Check out more selections from Oprah's Book Club.
©1995 Ernest J. Gaines, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P) and ©1995 Time Warner AudioBooks and Juneteenth Audio Books, Time Warner AudioBooks Is a Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing
"Just like the old Sears radio hour"
This is too good to be true. I remember long ago listening to the old Sears radio hour and listening to the show while imagining what was happening. This book is very well done.
"Misses the mark"
There is a significant amount of the novel not included in this reading. I was very disappointed that so much is skipped and left out.
The narrator(s) brought the characters emotionally alive and unambiguous. The story is wonderfully written -- tightly woven but the author takes his time so you can get to know the characters. I look for more from this team.
it helps me to read book..but..
it is not full contents
that makes me sad...
"An emotionally gripping story..."
Skillfully written, deeply emotional, and well worth my time. Very eye opening and exquistely eye-opening. This story unlike anything I had read or heard, but now in retrospect, I am very appreciative of the opportunity to have come across this marvellously written piece of work.
"Great book, but skip the audio and get the Kindle."
This is a beautiful story. Tragic and breathtaking, but the narration kills it. Jefferson's voice is mealy-mouthed and terrible. He's narrated in a way that is almost condescending, which takes away from the beauty and strength of his character. It might work if the voice changed to match the change in character, but this unfortunately does not happen.
This entire book was memorable.
The one who narrated Jefferson needs to find new work. The person who narrated Grant did a great job. They may be the same person. I didn't actually check who narrated which.
Just read it. It's amazing.
"Very good story"
I think that this book itself has some great points in it. It really is a good life lesson sort of story. I am a little perturbed by the fact that this is an abridged version and I couldn't find a full version audio anywhere. Well read though. Doesn't hurt to put it on 1.5x for a faster read.
"The Next Mockingbird"
My hope is that some day, the sooner the better, this book is on every school curriculum.
It really makes you think. the only defence offered was that he was a hog and not human? wrong place, wrong time. 6 months could have been used for appeals. I listened to the whole book in one sitting.
I don't about the overall story, I couldn't finish because the narrator made it seem incredibly boring. His voice was just bleh, I have no other words for it.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.