The Help

Stockett, Kathryn

Audiobook CD - 2009
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Help
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.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Penguin Audio, p2009.
ISBN: 9780143144182
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (ca. 18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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A chorus of voices - black, white, old and young provide a fascinating listening experience to this look back to Mississippi in the sixties - an exploration of segregation, civil rights and small town society that is truly memorable.

Mar 19, 2015

The audiobook is so good. It is one of the best I have ever heard. I listened to it in my car while driving. The voice actresses are all amazing. I had not read this before listening to it, and although I think I would have enjoyed reading it, I liked listening to it way more. I can't believe how amazing it was. As for the story, it is so well written. The author really understands how people think. She is a wonderful writer. I recommend this book for anyone. My husband also listened to the audiobook and really liked it.

Nov 03, 2014

Love This Book!!! I listened to the audio file in my car and wish my trip could be longer. It was well written, characters were well established, I felt like I was there with them, going through the risk and hope. Movie is just ok, they did their best to show the story, but just not enough, what makes the story so amazing is their thoughts, which the movie couldn't show.

Oct 02, 2014
  • amg954 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I listened to the audiobook in my car on the way to work and LOVED this book! The characters are well developed and their respective speakers add so much to their dialogue. I found it very easy to distinguish the various characters and found that I actually looked forward to my long drive to work so I could hear about Miss Skeeter, Abeline and Minnie. The story is set against the time of 1962-1964 in Mississippi and I believe it presents a realistic portrayal of the time. I would definitely recommend this book!

Jan 08, 2014

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.

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