This book is so incredibly addicting, narrated in pitch perfect accents - the well written tale sucks you in right from the beginning. Reminds me quite a bit of The Secret Life of Bees and one of the narrators worked on that audio book as well. This is by far the best use of a credit ever, I cannot wait for Kathyn Sockett to write her next novel. Amazing that this kind of authenticity could come from a white woman, albeit one that lived in the South. Bravo!!
This ranks among the top audio-books I've listened too, and I've been a member of audible for years. Excellent writing, story, and characters. The narration was perfect and added so much to the story.
This book was great. The characters were well-developed and the narrators really did well with the different characters. I did not want the story to end and hope there will be a sequel!
I was touched, moved, entertained, enthralled with this book I've been tempted to buy it for every person I know (instead, I'll highly recommend it to everyone I know!). I laughed out loud (mostly at Minnie), seethed with anger(mostly at Hillie), was uplifted by Abelene's faith and courage, and encouraged by Eugenia's self-discovery. I lived with these characters and now I miss them terribly!
I think I enjoyed this book more on audio because of the skill of the narrarators. The book is excellently written, but I could not have provided the voices like the audio book.
I can't recall ever listening to a better book. The narration was amazing. I felt like I knew the characters and could even imagine them in their daily lives. I wish I had the money to make this into a movie. One of the best books ever and I recommended it to a friend who also loved it. I was sad when this one ended because I wanted the story to just keep on going.
This is one of the rare books that you listen to and you are truly sad when it ends. The writing is sharp, painful, funny - and the narration brings Stockett's wonderfully developed characters into your car, home, or where ever you choose to listen to this great work.
This is a wonderful book. Well written and read. It gives you a glimpse into another time and another world. Knowing that things have changed from the time in this book to now gives me hope for the future.
I laughed, cried and was drawn in my Stockett's simple, but vivid descriptions. She has woven a complex thread through a volatile and moving time in our history. What a GREAT read.
The best audio presentation I have heard to date!I truly wished there would have been parts 4, 5, and 6, and 7 ... I loved it!!!