Luckily I listened to this before I watched the film.
I absolutely loved this audio book the story is engrossing, emotional and very thought provoking and the performance only adds to the quality of the story.
I would definitely recommend this as it tells a poignant story in an engaging way about a crucial point in time.
I was suggested this book after returning a disappointing book. I did not expect it to live up to other people's praise, but it really did. I loved the different narrators and enjoyed hearing the story unfold through various people's eyes. The historical backdrop was interesting and added a meaty layer without being preachy or nostalgic. I will definitely listen to this again.
This was my very first audible book. And I was hooked from the start the readers were just fantastic I was in that moment of time. Reading the book myself would not have the same effect there voices made it so much more then a book I was involved with these women in the book thank you for my first experience with a audio books I will be back. Fantastic writing by Kathryn Stockett made even better by the narrator's.
This was my first delve in to audible and i enjoyed every minute of it. I really loved the characters and can't believe that 18hrs went so quickly! I have seen the film and it was lovely to hear the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. The narrator was just fantastic - great book, film & now audio book! A story well told I could have listened for hours & was bereft when the end came.
I wish that audible gave suggestions of similar stories cos now I want something just as good as this and similar, I really enjoyed it!
A beautifully acted book throughout; what a cast. Given the context, it's almost unbelievable to me that May Mobley, the baby at the start, is the same age as me; how could the Southern USA still (or ever) have such debasing laws and culture? It's shocking how differently our apparently similar civilized lives were; are, I suppose. A beautifully written book; superbly read - nay, acted - and I truly didn't want it to end. I just want to read more books which give a window on a real world in such a compelling and well written manner.
I am so glad I read / listened to the book first, I love the way it was read, really brought it to life. Funny, moving, thought provoking and inspiring. Listen to it but give the film a miss!