I was looking forward to listening to this story because I loved the movie. when I saw that Alice Walker was the narrator I was extra excited, after all see wrote the book. I tried my best finish the story but I just could not because to the monotone sound of the narrators voice. She sounded like her mouth was so full of spit.....yuck, she was way to close to the microphone. as hard as I tried I just could not finish. I
Whenever I see a really good movie I seek out the book it was based on. I often find the book as enjoyable or even better than the movie. And, visa versa when I read a really good book and someone makes a movie out of it, I can't wait to see the movie. Unless the screen writer, producer and director do exceptional work, the movie often falls short of the book. I've seen The Color Purple many times and loved it each time. I have finally listened to the audio book and loved it equally as much. What beautiful writing! The author's narration could not have been better. If you have not read The Color Purple, do yourself a favor and read or listen to it. You will not be sorry.
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.
beautifully written with so many different stories intertwined. the movie was great but the audio book narrated by the author was so much better.
The beginning was so so hard to listen to, such horrific truths, but the story that unfolds is worth listening through the pain. Thank you for such a beautiful description of the colors of life.
My first audio book and I'm hooked. The Color Purple is my all time favorite movie that I've watched many many times without ever taking the time to read the book. I was so captivated by Alice Walkers voice that I went to bed early every night just so I could be swept away by it. Even one of my pups would come and lay beside me, head on my leg, until he'd drift off to sleep. I'd definitely recommend this audio book to everyone, you will not regret it.
Like most great literature this will cause one to dispair at that human condition. But rather than leave you there, Walker ends it with hope something like joy. After reading this book, I am resolved to live gratefully and age gracefully.