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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fannie Flagg Narrator: Fannie Flagg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9780739343548
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It's first the story of two women in the 1980s, of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women -- of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The people in Miss Flagg's book are as real as the people in books can
    be. If you put an ear to the pages, you can almost hear the characters
    speak. The writer's imaginative skill transforms simple, everyday events
    into complex happenings that take on universal meanings."
  • --Chattanooga Times
  • This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love
    of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten."
  • --Los Angeles Times
  • A sparkling gem."
  • --Birmingham News
  • Watch out for Fannie Flagg. When I walked into the Whistle Stop Cafe she
    fractured my funny bone, drained my tear ducts, and stole my heart."
  • --Florence King, Author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
  • Admirers of the wise child in Flagg's first novel, Coming Attractions,
    will find her grown-up successor, Idgie, equally appealing. The book's
    best character, perhaps, is the town of Whistle Stop itself--too bad
    trains don't stop there anymore."
  • --Publisher's Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 2/17/2014

    " If you liked the movie you'll love the book, it's a must read. "

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

    " I LOVE, LOVE LOVED this book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragani | 2/8/2014

    " Not my usual read, but I really enjoyed the writing style and the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 2/7/2014

    " I've seen the movie many times and I think the movie did a very good job of capturing the best parts of the book. I think I may even like the movie more than the book, a rare occurrence. I think this book is charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 2/7/2014

    " The intimate relationship much more evident in the book than in the movie, this adds depth to all of the characters, definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/4/2014

    " I don't really know exactly when I red this, because I am playing catch up. This one of several books i read because I had seen and liked the movie years ago and was curious about the book. It had, of course, many more plots and character development than the movie. I thought there was some very interesting depth that was not included in the movie. The characters I pictured followed the movie, since I had seen it first, but then there was more.... good book, easy read. I made fried green tomatoes and ate them while watching the movie Andy checked out of the library to view the second time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina White | 1/31/2014

    " I thought I knew what I was getting into when I started this novel, but I had no idea! I watched the movie about ten years ago and really couldn't remember too much about it besides there being a tom boy, a railroad accident and a nursing home. What I couldn't remember was the heart of the story... And wow, what a story! I must admit that when I realized I was going to be reading about the lives of two lesbians I almost gave up on the book. I'm so glad I didn't! Thankfully, this story wasn't a lesbian romance. It was a story about family and love and being happy with who you are. I wish I was able to more emotionally connect with the characters though. I wasn't too crazy about the layout of the story and spent a lot of time confused trying to figure out who was who in three generations of characters. I felt like all the newspaper articles and different narrations did give the story a more authentic feel though. In the end I was left with a smile on my face after I turned the last page and it was worth the time I spent reading it. I must get my hands on some friend green tomatoes and give them a try! P.S. I found Evelyn to be extremely irritating! What a weak, pathetic and annoying woman! I'm so glad I don't have to read about her complaining anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yorky Caz | 1/16/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic book loved every page and wanted to be part of that town eating in the cafe "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cybrarian717 | 1/9/2014

    " Fannie Flagg in great form with a mystery, lovestory and a coming of age tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bek | 1/2/2014

    " This is one of my all-time favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 12/14/2013

    " This novel is surprisingly deep. I love myself a good Southern-style read, there's something very sweet and homey about the prose. I didn't like it quite as much as I liked "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," but I think "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" has a bit more substance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rani | 8/17/2013

    " i just love this book. no book makes me cry and laugh out loud while i am reading more than this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 6/13/2013

    " Can I re-wind and read this book for the first time again? Lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosslyn | 6/6/2013

    " This book is just superb. A wonderful word painted picture of southern American issues ranging over a number of decades. The characters are warm and real. I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Wieme | 4/13/2013

    " Never knew this was written by Fannie Flagg! Love the book, love the movie.. but ummm won't eat fried green tomatoes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 1/10/2013

    " Loved this book! Can't believe I waited so long to read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Burk | 12/4/2012

    " this is laugh out literature! cant believe i havent read it before now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare30 | 11/19/2012

    " Loved the film so decided to read the book. Not disappointed. A book I will read again and again. Would love to have known a Ninny Threadgoode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 10/28/2012

    " This was my first Fannie Flagg book and I could not put it down. Much better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth L | 6/7/2012

    " Love, love this novel. One of my favorites that I reread every few years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 2/8/2012

    " this type of love story is just not my cup of tea. Plus, the main characters didn't interest me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/26/2011

    " I read it but don't remember a thing about it, so I couldn't have hated it, and didn't love it. Once I tried to make a fried green tomatoes pie. It was disgusting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curvy | 7/11/2011

    " Now I have to watch the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 5/23/2011

    " One of my all time favorites, along with Fannie Flaggs Red Bird Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " If you recall Fannie Flagg as the perpetually smiling game-show diva, someone famous for being famous, you might over look this book. Don't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D.K. | 5/10/2011

    " Another Southern story with a grand cast of quirky characters. Tons of heart, mixed with a dash of murder and personal victories. Fannie Flagg's sense of humor makes this story sing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 5/8/2011

    " I must say this is one book, maybe the only book I have ever read, where the movie was better. Read it if you must, watch the movie to enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 4/30/2011

    " Towanda the Avenger...... Need I say more about this beautiful, heartwarming story about old age, friendships between women and life stages! A beautiful blend of the present day with the old South to tell a great story of Ruth and Idgy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ardesia | 4/27/2011

    " Una lettura sorprendente, proprio come la ricetta da cui prende il titolo. Gli ingredienti sembrano semplici e ordinari, la preparazione non mostra grandi difficoltà, ma alla fine il risultato è una pietanza estremamente sostanziosa e per nulla scontata. "

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