I loved this audiobook - a good story and extremely well read by the 4 narrators. Full of expression that gives an atmospheric feel of the era and the people involved. Definitely worth it!
I could listen to this book over and over again. It's fascinating to hear about the dramatically different lives these people lead in the 60s. I was captivated by Skeeter's, Aibileen's and Celia's stories. More than that I could listen to the narrators voices all day every day. This story made me laugh put loud, brought tears to my eyes and filled me with elation. This is a must listen!
This is the first book I've listened to that, when I'd finished, I immediately started from the beginning again. Such was my enjoyment if it. The book is read superbly by the four actors. The characterisation is outstanding. The serious issues of race are dealt with a delicate force.
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.