This is well written and sensitive towards the feelings of the time when the coloured folks were seen as second class citizens. I was hooked from the start, You want to keep reading to find put what is happening to the ladies and the help. As the back story unfolds it pulls you into the lives of the help and the ladies,non of which have a best of lives with in their own circles. Each has a hardship to bear, each has secrets to keep. The collaboration between both circles is yet another story and another secret. A very good read I could not put it down.
This is one of the best audios I have ever heard. I was completely transported to the small town of Jackson, Mississippi, through the lives of these four young women. I could feel the heat and humidity of their long, hot summer. All their emotions of fear, courage, love and caring come across through the sensitive readings by brilliant, well cast readers. This is a land mark audio I did not want to end....
Two arms, two legs and all my own teeth!
I had seen the trailer for the film and thought that looks ok but thought I would prefer to read the book first and I'm glad I did, it's a great read I love all the characters story's they make you laugh and even cry a bit, very well written and so much better then the film, great narration cast as well.
An excellent book, and particularly brilliant in audio format. Kathryn Stockett's wonderful characters, plot and drama combine with a great overlay of humour. It covers a shocking period of American everyday life in the South that you just can't believe was so recent. The use of four narrators adds to its strength as an audio book.
One of my first books on Audible and I could not have enjoyed a book more
A terrific listen,would recommend this super interesting story that you will want to keep listening to.
The narrator was excellent
The cast for this is perfect, each voice is distinct and exactly as I imagined, Minnie and Abileen in particular sound beautiful. The Help is a wonderful story in whatever form it is published, its just an auditory delight to hear it read so well. Mesmerising.
This is an amazingly written book, and read brilliantly. I found this book touches many issues close to me as I have friends who have had issues like this in the past and brought a true representative. xxx
I just loved this book and couldn't stop listening. It completely draws you in and is full of suspense. Its hard to believe this was set in such relatively recent times. I will listen to this again and again I am sure. Its definitely one of the best audio books that I have listened to and I highly recommend it.
I fantastic book to listen to. I'm not usually keen on books with a number of different narrators, feeling that this often distracts from the book itself and makes it sound more like a dramatisation. But in this case, the different narrators have helped to bring the book alive for each of the characters. Each narrator still uses different 'voices' to speak the words of different characters helping to emphasise each characters' views of the situation and issues that are being talked about.
The subject of the book gives an interesting insight into the appalling nature of the racial segregation laws which were imposed in America in what is relatively recent times