I only listen to audiobooks while I'm on the treadmill or doing chores. This book was so good, I couldn't stop listening, which meant I couldn't stop working. Even though I was exhausted, I didn't want it to end. The narrators were the best and the story was wonderful.
I can't recommend this novel enthusiastically enough! I was entirely unprepared for Stockett's moving plot and unforgettable characters. I'm certain this would be a magnificent read, but the multiple narrators ensure that this will become an audible favorite. I would give this recording 6 stars if I could!
The story was excellent and the narration was top notch. I did not want the book to end. Sad to believe that life was ever that way for black people.
Sunday Morning Reviewer
One of the best books I have listened to this year. The characters are well developed and the pace never slows down. Well written and definitely an author I will follow. I felt like the characters became my friends and I hated to come to the end of this book.
There are great books you read with your eyes. I'm sure The Help is fantastic in written form. However, as an Audio book with four narrators, The Help is audio book not as a substitute for the written word but as an art form in its own right. I feel sorry for those who only read this book. Listening to the performance was spellbinding
I loved the characters and the narration of this book so much that as soon as I finished listening, I started over again at the beginning! I found myself thinking about them throughout the day, and actually looking forward to my commute to work so that I could listen.
The civil rights issues were grotesquely fascinating to me, and it made me wonder what prejudices I might have in my own life without even realizing them. What in my life will make my children grow up to say, "I can't believe my mom thought/acted like that!"?
Thought-provoking and well-written/read!
I had not read or listened to Kathryn Stockett before. I was looking for a book and came across "The Help", so I thought I would give it a try. It is really good! I could not put it away. The narrators are wonderful. The story line grows and draws you in, chapter by chapter. I cried and laughed and found myself choosing to listen just a few more minutes than I should have!!