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 never write reviews but feel compelled to encourage people to read this book. I listen whilst doing housework and cooking, and realised that my whole family, (children and husband following me around wherever my ipod dock was) were enjoying this as much as I was! The story is wonderful, sad and uplifting. If you only listen to one book, make it this one.
Beautifully read and a great story. I would highly recommend this audio book to others.
A beautifully written book. I loved how the narrators brought the different persons/voices to life. Among my top three of audio books!
"Heck 1 is enough..voice of Ms Skeeter is soothing"
I bought this looking at so many 5 stars...
I am giving 1 star only because of Skeeter's soothing voice.
Is this is a trick by Audible??
I don't know what the heck is wrong with people these days. Are the stars purely out of sympathy. I cannot listen and concentrate to it. I thoroughly enjoyed awesome audios of "woodcutter" and girl with a dragon tattoo series and after them, this??
I feel like commiting a suicide.
"Wonderful, enthrawling classic!"
I can not tell you how much I enjoyed this book. I was initially a bit wary of the fact that it was narrated by a few different people thinking it would sound a bit like a audio soapopera - but it works really really well! (different people read different chapters that is all!)
I was engrossed from the very first line and was really sad when it finished! I am now at a loss!
Listen to this book - its great!
Brilliant book. Just like a paperback that you can't put down, you will want to listen to this from start to finish.
This is the best book I've listened to in some time. Love the narration. It enhances great writing from Kathryn.
"Best audio book I've ever heard!"
This is a brilliant, thought-provoking and important book superbly translated to audio format by some very skilled actors, and I was utterly gripped throughout.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else - it's simply really, really good.
"Best audio book I've ever listened to!"
This is a great book anyway and well worth a read/listen but the narrator's really make it! The voices are incredible and make you feel like you're there in Jackson in the 50's.
Could not turn this off. Best audiobook I have ever listened to and now struggling to find any that are as captivating.
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