LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!!! I kept stopping listening at the end so it wouldn't end!!! And listening to this one is the best! The voices of the women is fantastic! This has been the highest rated book by our bookclub. Half of the women actually grew up like the characters in the book. Some had the same silver patters and hairspray!!! So made for very interesting discussions from a variety of backgrounds! Get it, get it, get it...it's a must listen! Lynn
Every once in awhile the perfect combination of book and narration comes along, this is one of those times. Kathryn Stockett's touching novel will stay with you long after it's over. A work of art.
The story was excellent. It captured the angst, fear, and hatred as well as the bravery and love that was such a big part of 1960's Mississippi. It was an emotional roller-coaster. I laughed out-loud and cried along with the characters. The reading was also excellent. It was like listening to a play. I would DEFINITELY recommend it.
I have difficulty finding interesting books that my 11 year-old can listen to as well. This book was very entertaining and a great history lesson for her at the same time. We loved it!
I loved this book. The characters are well developed and the readers are great. It examines women of the South in the early 60's from two different perspectives - the maids and their employers. It brings in the historical climate of the time without getting bogged down in historical facts. I expect to revisit this book for another listen in the future.
This is one of my first downloads. I didn't want this one to end. The narration was wonderful too. You will not be disappointed with this one! I'm looking forward to Kathryn Stockett's next novel.
I enjoyed this book so much, I didn't want it to end. The narrators were perfect! Very enjoyable to listen to. Only the ending was left open. Hopefully there will be a sequel.
Each of the characters was distinguished from the others through description and the fabulous reading. By the end of the book, I felt that I was closing a portion of my own life. The message that I got from the book was that small gestures of understanding can heal each of us.
...for writing one of the finest novels I have had the opportunity to read/hear.
This book may very well become an important contribution to American literature. Congratulations!!