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A Redbird Christmas Audiobook

A Redbird Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer 04-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of Fannie Flagg's Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended it to several people because it is a book that makes you smile inside.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read or listened to almost all of Fannie Flagg's books and this is one of my favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14
    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14

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    "Just beyond the bend..."

    Bought this as a CD many moons ago ..played it on a trip, passed it on to family and friends and the enjoyment was shared. May seem a bit disjointed at first - I had no clue that I would laugh out loud often as well as shed some tears. It is a good feel story. Blue bird of happiness has nothing on this Redbird!! (So now I bought it for Ipad to enjoy all over again!)

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    Amazon Customer United States 12-27-11
    Amazon Customer United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Redbird Christmas"
    If you could sum up A Redbird Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Fannie Flagg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've heard Welcome to the World Baby Girl, Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait To Get to Heaven


    If you could take any character from A Redbird Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Please offer more of her books on Audible - unabridged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 12-13-11
    Barbara 12-13-11 Member Since 2004
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    "Read it every Christmas"

    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.

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    Sheila Gibsonville, NC, United States 11-13-11
    Sheila Gibsonville, NC, United States 11-13-11
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    "Awesome, warm Christmas story"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Orson was my favorite character because he started out as such a hopeless person and evolved throughout the story.


    What about Fannie Flagg’s performance did you like?

    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.


    If you could rename A Redbird Christmas, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't change anything about this book. It was perfect!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 02-12-11
    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 02-12-11
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    "Delightful book"

    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.

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    Risa MONTEBELLO, CA, United States 12-28-10
    Risa MONTEBELLO, CA, United States 12-28-10
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    "Just lovely!"

    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!

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    Elaine Nashville, TN, USA 12-23-09
    Elaine Nashville, TN, USA 12-23-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Sweet Story"

    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.

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    Cheryl Wilmington, MA, USA 12-10-09
    Cheryl Wilmington, MA, USA 12-10-09
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    "Great Read"

    Really enjoyed this very light read! Life through the eyes of a child brings a smile to all of us.

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    Dr. BATON ROUGE, LA, United States 11-22-09
    Dr. BATON ROUGE, LA, United States 11-22-09 Member Since 2016
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    "good christmas read"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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