The pace of the story is good for a commuting experience. I am from NC so the main reason I elected to listen was that the region is home to me. Characters are likable and you know the outcome will be happy. The book is predictable Nicholas Sparks formula. He has an uncanny love of fires and disasters.
I have not. Only selected due to location.
He consistently and annoyingly mispronounce the name of the town. You would think he would have had the courtesy to ask.
Yes, a feather weight diversion
The humor. Ms. Flagg brings the full Southern flavor the novel and her characters are lovable flaws and all. She does homage to a group of courageous women who made major contributions to the WWII effort and set the stage for women in service to the country. It will leave you laughing and crying.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe. Same humor. Same strong women. Same heart warming story.
Fannie Flagg's narration. Her accent is genuine, not the usual fake attempt to sound Southern. She loves her characters and that shines through
Fun from Fannie as expected. I will give this as a gift to my favorite Alabamian for Christmas.
Missed opportunity to explore more social themes. Degenerates into a teenage romance novel.
Yes. Annoying voice. Sounded like a 78 rpm replay of a 45 rpm record.
It did fill time during a drive.
More depth of the characters. More accuracy re: end of life decisions. Fewer wacko secondary characters.
none. not movie material
Ford County is a series of well written and provocative stories from the heart of impoverished rural America. The stories are remiscent of "A Painted House" rather than his legal thrillers and that is a real positive as I think is his best genre.
I would recommend that you buy the book though. John Grisham's reading is monotonous and distracting, no, make that soporific.
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