I was so bored with this. I hung in there for hour or so thinking it may get better but it didn't. I like Fannie Flagg but this book was a dissapointment. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit.
While no great work of literature, the story was entertaining enough to pass the time during my commute. This was a selection of my book club, and if it had not been, I would probably not have read it. It's a little too light and silly for my taste.
Possibly, if I was in the mood for something frivolous and light.
I was actually disappointed in the performance by Ms. Flagg. I expected a very polished and professional performance considering the fact that she is an actor. However, I found the delivery flat and the fact that she struggled to pronounce the name of one of her characters, Babs Bingington, was very off putting.
I've read three other books by Fannie Flag and loved them. HowIever, this book is one big "whine fest". I did not enjoy the book at all.
Characters were interesting but I did not enjoy the melancholy theme.
Loved Fannie's performance. Her narration is compelling and the only reason I finished.
Would cut Maggie's attitude - not necessarily her character. Rest of characters were absolutely fascinaing.
I was expecting more from this book. Almost stopped listening. It was hard to finally finish it. I really didnt like the main character.
I have read all of Fannie Flagg's books and enjoyed the characters and narration of this one, but the story falls short. However, if you like a happy ending like in the movies, you won't have a problem with this one. I'm just not someone who likes to invest themselves in a story/characters only to have it all magically work-out at the end. Just leaves me flat....
not a good pick for me, too girly, maybe I should have read more chapters but I was not a happy person.
I just wrote Ms. Fannie Flagg a Thank You note! I must admit that before this book I was only peripherally aware of her written work, remembering her best from her many appearances on Match Game in the 1970s. Since I have been spending countless hours working on my home and garden north of Atlanta, I’ve been consuming Audible books voraciously. Watching one of many re-runs of the old Match Game shows on Buzzer made me think – “Why not check out all the books that Fannie has authored? She is delightful and funny on the show. I imagine she writes in much the same tone. I did enjoy the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes.” So I picked "I Still Dream About You", admittedly on the strength of the fact that it was relatively long – a good value for the Audible download price.
I found the writing engaging. Even though some of my thoughts in the early chapters were “Where the heck is this going?” I listened on because I trusted her, and she and her characters were just so darned likable – except for Babs, who I really loved to hate.
Now I can’t wait to download my next Fannie Flagg best seller!
Read by the author, the intonation, comedic pause and sentiment in the character voices really makes the story come to life! Being in Real Estate I enjoyed the true to life storyline and the exaggerated capers that the author threw in for fun!
I had to listen twice to get the full idea of the book. On second run through I could understand the humor in the main character's dilemma. It wasn't laugh out loud but good enough.