Eye opening book
At the end when they all choose to stay together and rebuild THEIR home.
Once again the end where they stayed together with what was left of their family.
Just as the author states,some parts of the book were hard to read. It's shows how much power the white male had over everyone. To realize that in many cases the wife was a helpless servant as well. In the middle of the book i found it to drag a bit but the end made the wait worth it.
I enjoyed the two separate viewpoints and narrators. This gave a fuller understanding of the story.
The story of "The Kitchen House" was similar to "The Help" in that in both books there were different voices telling the story from each one's individual perspective.
When I finished listening I actually missed the voices so listened to the first hour again just to not have it end.
unknown, haven't read the book
the kitchen house
would recommend as a gift for young and old
I found this book to be superficial and predictable. Minimal character development, filled with cliches. I'm not sure who would enjoy it.
Good voices, well acted. They did what they could with what they had.
Really don't have an answer here.
I have and will continue to recommend this book. The main characters/narrators of the story are endearing in their humanity and strong in dimension and quality. And yet, the antagonists were also very human and though wrong in their assessment of good and evil, they were very rounded characters and easy to relate to.
Watching Lavinia grow from a nearly drowned little Irish waif to a woman of integrity and strength. She is read beautifully by the narrator.
I would not rename it. It intrigued me from the title.
I look forward to more from Ms. Grissom and would love if she could mentor me while I write my book that is similar in context. :)
The narrators really brought the characters to life.
I loved them all but Belle was my favorite. She just anchored the story
Lavinia- you could feel her pain as struggled through difficult decsicions. They brought her to life
Yes, but you don't want it to end!
You will not regret purchasing this book.
This was a very sad story of man's cruelty to man, and the hope that abides in the human psyche for things better. It is also the story of a family and the love that holds them together through terrible times. It's also the story of an abused boy who becomes the worst of men who heinously uses and abuses others. Mostly it's a story of great grief and the human spirit's rebellion against evil, while keeping that which is most precious: A family's love.
One of the best books I've read in a long time! Story is wonderful, narrator(s) are amazing. Great listen!
I was horrified at times, laughed at times and cried.
After a confusing beginning the story evolved into an interesting tale of a sad era in the history of our nation. This story tells of a time when women were denied equality and slavery of men and women was legal. Gratefully, the human race has made strides in righting these injustices. A bit long, but a compelling, if sad, story.