I think this is a very important part of the American story. It is important and a subject I want to know more about. Therefore I was highly looking forward to listening to this book and felt so let down when I was finished. I thought the depiction of slavery was not believable. I feel this book is an insult to the people who lived and died through slavery. The author had a real opportunity to give enligtenment to this subject and didn't come close. I would strongly not recommend it.
well written and good story but this is the saddest more depressing book I've ever "read". Just one bad thing happens after another, longing for a more uplifting story now...
The story was good and entertaining enough. It kept me interested to the end but I did not love it and walked away with a sort of "eh" feeling. It is not one of those books I feel compelled to share or recommend but I wouldn't say that it was bad either. The book is told by two women and heavily favors one of them, I would have liked to hear more from both sides. And although there is a ton of detail I still feel it was lacking somewhere, but honestly could not tell you where. So overall if you purchase this book I do no think you will regret it, but you may have hoped for more.
"The Kitchen House" is an amazing story of love and family during a dark chapter of US history. Kathleen Grissom's characters are real and alive. I could not stop listening. Belle and Ivinia are two of the strongest, most believable female heroines I have read in a long time. This book is a must-read. The narrators are wonderfully captivating. Truly 5-Stars!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story captures your heart immediately. You will cheer for the heroine throughout this gripping tale. You will follow a young girl trapped in a cruel world, and all along you will be hoping that against all odds she will find a way to save her family and join the man who is her heart's desire. Once you get started, you won't be able to put it down. The two women who narrated this book did an excellent job. This gripping story and wonderful narration will transport you back in time to the kitchen house where a young girl learns what love is.
This will be added to my all time favorites list! Even now after finishing the book I'm still haunted by the story and its characters.
The plot of this book was perdictable. I forced myself to continue listening, thinking the book would get better. Unfortunately it did not. I disliked the narrators voice and accent. I would not recommend this book.
it is a bit dark but what an amazing story! i didn't think i'd like any performance as much as The Help but this really did rival.
For once I wish I had listened and heeded the few who gave this book a poor review. Although the book has some merit as to accuracy how anyone can find such depressing and distressing subject matter "entertaining" is beyond me. I have to say that I did keep listening in hopes that something might go right or that there might be some redemption but alas, none came. The end of the story doesn't really end as you are left hanging as to what happened to most of the characters. Odd.
Yes, as other's have said this book has a lot of tragedy. You get enough without it going into gory detaill. This is an unforgettable tale, well told. I like the way the chapters are first one person telling the story and then the other. Very easy to follow. The Narrators do an excellent job. I love the way they portray the accents so well. There is compassion and depth in this book.