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Saving Ceecee Honeycutt Audiobook
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt
Written by: 
Beth Hoffman
Narrated by: 
Jenna Lamia
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Saving Ceecee Honeycutt Audiobook

Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

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Publisher's Summary

Steel Magnolias meets The Help in this Southern debut novel sparkling with humor, heart, and feminine wisdom.

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer.

Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

©2010 Beth Hoffman; (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Dale NY, NY, United States 02-16-12
    Dale NY, NY, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2012

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    "A Charming "Read""
    If you could sum up Saving Ceecee Honeycutt in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, Intriguing, Creative


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationships between Ceecee and all of the wonderful women in her life.


    Which character – as performed by Jenna Lamia – was your favorite?

    Aunt Tootie. Jenna was able, through just her voice, to pull the sugary warmth from that character's soul.


    If you could rename Saving Ceecee Honeycutt, what would you call it?

    Southern Comfort


    Any additional comments?

    This was only my second Audio listen and I am hooked thanks to the wonderful performance by Jenna Lamia.

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    Amy HARRISBURG, NC, United States 01-28-12
    Amy HARRISBURG, NC, United States 01-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!!!!"

    Loved this book - great story set in the South of a young girl and strong women that mold her.

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    Shandel Orlando, FL 01-16-12
    Shandel Orlando, FL 01-16-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing Performance reading!"
    Where does Saving Ceecee Honeycutt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks so far.


    What other book might you compare Saving Ceecee Honeycutt to and why?

    Equal to The Help. But different. It was truly enjoyable to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved hearing the southern lines which are so pure to how southerners use to speak.
    this book brought me to laughing a lot. Very well written and preformed.

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    Monica Mission, TX, United States 01-10-12
    Monica Mission, TX, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Award Winning Narrator!"

    I got this on a whim a few months ago but don't consider this genre my usual fare so it sat in my library for quite awhile. Of course, once I started I couldn't stop listening so I'd have to make excuses just to drive around listening. The story is heartwarming and the narrator brings the book to life! Jenna Lamia absoultely amazing and I will definitely look into more books she narrates.

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    Julie Salem, UT, United States 01-09-12
    Julie Salem, UT, United States 01-09-12
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    "A Fun Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was full of adventure! Really fun to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend it.

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    2kittiesmom 12-22-11
    2kittiesmom 12-22-11
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    If you could sum up Saving Ceecee Honeycutt in three words, what would they be?

    Follow your heart


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Every character in this book was special to me, important in a different way. But I most identified with Ceecee, her struggle to make sense of things, to understand things as they were around her, and ultimately, her need to flee and get answers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she ultimately refused to go


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

    Every single one. From beginning to end.


    Any additional comments?

    Every time I listen, the story, performances, have the same affect on me. For me, it is a powerful book about how even a little person's life is important enough to be saved from evil, harshness, or corruption, do not give up, do not stop trying. There will be a way for you too.

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    Susan Boise, ID, United States 12-21-11
    Susan Boise, ID, United States 12-21-11 Listener Since 2004

    I read for fun, multiple genre's. I review from a normal person perspective, not a fancy critic analyzing every nuance and writing style.

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    "Lovely fun story"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator and author both did and outstanding job. Adults and teenage girls both will enjoy this story of Ceecee's life. Despite having a hard upbringing, the story is uplifting and fun. The story doesn't' drag. I was never bored with it. I always looked forward to getting in my car to go somewhere so I could listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 12-19-11
    Laura SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved it! Great story and Jenna's awesome."
    What made the experience of listening to Saving Ceecee Honeycutt the most enjoyable?

    Jenna does such a fabulous job reading the story. I got the audible because I loved her so much with her reading of The Help. Turned out to be a fabulous book too!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Original story. You are always rooting for Ceecee.


    What does Jenna Lamia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Everything. She is phenomenal.


    If you could rename Saving Ceecee Honeycutt, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't


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    Lori 12-01-11
    Lori 12-01-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Fabulously Wonderful Read!"

    If you've never listened to a narration by Jenna Lamia, you're in for a treat. She gave the perfect voice to this wonderful, touching story that I won't soon forget. In becoming acquainted with CeeCee, it was similar, as many have already mentioned, to falling in love with Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird or Lily from Secret Life of Bees. The South is not only the setting here, but provides a very visceral ambience to this wonderful gem of a book. The quirky characters, the southern ladies, all of whom will ring true to anyone who has any recollection of the South during the 1950's or 60's is brought to life in all of its sleepy, dark, eccentric glory focusing on the redeeming ability of love to heal and bind us together. It's already been several months since I read it, but as the cicadas are calling and its too hot to do anything else, I find myself tempted to allow myself to go back and wallow in CeeCee's story all over again.

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    Jrich 11-19-11
    Jrich 11-19-11 Member Since 2016
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    "A great story!"

    I loved this book. I couldn't stop listening to see what was going to happen next.

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