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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,683 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carson McCullers Narrator: June Angela, John Cothran Jr, Ruby Dee, Daniel Henson, Victor Mack, Jena Malone, Lawrence Pressman Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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Gangly, outspoken 12-year-old Frankie Addams yearns to belong to the we of me, and in a Southern kitchen, pours her heart out to the family cook, Berenice. One of the most beautiful plays ever written about loneliness and love.

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

    " Youth revisited. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 2/12/2014

    " I wanted to love this book - I really did. I usually love coming-of-age stories and the way they can transport you back in time. This particular one was just very slow. While a short book, it took me awhile to get through it. Very well written and poetic, it just didn't speak to me as much as others have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 2/6/2014

    " Really excellent book about a girl who is tired of a lot of the things she has been used to but unsure how to proceed next. She wants an adventure but is mistaken about the kind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie Louise Kvistgaard | 2/1/2014

    " Interesting. McCullers again showing off her incredible ability to soak into her characters souls and reveal to us her fantastic human insight. However the book seems to be standing still, everywhere except the maincharacters mind, all the way till the end. The narration beautiful and her knowledge of minds once again shown off and spot on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/31/2014

    " This book is really wonderful and I feel like I connected with it a lot (not that I demand that of a book) but sometimes ol' Frankie/Frances/F.Jasmine maybe didn't really speak like a usual 14(?) year would, but maybe this was supposed to be a dream world where you're more articulate about your feelings at that age. Excellent coming-of-age tale for many reasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/19/2014

    " "If you want to read something that will shock you, turn to page 66." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kit Fox | 1/16/2014

    " Didn't resonate with me the way The Heart is a Lonely Hunter did--not sure why. It was fully imbued with the very Southern notion of possessing both and incredible fondness for the place you're from and the ineluctable desire to get the hell out of there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 11/23/2013

    " Reread of a favorite. Frankie is such a memorable character in her anger, confusion and isolation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carola | 11/15/2013

    " Read this because I kept running into references to it in other things I read. Well worth it...great translation of feelings into images. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/15/2013

    " A bit depressing perspective of adolescence. Yet found ways to relate even though being 12 is far from my memory:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 7/2/2013

    " So beautiful and sad with the slightly distorted worldview of a child. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ryanne | 9/23/2012

    " if it were possible, i'm afraid this would be in the negtives for star ratings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 9/20/2012

    " Carson McCullers is pretty unbelievable. the characters and places are intense and realistic. this isn't as complex as her first book, but almost as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Jennelle | 8/3/2012

    " Slow going as a read, but amazing ideas to digest once you're done. Wish I read this one as a teen, would've felt less alone in my mind world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mila | 7/30/2012

    " I found this paperback in the freebie bin at my neighborhood book store. It's a beautiful coming of age story by Carson McCullers set in the South. Her characters and sense of place made this short novel a page-turner. I was sad when it ended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clare | 5/3/2012

    " I just don't get it. An overly precocious 12 year old wants to badly to be grown up. Colloquial language, historical setting, but I just didn't like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Pelt | 2/28/2012

    " Best read on a sweltering summer afternoon, but perfectly pleasant on a cool spring day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 9/19/2011

    " I don't see what the big wow is?? It was OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 7/2/2011

    " Another sparse, quick novella by McCullers with beautifully drawn characters and attention to little details, the heartache of a young girl not knowing how to break free from a simple Southern life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 6/27/2011

    " I love the way McCullers writes childhood. It's weird and a little off, but perfect at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer (Books, Personally) | 5/26/2011

    " This was a reread. I'd forgotten how exquisite the writing is, and how powerfully McCullers captures the emotions of a young woman wavering on the brink between childhood and adulthood. An all time favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 3/8/2011

    " I really liked this book with a twist ending .. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/2/2011

    " A bit depressing perspective of adolescence. Yet found ways to relate even though being 12 is far from my memory:) "

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About the Author
Author Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers (1917–1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock without Hands. Born in Columbus, Georgia, she became a promising pianist and enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York when she was seventeen, but lacking money for tuition, she never attended classes. Instead she studied writing at Columbia University, which ultimately led to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the novel that made her an overnight literary sensation.