When I buy an audiobook, I don't want it to be "work". I desire something to pass the time during my commute or while I do my housework. This totally fit the bill. It is fast moving and kept my interest. If you want fine literature to expand your mind, this isn't it. If you want a good story told by an excellent narrator, it is worth the credit/money.
I'm a Sandra Brown lover and she has not failed me yet. A few not greats but 90% very good. This was a bit unusual but as I got into the story it held my attention. Victor is a good reader for particular stories and this one I think suited him. I was happy with the ending.
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!
Yes but it wouldn't be the same. The reason is there are several surprises at the end and already knowing that would in some ways spoil the story. What makes it rare is that you really have no idea how it is going to end.
I liked that it was different that others I've read or listened to. I have to say my favorite part is the ending - I read a lot of mysteries and I thought I had it figured out - I had part of it figured out but the ending was so powerful I just loved it!!
"spoiler alert" I have to say my favorite part was when they finally got together. It is so different than the hook ups of today. It was more intense because of the modesty of that time period.
Absolutely!! It is not that long and I found it hard to wait until I got back in my car so that I could continue the story. That's the only time I can listen to audio books
I found some of the descriptive parts too lengthy but it may be because I"m not used to fiction audiobooks. I typically listen to non-fiction. Either way the story is awesome and I highly recommend it.
Mr. Rainwater was a true gentleman.
I loved the ending. I didn't see it coming.
Audiobook addict by now. ~ I love romances: historicals, suspense and stories about men who loves men (M/M).
Maybe not Ms Brown's usual style but a very good touching story. Well narrated by an, as always, excellent Mr Slezak as well. You may fell a tear or two but it's worth it. — Highly recommended!