I LOVED this book! The narration was the best I've ever heard! I have recommended this book to all my friends and family. It actually helped me work out more because I couldn't wait to get to the gym just to listen while I worked out!
I bought this book for entertainment on the drive to and from work....unfortunately I ended up not being able to put it down and listened to it every chance I got.
What a great story! It kept me riveted from the first sentence, and the narrators made me feel as though I was right there with them in Jackson, Mississippi. As a white woman, I was horrified by some of the things I heard, and I had to ask myself if I would have behaved any differently if I had lived in that time and place. I highly recommend this story to anyone.
My wife and I listened to this book on a long drive to FL and back. I chose it for her and she loved it. I thought it was a "chick" book but I liked it as much as she did. You have to listen to this one especially if you are from the South and are over 55.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
I recommend this book to anyone that would like a great story with interesting characters and topic. I found myself engaged throughout the reading and enjoyed all of the readers. I did feel that Ms. Skeeter's voice was a bit young but it wasn't unpleasant to hear. I never think about the black/white issue very often and I was surprised by what may have occured many years ago.
My first review, but I had to chime in with the other reviewers on how good the book is and how exceptional the audiobook and narration are. This is an truly great read/listen
This story is fantastic and rhythmic. As a white child in the south during the early sixties, we had what my mother called "nannies". I think she was decent to them. I just always remember the white uniform and the submissive attitude. They would come and go since there were five kids. I don't know what else to say. I loved this book and particularly Minnie and Abilene.
I listened to this Audiobook while exercising only. It totally captivated me and made me WANT to work out just so that I could listen to it! What an amazing story, narrated so well with the different characters. It made my workouts FLY BY. I highly recommend this audiobook!
I listened to this months ago and still miss those women / characters each time I turn on my MP3. I also am more sensitive about how I treat service people and friends and reflect back to past also. Grand LISTEN! Grand READ - I've recommended it to friends who also are raving.