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A Redbird Christmas Audiobook

A Redbird Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times best-selling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic.

Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

©2004 Willina Lane Productions; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Flagg makes this down-home story about good neighbors and the power of love sparkle with wit and humor....Flagg is a gifted storyteller who knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings, winding up her satisfying holiday tale with the requisite Christmas miracle." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Pattio 12-11-16
    Pattio 12-11-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Heartwarming"

    No one does heartwarming better than Fannie Flagg, at least if they do, I haven't heard about them. And contrary to my expectations at least, although she can get a little cornpone, it is with so much charm that it is easily forgiven. Her characters are imperfect but lovable, and this particular story, although sentimental, is never mawkish. I think everyone yearns for the type of community that pulls together to help their weakest link. This is the story of a middle aged man with an alcohol problem and a little girl who is abandoned to people who can't afford her and don't want her. All the quirky residents of a small Alabama town on the gulf take in these two lost orphans and....well lots of things happen to them but rest assured the ending is happy despite some losses they have to endure. It is a perfect story for the Christmas season.
    (My only complaint is that it is a little high priced and does not have the "whispersync" feature.)

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    colleen clifford brookfield, ct, US 11-18-16
    colleen clifford brookfield, ct, US 11-18-16
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    "Christmas?????"

    So disappointed - I want a refund. Usually love Fannie Flagg but was looking forwardsipe feel good Christmas story - this wasn't it

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    BB 09-26-16
    BB 09-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GIVE It a Chance! "

    I wasn't sure at 1st if I liked the story. But the more I listened the more I got into the audible book. I don't like to read because I like to be doing something while listening such as crafts. It was so enjoyable to hear.
    it's as if I know the author myself. Thank you for your books. I will be listening to each an everyone now.
    BB in Az.

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    Always Been a Book Lover 07-16-16
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    "One of my favorite books"

    I absolutely love this book. Fannie Flagg does a fabulous job narrating....the story is touching, engaging and very funny.... it just makes me feel happy. I try to read it every Christmas season...it's a treat. Book can really be read year round d...it's not just a Christmas book.

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    Amazon Customer Western Slope, CO 01-06-16
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    "a Christmas family tradition "

    We love this story! Mrs. Flagg has a wonderful reading voice, full of southern character. We love that she read her own book for us!

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    Isabell St.Clair 01-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Small Town"

    Love reading about a small town and the sense of community it brings. This book made me want to live in one.

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    Jennifer W. Rayner 06-16-15
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    "Awesome !!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Redbird Christmas the most enjoyable?

    It was such a warm and comforting story, I've listened to it so many times when I couldn't sleep. Although this was written as a Christmas story, its my every day go to fill good kind of story.


    What other book might you compare A Redbird Christmas to and why?

    Standing In The Rainbow, by Fannie Flagg.


    What about Fannie Flagg’s performance did you like?

    Her voice, she's an intertaining reader.


    If you could take any character from A Redbird Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Patsy, she stole my heart .(the little girl)


    Any additional comments?

    Although I wasn't happy at first with the idea the author was doing her own reading, and I had to get use to her southern twan, in the end, it was well worth the chance I took. Now I only by her audio books if she reads them ! I have most every book she's written in book form :)

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    Amazon Customer 04-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of Fannie Flagg's Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended it to several people because it is a book that makes you smile inside.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read or listened to almost all of Fannie Flagg's books and this is one of my favorites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14
    Pegret NJ - exit 4 08-13-14

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    "Just beyond the bend..."

    Bought this as a CD many moons ago ..played it on a trip, passed it on to family and friends and the enjoyment was shared. May seem a bit disjointed at first - I had no clue that I would laugh out loud often as well as shed some tears. It is a good feel story. Blue bird of happiness has nothing on this Redbird!! (So now I bought it for Ipad to enjoy all over again!)

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    Amazon Customer United States 12-27-11
    Amazon Customer United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Redbird Christmas"
    If you could sum up A Redbird Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    This is abosuletly a great story anytime of the year but perfect for Christmas. Fannie creates such real people in her books. I live in Tennessee and have been in various towns of Alabama and have met people in small towns who gather around a new person to welcome them into the community. They will also gather about anyone who needs help. I gave the cd version to a friend and she really liked it. I will buy more Fannie Flagged unabridged stories.


    Have you listened to any of Fannie Flagg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've heard Welcome to the World Baby Girl, Fried Green Tomatoes at Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait To Get to Heaven


    If you could take any character from A Redbird Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Well since they're a creation of Ms Flagg I would like to dine with her. I would enjoy hearing more stories as this and how she is able to make them so vivid.


    Any additional comments?

    Please offer more of her books on Audible - unabridged.

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