I usually listen to thrillers and mysteries, but this, this is so unbelievably great! The story is compelling, I have to force myself to take off my earphones and wait for my next two mile hike. I just don't want it to end, but I can't wait to find out how it ends...I am almost there, don't have much more left. The readers are absolutely superb, they have the dialect down pat. Don't hesitate, download this book!!!!!
This was my second audible book and I enjoyed it very much. Being from Canada, I can't imagine what life was like in Jackson - however the story telling from the four actresses who read this book bring it to life. Very interesting and thought-provoking listen for those interested in historical fiction!
I LOVED this story! That alone would have been enough, but it was just beautifully read in the right tone and context. Not much else I can say that expresses the wonderful total experience of this audio version. Go get it!
I have listened to literally hundreds of audiobooks over the course of a misspent life, in all genres. This one is in a class by itself. First, the book is just wonderful: funny, heartbreaking, maddening, ultimately triumphant. But what is there to say about the narration? Except: perfect. You are pulled into the lives of the characters and you don't want to leave. Wait! Wait! I wanted to call. Don't leave! I want to know what happens next! I was hooked from the first 10 minutes, and I listened and listened until it was over. If you have wondered if this book really is as good as it's cracked up to be: the answer is yes.
A fantastic book, and the audio version is very well done. The women narrating give great depth to the text and transport you into Mississippi in the 60's. The novel provides such an insight into the lives of "the help". A must-read and must-listen!
One of the best audio books I have heard. The narrators made you feel like you were there. Excellent story that takes you back to the dawn of the civil rights movement in the South. I didn't want it to end.
This is a wonderful book made even richer by the reading as an audible book! I intended to listen to this slowly over two months while travelling - instead I was done in 5 days, addicted and greedily searching for my earpiece at every opportunity. Get this - your life will be better for the listening!