Devoted reader and reading teacher. I don't know what I would do without Audible! Lets me do all my chores and still get my "reading" in!
I love this audio book! The women who read are excellent. I listened all the way through twice in a row. It is a wonderful story about the bonds between women and those lines that we foolishly imagine are between us. Beautiful.
This book is a jewel! Well written, with well developed, interesting characters and a great story! So hard to believe that this is an accurate picture of the relationship between many white southerners and their help in my own lifetime. The narrators are as good as they get, making this one of the very best books I have ever bought. I was sorry to have it end, and I have bought it in hardback for my husband for Christmas. Thank you, thank you, thank you...for a wonderful listening experience!!
This was a great book. I found myself wondering what everyone was up to and how their lives turned out weeks after reading it. I had to remind myself it was a book--not real. The narrators were so good I have searched out more books read by them.
This book has received high ratings from most reviewers and deserves them. It makes a perfect audible selection as it is a great story with wonderful naration. The thought provoking plot and sub plots are mixed with just the right amount of humor.
Great listen. Having several narrators reading it made the story come to life. I found myself laughing aloud. I couldn't wait to listen to some more, plus it's a story that needs to be listen to more often. I will listen to this one again.
This most compelling story drew me in deeply and brought me back to the other historical fiction and biographies I read about the Civil Rights movement. There is a distinct difference between reading the text (which I did in the bookstore to see the spellings of the characters' names) and hearing the narration. The individual narrators helped immerse me into the story and their accents and emphatic phrasing during tense moments of the story were wonderful. Well worth the listen.
I really enjoyed the novel as well as the performances, which brought the finely developed characters to life. I got close to the end of the novel just before I was supposed to leave for a party--I almost wanted to stay home to listen to the ending instead!