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.
The Color Purple is such an important novel for us. Us women, us people, us survivors, us people who are here. Love it from the opening lines to the very last words. Alice Walker word dances the souls of her characters across a story that will make you see God, life, living and loss in a different way.
I've loooooved the movie ever since I first watched it. I've seen it over a dozen times, but never actually read the book. After seeing the play a couple of days ago, I wanted to buy the book but didn't have the patience to wait for it in the mail. I'm sooooo glad I got to "read" it through Audible in the author's own voice. So sad it's over.
I loved hearing Alice walkers voice coming through in the characters. She knew the voice and timing of the character and brought out the syntax and authentic intelligence of the character.
The character learns of sexuality and that's a humorous and love of life filled moment. When we first learn of the letters. Well I won't give it away.
Not sure. She's an actress though as well as being a fine writer.
Yeah. I was on a car trip.
A classic. But you get something important out of the audio format.
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.
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.
one of my favourites
the relationships between the characters
no to long
I enjoy storys that are about the struggles of black americans in the south, I like the sound of African American voice, deep and rich, it is very relaxing to listen to.
One of the best novels I have read. Deeply moving and thought provoking, it is a gut wrenching story of tragedy, injustice, and redemption.
It has been many years since I had seen the film, but I remember how much I liked it so I got this audiobook. It was hard to listen to for me, not because of the narrator (who I thought was wonderful), but just because of the brutality and sorrow the characters endured through no fault of their own. There were some similarities with "Push" by Sapphire, which I can only imagine it provided some inspiration for.I hope with the release of this audiobook that people will visit this story again. It is an important American work.