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.
We all want a great story, well written/told and exceptionally narrated. This book has it all! I listened to all three parts without stopping. Thankfully, I had the time, but I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't -- probably a sick day!
The context of the story is important, but the voices presented by the author are so personal and compelling. This novel breathes life into a world we can all hope has passed -- black women who worked in wealthy homes in the South.
I will never forget this book and its exceptional narration.
I was so pleasantly surprised when I heard the second narrator come out of no where. I felt completely involved in their stories. The narration made me feel like I was listening to a friend. The author's vision of the deep south in the 60's made me feel happy, angry, agitated, hopeful and excited all in one moment. Excellent! I would highly recommend this novel.
Couldn't stop listening to it. the narration was incredible. the story was incredible. The storytelling was incredible.
best book of 2009 IMHO
Wish there was a sequel.