This is one of the best books that I have ever listened to on audible, and I have listened to a lot. It reminded me so much of my childhood, growing up in SC. It really made me think. Great narrators. This is one book that you should listen to.
One of the best books I have ever read or listened to. The story telling is innovating, intelligent and captivating. The writing is fast paced and not too descriptive. The narrators do a wonderful job and make the story come alive. This is a book that will stay with me, and I can not wait for Kathryn Stockett to write another book.
This was really enjoyable listening. It is a human story of the South. I loved the characters, some of them nasty as heck and others sweet as honey. I had to research the author to see if she's black. I think it's great that a book can fool me into assuming it must have been written by a black author. Not a predictable story either. I feel like I really got my money's worth with this one. I also loved the narrators who brought the story to life.
"The Help" is one of the best stories I've listened to in years. I'm not quite sure why anyone would give it less than 5 stars in my opinion. The characters are wonderful and the storyline flows perfectly. This story will make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry, and cheer. I was on the edge of my seat many times wondering what would happen next! The narrators are exceptional. I'd recommend this story very highly and I'm looking forward to another novel by Kathryn Stockett.
This is one of those rare books that when you put it down (shut it off) you can't get it off your mind. I enjoyed this book so much! I found myself embarrassed by our past and feeling helpless as I contemplated the messages in this book. This story is thought provoking and emotion stirring. It will passionately stimulate your mind and your heart. A must read!
I've tried to write three reviews but there's an error when it's submitted so the review goes somewhere out into webspace never to be seen again. So this one will be short and to the point:
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ. Get it, read it, be transformed by it. I promise you, you'll be both surprised and blessed by it.
Growing up in Alabama in the 60s, I remember so much of what this book is about. My family had a "housekeeper" who came one day a week, but I sense she felt much the same way as the characters in the book. I hope our family was one of the "good families". This book captures the tone and the struggles of this time in history in way that is riveting and enlightening. This is the first audio book I have reviewed, even though I probably have read at least 40 over the past couple of years. I recommend this listen and know I learned a few things while listening to this excellent book. The narrators are the best I have ever heard and have made this book even better to listen to than to read.