©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.
"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)
Really great listen
Yes - I knew a litttle of the history from a previous trip to Savannah and was told to read this book. I was on edge the whole time trying to piece together what I already knew and how it would fit with the story.
Woodman was a great narrator. The voices were distinct and the plot never became muttled.
I laught out loud several times.
I'd seen the movie before and was surprised at how boring this book was. The reader did a nice job but the long(very long) descriptive paragraphs throughout with little action made it difficult to stay with.
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I read this book years ago and loved it, and decided to listen to the Audible version on my way home from my first Savannah vacation. Like many people, this book inspired my initial interest in Savannah, and it was a lot of fun to revisit it now that I've been there and am familiar with the locations referenced in the book. It was very well narrated by Jeff Woodman, so it was also a treat to listen to rather than read. Also, as I started listening to it with my husband on our drive home, I think it helped me convince him that we should move to Savannah in a few years. I've been trying to get back to the South for over 13 years, so much thanks to John Berendt for capturing and communicating the magic and beauty that is Savannah!
I love audible helps me through my work day.
It is like a juice piece of gossip, wrapped in a true crime mystery, with a shake of ghost story. I have lived a good portion of my life in the south, and they do like to talk about their neighbors. In addition, the people that John Berendt meets are very interesting and worth the gossip. Seem like I people I knew in my past, and a little something of all the characters. I love Savannah, Georgia style so much I name my daughter after it!
One of the best books I have in My Library.
He brought the characters to life
More then one part made me laugh out loud!
I consider the audio version vastly superior to the print version (I have completed both) because the Narrator brings the voices, speech idioms and personality out of flat print into live dialog.
It is about much. There is a stunning murder trial and a voyeur's experience in the wacky world of a small southern city. The characters are bigger than life and they all connect. The altered (book versus actual) make the story unfold magestically.
I would never presume to try to improve anything that John Berendt has done. This book was on the NYT best seller list for what seemed forever, multiple years. It's that kind of book.
Depends on the topic
I was travelling to Savannah as I read and listened to the story.
Mr. Woodman's performance was fine.
I already did.
I am getting charged an extra 99 cents every time I purchase an audible download and there is no explanation as to why this is occurring.
Never being able to predict what was going to happen
I will read this author again
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I was surprised that I didn't care for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It is a book that came highly recommended by several friends. I will say the narrator was excellent, but I just did not enjoy the story.
I would not read another book by this author.
The book held my interest but it didn't have too much of a story and I prefer books that move faster.
He was great
I was visiting Savannah anyway and that's why I read the book.
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