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The Help Audiobook

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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  • Fran
    sutton, United Kingdom
    5/2/12
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    "Fantastic audiobook"

    This is my favourite audiobook so far, I didn't want it to end. The narration is superb, bringing the characters to life. The story is a brilliant - it tackles US civil rights from an angle I hadn't come across before and does it with a humour and warmth that really engages. I will listen to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sarahmoose2000
    4/30/12
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    "Don't mess with Minnie!"

    This was a great listen, aided by multiple narrators. It did make me so sad though, that the maids were treated with such disdain, and believed to be dirty etc, but the whites had no problem making them rear their children and cater to their every whim.

    Skeeter is a would be journalist, she decides to write a book regarding the plight of the coloured Help, and sees just how unfair life was for them. Minnie mentioned above is a tour de force, you'll love her parts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mi
    GAVA, Spain
    4/25/12
    Overall
    "Great narrators!"

    I really loved this audiobook. The narrators are all so good.
    Hearing the narrators' great voices, accents and great acting, made it all come alive.
    By reading the book only, the story would have never been so vivid!
    Listening, you can just smell, feel it all...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saffy
    UK
    4/23/12
    Overall
    "Amazing!"

    What more can I say that previous reviewers have not covered? I thought I might be disappointed as I'd seen the film first.. This was not the case, this audiobook is an amazing performance and highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked
    England
    4/21/12
    Overall
    "Remarkable"

    Such a fantastic story, this book takes you on a journey. It gives an insight into how life must have been for the maids in the southern states. It made me laugh and made me cry. Beautifully narrated, this is a must listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anine
    Trondheim, Norway
    4/18/12
    Overall
    "Wonderful"

    The story is great and the readers are all really, really good. I actually think this book is better as an audiobook, because the readers bring so much more colour to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hoskins
    Salles, France
    4/17/12
    Overall
    "Fantastic"

    What a great book, I was so surprised how good this book was. I only brought it because of the other reviews and I am so glad I did, one of the best books I've listened too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carolyn
    ipswich, United Kingdom
    4/14/12
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    "loved it"

    i absolutley loved it and was walking around the house hooked to my i pod for a few days, ignored the kids and husband, cooked, worked and everything else with my i pod on as i could not put it down (so to speak)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie
    Witney, United Kingdom
    4/14/12
    Overall
    "fabulous"

    a fantastic book, great listen, as read by many voices to give best listen, just didnt want this book to end, and would reccomend this book so high on everyones list to listen to , loved it . V

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Swansea, United Kingdom
    4/8/12
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    "An important reminder"

    Funny, poignant, political, informative and thoroughly entertaining and engaging.
    As a 50+ this is an important reminder of how far things have moved on during my lifetime from How ignorant and arrogant we were.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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