The book is of course, nearly always better than any film. As this is narrated by several actresses, it is almost a dramatization anyway. Flawlessly read. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and would give that 5 stars. However, for me this is, as the title says, superior.
I found myself thinking about the book when I wasn't listening to it and couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. I really cared about the characters. Loved the narrators.
I have not read the print version but would imagine the audio is better as it was so well narrated that it came to life.
Minnie. She is outrageous and feisty.
The chocolate cake episode
The story of Abileen's son death.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The fact that there was a different narrator for each character made it even better and really brought it to life. I laughed out loud and I cried.
Everything about this audio book was excellent. Each characters' story was compelling and given life by the narration. This book is worth the good reviews given!
It's a compelling story, great characters and a reminder of a very important chapter of recent American history. I absolutely loved this book, and the unusual choice of having three narrators worked brilliantly.
What a lovely book,didnt want it to end whilst being eager to find out how it would end.It's happy,sad, at times tense & a real eyeopener,it's got it all. Can't recommend it enough,one of those books you find hard to put down.
The narration was superb and the story captivating. The best audio book I have listen to, I didn't want it to end!
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK - IT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!It had been recommended to me by so many people that I had been put off it, to be honest. I thought that it would be 'worthy' and 'dry' and would take considerable attention to appreciate. I couldn't have been more wrong. In the end I was cornered into listening to it by the fact that it was on the list for my reading group....
I can't answer the questions required of me to review it. I enjoyed every aspect of this book, it made me laugh and cry - I found all the characters interesting and believable and learned a lot in listening to it.
I have only one word for this book - FABULOUS. It not only shows the futility of segregation it shows how those on either side think, feel and act. It is not one sided, both sides have their villains and heroes. Yes the main thread concerns race issues but there is so much more apart from this. It covers parenting skills good and bad, gender issues of its time and of today and many other social problems.
Each character has it own narrator giving it an added depth that adds extra punch. Every chapter introduced with the name of the individual whose point of view and individual perspective is highlighted.
In short this book is well written, excellently read and relatively easy to listen to. I will definitely be listening to it again.
To have to caracters with three voices makes the book come to life in an extraordinary way
The three different voices