This book was wonderful with the story and characters and the voices for the characters. This is far and away the best audiobook I have ever listened to (and I have been listening for a long time) and I highly recommend it. The story never becomes slow or boring and the different voices for the characters keep it engaging.
This story is truly amazing; the writing and the reading. I was born in Mississippi at the end of 1964. My family did not have "help" but had very defined rules about who I was allowed to associate with. I identify most with Skeeter and would truly love to hear more about her as well as the other characters.
I was 12 years old in 1962 but don't remember most of the events talked about in the Help. I think maybe because I lived on the west Coast, and not Mississippi.
One great thing about the book is that it reminds us of how far we've come. Not just black maids but every woman. I loved it. Great characters and good story.
This is one of the best books that I have ever listened to on audible, and I have listened to a lot. It reminded me so much of my childhood, growing up in SC. It really made me think. Great narrators. This is one book that you should listen to.
One of the best books I have ever read or listened to. The story telling is innovating, intelligent and captivating. The writing is fast paced and not too descriptive. The narrators do a wonderful job and make the story come alive. This is a book that will stay with me, and I can not wait for Kathryn Stockett to write another book.
This was really enjoyable listening. It is a human story of the South. I loved the characters, some of them nasty as heck and others sweet as honey. I had to research the author to see if she's black. I think it's great that a book can fool me into assuming it must have been written by a black author. Not a predictable story either. I feel like I really got my money's worth with this one. I also loved the narrators who brought the story to life.
"The Help" is one of the best stories I've listened to in years. I'm not quite sure why anyone would give it less than 5 stars in my opinion. The characters are wonderful and the storyline flows perfectly. This story will make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry, and cheer. I was on the edge of my seat many times wondering what would happen next! The narrators are exceptional. I'd recommend this story very highly and I'm looking forward to another novel by Kathryn Stockett.
This is one of those rare books that when you put it down (shut it off) you can't get it off your mind. I enjoyed this book so much! I found myself embarrassed by our past and feeling helpless as I contemplated the messages in this book. This story is thought provoking and emotion stirring. It will passionately stimulate your mind and your heart. A must read!