Not my typical genre or something I would normally look for. Don't be put off by the fact that it does deal with racial topics - its a well written story that keeps you interested. The characters are vivid and all in all a book I enjoyed and recommend to friends.
From the very start, this book had me hooked! I loved the rich characters that told the story in three perspectives of a time when our country was going through so much social change. The narration was excellent and I was so sad when this book was over. I highly recommend it!
This is the best audiobook I have ever listed to. The story is riveting and the the readers are incredible. Highly recommend.
When I first downloaded this book, I only moved the first two parts to my listening device, and was beginning to regret the story's end as Part 2 neared conclusion. What a pleasant surprise when I realized my error! The characters in the book grow over time in the way that friendships grow, and I will miss them when it is done. I am thoroughly enjoying this book.
Great book! The plot held my interest from beginning to end. The characters were almost real. This book made me realize how far we have come in the past 50 years.
I have listened to hundreds of audio books but this is one of the few that compelled me to write a review. I was captivated from the first by the subject, the writing and the narration. Rarely do I come across a book that magically blends the three as this one does. For me, this was a "sit in the car the keep listening" book. I know that my 5 star rating won't change the overall rating of the book but I just had to put down in writing how wonderful this book is.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book to listen to. The readers were excellent and really made it that much more enjoyable. Something I never thought I'd ever write: I don't think I would have enjoyed the book in print as much as the audible version. This is because of the readers who really brought all the characters alive. I highly recommend this book!
I bought this book based solely on the length; I had a long car trip coming up, and needed a good, long distraction.
The Help absolutely surprised me; once I figured out exactly what was going on, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The book is set in mid-century Mississippi, and is kind of hard to quantify. It's just a great book; it's at turns funny and sad and horrible and hilarious, and sometimes it's all four at once.
As well as being a great book, it was also a wonderful listen; there are different narrators for the three main characters, which helps keep things straight, and each narrator does a phenomenal job of bringing her character to life.
I highly recommend it.