Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

  • by Emily Carpenter
  • Narrated by Kate Orsini
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother's tragic, premature death - and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea's ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She'll find you, I think, but if she doesn't, you find her.
Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father. While Althea doesn't expect him, or her politically ambitious brother, to welcome her with open arms, she's not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim, long-buried family secret. Fragile and desperate, Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the truth about her lineage. Drawn deeper into her ancestors' lives, Althea begins to unearth their disturbing history...and the part she's meant to play in it.
Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman's emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.

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over-dramatic & awful

If I could give this zero stars, I would. This should have been about a 5 hour book max. The main character is an unlikable mishmash of every negative femaloe stereotype (overly emotional, always needs a man, always impulsive, not the least bit self-sufficient & nary a worry about birth control) & if you took a shot of vodka every time she yammers on about red ravens & her cigar box, you'd die of alcohol poisoning well before the end of the book. She has a serious anger management problem, in the least interesting/most annoying ways possible. The remaining characters are one-dimensional & their actions make zero sense. The heroine never simply walks, instead she flails, she flees, she races, she charges, she sprints, she rushes headlong, it's exhausting & I only finished the listening because I hoped someone would finally finish her off. The ending is predictable, far-fetched & unsatisfactory.

I didn't like it.
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- "lfind"

I want to bottle Kate Orsini's voice . . .

. . .and put it in the pantry between the honey and the molasses. The story kept moving and changing, one memorable scene after another all beautifully painted and believably, sadly, all too Southern.
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- Duchess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio