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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,099 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haywood Smith Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN:
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Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda: five women who've been best friends since high school. They don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, the latest Buckhead gossip, and, most of all, lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and hang him with his own rope. Featuring laughter, revenge, long-lost loves, and plenty of white wine, The Red Hat Club is a funny, unforgettable novel that shows the power women can find when they accept and support each other. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

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

    " I listened to this book on audio on a long drive. The plot was predictable, but I enjoyed those spunky, southern ladies, they made me smile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 2/13/2014

    " So NOT a fan. I don't understand why all the hoopla over this book. It was only mildly entertaining and definitely too formulaic and too much man bashing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy Bliss | 2/7/2014

    " How wierd to read a book about a woman driving down the exact same road I just drove down! Good story. These women really exist here! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissie | 1/25/2014

    " Is it wrong that I love these books? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Merredith | 1/14/2014

    " did you like secrets of the ya ya sisterhood? then you'll like this book. it reminds me so much of that. its just like one big hallmark special. these women in their 50s or 60s now who used to be southern belles who still meet in their club, with flashbacks to other dilemas they had, plus the current one. so boring and sappy and sugary, i could not finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Woznik | 1/13/2014

    " This book is hysterical - The women in the book are great and a load of laughs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/12/2014

    " A bunch of college fraternity sisters maintain their friendship, even after they've all reached "a certain age". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2014

    " I listened to this story as a book on tape and really enjoyed it! A wonderful story of friendship over time, great characters and many laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Wallar | 1/11/2014

    " Simply lovey. Well written as always. I'm just oh so pumped to read more from Haywood Smith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Dieckmann | 1/6/2014

    " Great story of frienship and life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/27/2013

    " Interesting. There were a few chapters that I personally could have done with out reading. I had a friend who listened to it on tape and had to stop it quite a few times because her kids were listening and things were very not appropriate!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 12/21/2013

    " This book definitely makes you want to say "you go girl!". It is the story of four middle age friends that have been through everything together since high school. Now, they have to avenge one of their own against none other than her own husband. It is a fun book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 12/14/2013

    " This novel and its sequel are hysterical and you will find yourself laughing out loud. A group of Southern women with true Southern personalities experience hilarious situations, but show the loyalty of true friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Duckett | 9/30/2013

    " great read! loved the passion of this group of friends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/11/2013

    " I listened to this on CD on a three hour ride to my friend's house and back. This book made the ride go so much quicker and more enjoyable. It's about a group of older ladies but it's nothing that is unrelatable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 8/9/2013

    " This was a great book about having fun and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/30/2013

    " The Red Hat Club books by Haywood Smith are totally outlandish and funny! Great books if you want a laugh and something easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Long | 4/6/2013

    " I enjoyed this book from start to finish! Fun, uplifting, and makes you want to join their club! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cg G | 4/5/2013

    " Nice story. Loved the Atlanta slant. Made 50 seem old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia Mappus | 11/20/2012

    " Entertaining character development and a slow, lazy beach read by this witty southern author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 10/9/2012

    " Sassy southern ladies going 50 and beyond -- great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/30/2012

    " Fun summer read of 50 something Southern women who have been friends since high school. They've all married with varying degrees of success. Several subplots with the primary being about helping one of them exact revenge on her cheating husband. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 5/16/2012

    " This is one of my FAVORITE books. I love that it takes place in Atlanta about the time my parents were in High School. I recognize some of the places in the book that my Dad hung out. Zesto's on Piedmont, the Varsity! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 3/13/2012

    " This is a fun read- very different from most novels I read. Set in Atlanta and flashbacks to the 60's, I loved the different culture that is Southern ladies. Seeing as how this is about a bunch of women in their 60s, I didn't have a ton in common with them, but more than I expected! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2012

    " I had hoped this book would be as good as 'The First Wives Club.' It isn't. Neither the characters nor their situations interested me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Viramontes | 9/1/2011

    " The Southern version of the First Wives Club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/13/2011

    " It was a little slow starting, and I wasn't a fan of the flashbacks to the girls' earlier years sprinkled throughout the book, but overall a pretty good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/11/2011

    " A quick, breezy read. It was quite enjoyable since it was set around the metro Atlanta area in the 60s and in the 2000s. I'll definitely pick up more of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/10/2011

    " I liked reading this book about women who are in my peer group. Smith does a good job of telling of experiences many of us have had and the feelings at the stage of life we've reached. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharee | 1/14/2011

    " I'm currently reading it and I don't know how I feel about it. So far, it's an okay book. I can't wait to finish this so I can read a better book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renfrew | 8/23/2010

    " I think Haywood Smith originally wrote a Southern Chick Lit novel about a group of friends called the Mademoiselles, but her editor said, "Change the group to Red Hats, and it'll sell, Haywood." So the thinly disguised Mademoiselles morphed into (nominal) Red Hats... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cg | 8/17/2010

    " Nice story. Loved the Atlanta slant. Made 50 seem old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/29/2010

    " Cute funny story of mischief and friendship. Reminded me of some of my dear friends and the things I would do for them. Look forward to reading part 2. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 3/4/2010

    " So NOT a fan. I don't understand why all the hoopla over this book. It was only mildly entertaining and definitely too formulaic and too much man bashing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/28/2010

    " Great story of frienship and life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 12/1/2009

    " The Southern version of the First Wives Club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 11/9/2009

    " This is a fun read- very different from most novels I read. Set in Atlanta and flashbacks to the 60's, I loved the different culture that is Southern ladies. Seeing as how this is about a bunch of women in their 60s, I didn't have a ton in common with them, but more than I expected! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 8/17/2009

    " very entertaining and a clever twist in the plot of married women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcy | 7/8/2009

    " a light diversion - a horror story for all married middle age women. "

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About the Author
Author Haywood Smith

Haywood Smith is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Red Hat Club and Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, among other works. She lives in Buford, Georgia.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.