If only I could write a review that would do this book justice. It is so beautifully written and narrated. I have re-listened with my daughter and want to keep repeating to her the words in this book "you is kind, you is smart, you is important". It is the kind of book that makes you treasure what you have and gives hope. It's also very shocking, especially when you think this was set only 50 years ago. The film won an oscar but the book is worth 10. The book is one that will stay with me for a long time.
I cannot rate this book highly enough. I did not realise a film had been made when i purchased it. I lost hours of sleep as din't want to stop listening!!. Please please write another book soon Ms Stockett
I had already read this on my kindle, but loved the story so wanted to listen to it too. The voices and accents were good and added to the story. I loved it just as much as the written version, it still horrifies me that people could behave as the whites in the book did, and I am sure that it is based on a very real set of values and attitudes prevalent not so very long ago.
Fantastic listening to this book, enjoyed it. Took me a little while to get into it, once I got into it, what a wonderful book. I like the bit about the toilets turning up on character's lawn and then the chocolate pie made me roar with laughter. I can honestly say I can see why the film achieved an Oscar - well deserved.
I am a poetic writer who loves the way words paint a picture. I love the spoke word. My dream is to write, speak, and inspire others now.
I was totally enthralled with this book. The presentation and the pace was superb. The detail was deep and the life it shared was real in every way. As a man I found the feminine storytelling to be engaging, funny, tragic, sweet and courageous.
I watched the movie and knew that I made the right choice to listen to the book first. The film was equally great but unable to tell the whole story. I have listened to this book twice already.
I have just finished listening to this wonderful audiobook. It tells the story of how black people were treated in the Southern States of America in the 1960's.
The bravery of both the black maids and the white journalist was riveting and it took me back to my school days when JFK was shot and news was coming out of America highlighting how the black children were bussed to black schools away from their white equivalent. I can remember, even as a child, being horrified that they had to use separate toilets. The story was told with great feeling and compassion, and the narration was perfect.
It is definitely a must listen audiobook, and I look forward to seeing the film adaptation.
I loved this book!
I know it sounds pathetic but it changes how you think and feel
Couldnt stop listening
A fantastic example of how the audiobook can actually be an enhancement to the original novel. Really brilliant performances which movingly brought the story to life.
I had this in my wish list for a long time, so when this months credit came up I finally downloaded it. A brilliant story that keeps you hooked.