Discovered Harkness just before the holidays and have torn through books one and two in this trilogy in the last 3 weeks. Thoroughly enjoyable and great narration!
I enjoyed this part of the trilogy much more than Book 1. I found the characters more interesting and likeable, and the depth of the story lines more satisfying.
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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