One of the best audio books I have heard. The narrators made you feel like you were there. Excellent story that takes you back to the dawn of the civil rights movement in the South. I didn't want it to end.
This is a wonderful book made even richer by the reading as an audible book! I intended to listen to this slowly over two months while travelling - instead I was done in 5 days, addicted and greedily searching for my earpiece at every opportunity. Get this - your life will be better for the listening!
This was a deeply satisfying audio tape. I would add something others haven't mentioned: it was gripping. Once the characters begin working on a project--you are full of suspense regarding the possible outcome.
This is a brilliantly narrated story of the triumph of humanity over convention. We baby boomers all lived through it, each of us in our own place and our own experience... Kathryn Sockett transcends both time, place and race in her intricate weaving of the character of giving and taking. The narrators are just plain dazzling.
This has been a joy to listen to. The readers make the story come to life. It is a well written tale of life in the 60's in the turbulent south. It opened my eyes to an era I didn't live through, thankfully. A difficult and tense topic was handled with candor and humor, with a little well deserved revenge that had me laughing out loud! I hated to see the book come to an end, and this is one I'd love to see come to the big screen (if they would do it justice!) I understand it is the author's first book. I am already looking forward to her next one. Kudos to Kathryn Stockett!
I selected The Help as my first audiobook download and I'm not sure if it's going to be possible for another book to match the enjoyment I experienced while listening to this book. I truly did not want it to end. I thought the actors did a spectacular job of reading their parts and the author wrote a beautiful, heartfelt and honest story. I love historical fiction so it was an added bonus for me that the subject matter was pivotal time in our country's history.