The Pecan Man

  • by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pecan Man is a beautiful work of Southern fiction whose first chapter was the first-place winner of the 2006 CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition in the unpublished novel category.
In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man. In narrating her story, Ora discovers more about herself than she could ever have imagined. This novel has been described as To Kill a Mockingbird meets The Help.


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LOVED IT! Great story. Great narrator.

I loved every minute of this book. I love it when an author as a story to tell and just tells it without wasting words or using filler just to fill the page to make the book last longer than it needs to. I am now starting to get wary of audiobooks that are 14 or 16 hrs, etc. This audiobook is 6 hrs and the author uses all of those hours to pack each minute with very interesting story telling. It doesn't hurt that the narrator is top notch. I highly recommend this book.
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- Delah "Which came first... the books or the glasses?"

Southern Prejudice meets Southern Love

I am a sucker for southern fiction . . . and boy, did I hit the jackpot on this one! The narration was near perfect, and the story was breathtakingly beautiful, heartbreaking, and true to the spirit of life in Georgia in the 1970s. I'd like to be able to say it wasn't so . . . but it is . . . I lived there . . . and worked there . . . in a hard scramble little town . . . where they might as well have drawn a line down the middle . . . I still live in the south (Alabama) and truth be told, it's not much different now, though people try to put a polite and pretty face on it . . . The Pecan Man is a delightful book . . . and I loved it just as much as I did The Help . . . Mrs. Ora did what we all must do, confront racism and prejudice one day at a time, examining ourselves, rechecking our own attitudes, reaching out in practical ways, getting rid of stinking thinking . . . and most of all loving our fellow men and women . . . there is a grace and love that is only found in the south, which is sometimes only a facade, but as in The Pecan Man, not always . . . that's the south that I love . . . don't miss this wonderful story . . .
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- Debbie "Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.