Can't Wait to Get to Heaven : Elmwood Springs

  • by Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • Series: Elmwood Springs
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet. Meanwhile, back home, Elner's nervous, high-strung niece Norma faints and winds up in bed with a cold rag on her head; Elner's neighbor Verbena rushes immediately to the Bible; her truck driver friend, Luther Griggs, runs his 18-wheeler into a ditch, and the entire town is thrown for a loop and left wondering, "What is life all about, anyway?" Except for Tot Whooten, who owns Tot's Tell It Like It Is Beauty Shop. Her main concern is that the end of the world might come before she can collect her social security.
In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is proof once more that Fannie Flagg "was put on this earth to write" (Southern Living), spinning tales as sweet and refreshing as iced tea on a summer day, with a little extra kick thrown in.

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I love Fannie Flagg

If you are a Fannie Flagg fan you will love this
story. You should really listen to Redbird Christmas and Standing in the Rainbow first as this one ends one of her characters. The people are so elegantly described you feel as if you know them and you become a part of this little town of quirky folks.
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- gina

Not her best work

I was dissappointed in this book. It was kind of like eaves dropping on a boring conversation. I stopped listening midway through.
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- Mandy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape