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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Audiobook

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Publisher's Summary

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex". These are some of the real residents of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose eccentric mores are unerringly observed, and whose dirty linen is gleefully aired, in this utterly irresistible audio. At once a true-crime murder story and a hugely entertaining and deliciously perverse travelogue, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is as bracing and intoxicating as half-a-dozen mint juleps.

©1994 by John Berendt; (P)1995 by Random House Audio Publishing, Inc., All Rights Reserved Under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions, Reproduced by Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Uproarious...a rich, irresistible mix of snobbery, mayhem, sex, mind-boggling parochialism, and mildewed magnolias....A glorious vanity fair of human folly." (The Boston Globe)

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    Dana C. Johnson LA 06-27-16
    Dana C. Johnson LA 06-27-16

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    "wonderful, I loved the performance and the story."

    loved it the story and reading where so engaging I could listen to it for hours and not know where the time went.

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    Peggy Sparks, OK, USA 05-31-16
    Peggy Sparks, OK, USA 05-31-16 Member Since 2008
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    I really enjoyed ,reader was great. Did not realize it was a true story until the end listening to the author 's summary

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    Amazon Customer 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional story and fascinating characters"

    The rich writing in this book puts you smack in the middle of Savannah... You feel as though you are somehow woven into the story and witnessing it firsthand.

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    Amazon Customer 05-26-16
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    "Old Savannah behind closed doors"

    Have wanted to read this for a very long time. Took the opportunity of a trip to Savannah to do so. It helped create atmosphere for my sightseeing, especially being based loosely? on facts. It should be required reading for tourists heading to this old southern town

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    Debra 05-23-16
    Debra 05-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable "read""

    All of the characters in this story are real except the author's character.
    Very well written and easy to put myself with all the players. Some really felt like family.
    I had to "read" it in one day and I will re-read it again
    Was VERY well read!

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    S Jones 05-12-16
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    "Quintessential Southern Literature"
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    Why on earth did I wait so long to read this? And why have I never been to Savannah? In the south we do love our crazy and there was plenty of it in this book. The best part is it's all true.

    Jeff did a great job of narrating. His voices were perfect for each character and helped bring them to life even more than just reading the book would have done.

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    Melanie E. McCullough 05-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing!"

    one of my favorites. I reread it every time I go to Savannah. Worth a listen.

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    A. Andrews Ft Worth TX 05-03-16
    A. Andrews Ft Worth TX 05-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Entertaining but NOT a page turner"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. I did like the story and the narration of it. It dragged to me at times but was good


    If you could give Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Drama in the south is EVERYONES friend


    Any additional comments?

    I know this is considered a classic and was adapted to screen, I was not on the edge of my seat like I had hoped.......but it was a good solid story.

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    Maegan 05-02-16
    Maegan 05-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing tribute to the culture of Savannah!"

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!

    I am a huge fan of Savannah and have visited there several times. This book completely embodies the charm, sweetness, and spice that pervades Savannah culture!

    The narration is excellent. The characters are thoughtfully developed, endearing, and well-rounded and the story is incredibly engaging.

    I was so sad when this title ended, I immediately went and watched the movie! I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of period fiction, Southern culture, mystery, or just good books!

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    Tess 04-22-16
    Tess 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely loved it!"

    I really enjoyed everything about this book and would recommend it to anyone. It was beautiful, funny and educational!

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