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Georgia Bottoms: A Novel | [Mark Childress]

Georgia Bottoms: A Novel

A best-selling author of books for adults and children, Mark Childress pens his most outrageous work yet with Georgia Bottoms. The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia’s family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers—the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who’s about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.
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A best-selling author of books for adults and children, Mark Childress pens his most outrageous work yet with Georgia Bottoms. The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia’s family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers—the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who’s about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.

©2011 Mark Childress (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 04-08-11
    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 04-08-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun Listen"

    This was a lot of fun, I usually prefer mystery or action novels but this was a good change pace. It was funny and light. I took it with me on a business trip and it made the travel pass by fast. It's a great book to escape the mundane and pass time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen McDaniel Santa Rosa, CA USA 09-24-12
    Maureen McDaniel Santa Rosa, CA USA 09-24-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Entertaining, fast-moving, unexpected twists!"

    You know there's trouble coming, but I was surprised each time by the way it came -- with unexpected twists and an array of cleanly, sympathetically drawn people, each singular and original. I especially loved the title character.

    Loved the title character! I've enjoyed Mark Childress books ever since Crazy in Alabama kept me up all night several summers ago. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    carolyn Annandale, VA, United States 11-12-11
    carolyn Annandale, VA, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad enough to delete without finishing it"

    But not good enough to want to finish. I guess the reader is supposed to be so surprised and engaged by the circumstances that the lack of a story wouldn't matter. The set up is a mid-thirties woman (Georgia) who supports her alzheimer/dementia mom and deadbeat brother by sleeping with the small town's leaders and by selling other people's quilts (pretending she made them). In addition, the woman has a best friend who might be a lesbian and a son who has been raised by the father's relatives. After an extremely long set up that covered many chapters, the story is about how Georgia's less-than-ideal life begins to unravel or, in my mind, continues to be less-than-ideal. The narrator does a lovely job with a syrupy-sweet Southern accent, but it wasn't enough to make up for a plodding and dull story. Instead, there are a lot of details -- the minute details about the phone sounding a million miles away as if it were under water drove me crazy -- that seemed to function in lieu of a plot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Brown Montgomery, AL, US 06-15-11
    Elizabeth Brown Montgomery, AL, US 06-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Quick Read"

    Being from Alabama, I was disappointed that the narrator mispronounced Mobile, Biloxi and a few other colloquialisms, but the story was entertaining, if improbable. Childress did a great job writing from a woman's point of view, especially describing Georgia's choice of clothing. It's a fun beach read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DeltaEducator Southern, USA 05-28-13
    DeltaEducator Southern, USA 05-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Gotta Love Ms Georgia!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Georgia Bottoms the most enjoyable?

    The story itself was hilarious. Debra Monk's performance made Georgia and all the other colorful characters come to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia Bottoms?

    There were so many, but the most memorable would have to be when Georgia came clean in church about all her escapades and shenanigans.


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

    First perfomance by Debra Monk


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, I found myself laughing out loud at every turn


    Any additional comments?

    Great Listen - you won't be dissapointed with this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corbett A lonley place 02-25-13
    Corbett A lonley place 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A fun "listen""

    This was an interesting and fun book. The reader did an excellent job.
    I have recommended it to friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Moneta, VA, United States 01-30-13
    Debbie Moneta, VA, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Just ok"
    What did you like best about Georgia Bottoms? What did you like least?

    The narrator didn't seem to fit the character of Georgia Bottoms.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Childress? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    Did Debra Monk do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Did not care for her voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Dayton, TN, United States 07-02-12
    Patricia Dayton, TN, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Loved it! Perfect for light reading"
    Where does Georgia Bottoms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listen to a lot of drama like books, legal thrillers and such, but every now and then, I want a change. This book was just pure fun, an easy read/listen. I liked it so much that I've down loaded another by Mark Childress.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia Bottoms?

    I think the scene in the church where Georgia faints to stop the preacher from confessing his sins was soooo funny!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Tehachapi, CA, USA 06-15-12
    Sara Tehachapi, CA, USA 06-15-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Who knows what goes on behind closed doors???"
    What made the experience of listening to Georgia Bottoms the most enjoyable?

    I loved Georgia!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unexpected turns and the hilarious details.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Georgia takes over the Sunday Morning Service!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Whether you approve or disapprove of her activities, you have to applaud her resourcefulness and cheer for her to come out on top (no pun intended!).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Woodstock, GA, United States 04-04-12
    Jennifer Woodstock, GA, United States 04-04-12
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    "Nice southern chick lit"
    Would you listen to Georgia Bottoms again? Why?

    Yes. The performance was excellent.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I felt it ended abruptly.


    What about Debra Monk’s performance did you like?

    Her voice, her accent, it all just fit with the story.


    Who was the most memorable character of Georgia Bottoms and why?

    Georgia herself!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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