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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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  • 09-20-22

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
  • 09-13-22

Beautifully read

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

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  • hck2001
  • 09-13-22

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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  • Claire
  • 09-09-22

A masterpiece

Beautifully and respectfully written and read. It’s like I was there. Absolutely perfect. I’m sad I’ve finished it but so happy I did.

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  • MSM is ME
  • 08-18-22

Everything and more

It’s not often I’m stunned but this did it. Such a purity of spirit and soul. The book is amazing anyway but this audio version created so many more deep and beautiful dimensions. Incredible and emotive performances. Not to be missed.

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  • Barbara Shead
  • 08-03-22

Social history that needs to be heard

Loved this story. The gentle telling of 1960s lives for black and white people in mississippi.
So much has changed, thank goodness. I am ashamed how supremist white folk thought they were and how difficukt it was to break that mould
Well read. Amazing story

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  • 07-22-22

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loved this book. I was invested in all the characters from start to finish

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  • Zilla
  • 06-16-22

A magnificent book

I was recommended to listen to this book a two lovely people. It’s one of my favourites ever. Heartbreaking, uplifting, tragic but with flashes of humour. Simply Wonderfull.

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  • 06-12-22

10/10

A fantastic book! I highly recommend to everybody of all Adès. I love it so

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-09-22

Absolutely captivating

I loved this from beginning to end….. even though I’d seen the film and knew the story, this still captivated and consumed me with the narrators performances. High recommend this moving book.

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  • 05-12-22

wonderful story

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

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  • 12-16-21

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.

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