provides a collection of stories that are surprising, intelligent, and heartwarming. The stories are linked by one thing: in each a typewriter plays a part: sometimes minor, sometimes central.
    • Content Notes:
      Three exhausting weeks -- Christmas Eve 1953 -- A junket in the city of light -- Our town today with Hank Fiset: an elephant in the pressroom -- Welcome to Mars -- A month on Green Street -- Alan Bean plus four -- Our town today with Hank Fiset: at loose in the Big Apple -- Who's who? -- A special weekend -- These are the meditations of my heart -- Our town today with Hank Fiset: back from back in time -- The past is important to us -- Go see Costas -- Our town today with Hank Fiset: your Evangelista, Esperanza -- Steve Wong is perfect -- Stay with us.
    • Notes:
      Read by the author.
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      Title from container.
      Compact disc.
    • Other Titles:
      Short stories. Selections. Spoken word.
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    • ABNT:
      HANKS, T. Uncommon type : some stories. Unabridged. [s. l.]: Random House Audio, 2017. ISBN 9781101923634. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 6 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hanks T. Uncommon Type : Some Stories. Unabridged. Random House Audio; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875. Accessed April 6, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hanks, T. (2017). Uncommon type : some stories (Unabridged.). Random House Audio.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hanks, Tom. 2017. Uncommon Type : Some Stories. Unabridged. Random House Audio. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Hanks, T. (2017) Uncommon type : some stories. Unabridged. Random House Audio. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 6 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hanks, T 2017, Uncommon type : some stories, Unabridged., Random House Audio, viewed 6 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hanks, Tom. Uncommon Type : Some Stories. Unabridged., Random House Audio, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hanks, Tom. Uncommon Type : Some Stories. Unabridged. Random House Audio, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hanks T. Uncommon type : some stories [Internet]. Unabridged. Random House Audio; 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 6]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8652995&custid=s3443875


LJ Reviews 2017 December #1

In his debut collection, Hank's stories range in length from under ten minutes to an hour-plus. The actor, who narrates, displays a range of vocal textures that convey mood and tone. One story describes a time traveler from the near future who has fallen in love with a woman he met at the 1939 World's Fair and his reckless choice to stay in the past. Another is a satirical look at near-stardom. Yet another lightly raps the knuckles of certain trendy self-help concepts. And another is a poignant look at war on a Christmas Eve in the 1950s. All have a typewriter folded neatly into the plot, almost as an additional character. Blind listeners may find that the last story is dramatized in a manner that suggests an audio-described production. VERDICT Recommended for short story fans and Hanks devotees. ["Hanks's stories evoke dreams and flights of imagination that everyone has experienced, making the what ifs' of life tangible": LJ 10/15/17 review of the Knopf hc.]—David Faucheux, Lafayette, LA

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