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I thought the narrative was fab and really helped tell the story and the story itself really gave an insight into life at the time. I so so enjoyed this work and was sad when the book was over. I cared about all the characters and even the nasty ones I was interested to find out what happened to them. I wish there was a sequel.
Having a different narrator for each of the main character chapters really added to the audio book, and made it easier to know whose perspective you were hearing the story from at anyone time.
I was unsure about listening to this book, as it not a genre I would typically listen to. However, I was so glad I did. I couldn't turn it off, I always wanted to know what would happen to next in their lives, and the writer has a really good way of teasing you with an answer but not giving it when you think your just about to find out.
A little sad it ended, and more gripped that some of the action/crime books I have recently read.
When a book makes you occasionally laugh out loud, has your eyes brimming with tears or has you shouting at the pages through empathy and anger, you know the author has a very rare talent. 'The Help' is one such book.
A thoroughly enjoyable book that is destined to become a classic. I wish I could give it more than five stars.
Absolutely. So well read you slip into the mental pictures painted and don't want to leave. I'd listen again simply to enjoy the accents portrayed and to pick up small details I may have missed the first time around. Would listen more than once again.
I enjoyed the empathy the readers used to portray the characters and the skill employed to bring the written word to life. It's a difficult subject to tackle and I feel it was done very well indeed.
No, haven't heard the narrators before. But this was excellent.
Painful arrogance slayed by truth and respect.
Having grown up in South Africa in apartheid's prime years, I was interested to hear a different perspective, with different behavioural patterns, for an international age-old, complex, raw and volatile subject.
I have already read this book many times as I just love the story but I think I enjoyed the audio version even more. Fantastically well read/acted and I was completely absorbed. I normally only listen to comedy audio books but I am so glad that I took a chance and downloaded this. Cannot recommend highly enough. Brilliant.
Love to read and love to Listen.
Big change from what i normally listern to but i was so drawn in but this.
loved it, recommended.
The narrators were so good.I felt I knew all the characters very well and I looked forward to meeting each one as they reappeared throughout the book.
I loved the story of Aibhilin toilet training the little girl.This encapsulated the essence of the book -,love,bigotry,similarity and humour and the fact that our lives are shaped by those closest to us in childhood..
The characters were so different and I felt the narrators created the essence of each one.I loved Minnie and Aibhilin.
A lovely book.Shocking to think that life was like this in my life time and continues to be like this in some places.Made me examine my attitudes.
I so rarely want to listen to audiobooks more than once - I normally just delete and move onto the next one. But The Help will be a book I go back to again (and possibly again!).
The gentle storyline is superbly narrated by the different voices for the various chapters - and the story unfolds through the eyes of a group of amazing characters. The characters develop through the book and the strong bonds between "The Help" and their employer families are touching.
I usually go for crime/thriller/biography books - but I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. It was just perfect!
Brilliant narration throughout, I loved listening to the Southern drawl and the fact that there was more than one narrator.
I laughed a lot in places, especially when it came to Minnie's character.
I absolutely loved this book and it is the best audiobook I have listened too so far thanks to both the story and the narration.