I was so into this story, characters, and their circumstances that once I finished it I reread it immediately. I would read more of Kathleen Grissom but this is the only title I found.
I absolutely loved this story. The narration was fantastic. I was unable to stop listening.
I listened to The Kitchen House after I had listened to The Help. This book is equally as interesting as the The Help and the performance was wonderful!
great story , well read hard to stop listening! The characters are well developed. The story also shed some light on a less know part of American history.
This book was a great story about a time in American History that Americans would like to hide under the rug. I found reasons to drive my car just to listen and was sad when it was over. The narrators brought each character to life. My only negative comment is that the ending appeared rushed and maybe should have been left more open leaving opportunity for a second book.
This is only the second book that I have listened to since joining audible a month ago. My first was the "The Help" by Katherine Sockett. I loved the narrators of "The Help" so much that I looked for other books narrated by them. I came across "The Kitchen House" and was blown away. I've just finished listening and can't seem to get the characters off my mind. At first I thought it started out slow, but as I got 1/3 of the way thru I could not stop listening. I've decided to listen to it again to catch things that I may have missed. The characters are so well developed and the story is heartwarming. I think I've enjoyed it better than "The Help".
This is not a book that you can put down once you have started listening as it is totally absorbing. The story will haunt you!
The story sucked me in from the first second until the last. I found myself smiling, crying and holding my breath as I experienced the journey of these two women. It was addictive in all the right ways and everyone should listen to this book. The narrations are perfect and only add to the dramatic themes of this beautifully tragic and wonderful stroy.
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!!