I so wish we could give half stars, or break down the reveiws! I would give this listen a 4.5. The resolution to the story left me a litle flat, however the bulk of it was very engrossing. I've been glued to my iPod for the last three days, if that tells you anything. The narration and production is just through the roof, definitely a 5 plus. These women's voices are just phenomenal. Just couldn't bring myself to give it a 5.
I manage to listen to a few audiobooks a month.. have been for the last few years. This book was fantastic.. so fantastic that after finishing it I had no motivation to listen to the next book in my library... it just seemed dull and flat after listening to "The Help"
This story was wonderful and the voices were brilliant. All the readers voices, especially Abeleen's, were warm and delicious in my ears.
I have listen to over 200 books. I loved this book. The characters were just wonderful. The story was interesting. I couldn't wait to listen to this book. Well done!!
The world has lines which must be crossed no matter how uncomfortable. This is a story of triumph over fear. I loved the characters and now the book has ended, I miss them already!
I think this is my favorite Audible book so far (and I have listened to quite a few). The story is utterly compelling, and, I might add, eye-opening for this reader who was just a baby during the time the book takes place. The readers were simply outstanding. They made me feel like I knew the characters, who I miss now that I've finished the book. Oh, if only for a sequel!
This was a good, pretty engrossing read, but it was definately not one of my favorite audiobooks. It could have been that my expectations were too high (given the effuse praise on this site), or that I have been listening to almost solely the classics, but I found that The Help lacked some depth and could not always sustain my interest. If I could recommend other books which are both engaging and have more substance I'd suggest Atlas Shrugged, The Count of Monte Cristo, or Kafka on the Shore.
Didn't think I was going to like it as much as everyone else, but got pulled in on a long trip and hardly said a word to my travel companions for two days! Characters will stay with you and will open minds to the "difference" between people of different races. Well worth the time, you'll love it!