Mom, wife, reader. I love reading a book I don't want to put down.
I always loved the movie but the book is better. I could really feel Celie's pain.
Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!
The story starts with Celie's letters to God. She is poor, and abused. Life is bleak, but eventually gives way to love and happiness.
Watching Celie's journey, and her sister Nettie was moving. Feminist/black literature, the book doesn't flinch as it examines abuse, incest, lesbianism, Jim Crow, religion, and the Olinka tribe in Africa.
The author was the narrator, and it was wonderful.
Yes, since the true voice of the author (literally) can be heard.
Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy, for all the main character's suffering and personal growth.
Celie was my favorite. Her voice alone created a true, believable character.
Because of several negative comments about Alice Walker as the narrator of her book The Color Purple I almost did not download it. I am glad I ignored those comments. The book was well worth the time and Alice Walker did a fine job with the narration, reading her book in a way I thought fitting to the characters and content of the book. Dear God, Thank you for Alice Walker and her book The Color Purple.
I absolutely find this novel inspirational and it amazes me how Walker effectively touches on so many historical/sociological/political issues within a well crafted story. This audio book is hard to listen to though, as Alice Walker just reads so slowly. I was going to use it in class with my 11th grade English students, but we didn't have the patience.
Totally different prospective than the movie. Awsome detail on what life was like in that era. Heart wrenching, glad those days are done. Education was the key then and now.
It's one of the tops. I really liked it a lot. I loved the movie but the book adds just a bit more information that makes it a must read for anyone that likes the movie.
There are many but I really loved it when she took over her home that should have been hers years before.
In a way she did but I think an actor would have been able to do a better job. Her voice gets a little boring after a while. To Monotone.
They did make a movie and it was great!
I loved the movie and never really thought about reading the book but I sure am glad I did now. I loved it also and feel it added much to the movie. They go hand in hand.
I got confused about timing since it was hard to tell when some of the letters were written. Celie's children must have been older than Sophie's but often they were made to sound younger.
But overall it was a wonderful story. I loved the ideas about God that were shared. The themes of family and love were ever present. Even forgiveness. There was longing and hope. And there were children--so many I lost track regularly.