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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I loved this as an audio book! I can struggle with accents (even in my head) and it was wonderful to hear the deep southern american accent being read to me so beautifully.
Would highly recommend.
I strongly recommend this book. The story defies genre preferences. I'm a passionate Sci-FI girl (maybe 1 in 10 of my audiobooks are outside Sci-Fi) and I couldn't get enough of this book. I was sad when the book ended because I wanted to story to go and on and on and on..... I've talked three of my friends into downloading this book just so we could discuss and dissect it. Its wonderful and amazing.
I loved this book. It is superbly written and superbly narrated. The multiple narratives are easy to follow and the stories of the women are absorbing and feel as if they could easily be authentic. I was engrossed from beginning to end and very sorry when it was over. Highly recommended.
I have 3 hours left and I already feel sad that it will be over soon, this is a first novel by Kathryn Stockett, all I can say is get busy writing!!
"Worth every penny"
All audio books should be made to this standard. Its not read to you its performed to you, its as if you have a portitble theather in you pocket.
"2 slice pie"
I loved this book, I'm a child of the fifties who grew up in working class Glasgow and I remember when Kennedy was shot, I knew little of the USA but I sure is glad I 'aint nothin like some of those deep south women. I loved Abeline, Minnie and Miss Cecilia I could identify with them. Folks, do yourself a favour and down load this book, it's beautiful, sad, funny and very, very moving. Thank you Miss Kathryn Stockett and for the beautiful narrators. I'll be looking out for your other books.
"an audiobook makes a difference here"
Aside from loving the story and the way it is structured, I found it extremely fun to listen to. The narrators are doing an excellent job with the accents and they made me feel like I was really there in the book listening to a real help, nonetheless for Skeeter and Hilly, all of the characters are suberply performed. The listening was a much more awarding way of going thorugh this book than reading.
"One to buy....Brilliant"
Hooked from the start didn't want this to end. Will miss the characters especially Minnie. I've laughed out loud also had a tear or two.
What do I listen to now???
"Beautiful narration & story"
The characters came to life with the superb narration and thought provoking storyline. The social history of 1960's deep south kept me listening.
"A fantastic listen"
Easy 5-star rating for this one. Enjoyed this audiobook more than the film for certain. I wish more audiobooks had this level of production value, with multiple narrators.
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