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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (362 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Smith Narrator: Kate Forbes, Tom Stechschulte, Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781440799853
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Lee Smith, one of today’s finest writers in the Southern literary tradition, has been compared to Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. This collection of nine stories, ranging from poignant ballads to delightfully inventive forms, showcases Smith’s celebrated talent. The stories will make you chuckle and leave you with a satisfying sense that no matter how unruly or warped life may seem, equilibrium can be found after all. With each story you will meet wonderful, vivid characters from towns throughout the South. Smith’s knack for mannerisms and voices makes you feel these are real people whom you have known for years. And as their sometimes bizarre behavior becomes understandable, you will learn the secrets of their hearts. Narrators Linda Stephens and Tom Stechschulte add to the Southern ambiance by providing just the right voices for Smith’s menagerie of colorful characters. Their skilled performances let you fully enjoy the gentle humor and pathos that season these stories.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Smith has a perfect voice, incorporating hints of both refinement and shabbiness. Quite simply, excellent writing.”

    Booklist

  • “Excellent…Beautiful portrayals…Dazzling.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “The South has always been a special domain for women writers. Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Harper Lee, and Katherine Ann Porter come immediately to mind….Lee Smith, in this fine collection of short stories, joins in this tradition.”

    San Diego Union

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 6/11/2013

    " This is a great collection of short stories by Lee Smith. It's like having a good Southern pecan pie. Good for the soul! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/25/2013

    " Some older short stories by Lee Smith. Cake Walk was my favorite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/1/2012

    " Audio book. I thought the first story was out of the park. The others were a mixed bag. That's usually how it is for me with short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 12/30/2011

    " I think that Me And My Baby View The Eclipse is an overwhelmingly better collection, but there were a couple of beautiful stories in this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania oliverio | 6/29/2011

    " lee smith is amazing.one of my all time favorites and i am never truelly disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/25/2011

    " Some of the stories were good, but overall I prefer book length rather than short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/7/2010

    " Some of these stories I had hard time putting the book down. With some of them I was sick of the characters after a couple pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/5/2010

    " Some of these stories I had hard time putting the book down. With some of them I was sick of the characters after a couple pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marjorie | 5/4/2008

    " This is a great collection of short stories by Lee Smith. It's like having a good Southern pecan pie. Good for the soul! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 4/13/2008

    " lee smith is amazing.one of my all time favorites and i am never truelly disappointed. "

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About the Author
Author Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a New York Times bestselling novelist. She has written numerous novels and short story collections, including Saving Grace, Fair and Tender Ladies, and a novella, The Christmas Letters. Her novel The Last Girls won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature; two of her short story collections also won the O. Henry Award. Smith currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

About the Narrators

Kate Forbes is a professionally trained actress who has appeared on Broadway, in regional theaters, and with a renowned touring company. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was active in theater, she completed an MFA at New York University School of the Arts. With this training, she launched into a successful acting career.

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

Linda Stephens is a seasoned audiobook narrator whose readings include Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration.