I was apprehensive about this audiobook as I'm not great on American history - however I was pleasantly surprised as I enjoyed nearly every minute of this audiobook. The southern accents take a little while to get used to, but they really do add to the authenticity of the story. This novel is funny, rich and engaging and I was sad when it was over!
Married, 3 dogs, no kids. Love gardening, singing, the gym and books. Can't believe how easy it is to immerse yourself in an audiobook!
I usually listen to my books whilst pedalling in the gym, but this one had me cycling for miles and miles! The story is so gripping and the narrators are superb. I really felt that I was part of their circle, be that maids or mistresses. I haven't seen the film and now I'm not sure I want to...I have all the images in my head already!
I didn't think I'd get into audio books as I'm such an avid reader. I was wrong! I love them, and am now hooked! I like vampire books!
I am quite new to audiobooks, this one just isn't catching my attention and is very hard to follow. I lost all interest and stopped listening to it. Maybe just my taste though.
Loved this book and still my favourite bedtime listen. The characters are so lifelike and the way the story is told from three viewpoints each voiced by a different and equally talented actress adds to the richness of the book. The story is set against great political change, yet the big news stories of the day are merely mentioned. Life continues on, with its every day events which lends an authenticity to the story. This means that when a shocking incident occurs wether near or far from Jackson where the story is set it is all the more powerful. I have listened to this several times now and still find something new each time. Would highly recommend.
This audiobook got a hold on me right from the start, and didn't let go til the very end... The four readers are absolutely fabulous, and really bring the characters to life. I like to listen to audiobooks on my way to and from work, and this one really transported me away from the here and now to the place and time of the story - so much so that it did happen a couple of times that I missed the stop where I had to get off :-)
This audio was believable, haunting and engaging and made more so by the excellent narration.
It is a fictional account of what life was like for black people in the southern states of America in the 50s and 60s but it is based on fact. It does just what great literature is supposed to do, it creates a debate by recalling a dark time in history.
At times I laughed out loud – particularly when Minny was involved - and at other times I wanted to cry but most of all I didn’t want the audio to end.