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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,545 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fannie Flagg Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel 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. And as the past unfolds, the present—for Evelyn and for us—will never be quite the same again.

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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
  • “Airplanes and television have removed the Threadgoodes from the Southern scene. Happily for us, Fannie Flagg has preserved a whole community of them in a richly comic, poignant narrative that records the exuberance of their lives, the sadness of their departure. Idgie Threadgoode is a true original: Huckleberry Finn would have tried to marry her!”

    Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird

  • 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
  • “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

  • “A real novel and a good one…[from] the busy brain of a born storyteller.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s very good, in fact, just wonderful.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Funny and macabre.”

    Washington Post

  • “Courageous and wise.”

    Houston Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Don LaFountaine | 2/16/2014

    " First off: I read this book because after seeing the movie again, I became interested in reading it. I enjoyed the movie, but when a book is made into a movie, things can change, so I went into reading it with some skepticism. With that said, I really enjoyed this book. As books often do, it gave so much more detail then the movie did. For example, the Evelyn character in the book was at sometimes very different than what I expected, but it did not detract from the book. If you have never read the book and only have seen the movie, it is worth taking the time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kara Thomas | 2/16/2014

    " I am so glad that this book was recommended by book club or I would ha e never picked it up. This book was delightful. It was a great story that captivated you from the beginning. I liked the way the story was told in transitions with ton of foreshadowing. It was a very enjoyable. If you enjoyed The Help then you would definitely enjoy this novel. I am looking forward to watching the movie as I have heard that it is equally enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/13/2014

    " Lately, I am obsessed with stories about the south, and this one was perfect. I was nostalgic for a time I've never experienced. I loved the different avenues the author took to explain the story, and the friendships expressed. The love story was a little surprising at first just because of time period and setting, but it fit the story. Can't wait to see the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather Ferrell gerke | 2/12/2014

    " Wasn't in the mindset to follow all the jumping around I guess:( neat story just hard to follow for me "

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