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Teri

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • 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
    (7300)
    Performance
    (5222)
    Story
    (5212)

    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"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    I could not put this story down. From the first page I was pulled into the story, the time, the vivid characters. This is one of those books that stays with you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28168)
    Performance
    (14730)
    Story
    (14779)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "The Help"
    Overall

    The Help is the best book I have listened to this year. This authors style reminded me of Barabra Kingsolver, whose books I love. The narrators couldn't have been better, they truly brought the characters to life. Very good book. I highly recommend it.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Upstate

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Kalisha Buckhanon
    • Narrated By Chadwick Boseman, Heather Simms
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Set in New York in the '80s and '90s, Upstate tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Book. Different Delivery, and Enjoyable"
    "great story"
    Overall

    This was a great story. Very realistic and raw. My heart really went out to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Tent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anita Diamant
    • Narrated By Carol Bilger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1773)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (674)

    Passionate, earthy, deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a vibrant new perspective of female life in the age that shaped present day civilization and values.

    If you like The Red Tent, try The Harlot by the Side of the Road, a recounting of some of the most startling and explicit writings from The Old Testament.

    John says: "Very Pleased"
    "Great book, great reader"
    Overall

    This was an excellent book. I enjoyed every minute of this story. I highly recommend this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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