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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,062 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Smith Narrator: Lee Smith Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9781598871739
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This Good Morning America Read This! pick is a celebration of long friendships. In this sexy, funny, lyrical novel, four Southern women rejoice in the years and the love they've shared as they journey down the Mississippi and rediscover themselves. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/20/2014

    " I tried and tried to get into this book, but just couldn't. I didn't finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 2/16/2014

    " Couldn't finish it. Made it with only 80 pages left. Reading time is few and far between now - not worth reading if I'm not loving it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/15/2014

    " It was just OK. Originally bought the book for my mom, but she had already read it, so not a book I would have normally picked up. Story of women getting together with old college roommates after one of them died and wanted the rest of them to scatter her ashes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/15/2014

    " To me this book is a decent read if you have absolutely never to do!!!! Definitelty not my favorite "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 2/14/2014

    " Great to listen to as books on CD in the car. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda Ann | 2/10/2014

    " This was a fun book, following a group of college roommates reliving a trip they made as girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/10/2014

    " A good read - recognised many of the characters from my generation and college years in Virginia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 2/3/2014

    " "Read by the author in a lovely Southern drawl which added atmosphere to the telling, this is the story of 5 college "girls" in 1965 who took a river raft down the Mississippi, then reunite 35 years later on a steamboat trip down the same river. Many good tales are told of their lives, then and now." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 1/29/2014

    " College roommates take a trip on a raft down the Mississippi River in 1965. Okay, I can sort of buy that. The rest of the book got to be too coincidental for comfort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corin.garbe.2 | 1/27/2014

    " This book had some issues with plot development. It was 400 pages and I still couldn't keep the characters straight, mostly because they were poorly developed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/26/2014

    " Wasn't crazy about this one either - thought needed a little more wind in its sails "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bree | 1/25/2014

    " I've had this on my to-read shelf for quite some time, and unfortunately I didn't enjoy it much. I didn't find much cohesion between the past and present, and each of the character's back-story didn't really include how they got to become the person they are. Nothing was explained, there wasn't much info about their original raft trip (which would have been the more exciting tale, I think). It really fell flat for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salina | 1/21/2014

    " This is a pretty good book. It took me a while to get through it, but it was not bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 1/20/2014

    " Twelve young ladies from a women's college in Virginia take an adventure down the Mississippi River in 1965. In 1999 some of them gather to do it again -- but this time in a bit more luxury and with a "mission." Light and fun, especially for my generation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie Ferguson | 1/16/2014

    " being put on a pedestal is okay for awhile, but eventually your ass starts to hurt up there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/15/2014

    " This book follows the trip of several women down the Mississippi river- the group had taken their first trip during college and since that time, one of the women passed away-they are making the second trip to scatter her ashes. They women reflect on how their lives have changed since their initial journey and how they have become who they are as women. Well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helenmck | 1/14/2014

    " I loved this book and author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Callie | 1/11/2014

    " I read this only last year but can hardly remember a thing about it other than they were on a boat, there was a Mark Twain impersonator, it was ok, I read it b/c someone had given it to me and it was on my bookshelf. So, yeah, this is not a ringing endorsement, but it wasn't terrible. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/10/2014

    " An interesting group of women reunite to reprise a trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans. Smith reveals each character, showing life's twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/5/2014

    " An interesting group of women reunite to reprise a trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans. Smith reveals each character, showing life's twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 12/28/2013

    " its good for a light read... maybe a little shlocky but i really liked it. it made me think about my life 20, 30 and 40 years from now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoyed reading about the girls during college more than their current, pathetic lives. Fortunately there was more of the past than the present. I give it 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 12/17/2013

    " I was disappointed. It should have been better from her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/11/2013

    " This was a quick, engrossing read. It would make a great book to bring to the beach thought it had a bit more substance than your typical "beach book." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carleen | 12/10/2013

    " Not worth the time it took to read it; a few good moments, but otherwise trite, blase. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara Lamers | 12/9/2013

    " I expected more from this -- the characters were fairly superficial and somewhat flat, but the plot did move along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/27/2013

    " A good book about changing friendship dynamics, personal growth and journeys through life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 11/5/2013

    " Didn't really finish, just want it off my status. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/10/2013

    " This is a story about 4 college friends who reunite years later for a boat trip down the Mississippi to honor a fifth friend's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Beaman | 10/4/2013

    " There were part of this novel that I loved--and it was a lot different than other Lee Smith books--but I felt that it didn't have the same flair and magic as her other books. I didn't like the ending, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 10/3/2013

