this book took me away to a time not so long ago ...i could not get enough ms stocktts writing is mesmerizing ,i want more , i need to know what happens to my characters...please,please,write more ....one word sequel.............you must
Of the many great listens I've enjoyed from Audible, this one is at the top! The narration was wonderful. I'm usually very suspicious about this type of book because the characters seem to come across as "whinny", but not here. They are just so real. The writing is beautiful, the language is subtle, not course, and I found that I had slipped into the world of the 1960's south.
Insight to the lives of the South. Totally eye opening since I live in the West and have never experienced the situations. Enjoyed listening.
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.