Give yourself the opportunity and listen to this audio book. Feel yourself drawn into your imagination of a story so real, in a beautiful Southern language rarely heard anymore.
I loved it. It has many facets, as all characters contribute so much to this story, I don't think I crasped it all. I am sure I will listen to it again, because this is a story of layered discoveries.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
Rainwater is a delightful, easy listen that is over before you know it. It had me wanting more but, really, it was the right length given the story line. Victor Slezak narrated it to perfection. Highly recommended!
Kindness, Love, and compassion
It was a fresh and heartwarming story of love
Solly, I believe he became an interesting man.
This was an intriguing story. Victor Slezak is marvelous as the narrator. He made this story an easy and enjoyable listen. It was his performance that made me want to continue the story. His characterizations of the heroine and hero of the story were right on. If this were to be made into a movie, I hope that Mr. Slezak would serve as narrator ala John Boy on the Waltons.
While interesting and complex-simple, neither of the main characters were what I expected them to be. There were many layers of personal experiences, past challenges and beliefs that eventually drew them together. They had a lot in common. The supporting cast was sterotypical...the old maid school teachers, the busy body black maid who is deeply devoted to her church and its pastor, the southern "good old boys who are violent racists", poor people who are victimized by elite members of their community and ineffective law enforcement. While it would be easy to guess what path the storyline would take, I did not find that this story was predictable. The beginning of the story was perfect. It is easy for the listener to be a customer in the store. I was wondering of what value was the furniture, dishes of the narrator's mother. I did not anticipate how the story would end and the ending comes quickly so be prepared.
This is a good "read/listen" when one is doing routine chores. You will not want to put it down. Easily finished in one long day of house-cleaning or yard work. Enjoy!
This is what a love story is all about. Two people caring for each other’s welfare. The book is superbly crafted and a true page turner. From page one until the end there is a thread weaving its way through the story until the final page. The reader is compelled to find out what will happen next. I truly enjoyed this story. It is a heart warmer.
Love mysteries with a lot of twist and turns. Page turners. Love books that invite me in to stay awhile and make me sad when it ends. It can be the voice that brings the story to life or the story that breaths life into the voice. I am happy either way!!
Absolutely ! I was held captive by Victor Slezak's performance and might I add a little in love. You just can't get that kind of tenderness and strength from the printed page.
Mr. Rainwater - hands down!! He was just a good man who always tried to do the right thing. Slow and easy - every time he spoke I thought of honey and how smooth it glides along its path.
Mr. Rainwater. Looking for other Victor Slezak performances.
Extreme? No but I became so immersed in the story until I lost all track of time. Was very sorry to see it end. Listened twice!
If you are looking for good solid story, told with grace and tenderness then this is it. You will not be disappointed.
I loved the fact that it told you a different aspect of life during the depression, how life continued with it's own personal problems,problems that had nothing to do with the depression.
The intertwining love story in the back ground and what resulted because of it. The intense love for a child lost in his own mind with a yet unnamed syndrome.
Ella helping Mr. Rainwater who was covered in blood from butchering the cows that would help feed the starving people of shanty town.
This book was well written and kept my interest through out. It was difficult hearing about the corruption and abuse that was dealt to the poor white folks but even more to the poor black folks at that time. I didn't see the ending coming but was pleased that it ended the way it did.
yes, good story & keeps your interest
No made me cry at times
Had to go back to the start after the end of the book
.....it is hard not to love the Ella and David, the main characters in this book. The story is based in the depression era and the many difficulties people had to deal with and a small boarding house and it's occupants. It is touching to see how love develops between Ella and David but it also stings the heart when the outcome is not what you would wish to happen........the ending is bittersweet and there is a chance it will bring tears to your eyes.......it did mine. I loved reading this book........what a treat!