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3.00067590402163 out of 53.00067590402163 out of 53.00067590402163 out of 53.00067590402163 out of 53.00067590402163 out of 5 3.00 (2,959 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kris Radish Narrator: Linda Stevens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781440799518
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For Katherine Givens and the four women about to become her best friends, the adventure begins with a UPS package. Inside is a pair of red sneakers filled with ashes and a note that will forever change their lives. Katherine’s oldest and dearest friend, the irrepressible Annie Freeman, left one final request—a traveling funeral—and she wants the most important women in her life as “pallbearers.”

From Sonoma to Manhattan, Katherine, Laura, Rebecca, Jill, and Marie will carry Annie’s ashes to the special places in her life. At every stop there’s a surprise encounter and a small miracle waiting, and as they whoop it up across the country, attracting interest wherever they go, they share their deepest secrets—tales of broken hearts and second chances, missed opportunities and new beginnings. And as they grieve over what they’ve lost, they discover how much is still possible if only they can unravel the secret Annie left them.

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  • “Move over, Thelma, and make way, Louise! Annie Freeman’s raucous and heart-tugging journey to eternity will put Kris Radish on the map—in a red Cadillac!”

    Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

  • “Once again, Radish celebrates women’s inimitable friendships in an ode to sisterhood that will make her many fans rejoice.”

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  • “Covering the cast of characters and diverse settings requires an accomplished narrator who can distinguish people and places with a lilt or a drop of the voice. Linda Stevens is fully up to the task...A satisfying listen.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 7/27/2016

    " Seminal book with a character set that is US...those who might be perceived to be weenies at first glance are revealed as quite the obverse when examined in different lights. For me, a read normally accomplished in hours, I delayed gratification week-long5Mo0aV to savor the real stories that have a takeaway for me. Have purchased copies to be used as party favors for my circle of friends that weekend together semi-monthly throughout the year. Can only imagine the discussion ensuing. Thank you, Kris Radish!! Well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Smith | 2/16/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this journey for friendship... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanie | 2/10/2014

    " Very Fun! But listen to the edited version...easier on the language. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " I struggled to finish this book. I thought that maybe I'd enjoy it more if I were older. I agree with J.Walsh - I think the whole premise was forced. I did like the idea of the traveling funeral, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carmen | 1/30/2014

    " Recommended by a friend but I did not like it at all. A lot of whining women stuck in their fear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 1/27/2014

    " Colorful, meaningful, poignant, reflective, heartfelt journey of the unexpected when we chose to put life on hold long enough to get a second wind. A story of how one woman's life changed the life of six women causing them to breathe deeply, sing loudly, love with abandon and be who they were intended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Bergkamp | 1/27/2014

    " This book was sooo touching. It reminds me of all friend and to take time with them before it's too late. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa | 1/20/2014

    " Virtually unreadable chick lit. The pastel cover with ladies' appendages flailing about in a convertible is a big clue. But since it's a book group choice, I delved in. The first chapter was about a woman's relationship with her tattered bra, and all of the life events it had supported her through. I put it down, picked it up again and thumbed through to see if it would get better. It doesn't. From what I can tell, women travel across the country, drink champagne, bond and gurgle up sentimental maxims. As John Stewart would say, "Whyyyy?" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katherine | 1/15/2014

    " This book is really bad... I had to stop reading. SUCH A RIDICULOUS PLOT!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Stoner | 1/6/2014

    " Reminded me that current circumstances are just another episode in my life -- a reminder for which I'm very grateful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 1/3/2014

    " A great book about making friends and longlasting friendships "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy | 12/29/2013

    " Read less than half and couldn't myself to pick it up anymore... Seemed like the author was just trying too hard to make it too clique and sentimental. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Eichenauer | 12/24/2013

    " Loved this book! I laughed and cried my way through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Morton | 12/23/2013

    " My friend Donna gave me this after our friend died. It was a great read for that time in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 12/16/2013

    " I reccommend this to all the women I know. This is a wonderful story about women and friendships. It will make you laugh and it will touch you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stacey | 12/11/2013

    " I'm sure it is a great book. It's just not for me. I didn't find anything funny that I should have and was bored by the second page. I know a few that love it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 eamcdo99 | 11/27/2013

    " I still haven't finished it. But I am halfway through it and am having a hard time picking it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myrn | 6/20/2013

    " I love the premise of this book and enjoyed the places they traveled and the insights into each other they gained. However, I did find myself skimming parts of the book - too much detail - not enough conversation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 2/18/2013

    " A good old lady read - a little painful to get through... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 12/1/2012

    " This book had a great premise. It just didn't follow through and got kind of boring. I was hoping for more enlightenment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Farnsworth | 10/28/2012

    " I am not sure I can finish this right now. It is to close to the passing of my Grandfather. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doreen Lesniak | 10/24/2012

    " This book was funny and sad, but it makes you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Bradley | 10/7/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book. And to be honest, the idea of cremation has always really bothered me. But now it doesn't and I would almost consider planning something like this for my own funeral. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 6/23/2012

    " I have never loaned a book more than this one. I love this story!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fern Chasida | 6/6/2012

    " This book had a great premise but it was so full of itself. It just kept hitting you over the head with what it wanted to say. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbie | 1/11/2012

    " Loved this book. It is a great adventure about women's relationships, love and death, and about embracing life in new ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Haufler | 12/4/2011

    " Good book. Full of adventure and friendship. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynda | 7/27/2011

    " It was alright. I liked the concept and really wanted to like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 6/12/2011

    " Wow! What a great read -- about a group of women who go on a road trip to scatter the ashes of their dear friend. Its a great book about women friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 5/23/2011

    " definitely chick lit, but good chick lit. It's a wonderful story about a group of women and their journey through pain and loss and friendship that certainly warms the heart, heals the spirit, and gets one thinking about the blessings of life, womanhood, and friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Imroze | 5/21/2011

    " some really beautiful friendships, and a fun way to remember a friend.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky | 4/30/2011

    " Book club book and it was horrible. Hated all the characters, could not wait for this book to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney | 4/28/2011

    " I really liked this book. I loved how they celebrated Annie and celebrated themselves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 3/26/2011

    " Great idea for a traveling funeral...the book just seemed to force the enlightenment and female relationships rather than just letting it happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/16/2011

    " This was a I laughed, I cried book, but a wonderful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 3/3/2011

    " A fun tribute to a friend. She has such a realistic perspective to the life of the forty something women and what our lives have become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 3/1/2011

    " I liked it. It was a good read and really makes you think and appreciate what you have. Thanks, Kimmer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shelly | 2/27/2011

    " This was not good. The story line was bad, the characters were bad, just bad overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/25/2011

    " Felt like this was teh adult version of the sisterhood of the travelling pants "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Holly | 2/14/2011

    " I liked the idea of the book more than I actually liked the book or the characters. "

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About the Author
Author Kris Radish

Kris Radish is the author of Hearts on a String, The Shortest Distance between Two Women, Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA, The Sunday List of Dreams, Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn, and The Elegant Gathering of White Snows. She grew up dreaming about living a Nancy Drew–like life and always held her own passion for writing very close to her heart. A former journalist, nationally syndicated columnist, magazine writer, and university instructor, she also loves to tell stories about the times she picked night crawlers, served beer to cowboys, worked on a tomato farm, and hung out of the side of a fast moving helicopter. She lives in Florida.