I loved this book. It made me smile, laugh out loud and cry my eyes out. How can you get better than that? The 3 Supremes became my friends.
The author introduced each character slowly, reaching back to the past then leading you into the present so well that the Supremes became people you want to spend time with. Like old friends that fill your memory and sustain you through life's most difficult times. I feel blessed to have friends like these. That is why I know the deep appreciation these women had for each other.
I have listened to this book twice already, and will probably listen to it again before the end of the summer. It is a sweet, satisfying story written with believable characters, a great sense of humor and style. Each of the characters hold their own in the story, and together, the ensemble is a force to be reckoned with.
I loved the tenderness shown between James and Odette: how James made coffee for her and tried to style her hair while it was falling out. The intimacy between the two of them was endearing and sweet. I also liked the tender relationship between Barbara Jean and Chick. Dora was great for comic relief.
Both readers did an amazing job, with just the right inflection for each character.
I laughed and cried. I celebrated the characters' triumphs and felt their pain I think that I ran through all of the human emotions with this book.
This book had me hooked from the first paragraph. The narration was great, the story line was fantastically funny but also has some very serious themes running through it. There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this book. I'm listening to it for a second time -- something I rarely do.
The first paragraphs about hot flashes -- it was so spot on it had me rolling
Their intonations, passion and overall 'acting' ability they brought to reading their lines. There is nothing worse than a book read in monotones -- these ladies truly brought it.
My favorite is the hospital scene where she responds to all she's heard while she's under -- hysterical!
I love technology, reading, music, and shoes (not necessarily in that order.)
This is one of the best books that I have ever listened to (or read). The story has all of the elements that make a good book. Normally, when I am finished with a book, the characters vanish; however, these characters are so well developed that they have become a part of my permanent memory like people I actually know. The book was so much fun to listen to and I really enjoyed how the sad and serious parts managed to have a little levity so the book would not be too depressing. The narrators did an excellent job; they made the story come to life. (Hey Oprah, this is a book you should choose for your book club! Try having one book that is not full of misery for a change.) I give it 5 stilettos! I highly recommend it.
What creativity from Edward Kelsey Moore! Loved the image (literal and figurative!) of Eleanor Roosevelt! The characters were quirky, fun and REAL. I felt like I could run into one of them on the street and know exactly who it was.
Story was interesting and pacing moved along well. It wasn't packed with action, but that totally worked for me since I adore character-based literature.
I'll definitely be looking for other works by Moore.
This book could have been laugh out loud funny from start to finish, but it just came up short for me. It was predictable and sweet. The characters were pretty much what you would expect. The reader was ok and improved over time. But it just missed the mark. The pace was off or something that just made it less than it could have been.
While the story was entertaining and the characters were interesting, this story could have been more than just entertaining. I found myself wanting my heartstrings plucked as much as my funny-bone was tickled.
I found it mostly satisfying. Some of it was predictable, but, delightfully, some of it was quite a surprise.
I'd change the narrators. I found some mis-pronunciations annoying and distracting ("vokka" instead of vodka, for example), and the cadence just wasn't right. It didn't allow me to get as lost in the story as I could have with different narrators.
Historical, Entertaining, Enchanting
The Help, because of the historical relevance.
Hard to say because I found myself laughing out many times.
Odette of course! I love a gal with some spunk!
I have no idea why I downloaded this book...I think it was in one of my Audible emails and I was desperate for a new book, quickly! But I am glad that I did! It had an interesting and plausible storyline, and I liked that it flipped back and forth between current time and the past, and let the story unravel slowly. It has a very interesting take on death, and I actually read it within just a couple of days of the death of a friend's mother, and this book's take on it gave me a little solace. It is strange to say that, but it did.
I loved the relationships between the women in the book (The Supremes), and also the love stories between them and their respective husbands.
Both of the readers were a little slow-paced, and placed emphasis in what seemed like the wrong part of the sentence an awful lot.
It was a good read. Not one to rave about, but definitely enjoyable.
The story line was difficult to follow for me, very uninteresting...
I am not sure, I enjoy trying out "new to me" authors, but sometimes that can be a BIG mistake.
earthy, copying, unclear.........
I am sure it would have to the right reader, it sure was NOT the book I thought it was, nor the one that I had hoped it would be.