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Angelia

Dallas, GA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 116 titles in library
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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
    (6746)
    Performance
    (4721)
    Story
    (4706)

    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"
    "One of the best rates right along with The Help!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Kitchen House to be better than the print version?

    I have never seen the printed version but to hear the voices and be able to work and listen to this wonderful book is so exciting.


    What other book might you compare The Kitchen House to and why?

    The Help, both are about women who are so strong through the worst of times.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I cannot remember which was the best there are so many to chose from.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    where Lavinia had to leave momma and Belle


    Any additional comments?

    The complete story is so moving and inspiring, I wish there were more books about such women as this.

    0 of 1 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
    (26736)
    Performance
    (13374)
    Story
    (13419)

    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!"
    "awesome!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Help the most enjoyable?

    the entire book is so wonderful it is one I could listen to many times over!


    What other book might you compare The Help to and why?

    The Kitchen House it brings forth not only the trials of the slaves but the love that one person has for another.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love hearing the voices of the characters and I loved the people that were picked to do the voices. they were perfect!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Aibileen first talked about her son Trilore.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire book was wonderful the movie was great but the book gave so much more to the women and the life they had, as a child we had a wonderful baby sitter, I loved her dearly, she reminded me so much of Aibileen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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