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Download Thalia Book Club: The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster with Author Kaye Gibbons Audiobook

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2.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kaye Gibbons Narrator: Elissa Schappell and Andrea Marcovicci Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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Kaye Gibbons talks about her long awaited sequel to the beloved favorite Ellen Foster. Interviewed by Elissa Schappell. Selections read by Andrea Marcovicci. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 4/25/2011

    " Beginning and end were delightful. Writing style were a challenge to read. Middle of the book was "good" but a slow read. Author is a quirk. Glad I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patti | 2/16/2011

    " I really liked "Ellen Foster" but I could not get into this sequel at all and never finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanette | 12/30/2010

    " I liked this book much more than Ellen Foster. It wasn't as depressing, and it was so nice to read more about Ellen's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 12/24/2010

    " This sequel to Ellen Foster shows how Ellen uses all her resources to continue to move forward with her life after all her losses & then to find out about her good fortune. She is faithful to her friends who have helped her out throughout her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 10/2/2010

    " Not as good as the first (Ellen Foster) but still very good. Does a great job providing closure for this wonderful character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Anne | 9/3/2010

    " Bizarre sentence structures reminiscent of Sarah P. Is this supposed to be the way they talk in the South? Kind of fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aliza | 7/19/2010

    " Same good old wonderful Ellen but the writing and plot veers too much into "stream of conscious" storytelling that feels scattered and is often confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 7/8/2010

    " I LOVED "Ellen Foster," Five stars for sure, but this sequel was a three star book.












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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 6/14/2010

    " 4-- This sequel was harder to follow and understand. Not as good as the first book, Ellen Foster. Was interesting to see how Ellen is doing 3 years after the end of previous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 4/19/2010

    " The charm of Ellen Foster continues in this sequel. The author sculpts her characters and gives them voices that echo on after the last page in the book is read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 1/9/2010

    " It always take me a bit to relax into Kaye Gibbons' writing style--I didn't feel this was quite as good as some of her other books, but still rewarding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luisa | 12/6/2009

    " This book wasn't hard to get through, but I didn't come away with any particular impressions of what happened in the story. So-so. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Margaret | 12/1/2009

    " I remember loving Ellen Foster, but maybe I read it too long ago. Anyhow this sequel was written in such an annoying style I almost couldn't stick with it and then the ending was too much to believe. Too bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/27/2009

    " OK, I think I would have liked this better if I read it, rather than listened to it.
    The author narrated, and she had the perfect tone and accent, but she just speaks so fast! I had trouble sometimes keeping up with what was going on. "

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About the Author
KAYE GIBBONS is the author of eight novels, including Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman and Divining Women. With domestic sales of more than 4.2 million copies and numerous worldwide translations, she was designated "one of the most lyrical writers working today" by Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her 3 daughters.