I haven't read the paper version but the audiobook brought the story to life with the expression and range of voices.
Any Victoria hislop novel because it easy to read but historically educational too.
Minnie. Her rebellious actions brought comic relief to the plot.
The whole story is moving highlighting the difficult black history of America.
I loved this book. I never wanted to pause it and became absorbed in the plot. A must read!
The performances across the board are quite stunning. The accents are like being dipped in auditory honey. The plot is tense and gripping and the book educates without being overly teachy or preachy. The seperate prisons the women inhabit become more and more obvious and beautifully drawn as the plot matures. It is impossible not to fall in love with the characters. I was genuinely sad to finish this one.
each chapter has different main characters and the audible version has a different narrator for each character, I found this brilliant and very different from anything else I have listened to. Also the fact that each character talked and sounded different made them more lovable and made me feel like I knew the characters a whole lot more!
There were a few most memorable moments, some that made me laugh out loud, some that made me outraged, some that even made me cry and most of all throughout the whole book I was gripped and desperate to find out what twist or turn happened next!
The start of whole new way
Very few books have the ability to have you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Many books are predictable and the same as a million other books, not this one though! I have read thousands of contemporary stories and once in a blue moon you come across something this good! A book for everybody, it'll have you feeling every emotion there is. I almost didn't want to hear the last chapter for fear of finishing the book
This is one of the best audio books I have listened to in terms of the content of the story and the quality of the reading and rates as one of the best books that I have read in recent years. I think that listening to it enhanced the overall experience as it was not necessary to read and enunciate the regional accents to oneself.
I thought that the prevailing intense atmosphere in Mississippi at that time is very well described and I attribute this to the fact that the author has personal experience of living there.
I had no particular favourite scene but I like the fact that there were constant references to current affairs such as the assassination of President Kennedy. I listenedto the book whilst staying in Florida and found local references to the desegregation of the beaches which only served to underpin that these were events that happened in my lifetime. Moreover Miss Hilly would have been born only just over a decade before me and there are, I imagine, many like her still living in the Deep South today.
I would recommend this book as a piece of social history although it is in fictional form.
Yes because it good
It was readied so well
I enjoyed every bit
Yes I laugh and I cried
This was the best audible I have heard!!
I love reading and am new to the audible market and so far I am loving it , trouble is I have to keep rewinding as I fall asleep
yes because it was such a such a strong story that i feel the more times i read it the more i will get from it
Aibileen she was so strong and wise
so difficult as theres so many individual moments that i enjoyed
again the book was full of lovely sad funny bittersweet moments from descriptions of the areas to behaviour of the whites against the blacks
All the characters were realised brilliantly in the audio format.
The quiet, powerful strength of Aibileen
The actors narrating the book have done an amazing job in bringing the book to life. It's joy to listen to. The only criticism I have is of the book itself; it gives a single-sided perspective to this period in American history. It would have been interesting to hear the viewpoint of one of the white characters (like Hilly); fearful of any changes, blindly convinced of their superiority, full of inconsistencies where black maids cooked and looked after their children, but could still be thought of as 'diseased'!
Yes - you really hear the emotion through the women reading the parts, you get swept along in each of their stories.
The moment where they finally get some of other help to get involved with the book. It really crackles with hope of exposing the current way things are.
raw emotion. they just reach out and touch your heart and challenge your preconceptions with their words and thoughts.
The story of the outside toilet
The sotry was truly gripping way better than the movie
Skeeter coz she was different
when evaline told us about her son
I would defiantly recommend this audio book. The narrators brought the characters to life and were a pleasure to listen to. Although I wanted to find out what happened, I felt a bit bereft when I got to the end.
Aibileen was a joy to listen to.
This audio book evoked a range of emotions. Sometimes it made me laugh out loud, there were times when I almost held my breath for fear of what might happen and other when I almost cried.