The novel paints a rich portrait of the struggles of women, black and white, in the deep South during the turbulent pre-Civil Rights era. I can't remember when I've cared so much about the characters in any story, except maybe "To Kill a Mockingbird." The story could stand on its own merit, but the voice actors were remarkable! They gave the characters such dimension. Truly the best audio book production I've ever heard.
This is my all time favorite audiobook. Beautifully written, and the narrators are spectacular. I was so sad when I finished - I could have listened to them for many more hours.
It is amazing how far we have come in only 40 or so years. I really enjoyed this book. The characters came to life for me and I heard them in my mind long after the book was done.
One of the best books I have read in a long time. Wonderfully written, and expertly narrated! There is no question about why this book has been so highly rated by Audible members. It is a must read.
I grew up in MS during the 1960s and Ms. Stockett's book took me back into my own childhood kitchen with our maid. I knew many Abelenes and Minnies. I highly recommend this book. It is thoughful without preaching. This book was perfect in audio. The narrators brought each character to life in a way the written word could not. A powerful book.
Listen to about four audio books a months. Never without one.
One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Amazing historical fiction - and all of it in my lifetime. Great narration. A must read!