Fannie Flagg was exceptional as the narrator. Often writers can't pull this off as well as they think they can, she's great.
The simple triumphs and tragedies of life, felt connected to ALL the characters. A joy to listen to.
I've listened to almost all of them. This is still my favorite, listen to this one at least once a year to just feel good.
"Can't Wait To Get To Heaven" also by this author, came out a month or so after my mom passed away. Was the most healing and poignant book I could have read. She's a wonderful story teller.
I listen to it every year during December.
When the whole town comes together to cover up and protect a little child
All of them are charming characters. I love when the author is also the narrator.
This is a feel good book.
This warm, fuzzy story was an adequate Christmas mood-setter. I enjoyed Ms. Flagg's storytelling style, but I found her reading style somewhat stilted at first. The journey was worth the rather predictible ending.
This story was highly recommended by a friend (she had read it and not listened to the recording). I was a little disappointed and I think it was largely due to the narration of the story. It was a very touching story, but just didn't seem to come to life like so many other books I have listened to. I really think the author's voice was just too flat and didn't do justice to the characters. I probably won't choose another Fannie Flagg audible unless the narrator is someone different.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
I must confess that I occassionally drift toward the Grinch side of Christmas, but this delightful book has re-set my mood with a sweet and touching story that hits all the right notes without once being preachy or saccharine. I'm going to add having the family listen to "A Redbird Christmas" as a new holiday tradition in our house.
No one does heartwarming better than Fannie Flagg, at least if they do, I haven't heard about them. And contrary to my expectations at least, although she can get a little cornpone, it is with so much charm that it is easily forgiven. Her characters are imperfect but lovable, and this particular story, although sentimental, is never mawkish. I think everyone yearns for the type of community that pulls together to help their weakest link. This is the story of a middle aged man with an alcohol problem and a little girl who is abandoned to people who can't afford her and don't want her. All the quirky residents of a small Alabama town on the gulf take in these two lost orphans and....well lots of things happen to them but rest assured the ending is happy despite some losses they have to endure. It is a perfect story for the Christmas season.
(My only complaint is that it is a little high priced and does not have the "whispersync" feature.)
So disappointed - I want a refund. Usually love Fannie Flagg but was looking forwardsipe feel good Christmas story - this wasn't it
I wasn't sure at 1st if I liked the story. But the more I listened the more I got into the audible book. I don't like to read because I like to be doing something while listening such as crafts. It was so enjoyable to hear.
it's as if I know the author myself. Thank you for your books. I will be listening to each an everyone now.
BB in Az.