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SK

San Antonio, Texas United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2802)
    Performance
    (2405)
    Story
    (2415)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Excellent read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Secret Keeper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably one of the best audiobooks I have read. Couldn't stop listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vivienne is definitely a favorite. She is so resilient and my feelings for her were constantly changing in the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every minute that I procrastinated doing other things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6690)
    Performance
    (4671)
    Story
    (4656)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Depressing"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The main character is such a pathetic excuse for a woman. I kept expecting her to step up to the plate and she was never able to deliver. Her narcotic addiction was the last straw for me. Could barely finish the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kathleen Grissom again?

    Not likely if all her books are so depressing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the character of Mama and the way she was able to manipulate situations.


    Could you see The Kitchen House being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    probably the worst book I have downloaded from Audible. Was hoping for a more positive ending but it certainly did not come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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