• Welcome to the World, Baby Girl

  • By: Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by: Fannie Flagg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-07-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (9 ratings)


Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).
Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery.
Among the colorful cast of characters are:

Sookie, of Selma, Alabama, Dena's exuberant college roommate, who is everything that Dena is not; she is thrilled by Dena's success and will do everything short of signing autographs for her; Sookie's a mom, a wife, and a Kappa forever
Dena's cousins, the Warrens, and her aunt Elner, of Elmwood Springs, Missouri, endearing, loyal, talkative, ditsy, and, in their way, wise
Neighbor Dorothy, whose spirit hovers over them all through the radio show that she broadcast from her home in the 1940s
Sidney Capello, pioneer of modern sleaze journalism and privateer of privacy, and Ira Wallace, his partner in tabloid television
Several doctors, all of them taken with - and almost taken in by - Dena
There are others, captivated by a woman who tries to go home again, not knowing where home or love lie.
©2004 Fannie Flagg (P)2004 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen C. Parker on 30-10-13

ABRIDGED? You must be kidding!

Would you listen to Welcome to the World, Baby Girl again? Why?

This was a wonderful book, but when I looked at the info again and saw that it was ABRIDGED, I thought why? Why would Audible be so ridiculous and even begin to sell only an ABRIDGED version of this book. I did not see an unabridged and am so disappointed in Audible and the producers of this book. Give me a break. I just finished Washington, A life - 42 hours and was thrilled. Then I find that ridiculous Audible produces an ABRIDGED version of the fabulous book. You should be ashamed!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kate Reardon on 24-03-16


The audiobook is abridged. Some really beautiful parts were removed, and it shows. Bit of a travesty.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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