Barbara McBride-Smith, here performing her own words, is a natural storyteller. Her Texan drawl and spirited delivery set an instant mood. In this audiobook she boldly takes on some timeless tales where women are usually sidelined by a bunch of "Good Ol' Boys". In her versions, however, the women take charge. McBride Smith tells the story of Eve and the time God sent her a man; the story of Mrs. Noah, or "little miss pleasing"; and a few Greek myths, always with the spin of a fast-talking Texas woman who will always get the last word. With tongue firmly in cheek, McBride's versions of these old stories, and the modern tangents she interjects, will have you laughing and wanting more.
Following Eve and Mrs. Noah's stories are four of McBride-Smith's retellings of Greek myths from her West Texas good-ole-girl perspective. There's Theseus, one of the heroes of Greek mythology, who turns out to have "a few cogs without a matching ratchet". And then there's Bacchus, the Greek god of wine. He was born without a mother and had a hard childhood. Yet as McBride-Smith explains, he went on to be the patron saint of all women (and all hearty partiers)!
©2005 Barbara Mcbride-Smith; (P)2005 August House Publishers, Inc.
"Audiophiles who want to experience Texas through the voice of someone other than 'W' will be delighted with storyteller Barbara McBride-Smith's recordings." (AudioFile)
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