©2009 Sapphire; (P)2009 Random House
It's dark subject matter, but you can tell Sapphire has enormous empathy and respect for the girls like Precious she has taught and through her eyes, the listener can't help being won over.
The narrator was excellent - she gave Precious one of the most memorable voices I have heard. In fact, I don't think the story would have been nearly as fluid had I read it instead of listening to it.
The story and tone reminded me a little of A Patch Of Blue (Elizabeth Kata).
When, I first listened to this book. I was like the language was a little rough. Then, after listening for a while. I was this is reality for a lot of people. Precious really did not have a chance at all. She had a abusive mother and father. This book will take you thru a lot of emotions. You realize life is really not a crystal stairway.
Wow, what a book. Get past the f-bombs and you will get caught up in this sad and inspirational story. A precious read!
SAHM in Indianapolis.
After having watched the movie years ago, I decided to listen to the book when it showed up on my recommended list. It was hard to listen to at times, because the content was so rough, but I enjoyed it overall. I'm not sure I would listen again, only because hearing those awful things people did to Precious was enough.
I love Bahni Turpin. I've listened to several of her recordings, and so far she has yet to disappoint.
Maybe her mom, just to knock her out.
The book was sad & at times horrifying. It's a glimpse into a completely different world then most of us even realize exists. It did leave me contemplating how our society offers no real solutions for a whole culture of people so I would say it was thought provoking and well read.
I had to stop listening to this book after a few pages. The voice was annoying and it just didn't grip me.
was narrated wonderful,could picture it in my mind,have seen the movie but this book was so much better
all of it
when she finally walked out
was sad,yet happy
Bahni Turpin is hands down my favorite narrator on Audible. I have others that I enjoy as well, but in my opinion, no one brings a story to life in quite the way she does. She is not just a story reader, but a true actress in the way she brings the characters to life. This is the second story I've listened to that she has narrated and all I can say is
The whole thing. It moved me from beginning to end. Makes my heart break and rejoice.
I listened to her narrate
This book has many sad and disturbing parts. If you are sensitive to foul language or sexual descriptions, do not read this book.
What a lost opportunity. Having seen the previews for the movie, and hearing the accolades, I bought this book to hear a story of triumph out of tragedy, of beauty out of ugliness, only to find uncomparable tragedy and ugliness within the book itself. This book sickened me. It didn't have to, it could have been written with an eye to enlighten the reader without being as uncouth and tasteless as it's subject matter. Again, what a lost opportunity...
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