This is a fantastic book that should be read by all. I read the book first, and then got the audiobook in the hopes of enjoying the wonderful accents that I detected in the printed version. I was well impressed with the performances. Highly recommendable.
A Very good listen, it had me hooked from beginning to end! Thought the different people narrating the different characters gave it life and made it interesting to listen to. It was also very well written and has made me want to watch the film although I doubt it can top the book! Definitely worth listening to!
I am hopelessly in love with this book. Its so touching! Fantastic characters read and acted beautifully. Highs and lows throughout frustrating and moving all in one. I love love love this book!
I LOVED this book.
Apart from it being a brilliant story it is beautifully narrated and brought to vivid life by the narrators. I couldn't stop listening and was plugged in every opportunity I got. Always the same with a good book, can't wait to get to the end and then feel really sad it's finished.
Thank you Kathryn Stockett - pure brilliance!
I couldn't get enough of this book, in the morning getting ready for work, on the train, at lunch time and on the journey home again! The voices of the characters were perfect and turned this into a really personal experience, allowing me a deeper understanding of their emotions. I would love a sequel!
This was my first Audible download and it was definitely a good choice. I'm still only part-way through this story, but I look forward to those idle moments when I am free to listen uninterrupted - if I ever have to concentrate on something else as well, such as driving in traffic, I lose the thread of the narrative and have to rewind.
The Southern US accent transports me to Mississippi in a way I couldn't do if I was reading the text myself, and I'm loving it. The narration is tender, insightful and compassionate. I suspect the storyline is going to give me a few jolts along the way that will bring tears to my eyes, but the wonder of the audiobook is that I cannot cheat and jump ahead to see what is going to happen. With some electronic books I find this frustrating, but with this one I think it keeps you in the moment.
I shall certainly write an update when I've finished it, but I don't expect to drop my 5-stars, already so well-deserved!
This is a rich, complex story about life in 60s Mississippi, politics and race relations, but more even than those grand themes, it is an intelligent and moving story of the relationships between women. The narrators are great, bringing such warmth and heart to the characters they portray.
I would recommend this book to anyone, but I think perhaps female readers will the most from it.
It's been a long time since I heard anything as wonderful as this book is. The narration is superb, delivered with convincing performances of each of the book's characters. The story was completely engrossing and frequently had me wishing I had not watched the movie first. The film was good but the book (as usual) has no much more depth and texture. I cannot recommend this highly enough.
This book is without doubt the very best audiobook I've ever bought. It had me hooked from the beginning to the end. The narrators are simply brilliant; they really bring the characters to life. The subject is also fasinating - to think that just 50 years ago this was the way of life for a lot of black women, men and children. Seems like the story should be from the 1860's instead!
I cannot recommend this book highly enough - I'm on the lookout for more books / audiobooks by the same author.