Mama Learns to Drive: And Other Stories

Version: Unabridged
Author: Donald Davis
Narrator: Donald Davis
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Comedy
Publisher: August House Publishers
Published In: October 2006
Length: 1 hour, 58 minutes
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Learning to drive has occassioned emotions ranging from reasonable caution to unbridled terror. Learing under the watchful eye of one's spouse is an added challenge. Undertaking the task with anxious children in hte backseat can only heighten the sensory richness of the moment.

Reviews (4)

Momma Learns to Drive

Written by Nann on February 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This leaves you wanting more - it is way too short. The 4 short stories were really funny and told with the southern writers cadence and humor. We have plenty of complicated, adult topics available in our reading and movies. It is a pleasure to endulge in simple, funny stories told from a child's perspective.

mama learns to drive

Written by Anonymous from Earlysville, VA on February 6th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was way to short to waste an entire shipment on -- 5 stories was it. They made me smile, though, just wish it was longer.

Not worth a selection

Written by Anonymous on January 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I wasn't impressed by this item. It was one CD, and featured four 20-ish minute segments that were, I believe, the man's own stories. They were cute, and sometimes funny, but no where near the quality of other humorous materials that you can get from SimplyAudioBooks. In fact, you probably have story tellers in your family, or where you work, who tell a tale just as well as this individual. He does have a rich voice, with a fine Southern Appalachian accent, and the cadence is true to the area. But if you're a northerner, by the end of the sentence you may have forgotten what he said at the beginning of the sentence. His stories are not crafted anywhere near to the level of authors whose works are available here, such as Bill Bryson or Bob Newhart. Don't bother.


Written by Anonymous on September 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Family friendly, yet verging on hysterical. It'll make you wish you were part of his family, and reminisce about the ways in which your family was as amusing as his. We highly recommend anything by Donald Davis.

Author Details

Author Details

Davis, Donald

Donald Davis tells original stories of his Appalachian upbringing to audiences of more than 150,000 annually as he tours from coast-to-coast headlming storytelling festivals and performing at conventions, in schools and libraries, and for business audiences. This spring he will keynote the Kansas Library Tri-Conference (March 30-31) and headline the Texas Library Association storytelling concert (April 5-7). He has performed in virtually every state and overseas from Scotland to Indonesia. His award-winning books and recordings are so numerous they've earned him a special section of the August