©2001 Terry McMillan; (P)2001 Penguin Audiobooks
Instead of having one person tell the whole story, Terry McMillan allows all of the major characters to tell the story. The mother begins telling the story. She then describes her (family) husband, children, and grandchildren in a way that only a mother, wife, and grandmother can. It was downright hilarious. To my surprise,however, the husband and children tell their opinions on the family and themselves. When you see how the family sees a person as opposed to how the person sees themselves you begin to think about some of the attitudes you have towards members of your own family. The beginning of the book will have you cracking up and by the end you will be in tears.
Good book in line with Mcmillan's usual style. Enjoyed the characters and their various paths, but found the narration odd at times - it seemed like there was a different woman narrating at the beginning, but she dropped off partway through?
Enjoying every listen.
Good story line, lots of characters, narrating is excellent.
Her last book, Who Asked You Anyway, it was another book that surrounds family.
Family reading each others letters. Touching.
Paris, the dinner conversation be so interesting; & she would know her way around the menu.
Yes I laughed and cried like a baby. Made me feel. WOW!!!!
The good bad and best.
Keep writing lady!!!
The narrators were phenomenal, there were many characters and the narrators helped me keep them straight.
The letters written to each of Viola's children read at Thanksgiving.
I loved this book and could not stop listening.
I read a few reviews about voice styles and was a little concerned about trying an audible book. I read a few of the early chapters in the book and wasn't disappointed with the audible version.
It's a good down-to-earth and in some cases real-life read.
I wasn't sure which voice was hers.
My husband and I listened to the book while driving to a vacation spot and we laughed through most parts of it. Overall I thought the characters were quite realistic.
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