• Parable

  • The One
  • By: Jess Walter
  • Narrated by: Jess Walter
  • Length: 49 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

That’s not cool! #1 New York Times bestselling author Jess Walter finds his beloved Millie sleeping with his neighbor. On his porch!

In this funny remembrance of an unusual triangle, Jess learns to accept what’s best for the one animal he has ever loved. After all, he gave his heart to the Australian shepherd mix he’d rescued. What alternative has he other than to give the restless girl her freedom? But in doing so, Jess discovers more about himself, the nature of affection and attachment, the inevitability of loss, and how much Millie means to so many.

Jess Walter’s Parable is part of The One, a collection of seven singularly true love stories of friendship, companionship, marriage, and moving on. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting, with or without company.

©2019 Big Text, Inc., Jess Walter (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Glad i listened to it

Loved it! Great short story everyone should hear. I had some good laughs. Recommend it.

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Absolutely hilarious

I had never heard of this author but this short story was free to download. I read the description and thought it was worth a try. I’m so very glad I did! Absolutely hilarious, touching, witty and fun. Great descriptive and incredibly engaging writing made this short story way too short and will have me looking for the book of short stories this came from. I can only hope his other works are nearly as good

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Great short story!

I’d give this 6 stars if possible.

I look forward to more from this author.

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Great heartwarming story

I'm a sucker for a heartwarming animal story, and this didn't disappoint. It's very much worth a listen.

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Focus on family

Great story but as a non-animal lover I already knew not to trust them.
Love family!

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Perfectly Understated

A poignant and perfectly understated story about love and companionship with and by a dog and its many friends and purported owners.

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Captivating little short story !

This brilliant little short story really resonated with me! I usually cringe in advance when an author is also the narrator. This was definitely not the case here.

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Super sad

This is without question well written, it is a love story about a dog. But spoiler warning the dog doesn’t make it. Usually I hate books like that, but this is written with such grace and compassion I actually liked it. I guess it falls in the category of, it’s complicated.

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Sweet

I enjoyed this little parable. It was funny and sweet and it tug at my heart since I have a 12 and a half year old german shepperd that may not have many years left with me.

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real treat

real treat for the heads up and we're going to be in the morning and get

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A Sweet Little Story About A Dog

Not much else to say really, it's a nice little story about a dog and the people who love her.