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The Help

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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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  • Penny
    Huntly, United Kingdom
    10/9/11
    Overall
    "Brilliant!!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
    10/6/11
    Overall
    "Briliant"

    Beautifully read and a great story. I would highly recommend this audio book to others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Oslo, Norway
    9/30/11
    Overall
    "Beautiful"

    A beautifully written book. I loved how the narrators brought the different persons/voices to life. Among my top three of audio books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • amit
    Bromley, United Kingdom
    9/30/11
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    "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??
    Jeez..

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jess
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    9/29/11
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    "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!

    Jess, 27

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clare
    Daventry, United Kingdom
    9/19/11
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    "Excellent"

    Brilliant book. Just like a paperback that you can't put down, you will want to listen to this from start to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Marlow, United Kingdom
    9/17/11
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    "Brilliant!"

    This is the best book I've listened to in some time. Love the narration. It enhances great writing from Kathryn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    9/12/11
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    9/11/11
    Overall
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    9/5/11
    Overall
    "Simply brilliant"

    Could not turn this off. Best audiobook I have ever listened to and now struggling to find any that are as captivating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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