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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,724
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,739

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Gone to Jackson

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-11

What did you love best about The Help?

The setting and characters

What other book might you compare The Help to and why?

Gone with the Wind,though they are different in so many ways, both books offer a portrait of a place and time.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but this performance is outstanding!

If you could rename The Help, what would you call it?

The character Miss Hilly would probably borrow the title of Jean Shepard’s 1973 country hit

  • Justin Morgan Had a Horse

  • By: Marguerite Henry
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In the early years of our country, a poor school teacher, Justin Morgan, receives a horse and her tiny colt in payment for some work. He wishes he had been given money instead. Hoping that he might sell both horses for a fair price, he asks his student, Joel, to break in the colt. To his surprise, young Joel soon discovers that this small, brown creature has special abilities: "Bub" can pull more than a team of oxen, and he can run faster than a racehorse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Loved Classic

  • By E. on 10-14-15

The story of a boy and his horse

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-11

Where does Justin Morgan Had a Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

2nd

Who was your favorite character and why?

Little Bub, the horse. He is as game as they come!

What three words best describe John McDonough’s voice?

Friendly, crackly, and northern.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The little horse that built a nation.