This book is one of my new favorites. It's wonderfully narrated and a real eye opener to the way of things in the deep south in the early 60's. Although I'm not from the South, I found myself identifying with the era. I was born in 1961 and found it interesting to think about this time while listening to the book. It's a touching story about women and friendship. I highly recommend it!
Having grown up 180 degrees from the setting of this book (and decades later), this was an eye opening book. The characters were human, the story flowed and was well written. I sat in my car not wanting to stop listening! I still wonder what happened to Abaleen and Minnie? Did Skeeter find happiness in NYC? Loved the book!!
I did not want this one to end. The character development is masterful. The plot is slow to development, and the beauty of this book is found in the depth of the characters and their insights.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. Not only was the subject matter interesting and relevant, but the different voices were incredible as well. Why this book isn't Number 1 on every book list is a mystery to me. DOWNLOAD IT EVERYONE AND FEAST YOUR EARS AND SOUL ON A WONDERFUL STORY!
Wow! I liked it very much! I was drawn in very quickly and totally enthralled by this exquisitely written book! I totally enjoyed all the readers that depicted the different characters, which made the book! The author’s descriptive writing and the voices of the readers took me to the mid 1960’s. I laughed, got angry, shook my head in disgust, and cried. I’ve never been to Mississippi and I was taken there through the authors words. The book confirmed what I suspected about how life had to of been for maids in the south during that era. I couldn’t stop listening! This should be a movie!
Bought this book for two friends before I even finished listening to my copy. Very compelling. One of the best books in my Audible library!
the best book i've listened to in quite some time. the women's voices have a beautiful resonance that brings the story to life.
...this is far and away my favorite listening experience since starting with Audible.com some 125+ books ago. The combination of writer and narrators is perfect--each reader is at the very top of their field. There was not one moment of the 18 hours when my mind wandered. I can't pretend to know what life was really like for these women in the 60's, but I feel as if I got a glimpse. The experience has definitely changed me a little and I am having trouble listening to anything else in the wake of this gem of a book. I hope we hear much more from Katherine Stockett.