I love audio books. As I spend hours a day driving they keeps me going. Thank you great performers and delightful writers.
I loved this book. Was hard to read at times due to tears, but I could not stop.
The KITCHEN HOUSE was captivating while it was wrenching. This is historical fiction that teaches while keeping you riveted to the characters, good and evil. Listen the first time for the character development and again for Antebellum culture and what it means to be a family.
I loved the characters in this beautiful and heartbreaking story. I was sad when it ended because I cared so much about the everyone in the story. Well worth your time and attention.
This was a very good historical novel and the narration was excellent. I thought Grissom really grappled effectively with the destructive influence of slavery and its impact in disrupting families. The book is intense in parts and very disturbing. It was a riviting listen.
Oh my, where to begin. Start with a ridiculous story line (a boy named Cardigan, really?). Then add dialect from every B movie you have ever seen. ("Yessum, da Massa say weeze gonna jump da broom.") Then add a narrator who needs to do an Irish brogue, Southern dialect, and an African American tongue, but keeps mixing them all up. What do you have? A waste of my book credits! Not since "Roses" have I listened to such a overhyped, disappointing mess.
The movement of the story was fantastic, the narration phenomenal, the clarity of the characters outstanding. The downside...the end felt oddly rushed. I felt like we were running to the end. The other negative was that there seemed to be a few too many characters. When you are reading the story you can back up and say oh, okay, George...but when it''s being read it's moving fast so it's challenging to get the picture of all the characters in mind.
The story is very sad but those were the times. If you are surprised that a story around inhumane treatment of slaves to be a part of slavery, then this may not be a book for you.
Well written....nothing's perfect but all and all it is the 2nd best audio book I have ever read. I am now a BIG fan of the author and the narrators!
This is a must-read. The amount of research and grace that went into constructing this story is astounding. I felt like I knew the characters; like I was present for the wonderous moments they shared and the horror that also ensued. This author did her work and I appreciate her art. This was an amazing book and I would recommend it highly.