I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
Absolutely. The characters in this book were extremely lovable and very well developed.
The story was wonderful and I felt as if I knew all of the Supremes personally. The narration was wonderful.
Odette was my favourite character, and in many ways I felt as if she was the head Supreme. She was able to overcome the adversity thrown her way with grace and dignity.
I absolutely loved her.
No, I have never heard either of the two narrators before. I thought it was clever having one narrator for the present and one for the past.
To say my favourite moment would be to give away details and ruin it for readers.
This book ranks up there with THE HELP as one of the best books I've read all year.
Lots of fun... enjoyed the writing and the narration. Good job! Along the lines of "The Help", telling the story of women, friendship and hardships endured. Laughed out loud and cried at times! Thumbs up....
Every positive thing has already been written about this fantastic book....well, just about. All I can add is it is rare for me to finish a book and be SMILING as well as wanting MORE!
Also, it is absolutely amazing to me that a man could have written such a book more about women than his own gender. What an interesting man that must be!
Heartily and strongly recommend this book. The BEST I have listened to via Audible, the library or any other source in some years. Heartwarming, funny as all get out and so very true about what surprises life has for us.........
I LOVE to read!! I prefer mysteries but I dabble in every genre!!
The transitions between the different years was very confusing for me. There was a lot of jumping back and forth thru the years and it took a little time to realize we were in another time jump.
The characters were very well thought out and well developed. I enjoyed how each character grew as the novel progressed.
While the story was enjoyable, the narrator nearly bored me to death! Her voice was so monotone that if I attempted to listen before bed, I would fall asleep within minutes.
Good as as book, not sure if I would like this as a movie though.
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I had high hopes for this novel, and I listened to it shortly after release based on early hype. I did enjoy, however, for more than half the book, I was distracted by the fact that the narrator kept changing, and the narration kept jumping between first person and third. Things like that bother me when I don't see what the author is trying to accomplish.
But beyond that--the narration was excellent, and the story was enjoyable. I would not put it in the same class as The Help, as early buzz had, but it was a pleasant and entertaining listen.
Full of colorful characters, so well written and narrated you cme to know each one. One of those books I hated to end
When James concludes Odette is sick without her having to tell him. The strength of their love and bond
Odettes hospital scene when she is fighting back to keep death from taking her
I laughed and I cried, felt the pain and joys with many events
Told in a manner similar to "The Help". A story about every day people
My newest favorite book! This is the story of a group of friends who met as children in the racially turbulent era of the 60's and jumps to present day which helps us KNOW these characters and love them! The focus is on the friendship within the changing times and it's easy to see that despite the world around them, their individual lives are the real story.
It is the perfect blend of (yet all its own story) The Help and Waiting to Exhale and will make you laugh, cry, and feel the outrage and frustrations of this era. This book WILL be loved by many!
I cared about the characters. There were developed wonderfully such that as the story unfolded, so did the characters' individual tales. They made you laugh, smile and feel for them. I was compelled to keep listening because I wanted to know more.
The way the unfolded and how we didn't get everything at once. The loved the friendship between the ladies and how it stood the test of time and trial. I love read (listening) about strong bonds between Black women. I also enjoy reading Black literature that is not based in superficial details (status symbols like descriptions of clothes, careers, shoes etc) and are timeless.
no, I usually don't read books more than once. There are too many out there to read.
Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias. Same strong female charaters and lifelong friendships. They stand by each other through thick and thin.
Funny, Sad, Engaging....a must see!!