This is a beautiful story -- very moving and uplifting, but sad, as well. I had a bit of trouble understanding the dialect but otherwise, the reading is dramatic and superb. It is on the list I found on the web of 101 great books and well-deserves to be there.
I liked this book. The story was compelling and the reader was excellent. I would recommend this book.
Like listening to a great "one-man" show.
Ruthie and Teacakes of course.
The language and the voices.
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall.
No. Hurston's style is irritating and often confounding. The actions of her characters are completely illogical in most cases and they way she has them talk is correct (accents), but intolerable to listen to. Dee's performance, although impassioned, is highly irregular, often to loud then to soft, often to fast then to slow, and somethings completely incomprehensible.
Impassioned, but rubbish. Or... ambitious, but rubbish! As one Jeremy Clarkson would say.
See first question
No, it would be boring and stupid.