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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Mark Childress (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Sue
  • Oklahoma City, OK, United States
  • 04-08-11

Fun Listen

This was a lot of fun, I usually prefer mystery or action novels but this was a good change pace. It was funny and light. I took it with me on a business trip and it made the travel pass by fast. It's a great book to escape the mundane and pass time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining, fast-moving, unexpected twists!

You know there's trouble coming, but I was surprised each time by the way it came -- with unexpected twists and an array of cleanly, sympathetically drawn people, each singular and original. I especially loved the title character.

Loved the title character! I've enjoyed Mark Childress books ever since Crazy in Alabama kept me up all night several summers ago. Highly recommended.

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Not bad enough to delete without finishing it

But not good enough to want to finish. I guess the reader is supposed to be so surprised and engaged by the circumstances that the lack of a story wouldn't matter. The set up is a mid-thirties woman (Georgia) who supports her alzheimer/dementia mom and deadbeat brother by sleeping with the small town's leaders and by selling other people's quilts (pretending she made them). In addition, the woman has a best friend who might be a lesbian and a son who has been raised by the father's relatives. After an extremely long set up that covered many chapters, the story is about how Georgia's less-than-ideal life begins to unravel or, in my mind, continues to be less-than-ideal. The narrator does a lovely job with a syrupy-sweet Southern accent, but it wasn't enough to make up for a plodding and dull story. Instead, there are a lot of details -- the minute details about the phone sounding a million miles away as if it were under water drove me crazy -- that seemed to function in lieu of a plot.

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Quick Read

Being from Alabama, I was disappointed that the narrator mispronounced Mobile, Biloxi and a few other colloquialisms, but the story was entertaining, if improbable. Childress did a great job writing from a woman's point of view, especially describing Georgia's choice of clothing. It's a fun beach read.

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Love it!

Any additional comments?

Love this book. My girlfriend and I spent a girls weekend at the coast and listened to it the whole time. It was fun to see what was happening around the corner.

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Love it!

What did you love best about Georgia Bottoms?

Great story!!! I read the book first, then listened to it again to refresh my memory since I had my book club read it.

What did you like best about this story?

I couldn't stop listening.

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

No, but she was really good.

If you could rename Georgia Bottoms, what would you call it?

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Any additional comments?

no

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Fun read/listen!

This book kept me entertained for sure and had a great narrator. Worth a listen. Shocking twists and often hilarious!

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a fun story

a fun story with plenty of southern intrigue. a nice easy listen, not too complicated

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... A Very Crappy, No-Point-In-It Book

What would have made Georgia Bottoms better?

I read to escape. This book could not do that at all. It wasn't funny, wasn't romantic, what the HECK was its point?! And to leave it off driving into that city with what we KNOW happened? Really?? What a waste of a credit and my time.

What could Mark Childress have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

everything and anything.

Which scene was your favorite?

NONE. Period. NOTHING.

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

I was just disgusted at the waste of my time.

Any additional comments?

Don't buy it. Trust me. I seriously doubt the rating system of audible after seeing it got a 3.7. I wonder if they even will publish this review...

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Gotta Love Ms Georgia!!!

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