If you do order a book on audible - this is the one. great narrators with superb performance. Just buy it already.
This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review for anything, but I can't even remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much. It's the perfect match of an incredibly good story that's really well read ...and it's taught me so much!
Both the writing and the narration were effortless. I totally agree with the person below who said "Time Traveler" - I feel like I've existed in two places at once for the few weeks or so that I've been listening to this novel. This is a compassionate and redemptive story and my only regret is that it's over (I wept real tears when it finished). I will miss having The Help in my life.
Wow, what a story. I could not stop listening. I loved all the narrators and the characters were all so multi layered and fascinating. "Maymobally" was an interesting choice for the name of a white baby girl i thought but, so cute. I just want to wrap my arms around all those "maids" and give then a big old hug. Even "Mini". What more can I say. Loved it!
Yes. It was pure quality. A riveting listen from the outset. It is the kind of book you can't put down, or in this case can't press 'stop'.
Well, I guess its a sentimental feel-good story, and maybe I am a sucker for these. But it was a fascinating portrayal of a time, not so long ago, when African Americans, liberated from slavery for a century, still lived under an oppression resembling slavery. The characters are richly drawn and the story is captivating
They were all tremendous but I guess Minnie just pips it to the post
Miss Hillie, because I would put a special little ingredient in the recipe
I cried a couple of times!
I was hooked from the first chapter and loved all the different narrators, they really helped this story come to life. It was a really memorable story.
I bought this book with a discount and was planning to stop my account with Audible. One too many narrations that put me to sleep. This book has changed my mind. It is very well narrated and the plot is not only spellbinding, but very realistic. I have held my breath more than once when one of the characters finds herself in a very harrowing situation. I can't stop listening. I highly reccomend this.
Loved every minute of this book, would highly reccomend it. The reader was great and easy to listen to.