I would absolutely listen to the kitchen house again. The story was captivating and the narrator did a wonderful job depicting the voices of the characters. This books stirs your emotions with the events that transpire. I cant wait to listen to this book again. I will look for further book from this Author and Narrator both.
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author Kathleen Grissom wrote an exceptionally intriguing story! She describes events, people, and places with great detail and takes you back into that era very easily! The readers were absolutely the best! I highly recommend this book! The story revolves around a main character (Lavinia) who is an orphaned Iris girl growing up in a kitchen house with slaves on a tobacco plantation. Her interaction with so many different people in her life time makes the story very captivating and interesting!! I liked the ending also. Well rounded listen. You won't be disappointed! I hope it's made into movie or mini series!
Couldn't get enough of this book. The story, while heart wrenching is amazing. The narration was perfect! If you liked The Help, you will love The Kitchen House!
I MIGHT, TYPICALLY I ONLY LISTEN ONCE.
THE HELP. THE WRITING AND NARRATION WAS SUPERB.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
The premise on this book is quite peculiar. A white Irish indentured child raised in a black slave household. I suppose it could have happened.
What I enjoyed most was the knowledge that even people in helpless positions find ways to structure their world to work. It's something I've always believed. It runs quite strongly through this book.
It was a worthy but odd entertainment.
I enjoyed this book a great deal. While it told the story of the terrible things that happened, it was not graphically descriptive. The story was interesting and the narration was fantastic. I've heard some people compare this to "The Help". I don't think this is a good comparision. The two stories are set in completely different eras and I believe that "The Kitchen House" is far more sombre.
I loved this book. Excellent story, and readers are top notch! Each time I think I've loved a book so much that I might not ever like one as much again, I find one that is even better - this is that book.
Great character development
Both, sad and funny and sometimes both simultaneously.
A wonderful listen, I never wanted the story to end.
Narration truly beautiful. A heartbreaking tale of life in the south before the civil war. Perhaps not sad enough, but I still had trouble finishing it.
This could have been such a good book. Well drawn historic fiction, interesting characters and above average audio presentation. Too bad it never rises above a run of the mill soap opera. By the mid point you can predict the conclusion. Keep hoping you are wrong but it just below average Jackie Collins set in the slave quarters.