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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"Fantastic! Maybe my favourite audio book, ever!"
Absolutely brilliant, I loved all 3 character voices, they did such a fantastic job and felt so real.
I tried to read the book and for some reason (I can't remember why) I didn't get on with it and so didn't carry on reading it. I missed the film when it came out so I downloaded the audio book as my mother had told me what a good story it was!
Such injustice in the story and also so much love. I cried and laughed.
I would recommend this audio book to anyone ad have done already, a lot!
This is a wonderful book and the brilliant actors bring each character to life - it's as if they're really talking just to you. Heart-wraming and challenging... I highly recommend it.
This is the first review I have ever written. This book is gripping from the start and the most beautifully narrated book I have ever heard. It is not a short book yet when it finished, I was left wanting more. This book has changed my view on fiction as I am usually a non fiction fan. A fantastic book.
"You must read this!"
This book is so amazing I was hooked from the beginning. This has to be the best book I have listened to so far. It was beautifully read with the narrators bringing the rich tapestry of characters to life. I can't gush enough at how immense this book was. I didn't realised there was a film last year based on the book...I must pick it up although undoubtedly it will not be as good as this book. I came across this book by accident, and based on the positive feedback decided to give it a go. So glad I did, I won't forget the characters for a very long time.
I really liked this book, not my usual type of book but the way it was written reminded me of what black people not just women have and still live through. discrimination is still with us regardless of age, race, gender sexuality and religion. This for me was a reminder of those of us who are seen as different live with. and for those who still discriminate, why dont you have an extra big bit of pie (Read the book to get the pie comment).
Loved it and will keep an eve out for the next book
A fantastic audio book, l was drawn in as soon as l started to listen, all the readers were enchanting and made it such a fantastic listen, it all went by so quickly, loved it!!
Clearly this is an excellent book but what makes this all the more engaging is the narration. The quality of the naration keeps you going from one chapter to the next even though you know you need to stop and get on with other things.
"A beautiful book"
If you remember the assassination of J.F.K. and the "I have a dream" speech of Martin Luther King, then you witnessed the rise of an oppressed people becoming free. If you are too young to know about this, except through history books, then read the book. It encapsulates the women's stirrings of hope and empowerment felt in the South, against a repressive society. A beautiful book, extremely well narrated. A 'must read'.
I loved this audiobook so much that when I got to the end I started playing it all over again. I've already reserved the DVD. The different narraters with their deep Southern Accents make it such a joy to listen to. The main characters, Abeline, Mini and Miss Skeeter are brought to life and I felt priveliged to be part of their fictional life for 2 weeks. I have laughed and cried. its definaltely my best audiobook so far to date.
I have downloaded a lot of books from audible, many of which I've enjoyed immensely, but this one is just wonderful. I cannot praise it enough. Not only is it a great book which tackles a challenging subject in a really interesting and sensitive way, but the people reading the different characters are just fantastic. The book comes vividly to life and I find it very difficult to tear myself away. I really don't want it to end!
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