I was disappointed in this story. Performance was well done but the story itself was all over the place and disappointing.
Yes I loved the story and I really loved hearing Ruby Dee's voice telling the story as if she were telling a story to a friend not just reading a book.
Addy Shad, well because it is her story and there was so many layers to who she was as a person you just wanted to get to know all about her.
Mrs. Leymoyne. Because that is my middle name and I have NEVER heard anyone else called by it.
Hard to put-down....
The narrator's voice and how the story would go from present to the past -
Addy Shadd - to ask her why she didn't tell her parents what really happened to her.
Didn't want the story to end...but it was a beautiful ending.
Yes, as I love being read to. It allows me to continue doing projects while listening to a wonderful story. Better than listening to TV...no commercials!
The two time periods interwove.
Ruby Dee is a great narrator and the story was great from start to finish.
Up there around 9 or 10.
No other book compares.
Every character was set apart.
Touched every emotion. Yes I laughed and cried.
Its different, but strangly you wanted to listen to more. You just have to get used to it
Its just totally different to what I have listened to before
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I bought this book quickly because I needed something to read. I didn't really do a lot of research but I saw a review praising Ruby Dee's reading of it. I loved the book! It is one of the few books I read where I shed genuine tears at the end. It is the story about one woman's life time and the journey that she is taken on. It is amazing and heartfelt. I highly recommend it.
I got this book because of Lansen's "The Girls" - this didn't grab me like that book did. It took me a little while to get used to Ruby Dee's cadence as the narrator. I think the abridgement was not good - there were plot lines that weren't fully fleshed out. All in all a pleasant listen, but not one I'd gush over.