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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell

Fiction • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. White ladies playing bridge and sipping ice tea. Colored maids cooking, cleaning, and loving the white babies. The separate, intertwined paths of these worlds are going to collide. Audio is THE way to be inside this story, brilliantly cast with four voices. The separate casting of the three voices of Stockett's debut novel is astute. Jenna Lamia embodies Miss Skeeter, the young aspiring writer who starts a project that disrupts her privileged and predictable world. Lamia's genteel Southern tones can pass off ingrained prejudice with chilling comfort, screech with outrage, and subtly reflect Skeeter's growing resolve and self-discovery. Bahni Turpin and Octavia Spencer contrast the voices of hot-headed Minny and thoughtful, inspiring Aibileen. Their musical speech and emotional connection to the characters are riveting. Listeners are swept up in the story—shocked and reminded by the times; inspired and proud of these women. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2010 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780143144182  $39.95 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2009

CD ISBN 9781415961254 $120.00 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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