This story is fantastic and rhythmic. As a white child in the south during the early sixties, we had what my mother called "nannies". I think she was decent to them. I just always remember the white uniform and the submissive attitude. They would come and go since there were five kids. I don't know what else to say. I loved this book and particularly Minnie and Abilene.
I listened to this Audiobook while exercising only. It totally captivated me and made me WANT to work out just so that I could listen to it! What an amazing story, narrated so well with the different characters. It made my workouts FLY BY. I highly recommend this audiobook!
I listened to this months ago and still miss those women / characters each time I turn on my MP3. I also am more sensitive about how I treat service people and friends and reflect back to past also. Grand LISTEN! Grand READ - I've recommended it to friends who also are raving.
Audio was excellent using different narrators. Moving story describing the times of the 60's and 70's in the south. One person can make a difference.
you absolutely must hear/read this. Hearing it certainly rings it home, but that would take alot of hours on the road and I had that great fortune. If you are at least 50 years old - it will have greater meaning than you will expect. You will have known the characters and you will be surprised how many mothers of friends you will recognize!
Say something about yourself!
I did not think I would like this book. Just not my kind of story but seeing all the reviews I took my chances. I LOVED IT. I cried, laughed, wondered did we really treat people of a different color this way. I rooted for the good guys and hoped like hell Hilley and her bitches would get what was coming. Awesome Book!!!!
Kathryn Stockett gives us an enlightening (and often hilarious, believe it or not) look at racism in 1960's Mississippi through the eyes of 2 perspicacious black maids working for their privileged, socially-correct "white ladies". But we soon recognize that the real women of substance are, indeed, "the help". I loved the richly-developed characters and the pitch-perfect voices of the 4 readers who portrayed them. At the end, I just didn't want to say goodbye.
A book about a book that will make you laugh and cry and think. Engaging characters and a great story. I couldn't turn it off.