Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

  • by Fannie Flagg
  • Narrated by Fannie Flagg
  • 1 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She's one of America's fairest and funniest ladies. Actress and screenwriter, director and comedienne, Fannie Flagg is also a most accomplished and high-spirited author. Said Kirkus of her first book, Coming Attractions: "It's subtitled 'A wonderful novel' and that's exactly what it is." Here is her second. Get ready, because it's going to make you laugh (a lot), cry (a little), and care (forever). What is it? It's first the story of two women in the 1980s: gray-headed Mrs. Threadgoode tells 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 30s, ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama - a Southern kind of Café 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 quite be the same.
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café is folksy and fresh, endearing and affecting, with humor and drama, and with an ending that would fill with smiling tears the Whistle Stop Lake...if they only had a lake.


What the Critics Say

"A sparkling gem." (Birmingham News)
"This whole literary enterprise shines with honesty, gallantry, and love of perfect details that might otherwise be forgotten." (Los Angeles Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This wonderful novel was absolutely butchered in its audio version. It is a very small sample of the amazing stories you would find in the actual book. They removed almost the whole message and feel of the book from this version. It makes me very upset that I bought this audio book. Read the actual book; do not waste your time, money or credits on this audio book. There are better audio books out there.
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- Ashley

NOT the whole story...

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I was surprised that this was not the full story!

Would you recommend Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe to your friends? Why or why not?

No, because it is not the full story.

What aspect of Fannie Flagg’s performance would you have changed?

She left out most of the book.

Did Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe inspire you to do anything?

Yes, to be more careful when I order audio books.

Any additional comments?

Pay attention!

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- Leslie Upham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2006
  • Publisher: Random House Audio