After hearing good things about this book I was VERY disappointed. It was filled with the natterings of clueless office people and a long and uninteresting first person commentary by a work-obsessed lonely woman facing a mastectomy.
Fannie Flagg brings such a wonderful story to the listener both through her writing and her reading. To have the main plot point be the first person narrator planning to "jump in the river" and yet be delightful, not depressing is a feat in itself. Fannie brings a wonderful, warm, evocative picture of Birmingham, Alabama that keeps the listener entranced to the very end.
Plot was interesting but wow, the narrator has a lot of mouth noise...very distracting in head phones.
Both the young and the old main character are wonderfully portrayed in this book with excellent readers. I was left at the end wishing for more.
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