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The Help Audiobook

The Help

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Publisher's Summary

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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    kiwimum 09-14-11
    kiwimum 09-14-11 Member Since 2012

    Reading is one of my great loves, but as a busy mum to 4, I seldom have the time to sit down with a good book. Audible changed that for me.

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    "Wonderful"

    You will not regret getting this. It is a wonderful story, with fabulous narrators. You won't be able to turn it off.
    I was sorry when it finished because I just wanted it to keep going - the characters will become your friends.

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    Chris Kings Langley, Australia 09-14-11
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    "Brilliant listening"

    I couldn't wait to finish work each day to get back to this book. The story was beautifully crafted and certainly thought provoking for someone raised so far from the issues confronted in the book. Every character was illumimated by the narrators who I thought were perfectly cast. I loved this book and I know I'll listen to it again.

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    Maara Strickland 09-10-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Absolutely Worth Every Penny - The Help"

    I loved this book. It is well read by the various narrators and so believable. I am just hoping that the author will follow up with another book on some of the characters.

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    Wood Carlisle, Australia 09-06-11
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    "Wonderful"
    What did you love best about The Help?

    After seeing the movie I listened to this book, very impressed made me feel i was there


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    Sunset United States 09-05-11
    Sunset United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Intersting, funny, heartwarming


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

    The story about Constantine


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the church gave Ms Skeeter the autographed book


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

    The help


    Any additional comments?

    I can highly recommend The help. I am excited to see the movie.

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    welcome2011 perth, Australia 09-04-11
    welcome2011 perth, Australia 09-04-11
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    "Refreshing."

    I loved listening to this book.The story was well written and flowed smoothly The narrators also did the voices well, each was unique and well suited for the role. Awesome book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lyn Bargo, Australia 09-03-11
    Lyn Bargo, Australia 09-03-11
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    "The help was a fantastic surprise"

    One of the best books I have listened to in a long time. Disappointed when the end was reached

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    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 07-29-11
    Narelle Narrabundah, Australia 07-29-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed this book and they way it was read. I got really involved with the characters. Well worth a listen.

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    Damian Blackheath, Australia 07-24-11
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    "The voice acting is first class"

    This book is worth listening too on the strength of the voice acting alone. The story itself is enjoyable but harmless.

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    Delma Ormiston, Australia 06-26-11
    Delma Ormiston, Australia 06-26-11
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    "A Must Read/Listen."

    If you never read another book again you HAVE to listen to this marvellous story. Can't remember when I was ever, so upset to hear those two words. THE END! I actually said 'OH NO" out loud!I It was only the high star rating that encouraged me to buy this and thank goodness I did. I laughed and cried, was anxious and relived. I love that there is enough story in there for a sequel or even a saga. PLEASE Kathryn Stockett, don't end it here!

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  • Mrs J. Hussey
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    7/22/16
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    "love this"

    the story never fails to make me cry. i love listening to this story over and over.

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  • Welshy
    7/21/16
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    "Excellent"

    Fantastic well written story, an emotional ride as you see into the lives of the people in the book.
    The audio version is excellent, each character played by a different person, which really brings it to life.

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    "great book"

    lovely book.... beautifully read. i believed every character.... poignant history weaved throughout this historic fiction....bravo!

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  • Karen
    7/7/16
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    "Sad the book had to end!"
    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling Addictive Moving


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

    I have not read another book like it! Truly moving and amazing!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    They bring the people to life... you feel ALL of the emotions


    Any additional comments?

    I have been so moved by the book and the characters. This has been my favourite audible download yet. In fact... I was addicted to it! I hope Kathryn Stockett publishes more like this. An amazing story!

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  • Alison Gardner
    7/5/16
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    "Wonderful!"

    Loved every minute of this, the narrators are fantastic, the story is beautiful, moving and leaves a lasting impression.

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  • Pauline
    6/19/16
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    "Brilliant"

    The story and most of the narration was brilliant and very visual. There are are a few occasion when the voice changes in relation to the character buy overall it made me laugh and emphasised throughout the story. Could not stop listening .

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  • Sam
    6/15/16
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    "Tear jerker...."

    loved every moment ... cried a little at the end as the power of the story will stay true in my heart....

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  • Nadine
    6/6/16
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    "Uplifting Inspiring & Soothing Voices"

    I have the book, the movie and now the audiobook. I am very experienced in stories from the black experience in the 50s/60s but until Katherine wrote this book, I have never known a story from this perspective of the help.
    I giggled, cried and was left with a hopeful version of life.
    I love the story. I can't imagine anyone wouldn't like The Help.

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  • julie
    6/4/16
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    "Best audiobook so far"

    Can't recommend this book highly enough. Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Just buy it!

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  • Shiraz
    Kent
    6/3/16
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    "Couldn't stop listening until I'd finished it!"
    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    Memorable, moving, marvellous!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories told by the different characters. The utterly outstanding narration. The shocking nature of the story and its historical significance. The appropriately timed humour. Everything!


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

    No, but I would definitely listen to more audible books from any of these ladies. The narration was outstanding all round as their interpretations made this book come to life. I particularly liked the voice of 'Minny' - such sassy attitude!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, yes! I drove my husband mad at night as I lay in bed with my earphones in 'til the small hours; I tuned in whilst driving; plugged my earphones in whilst waiting for meals at restaurants - yes, all very rude of me but I just couldn't get enough and was so disappointed when it ended as there seemed so much more story to tell. A truly engrossing story and so well narrated.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story that has left an indelible impression. I can't get the characters, story or the message out of my mind. Probably one of my top three audible listens. Please read it, you won't be disappointed.

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