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Cold Sassy Tree

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Olive Ann Burns

Narrated By: Tom Parker

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2005

Duration: 13 hours 7 minutes


The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around-fast. If the preacher's wife's petticoat shows, the ladies will make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things take a scandalous turn. That is the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, elopes with Miss Love Simpson-a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee! On that day, fourteen-year-old Will Tweedy's adventures begin and an unimpeachably pious, deliciously irreverent town comes to life.

Olive Ann Burns's classic best-seller brings to vivid life an era that will never exist again, exploring timeless issues of love, death, coming-of-age, and the ties that bind families and generations.


  • gini comer

    I've always loved this book. the narrator was excellent.

  • Nathan

    Great book. Very captivating and kept me listening throughout the whole thing.

  • BJ Strickland

    I am a southerner yet don't always care for "southern literature" or writers. How I missed this book when it first came out is beyond me however. I so thoroughly loved the narration that I had to run out and buy the paper copy to finish it. The narrator gets southern accents right, pacing right and the nuances of what Ms. Burns was trying to convey in her words right. I loved it!