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!!
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.