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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,830 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joshilyn Jackson Narrator: Catherine Taber Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831614
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For 10 years Arlene has kept her promises, and God has kept His end of the bargain. Until now. When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene’s door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly, former quarterback and god of Possett High, Arlene’s break with her former hometown is forced to an end. At the same time, Burr, her long-time boyfriend, has raised an ultimatum: introduce him to her family or consider him gone. Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white (not to mention deeply racist)Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend. Reluctantly, Arlene bows to the pressure, and she and Burr embark on the long-avoided road trip back home. As Arlene digs through guilt and deception, her patched-together alibi begins to unravel, and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 2/20/2014

    " Pretty good. Reminds of of the movies "Hope Floats" & "Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood", course with deeper, darker issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/19/2014

    " Audiobook. Lena promises God she'll never return to Alabama (or lie or "fornicate") after making a deal with Him that she'll never get caught for her high school crime. She manages to keep these promises for about 10 yrs, then she's forced to go home, lie and, well, 10 yrs is a REALLY long time to go without sex. This was a fun read, and it had a nice twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James (DayOldNews) | 2/6/2014

    " I finished this book and immediately began re-reading it to experience it again now that I know how the book ends. After A Grown Up Kind of Pretty, I was eager to read another book by Joshilyn Jackson and this was just as captivating. The characters are well developed and the "dark secret" theme plays out well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 2/1/2014

    " Great for a quick read! Not for the easily offended, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/23/2014

    " A great story - a death of a high school jock - is it murder/revenge? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/22/2014

    " Jackson has a very southern way of writing. She understands cultural aspects and it is interesting. The plot twist at the end did get me by surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/21/2014

    " great book, in depth and interesting characters, several intriguing twists and turns, and very well written - enjoyed this one so much that I just picked-up another book written by the same author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~mad | 1/20/2014

    " I just thoroughly enjoyed this story and this read! I knew I would - highly recommend. You can read other reviews here for a quick sketch of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 1/20/2014

    " I love all joshilyn Jackson books. I don't know the south and her books take me to new places with rich characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Raistrick | 1/18/2014

    " Loved this book! It had a twist in the end...so good. I wish it wasn't over! I love Joshilyn Jackson books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gabrielle | 12/17/2013

    " Not a huge fan... I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/9/2013

    " This one surprised me a bit, not my typical type of fiction but I definitely enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/26/2013

    " This was a great audio book. Great narrator and story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 11/13/2013

    " "gods in Alabama" is about a woman who is forced to face her past back in her hometown, where she killed a man 10 years before. At first glance, the book seems like your typical, corny chick-lit novel. There are elements of chick-lit-ness, but, for the most part, it wasn't bad. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Cassar | 9/23/2013

    " This story took me into the comfortable tangle of sprawling family relationships with its well drawn characters that could be an obstacle one moment and close the next. It felt very real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/2/2013

    " I devoured it in nearly one bite. It was a deliciously entertaining book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 5/11/2013

    " I just discovered Joshilyn Jackson and I'm sooooo glad I did. This is by far one of my favorite books. It grabbed me right away and I couldn't put it down it made me laugh and cry then laugh and cry some more so so good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashton | 2/6/2013

    " One of my absolute favorites. The chicken casserole is what does me in. Makes you sad and want to laugh like crazy at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Morgan | 11/2/2012

    " Kind of weird romantic comedy/murder mystery - I liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/16/2012

    " I read this book right before I found out I was MOVING to ALABAMA! Hysterical and just oh, so good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 10/14/2012

    " It was pretty good and I found it fairly intriguing. I just finished it and I haven't finished a book in ages, so that says something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari Lord | 8/27/2012

    " Had to read this one more than once! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 10sgirl Clough | 6/10/2012

    " Quick and exciting read...plus a great twist!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 6/5/2012

    " Great characters with excellent voice. And a compelling, interesting story. I really enjoyed this read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 4/11/2012

    " I absolutely love this author and the way she writes!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Bertossa-Weger | 3/16/2012

    " Took me a few chapters to get interested in it, but then once I did, it really kept my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 11/12/2011

    " It was definitely a page turner, but I didn't love it. It seemed dark to me, and some parts just seemed to be glossed over in the ending. I look forward to hearing what my book club has to say about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 7/7/2011

    " I really dont know why everyone isn't raving about this book. It was amazing! Could. Not. Put. It. Down. Go all of you...now... buy this book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ingrid | 5/5/2011

    " I did not find the characters compelling or convincing.
    The rape and violence were offensive.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/26/2011

    " My first Joshilyn Jackson novel. I loved it! For a Southern girl from Alabama, I fell in love quickly, not only with this book, but with the author, and returned to the library to check out more of Jackson's works. I loved every single page! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 4/22/2011

    " Love to laugh out loud when I read...and this is like talking to my grandmother...but a mystery on top...nothing better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 4/19/2011

    " Would have loved to have spent more time with the fun romantic relationship between the two main characters. Most of the book deals with the mystery and violence that surrounds a high school crime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/17/2011

    " As a southerner, I really enjoyed this book. It's very funny, but was a little strange at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/9/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, but it did not quite live up to all the hype that I had heard prior to reading it. I liked the occasional plot twists, but I felt that male characters could have been better developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 4/6/2011

    " I actually loved this book. I found it to be a quirky tale of a rightfully disturbed young girl. The author weaves a story that is probably very real for many. I highly recommend this book. I would have rated it 4 stars if it had a bit more girth to the story. All in all worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 3/31/2011

    " A fast read. I enjoyed Joshilyn Jackson's writing style, but I could just never fully buy in to the whole premise & outcome of the book.

    To sensitive readers: be forewarned bad language & bad behavior abound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/29/2011

    " I enjoyed the story, the characters, the suspense. Just a fun read. I'll be looking for more to read by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 3/28/2011

    " The author's writing style, especially in her dialogue, is witty and engaging and fun. Plus she incorporates this mystery that leaves you guessing until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/25/2011

    " Loved this book! It was really good with great characters!! It is one of those twist at the end kind of books. Where you think you are reading a pretty straight forward story and it takes a left turn right at the end. Very good very sweet! Love this crazy messed up family!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/23/2011

    " Decent book, in the vein of Secret Life of Bees. Interesting characters, decent plot. But nothing overly remarkable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 3/22/2011

    " I read this for my bookclub. I found the characters interesting. I particularly liked the development of Clarice and Aunt Florence. The story line was intriguing with a perhaps not so surprising ending. The use of foul language was overdone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/17/2011

    " Really great story. Loved how it was basically told backwards and with every other chapter flashbacks. There were some twists and turns as we got into the past that I absolutely did not see coming! "

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About the Author
Author Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson is the bestselling author of Backseat Saints, Gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and short-listed for the Townsend Prize. She won the SIBA Book Award for Fiction in 2005, and, as a former actor, was nominated for an Audie Award and received a Listen Up Award from Publishers Weekly.