I'm not sure who would benefit from reading this book, as I found it too simplistic and vague, and it didn't dig deep or unveil any real issues I could grasp onto and relate to. I was surprised when the book was over.
This book seemed to me to be more observational, and at that, only observational at a surface level. In other words, anyone could have written the book. It didn't provide any insight or solutions as I expected it to do.
Really not bad.
There were no 'scenes'. it was really quite a shallow book, not offering much in the way a self-help book should.
A disappointment. Will probably re-listen again, perhaps I was too distracted the first time. Will definitely update my review if I feel otherwise after a second listen.
I didn't get through the entire book. My mind kept drifting. Maybe someone with more focus and less distractions could get through it and enjoy the book. I got this book because I had heard it raved about by some friends. So it must not be all that bad, the audible version was just too hard to listen to attentively.
No idea. No suggestions.
boredom and disappointment. I couldn't listen for long without finding that my mind had drifted elsewhere.
Would love to try again with a different narrator and see if I actually enjoy the story.
Thought provoking semi-fiction
Compare to the book/tv mini series Roots, in view of historical treatment of blacks in early America.
Multiple narrators added to forming the different characters as I listened.
Sad to think what many black Americans might have gone through in history as recent as the 1960's.
The Help is a great listen.
Very interesting story, makes one appreciate what he has.
Frank & Angela, the main characters
No. Just made me kind of depressed to think that people had to live and die this way.
I would love to find out what happened next.
Yes, Great story. Plus, always better after the first time, since characters are already known.
No real favorite, although each and every character gives a good representation of the types of people that are in this world, and how each deal with life and different aspects of tragedy. Enlightening and insightful.
The bad thing is, I was listening to this book while sitting at my desk at work. Not the best idea when the story often moved me to tears.
I wish we could share audio books just like we do hard cover books! I'd lend it to all my friends and to my kids.
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