I knew nothing of this book when I rushed to download it for a long road trip. But the high ratings inspired me to buy it. I just finished listening to the first 1/3 of the book and am swept away by the brilliant reading, the rich prose, and characters so real that I feel like I'm somehow in the story. I want to be friends with these women - converse with them - explore and wonder with them. It will take your breath away.
Absolutely loved this book! The readers are perfect and brought this truly important story to life. I read it and listened to it and it was so easy to visualize Kathryn Stockett's wonderful women. I have recommended it to all of my friends.
This book needs to read or heard by anyone who has ever lived in the south or read about it. It humanizes and makes you feel to your very soul what the past was and how everyone involves viewed it. I was so sad when it ended--
The Help is the kind of Audiobook that you can't wait to get in the car to hear. Using 3 different voices for 3 different characters really makes you feel like you are in the South. I've recommended this book to many people.
Very good writing and narration.
Tells the "other side of the story"
What it was (is?) like to be a black maid for white families in the South, and the repercussions of speaking out about the truth of their treatment.
Absolutely wonderful book that is exquisitely read. I married a Southern women, although one more contemporary than those portrayed here, yet I see much of her and her family woven in this tale. I just loved this book.
I've listened to several books on tape - this one was excellent. The women that read the story are fantastic - the views from the different women's perspectives are portrayed well, and issues are addressed with humor and satisfaction. This will make a great movie. I recommend this book.