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Can't Wait to Get to Heaven Audiobook

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

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Publisher's Summary

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?

Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his 18-wheeler into a ditch, and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.

In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

©2006 Fannie Flagg; (P)2006 Books on Tape

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    Linda Carol 07-25-16
    Linda Carol 07-25-16
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    "Great Book"

    Anything Fannie Flagg writes is top notch.
    This book does not disappoint. I suggest you allow us fewer than 15words for your reviews.

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    Greg Mather 07-13-16
    Greg Mather 07-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story over all"

    The book started a little slow but turned in to a very good story. It left you with a number of things to think about

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    Joy Black 12-13-15
    Joy Black 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loved the book but..."

    I loved the book and the content but the narrator was a bit fast. It was hard to tell when new chapters would start and even pauses were short.

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    Kellie A. Pitman 09-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Flagg makes me think about what I enjoy in life."

    There are other Fannie Flagg books that I like better, but I was still laughing and thinking.

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    Lynn Pardeeville, WI, USA 07-28-08
    Lynn Pardeeville, WI, USA 07-28-08
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    "funny yet thoughtful"

    I really enjoyed this book. Eleanor is wise senior citizen who teaches others to think about what is valuable in life. Although her wisdom is serious her humor is amusing. I hope her vision of heaven is what we all find when we get to heaven.

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    Danita 02-24-08
    Danita 02-24-08
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    "Wish I had more..."

    I wish I had more of her books. I laughed, I cryed but most of all I wanted more like this. It is worth the money.

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    Earl Mesa, AZ, USA 02-02-08
    Earl Mesa, AZ, USA 02-02-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Superb...As Always"

    I always enjoy a good book, read by a great narrator. I also always enjoy Fannie Flagg. This book just makes you feel good. Entertaining, funny. I read it in hardcover first, then listened just to be able to hear the voice inflection. Again, just a really good listen.

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    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07
    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07 Member Since 2007

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    "boring"

    I bought this book because I think Fannie Flagg is so funny and southern, but this book was boring. A cute story about an old southern woman and her family, but not so interesting!!! I listen to alot of good books on audio- not one of them. I wish I hadn't wasted my credits.

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    Deborah New York, NY, USA 10-31-06
    Deborah New York, NY, USA 10-31-06
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    "AWFUL"

    This story was just plain awful and juvenile. I suffered through half of it and then just gave up on it. Don't bother.

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    Jesse 09-02-06
    Jesse 09-02-06
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    "Just Listen and Smile"

    It is just very, very nice. Presented well. A plausible tale in a pleasant middle American small town. The characters are strong and beautifully portrayed.
    Down to earth with a touch of "I'm Not So Sure".
    Hospitals , ambulance chasers combined with a smart lovable old gal. It's comfortable as well as being very humorous. Left me happy I'd done it

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