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
Wife, mom, full-time employee, food blogger... reading is my addiction. I love audible books during my commutes and doing chores!
The narrator did a great job. The story grabbed my interest from the beginning, but I have to say that this isn't the most uplifting story of all time. In fact, there were times I struggled through getting past all the cruelty. You can't wear rose colored glasses, while reading this book, because the story didn't end as I had hoped it would. I won't give it away, but at the very end I found myself wishing things would tie up neatly-- and more happily. Overall, I liked Lavinia's character, her strength and integrity.
The story was well laid out, the characters developed very well. Yet it was set up after set up. There would be a soft portion then wham! you're hit again with another deep tragedy. The narrator spoke increasingly in a monotone, as though even she didn't dare to let the mood rise for too long. I began to think this was book of sadness for sadness's sake. The relentless sadness didn't seem to support the difficulty of the character's lives. The sadness became an overshadowing reality that no matter how well a character met her or his challenges, and they did often meet their challenges, never had a chance to overcome the veil. I would not recommend this book.
A whole other view of Southern history - that of the indentured, white servant. Learned a little, laughed a little, cried a little. Excellent story.
I actually listened to it in only two sittings. I had a long drive, and it took the time up for both legs of the trip. made the 12 hour journey fly by.