• Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

  • By: Rebecca Wells
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Wells
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser", the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle.

Siddalee, a successful theater director with a huge hit on her hands, panics and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend, Connor McGill. Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together.

Visit Ya-Ya.com, where you can:

  • find tips on starting your own Ya-Ya group
  • join the Ya-Ya .com Community
  • send Ya-Ya e-cards
  • download Ya-Ya wallpaper for your computer's desktop
  • use the Ya-Ya name generator to come up with your own Ya-Ya name
©1996 Rebecca Wells (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Mary McCarthy...and a host of others have portrayed the power and value of female friendships, but no one has done it with more grace, charm, talent, and power than ...Wells does in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." ( Richmond Times Dispatch)

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not marked as abridged

I never listen to abridged books and was really disappointed that I wasted my time re-reading this beloved book as abridged. Planning to exchange. Please mark this more clearly for others

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love this book

Wish it had not been abridged!
Still a lovely story & performance. I will listen again and again.

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Love it.

I have loved this book for a long time. It's one I can always reread.

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listen over and over

God how I love to listen to these stories. it makes me wish I knew the back stories of my mom and friends/sisters.

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Unlabeled Abridged Version

This title is not labeled as abridged, though I suppose if one looks at the length they'd figure it out, It was on sale, so I didn't check. That being said, it being abridged was a blessing in disguise. The narrator, who happens to be the writer was not my cup of tea. She seemed to be trying so hard to be over the top, but it comes at the detriment of enunciation and over all tempo just plain out being able to understand what she's saying at time. Actress, or at least voice actress she is not.

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It's very sad that it is an abridged version: the original is fantastic, but it loose interesting and emotionally triggering parts with the cuts