Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • by John Berendt
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex". These are some of the real residents of Savannah, Georgia, a city whose eccentric mores are unerringly observed, and whose dirty linen is gleefully aired, in this utterly irresistible audio. At once a true-crime murder story and a hugely entertaining and deliciously perverse travelogue, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is as bracing and intoxicating as half-a-dozen mint juleps.

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What the Critics Say

"Uproarious...a rich, irresistible mix of snobbery, mayhem, sex, mind-boggling parochialism, and mildewed magnolias....A glorious vanity fair of human folly." (The Boston Globe)

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Customer Reviews

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love this!

the characters in this story are funny and amazing! makes me want to go to Savanah.
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- Amazon Customer

Good Story.

Overall, I enjoyed the story. He wrote very colorful characters. I didn’t like when the would say his S sounds, he would whistle or make a sharp sound that really got in my nerves.
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- Natalie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2005
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks