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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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  • Susan E.
    Rainham, Kent
    "A fantastic Book"

    I have just finished listening to this wonderful audiobook. It tells the story of how black people were treated in the Southern States of America in the 1960's.

    The bravery of both the black maids and the white journalist was riveting and it took me back to my school days when JFK was shot and news was coming out of America highlighting how the black children were bussed to black schools away from their white equivalent. I can remember, even as a child, being horrified that they had to use separate toilets. The story was told with great feeling and compassion, and the narration was perfect.

    It is definitely a must listen audiobook, and I look forward to seeing the film adaptation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Newport, United Kingdom
    "Life Changing"

    I loved this book!
    I know it sounds pathetic but it changes how you think and feel
    Couldnt stop listening
    Fantastic narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    FAREHAM, United Kingdom

    A fantastic example of how the audiobook can actually be an enhancement to the original novel. Really brilliant performances which movingly brought the story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    Ballyclare, United Kingdom

    I had this in my wish list for a long time, so when this months credit came up I finally downloaded it. A brilliant story that keeps you hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KIM
    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Greenwuch, Australia

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D.L
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    "Simply Great"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • caroline
    United Kingdom
    "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.

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  • Daniel
    london, United Kingdom
    "Loved it"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    Andover, United Kingdom
    "Fantastic 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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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