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The Help | [Kathryn Stockett]

The Help

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.
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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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  • Jill
    Roermond, Netherlands
    8/11/10
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    "Carries you along....."

    I wasn't sure this book would be for me and put off reading it, but I am so glad that I did finally get round to it! I was immediately caught up in the lives of the women and became quite anxious about how it was all going to turn out for them. Sometimes I found myself laughing out loud, sometimes I was moved to tears, such is the power of the tale. I am also extremely glad that I chose the audio book version as the great narration truly enhanced the book for me. I reckon that I will quite happily be able to go back to this in a year or so and listen again with much pleasure.

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  • Tracey
    thornton cleveleys, lancs , United Kingdom
    8/8/10
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    "really enjoyed my first audio book"

    Loved the narrators and it held my interest all the way really got into the characters.

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  • Carolyn
    Dunblane, United Kingdom
    8/6/10
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    "A perfect first listen"

    As I agree with most of the previous reviews ( the story, the charters, the narration, laughter and tears), all I would say is that if you have never listened to a book before then try this.one. It is a joy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    Old Windsor, United Kingdom
    7/31/10
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    "The Help"

    One of the best audio books I have listened to....I tend to fall asleep listening to audio books but I made sure I listened to every minute this time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    7/26/10
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    "Fantastic tale"

    I really enjoyed this audiobook, the narrators had lovely voices which I can still hear in my head a couple of weeks after I finished it. The Abeline, Minny and Skeater all seemed very real to me, and I gained many a strange look as I laughed, cringed and cried as I listened to it whilst working out. The story itself is an uplifting one, showing that just a few people can make a difference to everyone. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone, and look forward to listening to it again in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martina
    Hook, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    7/25/10
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    "What a fab read"

    Just finished 'The Help' which gives an insight into 1960 Mississippi and the black/white attitudes. Most enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    New Malden, Surrey, United Kingdom
    7/17/10
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    "A must"

    Completely amazing to listen to, I was hooked from the first chapter. Fascinating the way each character developed and how their lives intertwined.

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  • Selene
    Dublin, Ireland
    7/14/10
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    "Excellent"

    Great characters, good storyline and wonderfully narrated. I love this audio book.

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  • Simon Evers
    UK
    7/13/10
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    "Don't be put off if you're a man!"

    A book narrated by three women almost entirely about women might be too much, you would think. Not true - because the excellence of the plot and the clear delineation of the marvellous characters make such a consideration unimportant.

    I think, too, that this is a book which gains immeasurably from being listened to, particularly as all three narrators are so good.

    Like many others, I was very sorry to come to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Foster
    UK
    6/21/10
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    "Amazing Narrators with a Compelling Story"

    I wasnt sure what to expect but this book is beautifully descriptive with strong characters and a compelling plot. The narrators add so much depth to the story. I cant imagine getting this technicolour detail from reading it on a page. Thank you!

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