Amazing. This is the first time I have felt that I would have missed something if I had read the book instead of listening to the audiobook. The book was great, but the narration was beyond outstanding. I am from the south and can attest to the authenticity of their accents. If this book is ever made into a movie (and I suspect it probably will be), the actresses would do well to listen to these narrators in preparation for their roles.
I bought the ebook and didn't want to put it down to get some chores done, so I d/l the audible version. All I can say is, "Wow!" This has to be the BEST narration I have ever heard. The characters are so full of life that they would make me feel emotion not by what they were saying, but how they were saying it.
The book was amazing. Usually I'd say if you just got the written book it was fine, but the narration is so amazing that it was worth having both.
Fabulous story!!! Beautifully told. I couldn't stop listening to it! I was addicted. This is a 10 star book! Buy this download. I never write reviews, but this book was so good, I was compelled to!
I bought this book based on the excellent reviews.
I too have to give it a five. It is funny, poignant, and keeps you coming back for more.
Not only did I absolutely adore the characters, the story, and the author's writing, the narrators on this audio version were flawless. Each of the three women (only one chapter is done without the voice of Minny, Skeeter, or Aibileen) took on their respective character's traits and habits beautifully. The book became less a story that I was listening to, and more an experience in itself where I felt close to the characters within. I'm glad I finally got to "read" this book, it's worth the hype, and even more worth it when you get to listen to talented narrators tell the story to you. I would highly recommend listening to this book.
EveLynn in Wisconsin
I enjoyed every moment of this book - Traveled up the East Coast with it. Each character came alive in my mind and it personalized a very difficult time in the history of the South. I have recommended it to my friends. One of my all time favorites! I hope there is a sequel - wanna know what happened to everyone!!
This was a wonderful book. It is well written and the reading (voices) of each character was almost perfect.
When I was growing up we would never see a black person in our neighborhood except for the help. If we did it was looked upon with suspicion. This brought back many memories of how it was and I'm amazed at how far we have come in my lifetime.
Really, a good listen.
I have written two reviews but have listened to 100s of Audiobooks. This book was one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. I did not want it to end. The narrators were outstanding. I can't say enough about this book!