Ellen Foster
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UNABRIDGED
(3.6 based on 52 ratings)
  • 1
    Ellen Foster | Kaye Gibbons

    Ellen Foster

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...."

    Weird Story

    This story is okay, it goes back and forth between past and present and it gets really confusing.

    Reviewed on June 10 2016 by Jack ()
  • 2
    The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster | Kaye Gibbons

    The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated By Kaye Gibbons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This sequel to Gibbons' beloved classic Ellen Foster stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now 15, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world.

    Avoid author-read books

    After only 30 minutes, I had to turn this book off. Maybe it's a great book, but I will not find out. An audio book needs to be "performed" - not si..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 07 2006 by Amazon Customer (Sharon, PA)