This is an amazing story from the standpoint that it so aptly captures the difficulties of living in a society where Jim Crowe laws are in play and Blacks have few rights, if any. It makes one think twice about recent news incidents where a group of young Black Americans were turned away from a swimming pool with their money refunded, of course, because they "changed the complexion of the club."
I loved it! Having more than one narrator was fabulous. It really helped identify with the characters. I told everyone about the book. Best listen ever.
I loved this! The story was compelling and the southern accent of the readers were a huge hit with me! I told all of my friends to get this book!
I so wish we could give half stars, or break down the reveiws! I would give this listen a 4.5. The resolution to the story left me a litle flat, however the bulk of it was very engrossing. I've been glued to my iPod for the last three days, if that tells you anything. The narration and production is just through the roof, definitely a 5 plus. These women's voices are just phenomenal. Just couldn't bring myself to give it a 5.
I manage to listen to a few audiobooks a month.. have been for the last few years. This book was fantastic.. so fantastic that after finishing it I had no motivation to listen to the next book in my library... it just seemed dull and flat after listening to "The Help"
This story was wonderful and the voices were brilliant. All the readers voices, especially Abeleen's, were warm and delicious in my ears.
I have listen to over 200 books. I loved this book. The characters were just wonderful. The story was interesting. I couldn't wait to listen to this book. Well done!!
The world has lines which must be crossed no matter how uncomfortable. This is a story of triumph over fear. I loved the characters and now the book has ended, I miss them already!
I think this is my favorite Audible book so far (and I have listened to quite a few). The story is utterly compelling, and, I might add, eye-opening for this reader who was just a baby during the time the book takes place. The readers were simply outstanding. They made me feel like I knew the characters, who I miss now that I've finished the book. Oh, if only for a sequel!