Very good writing and narration.
Tells the "other side of the story"
What it was (is?) like to be a black maid for white families in the South, and the repercussions of speaking out about the truth of their treatment.
Absolutely wonderful book that is exquisitely read. I married a Southern women, although one more contemporary than those portrayed here, yet I see much of her and her family woven in this tale. I just loved this book.
I've listened to several books on tape - this one was excellent. The women that read the story are fantastic - the views from the different women's perspectives are portrayed well, and issues are addressed with humor and satisfaction. This will make a great movie. I recommend this book.
This book was wonderful! I could not stop listening to it. The narrators were excellent. They made it easy to tell the charactors apart. I would look for this author and narrators again!
Great story and narration.
I cant begin to say how great this book was. The characters were superb, the story line was great and it kept me wanting more. I couldnt put it down. My favorite audio book to date!
I have found that I really love stories told in multiple voices, and this one is a perfect example of why that style works.
The book's summary didn't entice me, but the rave reviews did, although, as a born-and-bred Southerner, I was still a little dubious - I thought it might be insulting, self-righteous or just silly. However, I found the story engaging and plausible, and the characters quite likable. And the readers! Their voices were warm and caring, feisty and funny, heartbreaking and sincere.
To a "Grits" (girl raised in the South) like me, the attitudes depicted rang true. I remember when my grandmother had a toilet installed in her basement for her maid, whom she really "loved", but whose wastes she honestly believed might be hazardous to her health! These beliefs were so deeply ingrained through generations, I'm just glad that there were a few intelligent, caring and BRAVE people down here who were willing to take the risks that these women took. And now we have a black president - AND racial profiling all at the same time - at least that shows SOME progress, even though racism is FAR from over!
I just finished this book and loved it! The story was great and the narration was very easy on the ears. You will NOT be disappointed.
One of the best books I have ever read or listened to. Wonderful story line, great characters, funny, suspenseful -- and in this audio format, exceptional narration. I have purchased a hard copy of this book for myself, and as gifts for a number of friends. Very highly recommended.