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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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