I bought this book based on the excellent reviews.
I too have to give it a five. It is funny, poignant, and keeps you coming back for more.
Not only did I absolutely adore the characters, the story, and the author's writing, the narrators on this audio version were flawless. Each of the three women (only one chapter is done without the voice of Minny, Skeeter, or Aibileen) took on their respective character's traits and habits beautifully. The book became less a story that I was listening to, and more an experience in itself where I felt close to the characters within. I'm glad I finally got to "read" this book, it's worth the hype, and even more worth it when you get to listen to talented narrators tell the story to you. I would highly recommend listening to this book.
EveLynn in Wisconsin
I enjoyed every moment of this book - Traveled up the East Coast with it. Each character came alive in my mind and it personalized a very difficult time in the history of the South. I have recommended it to my friends. One of my all time favorites! I hope there is a sequel - wanna know what happened to everyone!!
This was a wonderful book. It is well written and the reading (voices) of each character was almost perfect.
When I was growing up we would never see a black person in our neighborhood except for the help. If we did it was looked upon with suspicion. This brought back many memories of how it was and I'm amazed at how far we have come in my lifetime.
Really, a good listen.
I have written two reviews but have listened to 100s of Audiobooks. This book was one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. I did not want it to end. The narrators were outstanding. I can't say enough about this book!
Loved it. Just loved it.
The performance of the readers was just so good and brought so much extra to the story, I imagine that this audio version is actually better than reading the story yourself. Truely remarkable.
I always know when I am really enjoying a book when i start to eye the thickness of the unread section with suspicion, wanting to carry on reading (listening) but hating the fact that the end of the story is approaching.
Definitely the case with this one.
One of my all time favorites.
I loved listening to this book. I'm a little sorry it's ended. Hearing about life in Jackson during this time period sounds like it's something that was from 100 years ago, instead of 50! Very heartfelt. Narrators were excellent!
I really enjoyed this story and especially liked the audio-actresses who gave it personality.
Being from the South and white, this book made me both proud and ashamed at the same time. Thank God there were and are people that are like Skeeter who speak out against injustice and, that there are brave souls who put their lives and the lives of their families at risk to expose this injustice. This book was well written and I just loved the narration.