I love Fanny Flagg books. I love her characters and this book reinforces her strength in making us care about the people in her books. I'll admit it is slow to develop and I'd like her to push the plot along but the pace suits the age and desposition of the characters.
The narration by Fanny Flagg is delightful because once again it suits our protagonist. If you long for riotous laughs, gripping high drama or action don't select this book. It is, however, a perfect listen after a hard and busy day to help you ease into the evening.
While on the surface this book does not seem deep... it probes the mind of someone who has chosen to end their life with surprising insight. At the same time... it makes the reader laugh at the idiosyncracies of the various characters as they move forward in life as best they can. I found the thoughts of Maggie paralleled my own in many ways...
I have enjoyed every other Fannie Flagg book, especially Red Bird Christmas. I am halfway though I Still Dream About You and I am struggling to keep going. The main character is a twit and the only really interesting character is already dead. This was a big disappointment.
I really wanted to like this, struggling through the recording until part-way through the 2nd part. But this book listened/read like a book for a second grader. There was way too much unintersting detail as the story slowly crawled along. The premise was much more interesting than the reality. A painful experience.
Overall good - not great. Started slow, liked the late middle to ending much more than most of the beginning. Was not a fan of the narrator.
This book is not for middle aged or younger. I should have listened to all the bad reviews. This is definately not worth your credit. Go borrow the printed book at your local library, and you will see how utterly betty white dumb this book is... only worse x 100%.
This book was written and read by a southern grandmother for old ladies. Absolutely nothing happened in the first hour of listening - we met a couple old southern belles who now feel insecure about their age, weight and usefulness. If I want that, I can call my mother! Don't bother with this book.
I cannot believe this is the same author that wrote Fried Green Tomatoes. This book was just awful. The story was boring and the narration was flat.
Bewildered on the good reviews
Bewildered that it was published
The worst most annoying book I ever listened to
Wish I could put in negative stars