Carolyn Jourdan
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Carolyn Jourdan

USA Today, Audible, and 5-Time Wall Street Journal best selling author of heartwarming memoir, biography, and mystery - Jourdan chronicles miracles, mayhem, and madcap moments in Appalachian medicine, as well as zany and touching interactions with wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Jourdan's trademark blend of wit and wisdom, humor and humanity have earned her high praise from Dolly Parton and Fannie Flagg, as well as major national newspapers, the New York Public Library, Elle, Family Circle Magazine, and put her work at the top of hundreds of lists of best books of the year and funniest books ever.

Carolyn is a former U.S. Senate Counsel to the Committee on Environment and Public Works and the Committee on Governmental Affairs. She has degrees from the University of Tennessee in Biomedical Engineering and Law. She lives on the family farm in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, with many stray animals.

Visit her at www.CarolynJourdan.com and hear her read stories from her books.

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Best Sellers

    • Bear in the Back Seat

    • Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Volume 1
    • By: Kim DeLozier, Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Carey Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 542

    A hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the number one most popular family vacation destination in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Funny stories - But not as funny as I expected.

    • By Kelly on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dangerous Beauty

    • Stories from the Wilds of Yellowstone
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan, Sandy Sisti
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Funny, scary, and touching true stories from Yellowstone wildlife photographers, rangers, guides, and trackers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but disjointed

    • By kgohl on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bear Bloopers

    • True Stories from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Bear in the Back Seat, Volume 4
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Carey Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A collection of hilarious, heartbreaking, and terrifying encounters with wild black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Medicine Men

    • Extreme Appalachian Doctoring
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Carey Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    A collection of the most memorable moments from old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre for Me

    • By Jami on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Out on a Limb

    • A Smoky Mountain Mystery
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Jodi Gaylord
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot tolerate the narrator

    • By lahna on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Heart in the Right Place

    • A Memoir
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Kate Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Carolyn Jourdan spent many years as a congressional lawyer in Washington, D.C. Then she was called home to fill in for her mother as receptionist....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Barna on 09-23-08

    Regular price: $26.43

    • Nurse: The Art of Caring

    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Jodi Gaylord
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a nurse? From a 6-time Top 10 in the USA author, this book is a collection of the most memorable moments from the careers of over sixty nurses. It covers nearly seventy years of practice from World War II to the present day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great "read" for all nurses

    • By RNbooklover on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bear in the Back Seat, Book 2

    • Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    • By: Kim DeLozier, Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Carey Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    A hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking memoir by the chief wildlife ranger in the number-one most popular family vacation destination in the USA, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I could hardly put my earphones Down.

    • By Mary on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The School for Mysteries

    • A Midlife Fairytale Adventure
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Phoebe McFarland has just lost her job as a rural home health care nurse in White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded Smoky Mountains. But then she's unexpectedly offered a ritzy-sounding position as a private duty nurse to an enigmatic scholar....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and car chases!

    • By Jan on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Radiologists at Work

    • Saving Lives with the Lights Off
    • By: Carolyn Jourdan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Is it cancer or just a bad pixel? Radiologists are the physicians we rarely get to see....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Jan on 02-22-17

    Regular price: $14.95

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