I loved the characters and the narration of this book so much that as soon as I finished listening, I started over again at the beginning! I found myself thinking about them throughout the day, and actually looking forward to my commute to work so that I could listen.
The civil rights issues were grotesquely fascinating to me, and it made me wonder what prejudices I might have in my own life without even realizing them. What in my life will make my children grow up to say, "I can't believe my mom thought/acted like that!"?
Thought-provoking and well-written/read!
I had not read or listened to Kathryn Stockett before. I was looking for a book and came across "The Help", so I thought I would give it a try. It is really good! I could not put it away. The narrators are wonderful. The story line grows and draws you in, chapter by chapter. I cried and laughed and found myself choosing to listen just a few more minutes than I should have!!
This book is gripping and well written..it is uplifting and that makes it a rewarding read. Would have given it five stars but for the abrupt ending.
I enjoyed this book! I was in tears at some points and fell in love with the characters. This is one book I think that can be enjoyed either by reading it or listening to it.
I LOVED this book! The narration was the best I've ever heard! I have recommended this book to all my friends and family. It actually helped me work out more because I couldn't wait to get to the gym just to listen while I worked out!
I bought this book for entertainment on the drive to and from work....unfortunately I ended up not being able to put it down and listened to it every chance I got.
What a great story! It kept me riveted from the first sentence, and the narrators made me feel as though I was right there with them in Jackson, Mississippi. As a white woman, I was horrified by some of the things I heard, and I had to ask myself if I would have behaved any differently if I had lived in that time and place. I highly recommend this story to anyone.
My wife and I listened to this book on a long drive to FL and back. I chose it for her and she loved it. I thought it was a "chick" book but I liked it as much as she did. You have to listen to this one especially if you are from the South and are over 55.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
I recommend this book to anyone that would like a great story with interesting characters and topic. I found myself engaged throughout the reading and enjoyed all of the readers. I did feel that Ms. Skeeter's voice was a bit young but it wasn't unpleasant to hear. I never think about the black/white issue very often and I was surprised by what may have occured many years ago.