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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beth Henley Narrator: Ray Baker, Donna Bullock, Arye Gross, Glenne Headly, Sondra Locke, Belita Moreno Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a deeply touching and funny play about three eccentric sisters from a small Southern town rocked by scandal when Babe, the youngest, shoots her husband. Humor and pathos abound as the sisters unite with an intense young lawyer to save Babe from a murder charge, and overcome their family's painful past. A BBC co-production.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 2/6/2014

    " Read this for our mother-daughter book group and then watched the movie which was an excellent telling of the story and true to the play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Barkl | 1/20/2014

    " I read this play, originally, in my junior year of high school for a scene study class I was taking with Cheryl-Ann Rossi. I remember, initially, being shocked by all the "seemingly" innocent characters being so sexual, but...now it seems normal. Age, I suppose, I was a late bloomer. Anyway, I still love the characters and it reminded me on this later read of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. I also was surprised that the ending didn't work as well for me as it did in 1995...I didn't care as much for Babe this time. I started watching the film last night and Sissy Spacek helps me like the character of Babe, so, I guess, it's one of the age-old stories of theater where the script is a blueprint for the director, actors, and designers to improve upon. Anyway, I also was surprised that these people did not seem well-to-do to me. They seemed like a lot of lower-class people I know in Northern Idaho, but, I realized this has to do with Southern culture...and some historical trauma that allows this sense of entitlement for not a lot of work. Anyway, well-structured, fun characters...a chestnut, but...good for the college program I work for who is producing it in Winter quarter 2012. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse Campagna | 1/17/2014

    " I was once in this as Doc Porter, sad feeling being him. Beauty in the silences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meltha | 1/17/2014

    " I think this really needs to be viewed as opposed to read since it makes infinitely more sense off the page. It's a very good play, though, very original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 1/5/2014

    " Left with a wanting at the end of the play. I'm invested in these characters and I get next to nothing as far as closure goes. Still, good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 12/18/2013

    " Humorous or maybe black comedy of crazy southern women that return home for various reason but mainly due to the illness of old Granddad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/22/2013

    " I'm a sucker for plays about mannered southern belles breaking out of their shells. Killer roles for women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 11/14/2013

    " Cute and funny... I appreciated it a lot more once I learned it was loosely based on Three Sisters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tegan Mae | 10/10/2013

    " One of my favorite plays. And playing Chick was a ton of fun! I love the story and the sisters and everything you see them go through. A great portrait of a family that is seemingly falling apart, but powers their way through it, together. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cecilia | 9/27/2013

    " whiny southern women and sister relationships (not like any I've ever seen, I'll tell you that much) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kath | 8/18/2013

    " This is one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 angrykitty | 6/19/2013

    " i had to read this in middle school b/c my teacher loved this play and movie. i learned right then and there, that it sucks when a teacher tries to project their likes on their students and then gets pissed when their students don't love as they love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/30/2013

    " Love the family dynamics in this piece. Don't love Babe's story because the audience doesn't see the action. But at the same time for her as a character to speak in such detail is intriguing. Have always wanted to be in this show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 4/15/2013

    " played "Meg" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ambo | 2/5/2013

    " one of my favorite plays...hands down my favorite playwright. great for my fellow southern women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/30/2012

    " My students rarely find this play as hillarious as I do, but I love the dark humor. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Franklin-Willis | 3/5/2012

    " Amazing story of three sisters. Perfect dialogue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aichlee | 2/27/2012

    " i read the novel instead of the play, but either way, it is a great story about sisters and the South. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 9/16/2011

    " I loved this play and the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginevra Elizabeth Dean | 6/27/2011

    " Required for Shakespearean and Modern Drama summer reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Toby | 5/13/2011

    " horrible annoying trash "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 4/22/2011

    " Read this for our mother-daughter book group and then watched the movie which was an excellent telling of the story and true to the play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 7/13/2010

    " Cute and funny... I appreciated it a lot more once I learned it was loosely based on Three Sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meltha | 7/22/2009

    " I think this really needs to be viewed as opposed to read since it makes infinitely more sense off the page. It's a very good play, though, very original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 8/21/2008

    " My students rarely find this play as hillarious as I do, but I love the dark humor. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginevra Elizabeth | 7/7/2008

    " Required for Shakespearean and Modern Drama summer reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 5/23/2008

    " Hilarious and touching play. I had the pleasure of directing this a few years ago at the University of St. Francis in Joliet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 angrykitty | 5/1/2008

    " i had to read this in middle school b/c my teacher loved this play and movie. i learned right then and there, that it sucks when a teacher tries to project their likes on their students and then gets pissed when their students don't love as they love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 1/20/2008

    " I was once in this as Doc Porter, sad feeling being him. Beauty in the silences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aichlee | 12/28/2007

    " i read the novel instead of the play, but either way, it is a great story about sisters and the South. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cecilia | 10/9/2007

    " whiny southern women and sister relationships (not like any I've ever seen, I'll tell you that much) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 8/2/2007

    " I was in this play in college. Weak writing, weaker characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 7/24/2007

    " I've always enjoyed this play, although it's difficult to perform with both humor and genuine emotion. Of course, we ruined it when we performed it in high school - but I still enjoyed the reading. (For the record, I played Meg.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 7/6/2007

    " I played Doc Porter in this one and loved its tone and themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ambo | 6/11/2007

    " one of my favorite plays...hands down my favorite playwright. great for my fellow southern women. "

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