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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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  • 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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
  • Steph
    Bude, United Kingdom
    4/6/12
    Overall
    "Excellent"

    Just joined and my first choice, led by the reviews. This is an excellent book, superbly read.
    Definitely one to have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline
    EAST GRINSTEAD, United Kingdom
    3/29/12
    Overall
    "Breathtaking"

    If only I could write a review that would do this book justice. It is so beautifully written and narrated. I have re-listened with my daughter and want to keep repeating to her the words in this book "you is kind, you is smart, you is important". It is the kind of book that makes you treasure what you have and gives hope. It's also very shocking, especially when you think this was set only 50 years ago. The film won an oscar but the book is worth 10. The book is one that will stay with me for a long time.

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  • Deborah
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    3/28/12
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    "The best!"

    I cannot rate this book highly enough. I did not realise a film had been made when i purchased it. I lost hours of sleep as din't want to stop listening!!. Please please write another book soon Ms Stockett

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    3/22/12
    Overall
    "Fantastic"

    Fantastic listening to this book, enjoyed it. Took me a little while to get into it, once I got into it, what a wonderful book. I like the bit about the toilets turning up on character's lawn and then the chocolate pie made me roar with laughter. I can honestly say I can see why the film achieved an Oscar - well deserved.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    ilford, United Kingdom
    3/20/12
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    "REFRESHINGLY REAL AND COURAGEOUS"

    I was totally enthralled with this book. The presentation and the pace was superb. The detail was deep and the life it shared was real in every way. As a man I found the feminine storytelling to be engaging, funny, tragic, sweet and courageous.

    I watched the movie and knew that I made the right choice to listen to the book first. The film was equally great but unable to tell the whole story. I have listened to this book twice already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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