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Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes | [Cathy Holton]

Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes

Eadie Boone, an artist and former beauty queen, tackles everything with gusto and flair. But tailing her wayward husband is proving to be an exasperating chore. Nita Broadwell, a good Southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband's shirt pocket. Meanwhile, she is slipping into a steamy romance with a hunky handyman 13 years her junior.
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Publisher's Summary

Eadie Boone, an artist and former beauty queen, tackles everything with gusto and flair. But tailing her wayward husband is proving to be an exasperating chore.

Nita Broadwell, a good Southern girl from a good Southern family, is jolted out of complacency when she discovers condoms in her husband's shirt pocket. Meanwhile, she is slipping into a steamy romance with a hunky handyman 13 years her junior.

Lavonne Zibolsky is saddled with planning the annual Broadwell & Boone law firm party. That and her lackluster marriage have her seeking solace in the refrigerator.

Bound by years of friendship, the women heed their collective spousal betrayals as a wake-up call and band together to exact sweet revenge. The take-charge trio will see to it that the punishment is just, exquisitely humiliating, and downright hilarious.

©2006 Cathy Holton; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Hell hath no fury, as the saying goes, and the wives concoct a deliciously devious scheme....Irresistibly entertaining, Holton's debut is hilarious, a cunning, rollicking addition to the popular Southern 'steel magnolias' genre." (Booklist)
"Genuinely hilarious moments...and characters that would make good friends." (Kirkus Reviews)
"[Skewers] idiosyncratic social mores in the New South." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 05-09-11
    Robbie Huntingdon, TN, United States 05-09-11 Member Since 2010

    I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.

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    "Pleased"

    This sort of book isn't always my cup of tea, but I must say I quite enjoyed the "Debs". Cathy Holton does a good job of creating characters that you care about and keeping the story flowing. The narration was done well, though not flawlessly. A different delivery could have made the humorous parts funnier, and there were some mispronunciations, but overall she did an adequate job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Del Pizzo 08-12-14

    Jackie D.

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    "I wish I could return this."
    What disappointed you about Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes?

    The actress reading the book seemed like she was rushed and in a hurry. The story was taking way to long to get started, and none of the characters were likable.


    What could Cathy Holton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-18-13
    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-18-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "The story is good, the narrator is terrible!"
    What did you love best about Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes?

    A great story about the strength of southern women. I found myself often wishing I had the guts to do some of the things they did in this book. An enjoyable listen except for the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A book I could relate to.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marguerite Gavin?

    Moira Driscoll. She narrated "Charming Grace" by Deborah Smith. The story took place in Dahlonega, GA, and her character voices were some of the best. She did a male character that was from Cajun country in Louisiana. I got so caught up in the book it was hard to remember that that the same woman was doing all the voices, male and female, in the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When one of the couples got back together after the adultery.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this short series, "The Secret Lives of the Kudzu Debutantes"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Dewitt 11-07-12
    M. Dewitt 11-07-12

    I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes


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

    This story was a little rambling.


    Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

    I didn't really prefer any character over another.


    Was Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes worth the listening time?

    I could have the book quicker, but it was fun to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Audio books have come down in price but I wish there were more audio books priced lower.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jlw Oregon 02-14-12
    jlw Oregon 02-14-12 Member Since 2010

    jlw

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    "Laughed outloud"
    What made the experience of listening to Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes the most enjoyable?

    Light hearted, great story line, funny....laughed outloud until I cried in the middle of the Denver airport.


    What about Marguerite Gavin???s performance did you like?

    The different voices for the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dorlene Harbor Springs, MI, United States 04-28-11
    Dorlene Harbor Springs, MI, United States 04-28-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Funny, will keep you on your toes"

    I love this book - listened to it while on vacation and had me laughing out loud. I love the characters and was sorry when it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carla 02-29-12
    Carla 02-29-12

    Carley

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    "HATED Lord's name in vain A LOT! F-word"
    If you could sum up Revenge of the Kudzu Debutantes in three words, what would they be?

    Women of the south


    What did you like best about this story?

    The women friends and plot was good.


    What about Marguerite Gavin’s performance did you like?

    I like the reader she did a very good job.


    Any additional comments?

    Cussing was not needed or Lords name in vain I hate that writers think this is OK to do, I am sure another word could be used just damn it would be ok??????

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Truth 07-23-09
    Truth 07-23-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed"

    Took a bit of listening to get into it but once I was, I really enjoyed it. The southern drawl of the reader was somewhat irritating after a while, but not enough to stop.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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