Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  • by Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by Fannie Flagg
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As 80-year-old Mrs Cleo Threadgoode tells Evelyn Couch her life story, she escapes the Rose Terrace Nursing Home and returns to Whistle Stop, Alabama, in the 1930s. She tells the tale of two women: the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend, Ruth, who, back in the 30s, ran a little place offering good barbecue, good coffee, all kinds of love and laughter, and even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present, for Evelyn and for us, will never be quite the same.

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What the Critics Say

"A richly poignant narrative." (Harper Lee)
"Funny and macabre." (Washington Post)
"A thoroughly entertaining comic novel." (Newsday)

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Customer Reviews

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Too short

This is such a wonderful story but was far too short and over to soon. I would have preferred the unabridged version. Now I need to find the book so I read it in full.
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- sarah

Lovely ole Southern Charm

I was looking for something easy to listen to, I saw this & remembered liking the film in the early 90's.
This is much better than the film. I was enchanted by the author's performance, the accents, the characters & the descriptions.

In a nutshell:
A white, elderly woman's recollections
of living in segregated Alabama in the 1930's empowers another woman in the 1980's to address her troubles.

But it is so much more than this.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.

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- Lucie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-03-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK