One of the best books I have read in my lifetime. Although I listen vs read mostly out of convenience, I would highly recommend the audiobook. This was the best narration I've encountered in the countless audiobooks I've listened to and the separate narrators paint a perfect picture of each character.
The narration of this book made you feel that you were right there in the story. The characters were brought to life with such brilliance. I have recommended this to several of my friends.
A wonderfully written first book...a book within a book...what was it like if you lived in Mississippi in 1962, wore a white uniform, white hose and worked for a white Junior League Magnolia? Stockett uses her main characters, speaking in their dialect, to tell you their story and the story if the Civil Rights movement of the time. Independent women take a "giant step" for mankind and you, the listener, are totally engrossed from page one. I can't imagine NOT listening to this book to get the FULL affect!
I loved this book. Lots of great characters and very touching. The only thing i didnt like was the characters voices not being the same all the time. I think it would have been easier to listen to if the speaker was talking in each appropriate area. Great book though.. worth the time!
The characters are so well drawn that not only will you feel that you know them, but when the book ends you will miss them.
Audible always says "We hope that you have enjoyed this story..." and at the end of this one I just said, "Yes Audible, I did indeed."
I didn't want it to end. Producers in Hollywood - please make this into a motion picture!!
This was one of the best books I have read since My Sister's Keeper. All of the narrators bring the book to life. It's as if the maids are sitting with me and telling me their story. I was sorry when it was over, and hope to see more books by Kathryn Stockett.
This was truly a page turner, the best book this year, MS Stockett does an amazing job of bringing these characters to life, a must read for history buffs.