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.
©2009 Kathryn Stockett (P)2009 Penguin Audio
I couldn't wait to finish work each day to get back to this book. The story was beautifully crafted and certainly thought provoking for someone raised so far from the issues confronted in the book. Every character was illumimated by the narrators who I thought were perfectly cast. I loved this book and I know I'll listen to it again.
I loved this book. It is well read by the various narrators and so believable. I am just hoping that the author will follow up with another book on some of the characters.
Intersting, funny, heartwarming
The story about Constantine
When the church gave Ms Skeeter the autographed book
I can highly recommend The help. I am excited to see the movie.
I loved listening to this book.The story was well written and flowed smoothly The narrators also did the voices well, each was unique and well suited for the role. Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed this book and they way it was read. I got really involved with the characters. Well worth a listen.
If you never read another book again you HAVE to listen to this marvellous story. Can't remember when I was ever, so upset to hear those two words. THE END! I actually said 'OH NO" out loud!I It was only the high star rating that encouraged me to buy this and thank goodness I did. I laughed and cried, was anxious and relived. I love that there is enough story in there for a sequel or even a saga. PLEASE Kathryn Stockett, don't end it here!
I see this book has been made into a movie. I can't imagine how the complex characters and emotion could possibly be portrayed in a movie - although I will be tempted to go and see it. Loved the book – loved everything about it.
Couldn't turn off the app at the end of each day. I could easily have listened this book in one sitting.
Fantastic book ! It was my first audible book and I don't regret it.
What a read, it kept me interested all the way through. I had a few very late nights because I couldn't stop listening. The subject is intriguing to me and I went through the whole gamut of feelings with it. The narration made me feel like I was listening to the sound track of a movie, it was first-class!! Well done all.
"What great voices!"
This is beautifully read throughout, each voice is so clear and really lets Kathryn's story shine.
"an amazing audio performance...extraordinary!"
This is truly is an wonderful audiobook.
The story is brilliant, but the performances are the best I have ever heard on an Audiobook.
The beauty of this story is in the subtlety.
It is essentially a civil rights story, but by looking at this huge topic through the lens of the daily lives of a small group of women, brings it to life and makes it very easy to relate to.
The performances were so engaging, it made me laugh and cry in equal measure.
The actresses in the film version were very good, but in my opinion these audio performances were even stronger.
If only all stories were so well written, and Audiobooks were so beautifully performed!
"Still My Favourite Listen of All Time"
I've worked for Audible UK for almost 4 years now, and this is still the book I recommend to anyone who asks for a great first listen. The wonderful 4-part narration (including Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer) paired with this moving and thoughtful story make a truly great audiobook. Listen to this!!
"Very well played with each chapter"
The cast who read this are one of the very few that make there characters their own
"Tale of comeuppance & reward. Brilliant."
Yes. I would. The story is touching the characters are not one-dimensional and you get a sense of the era and place. The best thing is this story shows the interaction between the two sides of a community, needing each other but resenting each other but goodness wins out.
Miss Hilly. She was rotten to the core . I had to laugh at her meanness. The revenge was sweet but I could feel her insecurity despite having all she desired she remained the pathetic poor little rich girl .
All the characters were portrayed so well it is difficult to decide which is the best. All very were very realistic.
Well worth watching.
This story gave you an insight into the history of the struggle the black people had to endure in America. Especially the women. I would not say it was an enjoyable read but a very interesting and knowledgable one.
Difficult to say without giving away the stories. There were many parts that I felt sorrowful.
I enjoyed all of them.
No. I would go back several times just to clarify certain parts of the story.
It would make a good drama for TV.
"The best audiobook I have ever listened to!! Ever!"
Enthralling, moving, fantastic
Completely different to my usual pick
Loved them all
Well worth my precious credit. Loved this book so much.
"Couldn't put it down"
I haven't read the paper version but the audiobook brought the story to life with the expression and range of voices.
Any Victoria hislop novel because it easy to read but historically educational too.
Minnie. Her rebellious actions brought comic relief to the plot.
The whole story is moving highlighting the difficult black history of America.
I loved this book. I never wanted to pause it and became absorbed in the plot. A must read!
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