Those who love historical fiction that reads like a soap opera.
I'm not sure.
The voice of Lavinia turned into a whine of circumstances that sounded like "Woe is me. It's all my fault." I just wanted it to stop. So do I blame the book or the voice? I'm not sure. Also sounded a bit like a puppet show as Lavinia's voice became the voice of all the other men in the story. The book was 95% Lavinia and 5% Belle. Wish it had been reversed. I LOVE the voice of Belle -- I wanted more of HER!!!!
It made me think back to THE HELP. How could THE HELP tell the story in a way that didn't sound like whining? I was uplifted by that book. This book made me wonder how many more bad things could happen, and when Will's wife would ultimately die in childbirth so Lavinia could finally get her man.
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Kitchen House". I listened to the audio version of this book in two days. I found myself at times when not listening wandering what was going on with the characters, Momma, Belle, Lavinia, Papa and the others.To me, this story wasn't just another book about slavery and how slaves were treated but it had an interesting twist. In the story there's a little frail Irish girl who is brought by the Captain to work and live with the slaves. In doing so she forms an unimaginable bond and attachment to them that transforms her as a child and changes the course of her life as an adult.
Finding out about 'Mama's' hanging
When they killed the overseer
It all moved me.
This book was wonderful from the first 15 minutes. Truly if I had the time I would of done nothing but listen... A great story and a great follow up to
Cassidy and Turpin were terrific... you really felt their feelings through out the story line.
Narration was well done and narrators voices easy to listen to
Loved that it was easy to distinguish between characters
I had just read Roots, and was captured by the stories of the slaves, how they intereacted with their owning families. While The Kitchen House did not have the historic detail that Haley provided in Roots, I found the stories more real, showing the brutal aspects of life that Roots did not at times. I found myself listening every chance I could, in the bath, walking to work, while making supper...
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Worth the purchase
The story flowed well, and presented different sides to the same story.
They were just awesome, they made the characters come to life.
It is a great book, and the audible performance did the story justice.
What I liked about this story is that it looked at slavery from a completely different angle. I have honestly never thought about the lives of indentured servants who came over to the US. This story wasn't just about slavery. It was about love, trust and what it means to be a family. It was a wonderful story that made me stop and think about how happy I am to have the life that I have and how grateful I am for my ancestors to have given so much of themselves to keep families intact.