Alfred Woodard did a remarkable job narrating this story.The characters are as colorful as the plots and twists, heartache and joyful moments....I didn't think I would be able to hang after listening to the first few chapters because the events are so grueling but I am so happy that I did because the very last quote from Zora Neale Hurston speaks volumes after this read...
This is one of my favorite books. I read it in college years ago and was happy to find it on Audible. This is a great read and gives a great twist on the history of slavery and the relationships between slaves and their masters.
This book was very powerful and thought provoking. I listened to this book with an open mind and I was pleasantly surprised at the tenacity that Amy Chua has in raising her daughters as well as the bravery she expelled in writing and publishing this book. The best part was listening to how she learned more about herself through the strict discipline she required of her daughters and how the end results confirmed her goals but also allowed her to understand that her daughters needed to affirm their own with the same competitive spirit.
When I learned that the book was being made into a movie, even though I read it already I wanted to hear it and it was so worth it. The narrators did an excellent job transforming my every day life into a hot and bothered Mississippi ...I loved listening this on Audible and so happy that its in my library because I'm going to listen to it again!
I'm only on part 1, chapter 9. I am enjoying the plot and can't wait to hear what happens throughout the book. However I'm a bit distracted by the performance...every word and sentence seems to be spoken in a rising pitch. There is virtually no variance. I don't know if this is done for the accent or to identify the thoughts of a young college woman. I want to know what happens so I'm going to listen to it because I believe it is a good literary read.
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