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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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    HORSHAM, West Sussx
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    "WONDERFUL"

    This was one wonderful and awesome book!! What a heart gripping tear jerking story. At times I struggled to keep my emotions at bay. And yet there are so many humor as well. Wow! Excellent story and very well written.

    The performances was so good and very well done. The characters were portrayed so real and so life like. It was sad to reach the end. I so wanted to know more....what happened to these women. A follow up book would be brilliant but at the same time I don't think it will have the same impact.

    Highly recommended this book

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  • Rebecca
    7/25/15
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    "Just brilliant"

    This is such a fantastic book and a really well recorded audio!! A must listen!!

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  • Joanna
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    "Must listen"

    loved it ,enthralling, wonderful narration. A rollercoaster ride that had me totally captivated. Page turner

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  • Emma Nicholas
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    "Amazing"

    Absolutely brilliant, loved every minute of it, I laughed and cried, an absolute brilliant read

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  • Livvy Mangle
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    "Just beautiful."

    It wasn't what I had expected but I thought how it was written was beautiful and also heartbreaking at times. But this books de me laugh and also cry and I really was enthralled with it. I would recommend to anyone.

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  • MOC
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    6/25/15
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    "Read this!"

    Engaging story - read this before watching the movie! Good performances - I felt involved by them!

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  • Gwan Gal
    6/8/15
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    "One of the best books ever!!!!"

    Loved this book, I experienced both laughter and tears. thoroughly recommend to true book lover as well as those that aren't.

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  • Kirsti O'Rourke
    6/7/15
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    "Fabulous listen!"

    Right from the start I was drawn into the lives of the people of Jackson Mississippi. A terrifying collection of white bigoted females ruled by one and the other world of the black, homely maids and one trying to bring the two worlds together. I could listen to the accents all day! Brilliantly read and wonderful story. Definitely a good buy !

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  • Paul
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    5/30/15
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    "If you've watched the film, get this book."

    Loved the book and the film. Really love that Octavia Spencer is reading the book too. Always tend to read the book after the film as the books are always better for the most part. It is well written and the characters are interesting and thought provoking. Really enjoyed how it was read by different actresses, as it gave a real sense of how to three main characters felt.

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  • Cawley
    5/25/15
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    "Exceptional"

    An amazing book - it took me to a place I had heard of, thanks to Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mocking Bird", and gave a totally new perspective. The narration is superb. The best book I have listened to - and I have enjoyed many good books on Audible. Do listen to/read this book, I cannot recommend it too highly.

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