I fantastic book to listen to. I'm not usually keen on books with a number of different narrators, feeling that this often distracts from the book itself and makes it sound more like a dramatisation. But in this case, the different narrators have helped to bring the book alive for each of the characters. Each narrator still uses different 'voices' to speak the words of different characters helping to emphasise each characters' views of the situation and issues that are being talked about.
The subject of the book gives an interesting insight into the appalling nature of the racial segregation laws which were imposed in America in what is relatively recent times
This got me through my commutes to college every day. I couldn't wait to get on the bus just to listen to more. Beautifully written and brilliantly read. I'm yet to find a new book to listen to that is as good, so I'm just re-listening. have since bought the book and the DVD. Just in love with it!
Listening to this book was pure joy. Not one, but 4 narrators cleverly brought the characters to life - this is audio listening at its best. I quickly felt I knew the characters and could picture them in my mind. I've not been to see the film, as I think it will destroy my experience!
I thought this book was brilliant, the narrators really brought the characters to life. Can't wait for Kathryn Stockett to write another book, and hopefully it will be transferred to an audio book.
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!