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ratings
52
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
10
HELPFUL VOTES
64

  • 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
    (7465)
    Performance
    (5361)
    Story
    (5354)

    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"
    "This is a must!"
    Overall

    I have listened to over 250 audible books and this is the first book that has moved me to write a review. I agree with all the accolades this book has received. Yes, there are a few tough scenes but that is what happened during those years of slavery. I would love to see a sequel and a movie should be made. The only criticism I have is that it ended too soon. I wish the author would have extended the story just a little longer. I just finished it and am starting it again.

    64 of 68 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3348)
    Performance
    (2985)
    Story
    (2971)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "Excellent narrator makes this good book better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Speaks the Nightbird again? Why?

    I am looking forward to the sequels. The book is well written and thought provoking.


    What about Edoardo Ballerini’s performance did you like?

    Eduardo Ballerini is one of the best narrators I have listened to. His accents are impeccable and each character is distinctly identifiable.


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

    Yes. I had a hard time "putting it down"


    Any additional comments?

    I will put any book by this narrator on my wish list.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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