    " I just couldn't seem to get into this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rissi | 10/2/2013

    " I really loved this story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donna | 9/25/2013

    " I REALLY did not like this. I was drawn in by the premise & truly disappointed w/in 4-5 pages. I couldn't go any further w/ it. I was bored instantly. So sad! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shunt27 | 7/11/2013

    " Rather fun book about some older Southern women recreating their college trip down the Mississippi river. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauree | 7/7/2013

    " I enjoyed listening to Lee Smith, the author, read this book in an unabridged recording. She has a delicious southern accent. This book is like candy when you're hungry. It doesn't have a lot of nutritional value, but it is entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janne | 6/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book - I liked the characters - the idea of the story was a little odd, but I still liked the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 6/2/2013

    " I would have skimmed some had this not been an audio book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 5/23/2013

    " There was so much potential with this book's concept and it fell so far short. I was very disappointed. I kept reading hoping it would get better and in the end it never did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Werla | 4/13/2013

    " This book is about women in their 40's/50's who were college roommates. They get back together on a paddleboat traveling down the Mississippi River. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/21/2013

    " Probably my least favorite Lee Smith book yet, although still pretty engrossing with a large cast of interestingly flawed female characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 12/26/2012

    " Boring. Don't bother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 10/23/2012

    " Old high school friends reconnect on the Mississippi River. It was and entertaining and enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie Maskus | 8/30/2012

    " Read for Southern Voices 3/2006 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie | 8/28/2012

    " A great Southern author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 7/12/2012

    " Really good book about four friends doing a last favor for another friend. As they travel down the Mississippi they reflect on their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nanette | 7/11/2012

    " Really sweet story. Just goes to show that no matter how rocky relationships can be, good friends will stick with you through anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 6/18/2012

    " Another chick lit type book, but more like the ya-ya sisterhood books than anything by candace bushnell. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 6/17/2012

    " Yes! I finished it! Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scotty | 6/5/2012

    " Lee Smith at her best. She is a clever story teller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Abigail | 5/26/2012

    " Interesting story of college roommates who reunite for a river cruise as middle-aged women each with a story about who they were and what they've become. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/6/2012

    " I actually didn't get this one finished, I lost interest in it, so don't know how it ended, not bothered about finding out either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/14/2012

    " Chocolate Chapter selection "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elissa | 12/9/2011

    " it was ok. She's a really good writer, but the book was kind of depressing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 11/27/2011

    " I have just discovered Lee Smith and her books. I also read On Agate Hill which I enjoyed even more than this one. I like her voice. and her character development "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 9/18/2011

    " Thought the premise of the story was cool. Struggled with how the characters were developed as well as the ending. Like Family Linen much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/3/2011

    " I am listening to it instead of reading it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 7/25/2011

    " A little hard to get into, but overall an okay read. A bit forgettable though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/10/2011

    " Lee Smith has to be the best southern writer alive today. Bobbie stole this from me when I was 1/2 way through....I should get to continue in a while... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Abigail | 5/19/2011

    " Interesting story of college roommates who reunite for a river cruise as middle-aged women each with a story about who they were and what they've become. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/26/2011

    " This was almost like a "Golden Girls" reunion. "

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

    " I really enjoyed this book - I liked the characters - the idea of the story was a little odd, but I still liked the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jthreadsmith | 3/9/2011

    " Disappointing. Not her best book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/8/2011

    " Not as good as her previous work. I miss the mountain setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/5/2011

    " This was a quick, engrossing read. It would make a great book to bring to the beach thought it had a bit more substance than your typical "beach book." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2011

    " Not boring....girlfriends reunited to scatter a friend's ashes on the Mississippi River. Felt like I was floating down the river with them! A few very insightful ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 1/10/2011

    " Twelve young ladies from a women's college in Virginia take an adventure down the Mississippi River in 1965. In 1999 some of them gather to do it again -- but this time in a bit more luxury and with a "mission." Light and fun, especially for my generation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rissi | 12/26/2010

    " I really loved this story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julesatc | 12/25/2010

    " Thought the premise of the story was cool. Struggled with how the characters were developed as well as the ending. Like Family Linen much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/8/2010

    " Picked this up in a used book store - good story, easy read about friendships and love with some good life lessons along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 11/5/2010

    " Unimpressed, characters lack development and the story was weak. It didn't have much of a plot and the sub stories were sad and over used. "

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