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The Help

Written by: Kathryn Stockett
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia,Bahni Turpin,Octavia Spencer,Cassandra Campbell
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Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where Black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver....

There's Aibileen, raising her 17th white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue and white Miss Skeeter, home from college, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth, and together they have an extraordinary story to tell....

©2009 Kathryn Stockett (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-23

Incredible story, incredible performances.

absolutely loved this book, couldn't stop listening. the performances are captivating and so is the story.

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  • Ross Holliday
  • 06-02-23

Amazing

I could not stop listening. The story is fantastic and very addictive. Would very much recommend

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  • Trixiebell
  • 30-01-23

Brilliant story

Such a good story. I couldn’t stop listening. Loved it. Highly recommend. Eye opening and sad in places.

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  • Zita S.
  • 19-01-23

Couldn’t put it down!

Wonderful! The performances were outstanding and the story was very moving, enlightening, funny in parts, heartbreaking in others and honestly everything you want from a book. Thank you.

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  • Catherine
  • 13-12-22

Fabulous book

I couldn’t put this down, it is an incredible listen. Well written and performed. Highly recommend

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  • MollysHouse
  • 28-11-22

Superb

This is so well written and beautifully read. I knew the story but the book is breathtaking. A fantastic listen.

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  • Karen
  • 24-11-22

Wow

After watching the film,was excited to listen to this it didn’t disappoint one way way better than the film.
Was hooked from hearing Octavia’s voice what a great addition thanks loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-22

Loved it.

I couldn't put this book down. it broke my heart to finish it and though I felt really mad with some of the characters I couldn't help feeling in awe of the just desserts that were dished out.

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  • RosePetal86
  • 13-09-22

Beautifully read

Loved the movie loved the book even more. Great characters well written. Classic story fab

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  • hck2001
  • 13-09-22

Brilliant story

The Help is a moving, emotional, heart-rending story, it immerses you in the lives of black maids in Missisippi and their white employers. The insight it shows into human nature in all it's different facets is outstanding. It immerses you into the era and the lives of the women so much you feel you are living alongside them. The narration is superb, the accents and different voices never differ and it is a pleasure to listen to. Definitely worth 5 stars!

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  • LF, Brisbane
  • 16-01-23

Fabulously entertaining

Beautiful production of this book. So easy to associate characters with voices. I laughed, I cried. I thoroughly enjoyed it from “cover to cover”.

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  • Michael Sigley
  • 26-12-22

Awesome Story

Loved every minute of it. Highly entertaining and very well presented . I saw the movie, which I enjoyed, before listening to the book. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book is a little different to the movie but just as entertaining . I thought the narration was great. This story provides a fascinating snapshot of the not so distant past. Thoroughly worth the time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-11-22

And you thought the movie was good?!

What an excellent listening journey. Absolutely loved it to bits. I will definitely listen to this title again.

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  • Jean Porter
  • 29-10-22

not good

hard to listen to and too much accents. why can it not be read as normal?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-22

wonderful story

Great story. Engaging from the beginning. Narrators all excellent. Loved it. Thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-12-21

Riveting.

Raw and emotional in content but beautifully written.
The great narration made it even more enjoyable.
It's hard to believe the extent of the racism that existed back then and one can only pray that it decreases more with each passing year.