I had heard this was a great read but I believe it is a much greater listen. The voices of each character just reached me and I have had a hard time "getting into" another book. The story they all had to tell was made even more heart wrenching given that it is based on events that took place in my lifetime. Just jaw dropping.
This is such a great audio book. The narrators are fantastic. This was one of those books I didn't want to end.
All of the characters have such depth, you find yourself feeling like you know them personally.
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.