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.
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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.
Addicted Audiobook listener. Always searching for the next best book.
This book was so well written. I was drawn in from the opening and looked for opportunities to keep listening. I cleaned 3 closets and cooked most of the day so I could finish the book. I loved all the characters, even the "villains". They were so well developed that I felt drawn to all of them. My only complaint is that the book ended abruptly. I want to know more about the characters and how they moved on.
I would listen to this story again. I loved it. The characters were realistic and dynamic. You could see how they were caught in their circumstances and were trying to navigate through thier world. It made me think about what family is and what we do for those we love.