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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauretta Hannon Narrator: Julia Gibso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning author and humorist Lauretta Hannon is also a popular contributor to Georgia Public Radio. A collection of hilarious and poignant true Southern stories, The Cracker Queen dispels the popular image of the Southern belle with spirited portraits of strong, authentic Southern women. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This wonderfully written book is the perfect antidote for our present hard times.”

    Tucson Citizen

  • Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Hannon’s is a distinct voice reminding us that even cracker queens savor and learn from everyday experiences. ”


  • “A bracing, heart-gladdening embrace of human foibles and strangeness.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura Mallard | 2/2/2014

    " I was disappointed.I thought this book would be similar to a lot of Southern writers- Jill Connor Browne, Celia Rivenbark, Hollis Gillespie- but I just didn't like the author's voice. The book was a very easy read, I read it in one night but it wasn't anything memorable. Perhaps my hopes were just too high. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ashley | 1/27/2014

    " I couldn't finish this one. I couldn't relate to the author enough to get into it and enjoy the journey. The author relates stories from her childhood, most of which are outrageous along the lines of Jeannette Wall's The Glass Castle, but they don't feel real. Many times I wondered if the author hadn't exaggerated or even created the incidents just to make a more interesting book. The stories are told at surface level with no reflection on the thoughts or motives of the people involved. I was annoyed with the author's obvious class envy as well. I found myself questioning whether or not the author had simply misread situations or people. I tried repeatedly to finish the book but kept finding myself doing sudoku instead so I eventually gave up. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Melanie | 1/26/2014

    " Ended this fiasco on page 136. I like southern stories, real or fiction, and was intrigued by the title but this so called Cracker Queen was down right dull. It was like listening to a drunk friend try to tell you some irrelevant story who just kept getting sidetracked into some other crappy story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Terri Chapman | 1/23/2014

    " It was enjoyable. One of those books though that makes you wonder if anyone with a bit of a quirky life can just go ahead and write a book about it. To me, it's a humorous account but certainly not literature. "

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