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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Cate the Cantor
    5/8/15
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    "Wonderful"

    If you've seen the film, you'll love the original novel. And if you've not seen the film you'll love it too.
    Written from the perspective of three women and set in 1960s mississippi this book is warm, funny and heartbreaking all at the same time. Beautifully written and performed by three distinct voices telling the story from their own viewpoint. I've seldom been so compelled by a book.

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  • margodt
    4/25/15
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    "Great "

    Great book love it every thing about this book I love it thank you
    Well read and the story was great

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  • Miss S T Chapman
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    4/14/15
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    "Better than the film"

    Fantastically performed and excellent story that was well paced. So good that I was sad when I finished the book.

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  • Jennifer
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    "Amazing!! 👌"

    Loved every minute!! Read even if you have seen the film! So much more details and extra stories! I'm sad that it's finished!

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  • O. N. Wavomba
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    "EXCELLENT"

    18 hours went by so fast. Was sad when it was done. Beautifully narrated by the different women.

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  • Kelly B.
    3/30/15
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    "Great Book!"

    A fantastic book, a must read! Very well narrated and an inspiring story. It will keep you coming back for more.

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  • Emma
    3/24/15
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    "Brilliant, got me hooked on Audible!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a well narrated story, with different actors for different characters which really helps you follow the storyline. The characters are engaging and the storyline is very moving. Well worth a listen.


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  • Meb
    3/12/15
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    "Loved it ."

    I found the stories of the people compelling and was able to put myself into their lives . Very good book .

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  • Jo
    3/11/15
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    Where does The Help rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top three


    What did you like best about this story?

    It explores a lot of different and important issues and shows a human side to them. You really feel like you get to know the characters inside out and I always wanted to know what was going to happen next.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    It was so well acted, it felt like each narrator really knew their characters well


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

    I didn't want to put it down. At 30 hours long I don't think I could do it all in one though. It's also nice to make it last to enjoy it for longer


    Any additional comments?

    Don't hesititate, get this audiobook!

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  • Vava
    3/11/15
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    "The Help - great listen."

    Narrated brilliantly. Enjoyed every second of it. Would highly recommend. No sex. No violence. No drugs just brilliantly crafted riveting writing

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