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The Help

Stockett, Kathryn (Audiobook CD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite.
Authors: Stockett, Kathryn
Statement of Responsibility: Kathryn Stockett
Title: The help
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Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio, p2009.
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (ca. 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4 14
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This is one of the best books that I have read/listened to in years. The characters are so vivid and the the story reveals important truths.

Dec 17, 2013
  • DesjarlaisA27 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I seriously could not stop listening to this book. It is much better than the movie, which I also love and have watched countless times!

Feb 25, 2013
  • dixiedog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

January 2013 - I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book while listening to the book on CD. I have to agree with my sister M. A., this was a terrific book. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A. ---February 2013 - I concur with my children M. A. and T. A. as I too thoroughly enjoyed reading this book while listening to a CD of the book superbly narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell. This was a great way to gain a deeper appreciation of the writer’s talents. While one could read the book in perhaps half the time because of the many pauses included to add affect to given conversations; it was well worth the extra time. This is a masterpiece and will surely be considered some day as a classic like Harper E. Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ A must read book. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Apr 18, 2012
  • haploU5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Set in the troubled deep south of the sixties where racism is rampant, the story of a group of white women and their black maids is told through the perspective of three different individuals, both black and white. You will cringe as well as laugh out loud as this brilliant story unfolds and plunges you into the world of the domestic help that is so deeply involved in the everyday life of their employers yet treated so shabbily.
The narration couldn’t have been better. The southern accents of the 3 women telling the story added that much more to an already rich narrative. Great story, well done, absolutely loved it !

Apr 14, 2012
  • mkcarp2011 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Godd main character development, the antagonists and their actions are too comically cliche in some instances. With more depth, the book may not have been so popular, but could have given more depth of insight into the prevailing attitudes, conversations and activities of daily living in the mid-20th century South.

Mar 05, 2012
  • AMDreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I felt the readers were well selected for characters set in the south (Mississippi). Loved the audio book made me laugh a little in the last few chapters(Minny & Abelen), you could feel the tension the characters where feeling in waiting for the reaction to the book. I did pick up the paper back book to ready the last notes by the author. I wish they had read them on the audible version. Just adds a little more insight to the author and the subject. The subject was not surprising, and a pleasant surprise that the ending was very subtle and left you wanting more. Next is the movie it should be good.

Feb 06, 2012
  • MarieAngeB rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The readers are somewhat monotonous and found myself dozing off while listening.

Dec 28, 2011
  • Beltane rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I got the audio book because the book was awful and i wanted to understand what all the hype was about.While the audio book is well done and the story is fair and needs to be told, I still found myself bored and tired of the constant narration, talk, talk, talk. No description or surroundings, characters and it was very difficult to establish one character from the other. The Help needs some editing help. I wouldn't have published this book without it.

Dec 14, 2011
  • KSerá rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The readers added a lot to this audio version.

Dec 08, 2011
  • redhotreader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I listened to this cd and was surprised to hear all 3 main characters had their own voice. This cd was done with 3 people doing the story of Abelen, Skeeter and Minny.

The story was fantastic and had seen the movie afterwards with much enjoyment.

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