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I am just finishing up listening to the audiobook version (unabridged) of this amazing book. It was read by an actress named Jenna Lamia. I had never heard of her before but she had me so mesmerized, I could scarcely leave my car, just didn't want to stop listening. She simply IS Lily Owens.

I had wondered if there had ever been a movie made from this book and if so, if she would play Lily. So I googled and found the author's website, which is a great read, too, by the way! http://www.suemonkkidd.com/---/Author.aspx

Anyhow, I did find out that there is a film and though Jenna Lamia is not in it, the cast looks good. So, I am wondering if anyone here has seen it and can offer a recommendation. The audiobook was 8 discs, unabridged but obviously, the movie can't be that long and so would have to be *adapted*. After loving the book so much, I hesitate to see someone else's vision of it. Does it do the book justice? Is it worthwhile to try to find it and rent it?

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I am just finishing up listening to the audiobook version (unabridged) of this amazing book. It was read by an actress named Jenna Lamia. I had never heard of her before but she had me so mesmerized, I could scarcely leave my car, just didn't want to stop listening. She simply IS Lily Owens.

I had wondered if there had ever been a movie made from this book and if so, if she would play Lily. So I googled and found the author's website, which is a great read, too, by the way! http://www.suemonkkidd.com/Author.aspx

Anyhow, I did find out that there is a film and though Jenna Lamia is not in it, the cast looks good. So, I am wondering if anyone here has seen it and can offer a recommendation. The audiobook was 8 discs, unabridged but obviously, the movie can't be that long and so would have to be *adapted*. After loving the book so much, I hesitate to see someone else's vision of it. Does it do the book justice? Is it worthwhile to try to find it and rent it?
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was satisfied with the movie. The book is so complex, that to try to encompass all of the details would have been a disaster. So they didn't. Good movie, not great, but with a good solid cast.
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Thanks. That sounds like it's worthwhile to see if I can find it.
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Share the link to hear the audiobook version of this book with me too.
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There is no link. The audiobook is a set of disks borrowed from the library. Well worth it!
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though it's in my TBR pile, but I did see the movie when it came out, and I really enjoyed it. The cast were all quite good.
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I loved the book, which I read just recently. Will have to track down the movie.
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I loved the book, which I read just recently. Will have to track down the movie.


I finished the book this morning and will do as you :-)

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The movie was satisfying. I had read the book several years before, though - it is possible that seeing the movie right after the book would be more difficult, with so many details and nuances still in your head.

Glad it was a good listen!
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I read the book first then saw the movie. In my opinion the book was so much better, but I would watch the movie again.

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