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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author of The Sunday List of Dreams, journalist, and nationally syndicated columnist Kris Radish creates vividly imagined female characters who seem to jump from the pages.

In Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral, Katherine Givens befriends the four other women who, through the unexpected circumstance of their recently deceased friend Annie Freeman's last will and testament, are about to share a life-affirming road trip.

©2006 Kris Radish; (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Once again, Radish celebrates women's inimitable friendships in an ode to sisterhood that will make her many fans rejoice." (Booklist)

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  • Bonnie
  • olympia, WA, USA
  • 04-28-08

I couldn't finish

I listened to 2 hours of the story before I gave up. Long winded descriptions which unbelievably kept repeating and repeating. The women in the story had different names but they all had the same thing to say again and again. Skip this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

The concept was interesting, but it could have been done better in half the time or pages. I didn't finish it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Carmen
  • Portage, MI, USA
  • 02-20-08

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral

This is a great book, not only fun but also provides a lot of food for thought about friendship, priorities in life, life and death, celebration of life. At times, it seems frivolous but putting your mind into it and placing it into context then you can extract all possible meaning out of it. I really enjoyed listening to it, a great reader, by the way. this book is up there among my very favorites of all times. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah.
  • Brooklyn, NY United States
  • 11-16-12

Annoying

I listened for two hours and couldn't go on. The story was so slow getting off the ground and the repetitive descriptions of the characters, their problems and their feelings was exhausting. It reads like molasses and while I like in depth information and description this was just heavy and dragged you down, If you don't have my attention in an hour then you've lost me. I would not recommend it. Wish I had my money back on this one!

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  • Diana
  • Green Valley, CA, USA
  • 10-22-09

Overall enjoyable

The book was for the most part enjoyable, although somewhat predictable and the ending was a little too convenient. Yet I found it mostly entertaining in spite of this, and the idea of a traveling funeral really appealed to me. I am making plans now for my own travelling funeral.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Boring and recidulous...

Would you try another book from Kris Radish and/or Linda Stevens?

No, this was written for non-intellects... what a boring fantasy... we read it for our book club and I had an awful time finishing the book because it was very pretendy... Too much fluff...

What do you think your next listen will be?

A Town Like AliceThe Secret Piano

What does Linda Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Sauce... I don't want to discount her too much because she didn't have much to work with...

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I had heard that it was a good book and would bring out your emotions. I was sadly disappointed... It brought out exasperation. Of the 11 women in my club, 9 were exasperated and tired from listening/reading it.

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  • Marcia
  • United States
  • 11-03-15

Not my kind of story.

narrator was too monotone.
could not finish. had trouble staying focused on story line. more tones for different characters

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  • Lynn
  • RICHLANDS, VA, United States
  • 10-19-14

not one of my favorites

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

i have no idea.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Stevens?

i do not know.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

sadness

Any additional comments?

this book was not one I would recommend. A real downer.

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  • Nancy
  • JEFFERSON, WI, United States
  • 05-31-13

Not Morbid, Interesting

Any additional comments?

Anne's Traveling Funeral is about exporation of long term friendships and finding out about your self in the process.