One of the best books I have read in a long time. Wonderfully written, and expertly narrated! There is no question about why this book has been so highly rated by Audible members. It is a must read.
I grew up in MS during the 1960s and Ms. Stockett's book took me back into my own childhood kitchen with our maid. I knew many Abelenes and Minnies. I highly recommend this book. It is thoughful without preaching. This book was perfect in audio. The narrators brought each character to life in a way the written word could not. A powerful book.
Retired RN. Listen to about 4 audiobooks a month. "The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you" & a good narrator.
One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Amazing historical fiction - and all of it in my lifetime. Great narration. A must read!
This is an excellent book. I am old enough to have lived through these times but I was not aware of the pervasiveness of life in the south. We knew something significant was happening when the civil rights movement started, we just did not realize how significant. This book put into perspective many of the events that I observed in media reports at the time.
This book is needed to educate the younger generations about what man is capable of doing to others including creating perverted "laws" to support it. This did not happen in Rwanda or the Sudan or South Africa, this happened in the "civilized" nation of the United States of America. "The Help" should send the message that vigilance is always necessary and complacency is the tool of those who will take advantage of it. Thank you, Kathryn Stockett.
My wife and I became enthralled with the characters in this book. The narrators are able to bring these people to life in a way that takes you back to that time and place in all too realistic a manner and also shows how far we have come in our society. Too much awful history with this type of discrimination and attitudes towards blacks and we can only be thankful that a book such as this can make us realize that we can never return to that day and age.
The writing and narration are both so excellent, and the narration in particular, that this book takes you immediately away to the rooms, kitchens, streets and porches of this story. It's one of the most perfect audiobooks I've had the pleasure of listening to. I was compelled from beginning to end, but listened particularly intently to Abelene and Minnie, who now seem like friends. I highly recommend this book, and definitely in audio . A literary experience heightened through listening.