I usually don't listen to books quite this "feminine"-I mostly listen to politcal/historical stuff, but I loved this book, I couldn't get enough. I would drive anywhere just to listen and then sit in the driveway and listen some more. Riveting, thought provoking and moving.
I am not even certain I LIKE listening to books instead of reading them - but this one made me stop my life and do NOTHING but listen until it was done. The voices are superb, the characters are fascinating. I think I miss them in my life - and truly, I might listen to the whole thing again. This was the best use of my audible points - you HAVE to get it for yourself!
Everything about this book was great. The content was superb and a haunting reminder of life in the south. The voices will stick with me for years to come. I have missed the characters since the book was over!
I have just finished listening to "The Help". The women who narrate this book are outstanding; their voices really bring the novel to life. I found myself mesmerized by the characters' stories and couldn't wait to hear what happened next (it's amazing how much cleaning I got done the days I listened!)Although some situations and characters were not fully developed (Celia, for example)I nevertheless recommend this novel. The author did an excellent job interweaving the stories of three women trying to make sense of their lives in the 1960s South.
As a southern girl, raised by "Help", I really appreciate this book. The audio version gives such life to the characters that is both authentic and entertaining. Read it and fall in love with the "Help". These women were (and are still today) wonderful, amazing, loving people. My Eula Mae is as close to me as my Mom. Eula Mae raised me and my 13 siblings while raising her own 13 children. She is my hero and my inspiration for life. She is my comfort and was my guide in raising my own 3 children. She still works for my mom and now my brother and sister who still live in Louisiana. We all love her dearly and will forever treasure our memories with her. The "Help"...real live southern life!!
I have NEVER written a review of an audiobook. Not because I haven't thoroughly enjoyed previous books, but mostly because I wasn't inspired to necessarily tell others about a book just because I enjoyed it. But...The Help is one of those books that I just have to tell others about. I loved every minute of this book. The narration was EXCELLENT!!! Every voice was captivating. The writing was so profound. I really can't say enough about it. I tell everyone who will listen how great this book is. You won't be disappointed.
A magnificent book brought brilliantly to life through the narrative voices provided by the writer and audible.com. I hope we can look forward to a continuation of The Help so we can follow the next chapters of these marvelous characters through the voices of Ms. Stockett and the fabulous narrators.