I wasn't sure about this book when I started. I'm pretty picky about readers and more particular about the book itself. But this book and these readers are very good. Full recommendation.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
If you enjoyed "The Help", you will also enjoy this book by Hillary Jordan. It is set in the Mississippi Delta when returning WWII GI's had started to experience changing attitudes in Europe, but unchanged attitudes at home. Related from several perspectives it is a dark but meaningful story.
This audio was very well done, extremely well narrated. A much darker story than 'The Help'. I loved the different voices for the characters -- really helps to define them.
I have been listening to audiobooks on my daily walks for years and this one rates in the top tier. The characters are well done and the narrators are excellent. You won't be sorry you downloaded this one.
the ending was worth coming through World War II. Reminds me of how much I have to be grateful for.
Good character development and plot. Really got involved with each character. Read this after "The Help", which was indeed a more interesting and better read story. Still enjoyed this and found the images of our country after the war both thoughtful and distressing!
Addicted to Audible!
I enjoyed listening to this book only because the perfomances were excellent and I had to get through it for my bookclub. Each actor brought their character to life.If I had to read it, I would have stopped after the first half. The story was not at all original and does not compare in my opinion to,The Help, which had characters that were flawed but likeable, had balance and a hopeful message. In Mudbound,the white characters were either horrible sadists, racists, or at best weakminded. The black characters were all passive, tortured or doomed to a life of misery with no way out. It was bleak and depressing. I guess the title should have been a hint where the story was going- listening I felt like I was sucked down into misery! I am sorry I wasted my time.