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The Help

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Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer

18 Hours 9 Minutes

Penguin Audio

February 2009

Audio Book Summary

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid, Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her 17th white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

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    Great book! I love everything about it. You must listen to this audio if you haven’t. I I wish there was a part 2 to this book.

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    Great book

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  • Sally W

    Excellent book and narration!

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    So touching and so deep. Impressed with this book. Emotions flow through my body with each chapter. narrators done a great job. very emotional book

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  • Crystal S

    This was a great book, narrators were amazing! I loved the conflict between the help and those they worked for and also skeeter trying to bridge the gap! Excellent audio book

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  • Kiana L

    A great book, that makes you really feel the what times were like back then. Great read/listen to, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves history or has a heart. I didn't want it to stop, if you liked the movie then you'll love the book. But be warned you might want a big box of tissues next to you at all times when you read/listen to this book!

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  • Nicole S

    A beautiful story, a feel-good book . The narrator did a great job.

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  • Brittany S

    I had already read the book and seen the movie. I loved this audiobook because they had multiple readers who all did a terrific job portraying the various characters. Well done.

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  • AnnaMarie Felts

    I loved this book. I was sad when it was over. The author does a magnificent job telling this story; and the characters come to life as the narrator takes us through each chapter.

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