The Help is so well written and performed that I found myself listening to it again just days after I finished it the first time. The story touches the heart and the narrators perform it with honesty and feeling. I highly recommend it.
I might listen again in the future, but I think I got the jest of it the first time.
The scene that stands out in my mind is one where an intruder had to be chased off the property.
This book offers insight into human personalities.
Say something about yourself!
did not like story of cake made from ... you know what... i understand it is big part of the book, but it is really disgusting, and it ruined my impression from the book ,,, absolutely love Jenna Lamia as a narrator, best woman narrator I have ever heard here, on Audible
A whole bunch of white women who can't pour pee out of a boot. The only smart white woman in the book is a female jewish publisher from New York like those the author got to know in her professional career. A black woman "across the bridge" sitting at home, denied an education, after a hard day's work teaching her employer how to boil beans, reading "Walden" that has been bootlegged to her from the local library by some covert do-gooder. Gimme a break. Who ever read "Walden" voluntarily, even being stoked with the thrill of doing so furtively? Granted that white women and the State of Mississippi are not on any of the Congressional lists of people and things it is illegal to hate and speak ill of, doing so nevertheless sends an unproductive signal; i.e., "Relax, you don't have to be very smart to be as smart as or smarter than Southern white folks." That doesn't move the ball at all. Why does the author promote satisfaction with an intellectual status quo instead of promoting aspirations to greatness? What is this supposed to do for society, black and white? No, folks, all white women in the South were not and are not stupid. No, all white folks in the South had or have no clue how to cook a decent meal without outside "Help". In fact, many were legendary, locally and some beyond, in the culinary arts. No, white women in the south were not incapable of doing their share in rearing their children without intellectual guidance from outside "Help". I knew many of them, and lived during this period. They were decent people for the most part; and a few who I knew and could afford to do so had "Help" that was treated with respect. Supply and demand at work; a day's work for a day's wages; some could afford "Help", most couldn't. That was the economic reality of the era and in the place the book covers, but take no sociological lessons from this pap. The book admits to being fiction, and it is, in every way.
I couldn't put it down. Every day I would come home and sit and listen to it. Yes, I would buy the audio of this again as they did a wonderful job. I will tell everyone to get the audio. I laughed and cried. God Bless those Black Women.
Minnie, Skeeter and Aibileen. They were all brave and cared for each other.
There accents, how the words could make you laugh or cry.
Yes, it really brings out what it was really like in MS and in the south. My heart goes out to those who can't see how color blind they are and how much they missed out on having a wonderful friendships and learning from them.
I would highly recommend this book which I listened to because I had not seen the movie. The narrative was exceptionally well done!
Yes! Excellent story!!
When the book came out in print
The different narrators told the story well
When she was fired and had to leave Mae Mobley
Loved this book
This book is so good. I think I enjoyed listening to it because the voice were so familiar. Definitely worth the price.
The end when the church gave the main maid the book with all those signatures.
The part about the cake when the character confronted the maid.
It has been awhile since I listened to it, but the one I liked the most was the maid who had lost her son.
The characters were very real.
The knock at the front door in the rainstorm.
no this was my first audio book
I like the name just fine
The audio tape brings this story to life. The voices were cast perfectly. A true Mississippi woman, I love the way the author knows all of those southern rules, and some that were before my time.