The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney audiobook

The Great Unexpected: A Novel

By Dan Mooney
Read by Aiden Kelly

Park Row Books, Harlequin Audio 9780778308584
10.65 Hours Unabridged
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A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale. Joel lives in a nursing home, and he’s not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He’s fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down. Though the two men couldn’t be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that it’s never too late for new beginnings. Filled with colorful characters, sparkling humor and deep emotion, The Great Unexpected is the story of friendship, finding oneself later in life and experiencing newfound joy in the most unexpected places.

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Summary

Summary

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.

Joel lives in a nursing home, and he’s not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He’s fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down.

Though the two men couldn’t be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that it’s never too late for new beginnings.

Filled with colorful characters, sparkling humor and deep emotion, The Great Unexpected is the story of friendship, finding oneself later in life and experiencing newfound joy in the most unexpected places.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable debut…Mooney tackles tough questions about mental illness and our need for connection [with] compassion, deft, and originality.” Grant Grinder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding
“A testimony to the powerful medicine that a friend can be.” Kirkus Reviews
“A vibrant story of a deeply troubled man navigating his self-imposed exile with wry humor and flashes of insight.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Mooney

Author Bio: Dan Mooney

Dan Mooney is an amateur filmmaker and air traffic controller, and a friend to many cats. He wrote his first piece of fiction for a child-operated local newspaper at age ten and has been writing ever since. He lives in Ireland.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English