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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leanna Ellis Narrator: Pam Turlow Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781608141777
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Determined to fulfill her husband's last request, Claudia McIntosh is hauling a three-foot bust of Elvis Presley in the back seat of a vintage Cadillac from Dallas to Memphis, hoping to locate the kitschy sculpture's rightful owner. Along for the ride are her eccentric aunt who knew the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and a temperamental teen with a suspicious mind of her own. When the road trip hits the Heartbreak Hotel, these three women uncover pieces of their past along with the bust's mysterious history—discoveries that will leave them all shook up and change their lives forever in Elvis Takes a Back Seat. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Leanna Ellis takes a back seat to no one. So put on your blue suede shoes and come along for a most entertaining ride to Memphis and to the healing place closest to the heart.”

    Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brilliant! Charming! I absolutely adored it! Elvis Takes a Back Seat is an emotional journey well worth taking. I laughed, I cried, I sighed in contentment.”

    Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Full of surprises, drama, and humor, just like the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Welcome to a talented storyteller and a fun, deep, unexpected book.

    Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants

  • “Heartwarming, funny, delightful…I was floored by the way this book made me feel…First-class entertainment.”

    RomanceReaderAtHeart.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Clemmons | 2/17/2014

    " This is a terrific book. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't stop reading. Elvis Takes A Back Seat is a delightful journey of discovery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/16/2014

    " Love the story line and the characters. Will read again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Cox | 12/28/2013

    " Reminder to keep yourself grounded in God, not circumstances. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/25/2013

    " Well, I'm a big Elvis fan so the title drew me in. The book was ok, it kind of drug on with the drama at times and some of the slams on Elvis grated on me. Overall it was a nice story with a message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 11/6/2013

    " Another Memphis book. Fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mich | 10/22/2013

    " christianish fiction.. actually not bad... kindle'd for free which was WELL worth it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lani | 10/7/2013

    " A bit churchy for me, but a nice story despite being a bit predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaye | 9/28/2013

    " Not worth the $.99! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rhonda | 9/13/2013

    " This was terribly boring. Not my style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cyndee | 8/12/2013

    " I picked this book up at the library thinking it would be funny. It was not only not funny, it was predictable and preachy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ree | 1/26/2013

    " This book was predictable. I was disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/10/2012

    " I enjoyed the story and the characters and having been to Graceland and remember the day Elvis died, enjoyed the homage paid to the legend as part of the plot twists! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yvonne | 11/2/2012

    " The story line was sweet with a few twists tossed in, such as family secrets. I did not care for the author's overuse of metaphors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Moore | 10/8/2012

    " This was a really cute book that ended up being not just about an elvis bust but also i feel about the loss and finding of faith in many different senerios. It is cute little read with undertones of faith. Not overpowering as some books can be. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 9/26/2012

    " I thought it was an interesting book, the book had said interesting twists "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/31/2012

    " Good story...but I don't like how the main character is CONSTANTLY asking questions...the rhetorical kind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitzi | 12/22/2011

    " So far, this is a fun book of a woman looking for direction in her life. She is being given signs from God but isn't "seeing" the signs. It is funny with the Elvis bust she has. I am not a big Elvis fan, but this is a fun book that makes you think about the "signs" in our life! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sameena | 12/10/2011

    " IT was fine, some nice parts, but too predictable and a little slow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen Thompson | 7/21/2011

    " This was a quick, enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/17/2011

    " This was a really cute book that ended up being not just about an elvis bust but also i feel about the loss and finding of faith in many different senerios. It is cute little read with undertones of faith. Not overpowering as some books can be. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mich | 1/6/2011

    " christianish fiction.. actually not bad... kindle'd for free which was WELL worth it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 11/1/2010

    " This was a quick, enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 10/13/2010

    " This is a terrific book. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't stop reading. Elvis Takes A Back Seat is a delightful journey of discovery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/25/2010

    " Reminder to keep yourself grounded in God, not circumstances. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ree | 9/25/2010

    " This book was predictable. I was disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 3/19/2010

    " P. 277
    "...guilt's a funny thing. It clouds your mind and heart. It also implies blame...." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 11/6/2009

    " I thought it was an interesting book, the book had said interesting twists "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cyndee | 7/31/2009

    " I picked this book up at the library thinking it would be funny. It was not only not funny, it was predictable and preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/26/2009

    " I enjoyed the story and the characters and having been to Graceland and remember the day Elvis died, enjoyed the homage paid to the legend as part of the plot twists! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 10/14/2008

    " Another Memphis book. Fun read. "

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About the Narrator

Pam Turlow is an award-winning stage and television actress. She has also appeared in print campaigns for AT&T and Ameritech.