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Our Audiobook of the Year


The Help really ran away with the win this year. Not only is it the highest-rated audiobook of 2009, but it is also the highest-rated audiobook of all time. And, in the less-than-scientific, but more-than-passionate opinion of the editors The Help was the book that truly stole our hearts in 2009. And not just ours - you, our listeners, also voted overwhelmingly to make it this year's Customer Favorite.

In time for this big win please enjoy this exclusive interview with Kathryn Stockett.

Also, for the first time ever we are presenting our Listener Awards, which recognize our listeners whose reviews have been rated Most Helpful in 2009.

The Help
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step...more
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The Help

  • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
  • By Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
Overall
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Performance
(13596)
Story
(13644)

Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
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