How despite the hardships the slaves on the farm watched out for one another, cared for one another and continued to strive to enjoy life as they knew it. They never excepted defeat.
Mama May. She was the strength of them all and her love, warmth and understanding about life was a constant inspiration to all those that knew her.
Marshal. His evilness just never stopped.
I highly recommend it-very enjoyable. I am going to recommend it to my book club!!
I read a number of great reviews about this book before purchasing but was underwhelmed. The story was slow, lethargic, and depressing, as was the reader's voice. Put me to sleep while driving. I would not recommend this one...
the reader was good, the story was interesting and i enjoyed it to the end
God is Awesome!
It was a great book and narration was amazing! I really enjoyed this audio book!
I chose this book on the heels of listening to The Help. I was looking for more of that southern flavor and the insider's look at slaves and slave ownership. This book is often not pretty and you had an understanding that not only were the slaves abused, but the owners were often abused as well.
So many things come to mind when you listen. It makes you think about what would not be tolerated in today's world. The characters in the story are often victims of what others want, need and expect. Well worth the listen, though you will wish for a bit more at the end.
I liked the voices on this story. The storyine was interesting, sometime predictable. Maybe not a rich story but good nonetheless.
After listening to The Help on audio I was in search for another great listen. Then I found- The Kitchen House. I tentatively purchased this audiobook unsure what I was getting into.Consequently I fell in love with it! The characters and their story were so engulfing & interesting. I didn't want to stop listening when I pulled into my driveway or after my run. I became so attached to all the characters and the narrating was so wonderful as was Ms. Grissom's story. I highly recommend this audio, especially if you liked The Help.
Wow, so many great reviews but I have to disagree with most. Come on now, every day brought more doom and gloom. Really takes itself too seriously for my taste. Braver than Scarlet ? Not a chance, and absolutely no fun to read. I did finish it though.
I saw reviews that said this book is similiar to The Help. I must disagree as the Kitchen House is soo much more deeper and a totally different plot in this story versus The Help. Kitchen House went into the nitty-gitty about how slaves were treated but also the bond of the characters were so touching. I like the way the book toggled from Levania to Belle and I enjoyed the journey of the characters, my best character was Mama Mae (hated what happened to her). There was a lot of tragedy, loss, rape, etc. in this book) and The Help had NONE of that. I love The Help (book and movie) but this book has more substance.