Start reading Unspoken (Kindle Single) on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Unspoken (Kindle Single)
 
 

Unspoken (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Luke Allnutt
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: £0.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Borrow this book for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime. Learn more about Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Join Prime to borrow this book at no cost.
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library gives you access to thousands of books, including New York Times bestsellers, to borrow and read for free.
  • Borrow a book as frequently as once per month
  • No due dates — keep books as long as you like and return them when it's time for something new
  • Read on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon Prime members also enjoy:
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, with no minimum order size

For more information about the Kindle Owners' Lending Library visit our help page.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.99  
Audio Download, Unabridged £4.54
Kindle Summer Sale: Over 500 Books from £0.99
Have you seen the Kindle Summer Sale yet? Browse selected books from popular authors and debut novelists, including new releases and bestsellers. Learn more


Product Description

Product Description

When Luke Allnutt suddenly found out his father had only a few months left to live, he expected a time of deep conversations and long reflective walks along the beach -- about where they had both been and where they both were going. He expected some sort of denouement, an ultimate reckoning, a performance in which his father would play the dying sage and he would play the dutiful son. In the end, it was nothing like that. But in his father’s silence, he found something surprising -- and, in the end, all the more meaningful.

Luke Allnutt works as a journalist in Prague and has written for various publications about technology and Eastern European politics. He grew up in the U.K.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 187 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CA68BQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Luke Allnutt works as a journalist in Prague and has written for various publications about technology and Eastern European politics. He grew up in the U.K.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painfully honest 14 April 2013
By Hamster
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Painful to read. I was hoping for an uplifting ending or a deep insight but this is just the bare truth about death, despair and loss. I didn't learn anything by reading this. I just felt horribly depressed but at the same time I admired the author's frank, mature understanding that death is the end and there's nothing heroic about it. Don't read it on the beach on your holidays!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written 14 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Moving, touching and brutally honest. The sort of book you can't stop thinking about ages after you have put it down. A brilliant read
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare truthful book about the reality of death 14 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Unspoken by Luke Allnutt is an honest no frills account of dealing with losing a parent to illness.

It came to my attention as a recommendation by Amazon who are promoting it as a Kindle Single - a novella length non fiction work.

Despite the subject matter, dealing with the death of a parent dying from a terminal illness, the book is an extremely easy read which flows coherently from the author.

This is not a book which is going to be adapted into one of those gushing Hollywood movies. Thank god. It offers much more than that. A truth which is often blindly brushed over through looking for meaning and answers where there are often none.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rewarding, If Difficult, Read 2 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A painful story, eloquently told. There is no happy ending, but we shouldn't expect one. This is a brutally honest book about the dying and the living and the sometimes awkward relationship between the two. The author doesn't paint his father's behavior in glowing terms, nor his own. It's a tough read, but a rewarding one. I'd love to have had a few photographs to put names to faces, though.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sad but relevant 22 April 2013
By roz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this to be a very good book with honest writing and also very apt for feelings towards a dying person - what does one say to a loved one when you know they are dying?
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1.0 out of 5 stars Found it boring 26 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
not all that interesting found it very hard going it seemed very 're putative not my sort of story

pet
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Unspoken 25 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I expected to get upset whilst reading this book having sat with my father at the end of his life but it was so well written that although I had the odd tear in my eye I loved the way it had been written. I felt that the author was writing from experience because he captured the thoughts and feelings that I experienced and so felt that I was with him all the way through to the end. A great read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Smiles- laughter and some tears. 7 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is surprisingly upbeat and thought-provoking for a book about death- the ending- although expected takes your emotions through a mini rollercoaster. I have finished with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes but with a lot of love for my own family. Good reality check.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Unspoken
Very moving at times .Found it difficult to get into but once I did I couldn't put it down .
Published 13 months ago by Sue Gibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars book
good book. I get all my book from amazon to go on my kindle fire easy to down load then.
Published 13 months ago by roy
3.0 out of 5 stars The end of a parent's life
In this book we are given an account of the slow death of the author's father. I would not be surprised if it was closelty based on what actually happened as it decribed... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Francesca
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift with words.
A beautifully written and moving account of death of a loved one, and in this case, an amazing human being. I'm only sorry that the author hasn't written more for me to read.
Published 13 months ago by PB
4.0 out of 5 stars Very profound
My dad died last year he never talked about dying either.My dad died in a hospice as his pain was difficult to control at home
Published 14 months ago by karen stevens
4.0 out of 5 stars Do we dare to speak
Having gone through the dying and deaths of three parents ( Mum and my In Laws) in the last four years this book said it all . Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mrs Judith Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Lovely book, really enjoyed it. I could really sympathise with him as I lost my Dad recently, & it reduced me to tears once or twice.
Published 15 months ago by Mrs. J. Purchase
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting account
I found this a very interesting read. The frankness of the account gives the reader the feeling that it is very honest and realistic, which I guess is really the point of the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by M. Stockwell
3.0 out of 5 stars nice book
Nice book but I got nothing from it, it seemed quickly finished and it's meaning was lost. Sad and moving though
Published 15 months ago by Paula Symes
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category