Everything about this audio book was excellent. Each characters' story was compelling and given life by the narration. This book is worth the good reviews given!
It's a compelling story, great characters and a reminder of a very important chapter of recent American history. I absolutely loved this book, and the unusual choice of having three narrators worked brilliantly.
What a lovely book,didnt want it to end whilst being eager to find out how it would end.It's happy,sad, at times tense & a real eyeopener,it's got it all. Can't recommend it enough,one of those books you find hard to put down.
The narration was superb and the story captivating. The best audio book I have listen to, I didn't want it to end!
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK - IT IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!It had been recommended to me by so many people that I had been put off it, to be honest. I thought that it would be 'worthy' and 'dry' and would take considerable attention to appreciate. I couldn't have been more wrong. In the end I was cornered into listening to it by the fact that it was on the list for my reading group....
I can't answer the questions required of me to review it. I enjoyed every aspect of this book, it made me laugh and cry - I found all the characters interesting and believable and learned a lot in listening to it.
I have only one word for this book - FABULOUS. It not only shows the futility of segregation it shows how those on either side think, feel and act. It is not one sided, both sides have their villains and heroes. Yes the main thread concerns race issues but there is so much more apart from this. It covers parenting skills good and bad, gender issues of its time and of today and many other social problems.
Each character has it own narrator giving it an added depth that adds extra punch. Every chapter introduced with the name of the individual whose point of view and individual perspective is highlighted.
In short this book is well written, excellently read and relatively easy to listen to. I will definitely be listening to it again.
To have to caracters with three voices makes the book come to life in an extraordinary way
The three different voices
Say something about yourself!
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.