A best-selling author of books for adults and children, Mark Childress pens his most outrageous work yet with Georgia Bottoms. The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia’s family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers—the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who’s about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.
What made the experience of listening to Georgia Bottoms the most enjoyable?
The story itself was hilarious. Debra Monk's performance made Georgia and all the other colorful characters come to life.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia Bottoms?
There were so many, but the most memorable would have to be when Georgia came clean in church about all her escapades and shenanigans.
Have you listened to any of Debra Monk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
First perfomance by Debra Monk
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
yes, I found myself laughing out loud at every turn
Any additional comments?
Great Listen - you won't be dissapointed with this one
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a big favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie. She wants the black single mother to drop everything and drive her from Texas to a funeral in Ohio - tomorrow. Dorrie, fleeing problems of her own and curious about Isabelle’s past, agrees, not knowing it will be a journey that changes both their lives. Isabelle confesses that, as a teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper - in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences just might help Dorrie find her own way.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes - A great listen from start to finish. The journey with Dorrie and Isabel as they traveled on a quest of discovery.was so captivating. I laughed and cried with them as they shared their life's story - the love story between Robert and Isabel will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride filled with tears, cheers and unbelievable pain. The ending - OMG!!!!
Warning - get out the tissue.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't have one favorite I loved Dorrie - for her compassion and loyalty
Isabel- for her spunk and Robert for his gentleness
What about Bahni Turpin and Lorna Raver ’s performance did you like?
The voices brought depth to the story - I could feel Isabel and Robert's love come through their spoken words
Who was the most memorable character of Calling Me Home and why?
I would have to say Isabel - her love for Robert endured through time and adversity
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