This is a book which is hard to stop listening to, the type we are all looking for. The story is wonderful and very moving as it describes the different conditions of life and views between black and white people during the civil rights movement in the 60s. The story also pictures the situtation of the white children being cared for by their black nannies, a situation which put them inbetween two different worlds. The characters in the book are read by different voices, which are wonderful to listen to and they all make the book come alive. I envy all of you who have not yet listened to this book.
cared for by the black "Helpers" during daytime, which I found both moving and interesting.
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!
The Help is beautifully written, It takes you back to the early 1960's and lets you glimpse into a world that many thought would never change. If you enjoy books about real people and their life stories, then you should enjoy THE HELP, I certainly did!
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.