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.
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.
Engaging story - read this before watching the movie! Good performances - I felt involved by them!
"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.
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 !
"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.
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.
Loved this book from start to end, thoroughly recommend, made me cry!
A must read!
"Very good read! What shall I do now?"
I very much enjoyed this, it's a great story, true and narration very good too!
Fabulous, a great story which I didn't want to end. Is there a sequel?
I usually have difficulty with the flow of stories from several different viewpoints but this was done extremely well both in the writing and by the various narrators. I already knew the story from watching the film but the book was extremely well written and performed brilliantly. It had comedy, pathos, real life grit, and compelled me to keep listening. Heartily recommended.
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