yes! I am an audio freak. Audiobooks deals with the "theatre" in your mind...
Gone with the Wind. The slavery aspect was very similar, but more true to life. The author really did her homework.
Well, I don't know who was who, but Belle stood out for me....
I'd call it...."The Kitchen refuge"
I look forward to more audiobooks from Kathleen Grissom. She's really gotten under my skin. Great work!! I highly recommend this listen.
The best book I've listened to so far.
The characters were well defined and the story never got slow or boring.
When Lavinia (Abiniya) is given a handmade doll by "mama."
If I could have, I would have listened from start to finish in one session, but...I need to sleep on ocassion. I will tell you though, this is the first audio book I have finished in 2 days!!
You will not be able to pull yourself away!!!
Nah...but it is an interesting contrast, where there the lives of slaves and indentured servants is seen alongside those of their white "owners". Very lovable and memorable characters. A great story that is not like all the others.
Another reviewer stated it will spoil you for your next read. They were so right. It took me several days before I went on to start another book.
This is definitely a book I would read/listen to again.
I like books that make me think.
I have recommended this book to friends and family alike. I see people reading the book and always ask them what they think. They always respond "I love it." Maybe it was the way the book was told by different perspectives, or the unique relationships formed by their roles in life, under the most stressful of situations, but I enjoy this audiobook over and over again.
I loved the way this small child integrated herself into the world of "house slaves" and how she overcame her life only to become a slave in another way.
I enjoyed the way there were different voices for each character. Other books have the same narrator "try" to perpetrate different characters in a book, but in this book there are two people creating different voices. To me, that is what makes this audio book wonderful.
I resort to this book which at the end of the day. Maybe it's the story line, characters or the narration, but I always have this book on my I-Pod. Just as the stories my mother would read to me at bedtime, I too do find peace in this audio book.
Yes. The story is beautifully written and you just don't want it to end.
It keeps you interested from beginning to end.
These two narrators are the best I have ever heard. Their ability to interpret so many different characters' voices is simply amazing!!!!!
It was like watching a movie in my mind while I listened.
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Say at home mom/ wife.... Children are grown. Have 4 Grandchildren. Like to listen to books while I quilt.
the top #1
the story hooked you from the very beginning
I think the whole book did because it made you think what being a slave was like or could have been.
I loved this story, was glued to it and would listen again. Wonderful if you like learning about families, generations, relationships and humanity in the context of history.
This book sounds like it has it all...but it falls as flat as a batch of bread dough that doesn't rise. I bought this one after listening to The Help, it was an Audible recommendation. Its way off base. Yes it has segregation and violence...but its a whole different kind of racial love beating the odds. Its okay on its own merits...just okay.
From the very first chapter, I became enthralled in the history that Kathleen Grissom has created in "The Kitchen House." I absolutely could not stop listening to the book and found myself staying up until the wee hours of the morning just to find out what would happen next. The narrators' performances are absolutely phenomenal and make you feel as if Belle and Lavinia are truly a part of your life.