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 is abosuletly a great story anytime of the year but perfect for Christmas. Fannie creates such real people in her books. I live in Tennessee and have been in various towns of Alabama and have met people in small towns who gather around a new person to welcome them into the community. They will also gather about anyone who needs help. I gave the cd version to a friend and she really liked it. I will buy more Fannie Flagged unabridged stories.
I've heard Welcome to the World Baby Girl, Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait To Get to Heaven
Well since they're a creation of Ms Flagg I would like to dine with her. I would enjoy hearing more stories as this and how she is able to make them so vivid.
Please offer more of her books on Audible - unabridged.
This is a heartwarming and fun story. I listen to it every Christmas.
It was also what I wanted to hear after loosing my dog to cancer.
Orson was my favorite character because he started out as such a hopeless person and evolved throughout the story.
The way that Fannie Flagg performed the book was part of its charm. Her voice took me to the small community and drew me in. Her narration was part of the atmosphere.
I wouldn't change anything about this book. It was perfect!
Reading this book was like becoming part of a small community with heart warming and quirky residents. I loved the way that the whole community rallied around a resident in need. The main character in the story, the redbird, was magical. This was a book with a good plot that I couldn't predict and a wonderful ending! I would recommend this book to anyone.
Even though this book was fairly predictable, I still enjoyed it. It did not have as many character twists and turns as Ms. Flagg's other books, but I still highly recommend it. It was delightful and a nice "feel good" book.
What a wonderful and cozy read. Characters are well developed, and Ms. Flagg draws her listeners right into the small town. Love the sound of her voice! Off to find another one of Ms. Flagg's jewels!
Sweet uplifting story from one of my favorite story-tellers. It's always in a place you would want to visit (and maybe live). I thoroughly enjoyed this listen.
I was surprised that I really enjoyed this book. Somewhat predictable, it did a good job of explaining the south and the caring of neighbors and small town