This would be one of my favorite audiobooks so far (2nd in line - The Help is our nr. 1) . We have small kids and listen to this audio book over and over again in the car. Of course the Winnie the Pooh story is great and timeless. But the performances of these actors are top-notch. It has me laughing all the time - even though I have heard this story at least 10 or 15 times in just a few weeks.
Piglet. The voice just makes me laugh. In fact, if you are having a bad day this would be a great way to cheer up. It is fab.
What do I not like is an easier question as I could simply say
Don't want to give away details - so best to say that this book evokes a multitude of emotions. You have to be an ice cube to not melt during this performance.
This story is ageless - interesting and entertaining from 1 - 100. We find it a really good way to calm our youngest ones down when they get fuzzy. Even toddlers, who might not quite understand the whole story - will listen as there are many voices and sound effects to keep them engaged quietly and this can give a welcome break to a busy day of running errands taking the kids in and out of the car.
The characters were very likable and lovable. I wish it would be possible to live in such a caring and warm society focused on the community as a whole with God in the front seat. A community where people love and care for each other in a selfless way. There are no feelings of guilt to ask for help nor worry about its inconvenience.
I loved everything about this book. It wasn't soppy and sweet, but showed the love, hope, doubt and fears of those who put their lives completely in the hands of God and trust him fully. It definitely made me think about what's important in our lives and especially WHO.
It's interesting that Amish books are as well read as they are, especially considering the small population of the Amish. Am typing this up on my iPad, but I think I would trade it in order to live with the people in this book. But then I remember, the book is fictional.
Guess I'll read the next in the series.....
Beth Wiseman writes similar books and series for example. There are quite a few others as well, but her name popped in my head first.
Lovely light read, great characters beautifully brought to live by the author and made into close friends by the narrator, who I thought did a superb job.
This isn't the type of book that'll change your life and stays with you, but I definitely looked forward to continuing it every evening until the end.
Am positive that I'm giving a higher rating for the audible version opposed to if I would have read it myself as the Irish brogue is very charming. The narrator did an excellent job with each character, I'll be making a point to purchase another book narrated by her.
This was quite well voiced - although I had just finished the Help when listening to this and I have to admit anything will be a bit negative after that amazing performance.
I have not read the book, so I cannot say which one is better. Assume that due to the many long winded descriptions of things and places the audio version might be a bit better.
This was a step outside my normal reads - it was on sale for $ 4.95 and very well reviewed so figured would give it a shot. Liked it a lot and will certainly - after a bit of break from it - continue on to the next books in the series.
Thought her Scottish accent was quite good and enjoyed the way she read this. I will absolutely be listening and specifically searching for more work from her. She did a good job.
Fell asleep several times (not sure if this is the type of extreme the question is looking for), which was mainly because a lot of bla-bla takes place between events (which is how this turned into 1000+ pages and over 32 hours of audio). However, many parts were very good and I certainly caught myself holding my breath at various times. Laughed aloud a few times as well, but no crying....
This is a good book. It is the first audiobook I have listened to by this actor and writer. Not sure if I would have enjoyed the written version as much as the actor added a lot extra to this story which I really enjoyed. It is over 32 hours long and I would certainly need a break and listen to a couple of other books before I move on to the second one in the series.
Have listened to audio books before in the car, but The Help has turned me from an occasional audiobook listener to a real fan. This book is amazing. The characters are voiced so well they get under your skin and into your blood. The story itself is interesting and certainly a lesson of, thank goodness, now the past. But most of all it was the characters of the people and the funniness of the stories and the way this is written that was enthralling. My daughter who is 9 wanted to see the movie, which is PG-13 - we are a bit conservative and I always abide by the movie age recommendations as I feel they are made for a reason. But knowing her I could understand her interest, so we made a deal. We would try out the audiobook. If there were too many language problems or too much graphic detail we would put the book away and save it for a later time.
It was a terrific decision. Not only was this a good listen, it also opened up a world and discussions about subjects we never talked about before. We homeschool and this is a perfect beginning to creating a real interest in further study. This is one of those books that could very well shape her interests for years to come.
On some occasions some rough language was used, but with the proper guidance did not think it was a big issue. Also, one situation was rather detailed and graphic, but again, it opened up the doors to yet another discussion about life and what sometimes can happen/
All and all I would absolutely recommend to use this book in home schooling. And it is perfect to hook speakers up to and listen to it with multiple people as it creates much food for thought and discussion.
Would gladly listen to this again, probably multiple times and am planning on gifting this to multiple people this coming Christmas. Have since the Help listened to some more audiobooks at home (which certainly is more relaxing than watching tv) and do have to say that The Help's performance beats all other books. It is wonderful how various actors are used (and they are really top-notch) and I cannot wait for each of them to do more work as I will follow these actors along as the voices are superb.
What I liked best about the story is that there were so many great morals and lessons to gain on the way. About friendship, equality, humor, love, taking chances and to be courageous. It was easy to bond with each character.
Our favorite scene was the pecker-pie incident. Without giving too much away this had us laughing aloud for a bit.
A story of love, courage, hope and friendship between colored maids and
Wish their were more audiobooks like this one. Also much enjoyed the multiple voices. The worst part about the book? That it ended.....We simply loved it and shall miss Skeeter, Abelene and Minnie (and even Celia).
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