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    • Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons's first novel, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heart/wrenching novel...."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!!

    • By Jo on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • A Virtuous Woman

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister, Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was 20 and he was 40. She was the carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointment

    • By Valerie on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $17.00

    • A Virtuous Woman

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons, Terry Beaver
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When Blinking Jack Stokes met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, she was twenty and he was forty. She was a carefully raised daughter of Carolina gentry and he was a skinny tenant farmer who had never owned anything in his life. She was newly widowed after a disastrous marriage to a brutal drifter. He had never asked a woman to do more than help him hitch a mule. They didn't fall in love so much as they simply found each other and held on for dear life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Delightful

    • By Paula Beck on 06-01-03

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Sights Unseen

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kate Fleming
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    To the people of Bend of the River Road, Maggie Barnes is "the Barnes woman with all the problems." To her family, she is the unpredictable wife, elusive mother, and adored daughter-in-law, and to her maid, Pearl, she is the mistress who must be cared for like a child. Between the suicidal lows and delirious highs, young Hattie Barnes struggles to find a place in her mother's heart. She observes her mother's vain attempts at normalcy, and then watches as she is driven off to the hospital psychiatric ward.

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Charms for the Easy Life

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kate Fleming
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    A family without men, the Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush, green backwoods of North Carolina. Radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy, brilliant daughter, Margaret, possess powerful charms to ward off loneliness, despair, and the human misery that often beats a path to their door. And they are protected by the eccentric wisdom and muscular love of the remarkable matriarch Charlie Kate, a solid, uncompromising, self-taught healer who treats everything from boils to broken bones to broken hearts.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible book

    • By Anonymous User on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Sights Unseen

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Kaye Gibbons' award-winning novels of Southern family life have won rave reviews coast to coast. Now, she tells the "story of family dislocation and crisis in restrained prose of unflinching clarity, with a honing eye for the small domestic details that conjure a time, place, and emotional atmosphere," according to Publishers Weekly.

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This sequel to Gibbons' beloved classic Ellen Foster stands on its own as an unforgettable portrait of a redoubtable adolescent making herself up out of whole cloth. Now 15, Ellen is settled into a permanent home with a new mother. Strengthened by adversity and blessed with enough intelligence to design a salvation for herself, she still feels ill at ease in the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Avoid author-read books

    • By Kathryn Lima on 10-07-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Ellen Foster

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    "When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy." So begins the tale of Ellen Foster, the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons' award-winning first novel. Wise, funny, affectionate and true, Ellen Foster is, as Walker Percy called it, "The real thing. Which is to say, a lovely, sometimes heartwrenching novel."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ellen Foster

    • By Annie on 08-06-03

    Regular price: $14.60

    • On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Polly Holliday
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Like America in the mid-nineteenth century, Emma Garnet Tate is a woman at war with herself. Born to privilege on a James River plantation, she grows up increasingly aware that her family's prosperity is inextricably linked to the institution of slavery. On the eve of the Civil War, she secedes from her father's control to marry a distinguished Boston surgeon. But when the war destroys their happy home, Emma Garnet begins the journey of her own reconstruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite audiobooks of all time!

    • By Lenne on 05-13-10

    Regular price: $16.10

    • Charms for the Easy Life

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Meet three extraordinary women: Charlie Kate, a renowned folk healer; Sophia, her spirited daughter; and Margaret, her inquisitive granddaughter. For them, home is the best house in the worst part of town - a sanctuary where life is both celebrated and mourned...and a place where a strong, uncompromising love can hold off the misery that lines up outside the door.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The author's reading makes up for the abridgment

    • By KT on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Divining Women

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Kaye Gibbons
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Autumn, 1918: Rumors of peace are spreading across America, but spreading even faster are the first cases of Spanish influenza, whispering of the epidemic to come. Maureen Ross, well past a safe childbearing age, is experiencing a difficult pregnancy. Her husband, Troop (cold and careless of her condition) is an emotional cripple who has battered her spirit throughout their marriage. As Maureen's time grows near, she becomes convinced she will die in childbirth.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't enjoy the narration.

    • By Nancy on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Thalia Book Club: The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster with Author Kaye Gibbons

    • By: Kaye Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Elissa Schappell, Andrea Marcovicci
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Kaye Gibbons talks about her long awaited sequel to the beloved favorite Ellen Foster. Interviewed by Elissa Schappell. Selections read by Andrea Marcovicci.

    Regular price: $6.95