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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (764 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joe Lansdale Narrator: Angéle Masters Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King - a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award-winner Joe R. Lansdale.

May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she's dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen, May Lynn's strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. If May Lynn can't become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams. Along with her friends, Terry and Jinx, and her alcoholic mother, Sue Ellen steals a raft and heads downriver to carry May Lynn's remains to Hollywood.

Only problem is, Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back. And what looks like a prime opportunity to escape from a worthless life will instead lead to disastrous consequences. In the end, Sue Ellen will learn a harsh lesson about just how hard growing up can be.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rick Hautala | 1/31/2014

    " Possibly Joe's best book! (Impossible to pick a favorite!) Excellent writing, great story with surprises that are amazing. Interesting, compelling characters ... What a book! ... I heard this has already been optioned, and if they don't screw it up, it will be a great film! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheri Carr | 1/24/2014

    " This book has it all. It is set in depression era east Texas, on the Sabine river. The main character and her assorted friends set off on a mission that has as many twists and turns as that dadburn river. A good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/18/2014

    " The mood and culture of this book reminded me a lot of Winter's Bone. Taking place in south Texas somewhere during the 1940's/50's, Seventeen year old Sue Ellen with her friend Terry, her father and Uncle drag up the body of a friend in the Sabine river. The wretched town seems unconcerned about May Lynn's death and who might have caused it. But after her burial, Sue Ellen and her two friends Terry and Jinx snoop around May Lynn's room, find a map that leads to money and they, along with Sue Ellen's doped up mom, decide to take the money and May Lynn's ashes to Hollywood where her dreams always were. But the wrong kind of people get wind of the money and where they're headed, and then there's nothing but one bad thing after another that happens to them. This was a gruesome adventure story-with murder, mystery, honest dialect and loyalty between friends (I loved the character of Jinx). I had a hard time getting into this book and the style rubbed me the wrong way a bit, but once I got into it I just couldn't, in a sense, look away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie Angel | 1/10/2014

    " 3.5, not 4 because it's a bid short--Huck Finn meets Deliverance. "

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