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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Fannie Flagg

Narrated By: Lorna Raver

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2010

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes


Folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is the now-classic novel of two women in the 1980s; of gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode telling her life story to Evelyn, who is in the sad slump of middle age. The tale she tells is also of two women--of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth--who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder. And as the past unfolds, the present--for Evelyn and for us--will never be quite the same again...

"Airplanes and television have removed the Threadgoodes from the Southern scene. Happily for us, Fannie Flagg has preserved a whole community of them in a richly comic, poignant narrative that records the exuberance of their lives, the sadness of their departure. Idgie Threadgoode is a true original: Huckleberry Finn would have tried to marry her!"
--Harper Lee, Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

"A real novel and a good one... [from] the busy brain of a born storyteller."
--The New York Times

"It's very good, in fact, just wonderful."
--Los Angeles Times

"Funny and macabre."
--The Washington Post

"Courageous and wise."
--Houston Chronicle

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Lori R.

    wonderful love Fanny Flagg

  • Mckibben N.

    my favorite story. Same sex relationship, alternative family, and geniune human love beyond society's guidelines.

  • Liz Smith

    I cried! So good! And the narrator was perfect! Highly recommended. :)

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