My commute is 100 miles/day. Even taking the beautiful coastal route, I don't think I could have survived the past 10 years w/o Audible.
I couldn't wait to listen to the next chapter, but I didn't want it to end. So good I went out and bought two hard cover copies for friends who don't "listen." I fear they won't get the full flavor, but it is still a wonderful experience.
Enjoyed this as much or more than Water for Elephants--my 2008 favorite.
I love an opportunity to learn while becoming absorbed in the story and the characters. The Help is a sad, inspiring and enriching story. The narration will have you hearing the character's voices long after the book has ended, all the while, learning more about our nation's trying civil rights movement. I highly recommend The Help.
Huntress of Dirty Socks
Wonderful book; excellent narrators. Aibileen was so real to me... I've never rooted as hard for a relationship as I did for Aibileen and Mae Mobley, although Minny and Miss Celia came in a close second.
What an excellent introduction to the world of Audible.com books - I don't think I could have made a better choice! I grew up in Georgia and North Carolina, not Mississippi, but nothing in the book struck me as unbelievable. Outrageously shameful - yes; unbelievable - unfortunately, no.
Although history records February 1, 1960 as the date of Greensboro's first official Woolworth sit in, I know first hand that plans were in the works at least two years earlier. During my senior year in 1958, our college officials heard rumors that students from the two Negro colleges across town were planning to visit the local Woolworth lunch counter. Students at my all white college were threatened with expulsion if we joined our counterparts in any civil disobedience.
I wish I'd had Miss Skeeter's courage in 1958.
Fantastic book, fantastic narration. Makes you realize just how far we have come in such a short time for Barack Obama to be president today.
This narrated version of The Help was so good that I'm thrilled I made the choice to listen rather than read. A good story with exceptional narration bringing the story to life. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a compelling and enjoyable listening experience.
This book is an absolute gem. From the very beginning, the reader is charmed by the characters. As an Audible subscriber for years, I am not someone who takes time to write reviews. But, this book is TOO WONDERFUL TO PASS UP. A MUST READ!