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  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

  • By: Karen Joy Fowler
  • Narrated by: Katharine Mangold
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Rosemary's started college, and she's decided not to tell anyone about her family. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There was something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. You'll have to find out for yourself what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen. :)

  • By Katherine R. Day on 15-03-2016

Great story, was not in love with the narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2017

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, enjoyed the story, but the narrator was dry and un-emotional in such an emotional story.

Did Katharine Mangold do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

There was no change in character, just switching between life stages - but entire performance was dry

Did We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves inspire you to do anything?

Inspired more thinking about animal testing and the psychological similarities and differences between humans and (spoilers)

Any additional comments?

Great twist in the story - would prefer to read than listen to this one.

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  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 406

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful read.

  • By Hawthorn🦋Cottage on 19-01-2018

Amazing!! Must Listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-2017

Where does The Help rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 3 books I have ever listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

Abelines relationship with the white baby she is employed to care for

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Multiple narrators came together to really individualize the characters and bring the book to life

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I finnished 18hrs and 6 mins in 4 days

Any additional comments?

Beautiful, touching, well read, enjoyed it so much!