©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)
I enjoyed this book from start to finish! The people described are so quirky and enjoyable. Ever one needs a Minerva in their life!
Interested in True Crime mostly, however, I have been known to vary with other true stories (i.e. Hellhound) & an occasional fiction piece
Loved it! Not my normal read, however heard about it in the past & was intrigued. So glad I made this choice. Was always eager to hear the next chapter, disappointed it had to end. The narrator was superb!! I prefer true crime but this author/narrator combo would get my attention again!
I'm only sorry I had not read this book sooner. Very well written, funny, and incredibly entertaining. From the very begging the narrator takes you in to the plot and until the end keeps you captivated. Will be booking my next trip to Savannah for sure!
Many things about the history of Savannah and it's social graces were unknown to me until I listened to Jeff Woodman narrate these wonderfully depicted scenes of characters playing out daily (or should I say nightly) life of Savannah's intermingling of classes. The story was intertwined with mystery, murder, and power. The doors kept opening to reveal skeletons of which no character was exempt. Good listen.
This was just okay. I did not find myself drawn in by the pilot or the characters. The narrator was fairly good, which made it easier to listen to. I am finding myself frustrated with audibles recommendation system.
I loved the movie so I wanted to get the full story. Listening to the book had been a joy. To meet the characters based on real people is a treat. To hear there voices read aloud really adds to the rich tapestry of the story. I highly recommend this to everyone.
enthralling story! makes me want to move to there! This is my 3rd time listening to it!
We were on a mini vacation to Savannah Georgia and took the city tour. This was mentioned by the tour guide. It seemed like a story I would like to read. I'm a fan of reading stories from areas that I am familiar with, either by visiting or living there.
The story is a mix of truth & fantasy written by a New York newspaper man who came to visit and stayed a while.
I liked how colorful the characters were. It was a good mystery, knowing from the beginning what happened.
I really enjoyed the listen.
For years a friend insisted on me reading the book and I am happy I finally audibled it! Yessss child, audibled it! Loved all the characters in the book! Easy, comfortable and intriguing read. The narrator was charming and entertaining! At the end, enjoyed the author's interview. Now, I can see the movie!
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