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The Help Audiobook

The Help

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Chris Kings Langley, Australia 09-14-11
    Chris Kings Langley, Australia 09-14-11
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    "Brilliant listening"

    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.

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    Maara Strickland 09-10-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Absolutely Worth Every Penny - The Help"

    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.

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    Wood Carlisle, Australia 09-06-11
    Wood Carlisle, Australia 09-06-11
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    "Wonderful"
    What did you love best about The Help?

    After seeing the movie I listened to this book, very impressed made me feel i was there


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    Sunset United States 09-05-11
    Sunset United States 09-05-11
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Intersting, funny, heartwarming


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

    The story about Constantine


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the church gave Ms Skeeter the autographed book


    If you could rename The Help, what would you call it?

    The help


    Any additional comments?

    I can highly recommend The help. I am excited to see the movie.

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    welcome2011 perth, Australia 09-04-11
    welcome2011 perth, Australia 09-04-11
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    "Refreshing."

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lyn Bargo, Australia 09-03-11
    Lyn Bargo, Australia 09-03-11
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    "The help was a fantastic surprise"

    One of the best books I have listened to in a long time. Disappointed when the end was reached

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    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 07-29-11
    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 07-29-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book and they way it was read. I got really involved with the characters. Well worth a listen.

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    Damian Blackheath, Australia 07-24-11
    Damian Blackheath, Australia 07-24-11
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    "The voice acting is first class"

    This book is worth listening too on the strength of the voice acting alone. The story itself is enjoyable but harmless.

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    Delma Ormiston, Australia 06-26-11
    Delma Ormiston, Australia 06-26-11
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    "A Must Read/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!

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    Esther Robina, Australia 05-29-11
    Esther Robina, Australia 05-29-11
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    "Loved this"

    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.

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  • Holly-Anne
    Beeston, United Kingdom
    3/26/16
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    "AMAZING!!!"

    Loved every second of it and couldn't stop listening until I was finished! Narration was amazing too!

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  • gemma
    3/22/16
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    "emotive"

    loved it. very thoughtprovoking and upsetting. loved minnie. what a star. gone off pie though

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  • DEBORAH
    3/21/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Such a great book' I never watched the film I wasn't interested but I will now definitely. Brilliant listen but I wish it would have let us know how skitter got on in New York!! 😫

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  • felinefetish
    3/20/16
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    "A must read"

    Have listened to the book and watched the film.
    It is a brilliant story and well written.

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  • Liam
    3/19/16
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    "Amazing"

    One of the best books I've read in ages, totally captivating and the performances really got you into it! Can't believe it's set in the 60s, and is still so potent today. It really makes you think.

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  • monnej
    3/1/16
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    "just one word...amazing:)"

    the only thing was that it was long... I had to go to bed and couldn't finish the story in one go:)

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  • Jane
    Colchester, Sunny England!
    2/28/16
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    "Makes you look back in shame at history"
    Would you listen to The Help again? Why?

    Yes definitely, the narrators were excellent, the book thought provoking and makes you think long and hard about how white people used to be. Shameful behaviour, but everyone allowed it to happen - it just took one person to be humane to start the change in history.


    What other book might you compare The Help to, and why?

    Hmm, difficult one. I'm not sure I've read anything like it but it did make me think of the Second World War and how the behaviour in the German Prisoner of War camps etc was 'allowed' to happen by so many choosing to go with the flow and ignore what was in their own back yard.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    The narrators were fabulous, made all the characters come alive.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Their gain, our shame.


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  • Vivien Tarkirk-Smith
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    2/20/16
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    "An eye-opener: history through fiction"

    For some reason I had thought this was a comedy. It was not. It really opened my eyes to the insulting way white southern American people treated their household staff as late as the sixties. I wanted to slap some of these privileged southern women for their thoughtless remarks and actions. Slavery may be over but a different kind of slavery existed then, and probably still does. As a British-Canadian the picture painted of the subservient misery visited upon the black people in fairly recent times shocked me. The underlying story is of one enlightened young white woman writing a book about the lives of black staff in her community with their secret help; but it is Pyrrhic victory, as we are left with the concern that those hardworking ladies will meet with the vengeance of their employers whose secrets have been exposed. The reading, by the way, is brilliant and made it like listening to a dramatic performance. Excellent. I would love an updated sequel.

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  • Anat Hinkis
    1/23/16
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    "Wonderful"

    This is a beautiful book, and the performance of the different readers is really wonderful. Highly recommended

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  • Louise florence
    1/20/16
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    "Excellent & moving story"
    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I very much enjoyed the narrators performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, although it is fairly long so I didn't manage it!


    Any additional comments?

    I adored the film but the book really flees out some of the details. I loved every second

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