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  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (270)

    Alexandra Fuller won worldwide attention, popular acclaim, and critical accolades for her memoir of her childhood in Africa, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This engaging follow-up explores Fuller’s parents’ childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple’s experiences in war-torn Africa. With the same sharply etched narrative that has earned the author such immense praise, Fuller expands on and offers new insights into her family’s remarkable trials and successes.

    Janet Tarasovic says: "Great by both ear and eye"
    "I couldn't put the book down."
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    A wonderfully read book that made it hard to get out of the car. My 12 year old daughter loved the bits she heard.The dry humour of the story was highlighted by the droll rendition. The narrator was excellent and I often felt she was the actual writer. Bianca Amato had an easy accent to listen to.

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (678)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (507)

    Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

    paul says: "Skeptical at 1st, Enjoyed every moment"
    "Language on the page bought to life with narrators"
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    The Help book is so much better than the movie which takes references from the book and places them out of context and perspective. That said, the movie was excellent if you seperate it as a different beast!

    The beautiful voices of the narrators bought The Help audiobook alive with humour and sensitivity. I am from New Zealand and would have found it more difficult appreciate the depth of language in the book with it's content of Southern American dialogue, if reading it on the page.

    I have laughed and commiserated with the maids and suitably disliked Hilly with her smug accent and attitudes.

    The maids speech is eloquent and descriptive and Skeeter is believable as she begins to question her own beliefs and the behaviour of her peers and superiors towards "the help"

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