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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe Audiobook

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

What is it? It's first the story of two women in the 1980s: gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode tells her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women, of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend, Ruth, who, back in the 30s, ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama - a Southern kind of Café Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.
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Publisher's Summary

She's one of America's fairest and funniest ladies. Actress and screenwriter, director and comedienne, Fannie Flagg is also a most accomplished and high-spirited author. Said Kirkus of her first book, Coming Attractions: "It's subtitled 'A wonderful novel' and that's exactly what it is." Here is her second. Get ready, because it's going to make you laugh (a lot), cry (a little), and care (forever).

What is it? It's first the story of two women in the 1980s: gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode tells her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women, of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend, Ruth, who, back in the 30s, ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama - a Southern kind of Café Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

And as the past unfolds, the present, for Evelyn and for us, will never quite be the same.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café is folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, with humor and drama, and with an ending that would fill with smiling tears the Whistle Stop Lake...if they only had a lake.

©1987 Fannie Flagg; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A sparkling gem." (Birmingham News)
"This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Ashley Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-11-10
    Ashley Bakersfield, CA, USA 04-11-10
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    "Disappointment"

    This wonderful novel was absolutely butchered in its audio version. It is a very small sample of the amazing stories you would find in the actual book. They removed almost the whole message and feel of the book from this version. It makes me very upset that I bought this audio book. Read the actual book; do not waste your time, money or credits on this audio book. There are better audio books out there.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    chandler200607 Louisville KY 09-06-15
    chandler200607 Louisville KY 09-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "if you love the movie....you know this is better!"

    loved it! Fannie performs it so well! i only wish it were a little longer!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 12-11-09
    Elaine Fauchoux BRADENTON, FLORIDA, US 12-11-09 Member Since 2014
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    "AWESOME STORY"

    This is just a really good story, made better by the narrator!
    Thanks Audible

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Rollins Provo, UT 01-07-16
    A. Rollins Provo, UT 01-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "whimsical, fun, draws you in"

    This story takes you back and forth from modern day to a time long past. The characters are formed well enough that you feel you know them, and look forward to what will happen next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Upham 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "NOT the whole story..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I was surprised that this was not the full story!


    Would you recommend Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, because it is not the full story.


    What aspect of Fannie Flagg’s performance would you have changed?

    She left out most of the book.


    Did Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, to be more careful when I order audio books.


    Any additional comments?

    Pay attention!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rayetta 08-09-15
    rayetta 08-09-15
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    "not the full story!!"

    I'm am very upset bc it's it the full story! This really angers me a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Henthorne Alberta, Canada 09-16-12
    Laurie Henthorne Alberta, Canada 09-16-12

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    "Warmed my heart like gravy warms biscuits!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely - the story is true in both its layers, and Fannie Flagg's narration is spot on, giving the reader an immersion experience in Whistle Stop culture.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The double layers of the story - history and contemporary.


    Who was the most memorable character of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and why?

    Idgie Threadgood is a free spirit, a real bee charmer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 07-28-11
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 07-28-11 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "The movie was better"

    The book was just okay but personally, I really thought that the movie was much better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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