Some books amuse, others inform. But every once in a while you come across a book that gets inside you, picks you up, and then sets you down in a different place. This is that kind of book. It will get you thinking about human relations--not just race or class relations--for a long time. The characters are complex, the plot is terrific, and the narration of this audiobook is superb.
I had to actually buy the hardback to give to my daughter.. I was born in 1955 and I remember having black Help and babysitters in Atlanta. My wonderful Grandmother had her ideas and my mother balked and taught me different. This book took me home and I wish I could go back and make the changes that needed to be done. Loved it. Will listen again and again.
An entertaining story full of history and emotion, this book kept me listening. Great narration, colorful characters, I found myself looking forward to my workouts because of this book. Bravo!
I got completely lost in this book on my commute for work. I even drove around on my lunch hour just so I could hear more!
I loved this book and the characters so much that when it ended I wanted to know what became of them...it was that real! Problem is...now I don't know what to listen to next, I can't imagine anything being as rewarding.
The three talented narrators really make this book. Their distinct voices make it very clear whose story is being told. To me The Help is perfect for an audiobook - interesting story, well-written, but not so crazily complex that I need to rewind if I miss a little detail. And I escaped into that world when I listened. Loved it.
This was one of the best audio books I have enjoyed, I found myself extending my walking time simply because I couldn't stop listening to these wonderful woman and their story.
I have listened to over 100 books through audible and this is the first one I felt compelled to review. I have recommended it to everyone I know. The narration was outstanding. Story was moving. Do not miss this one.