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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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  • Liz
    London, United Kingdom
    1/2/12
    Overall
    "2 slice pie"

    I loved this book, I'm a child of the fifties who grew up in working class Glasgow and I remember when Kennedy was shot, I knew little of the USA but I sure is glad I 'aint nothin like some of those deep south women. I loved Abeline, Minnie and Miss Cecilia I could identify with them. Folks, do yourself a favour and down load this book, it's beautiful, sad, funny and very, very moving. Thank you Miss Kathryn Stockett and for the beautiful narrators. I'll be looking out for your other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Burcin
    Hellerup, Denmark
    1/1/12
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    "an audiobook makes a difference here"

    Aside from loving the story and the way it is structured, I found it extremely fun to listen to. The narrators are doing an excellent job with the accents and they made me feel like I was really there in the book listening to a real help, nonetheless for Skeeter and Hilly, all of the characters are suberply performed. The listening was a much more awarding way of going thorugh this book than reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn
    Herne Bay, United Kingdom
    12/28/11
    Overall
    "One to buy....Brilliant"

    Hooked from the start didn't want this to end. Will miss the characters especially Minnie. I've laughed out loud also had a tear or two.
    What do I listen to now???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tim
    Telford, United Kingdom
    12/28/11
    Overall
    "Beautiful narration & story"

    The characters came to life with the superb narration and thought provoking storyline. The social history of 1960's deep south kept me listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/22/11
    Overall
    "A fantastic listen"

    Easy 5-star rating for this one. Enjoyed this audiobook more than the film for certain. I wish more audiobooks had this level of production value, with multiple narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    12/9/11
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    "Best book i have read (or heard) in years!"

    A whole range of emotions fills this book. I am so sorry to be on the last chapter but I have enjoyed every single word of this clever and insightful book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carrercuba
    12/9/11
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    "excellent"

    I really became absorbed in all of the characters of this story and I was disappointed when it was finished. A great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adele
    craigavon, United Kingdom
    12/7/11
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    "My first audio"

    I downloaded this book in an attempt to make the chore of ironing more palatable and loved it so much I was almost tempted to go round my neighbours and ask if they needed any laundry done!
    The readers where fantastic and really brought this story alive. I have 4 teenage sons who would not normally be into this kind of thing, but they were getting snatches of the story as they passed me by and by the end they were all openly sitting in the room listening to it with me - I really can't say any more than that to recommend this book.
    I am now thoroughly hooked on Kathryn Stockett and audio books. And as an added bonus I'm even up to date with my laundry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Desiree
    Baexem, Netherlands
    12/6/11
    Overall
    "Beautifully narrated, I could not stop listening!"

    The three (main) narrators of this audiobook are simply marvelous. Each voice matches the character's personality perfecty, and really helped bring the story to life. I could not stop listening to it and finished it in record time. I would recommend this (and I have) to all my friends!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clive
    Bangor UK
    12/1/11
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    "Well worth downloading"

    A well-written and well-narrated book dealing with a sensitive subject. Although I found it a little slow-paced, the story held my interest throughout and it is well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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