This was a wonderful story of a young white girl forced to work and live as a slave on a Southern plantation. She is basically raised by them, and comes to love them as her family. She is forced to make hard decisions that will effect all of the lives of those she cares most for. The narration and pacing was excellent.
This was a an entertaining read full of historical tidbits and cultural enlightenment. The readers were spectacular, finding a variety of voices, dialects and tones to portray the many hands on a plantation in the old pre-war South. The story had twists and turns - some predictable, some surprising. The heroines show a side of slave life that readers seldom see in print and their spunk and character gave the story its energy. It was a page turner, one I will certainly read again.
Quite a long way down the list.
Did not listen to the end.
The readers were very good, story content the downer.
This book deals with man's inhumanity to man. Surely the author could have included at least one uplifting sequence. Bad choice on my part.
Sara A :)
Loved this book. The narrators were awesome with the accents. Great story about the history of indentured servants and slavery. I thought it would be depressing but I found I couldn't stop listening!
I loved it's unpredictability.
Belle, I loved her voice.
Lovinia and Elly coming up on the smoldering house.
I wouldn't rename it.
It will be with me forever.
Have not read the print version so I cannot compare the two, as a truck driver I prefer to listen while I drive.
Lavinia was my favorite character mainly because the book seems to be centered around her more than the other characters in the story.
It is hard to pick one scene out of the book that I would call my favorite.
I don't think I would rename this book.
The author did a great job in writing this book and it was one of those that I had to keep listening to to see what would happen next. There is something in this story that just keeps you wanting more.
The story held me throughout, believeable, not overly romantic, very, very human. The author did an excellent job on creating the 'atmosphere' that made me able to picture the scenes.
We would rank it an 8 out 10..
The era and the whole slave experiences were a new awareness to how the black people werertreated and loved by their masters.
We enjoy the use of different readers during the book...it really helps to allow the mind to create a picture of the person speaking.
I love the name The Kitchen House! That is what drew me to it...human interest story with historical lesson included.
This was only the 2nd book on tape (i put on my ipod) and I have yet to find another to compare! Intense story...but so so so amazing....highly recommend!!!!
The only other so far that I loved as much...would be The Help!
The Kitchen House is the perfect name...
WOW that is hard to say but there was a lot going on and the book moved me.
The way it depicted the difference in the lives of the help and the owners, we I HOPE have grown more then it was back then
The whole book was very good so the whole story was something I wanted to keep on reading but alas sleep won out...hahaha