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  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,197

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

Beautiful, and so truly heartbreaking tragedy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-12

Narration truly beautiful. A heartbreaking tale of life in the south before the civil war. Perhaps not sad enough, but I still had trouble finishing it.

  • Against All Things Ending

  • The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 3
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 33 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Award-winning author Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant books have sold more than 10 million copies. In the third volume of this trilogy, Linden Avery confronts the consequences of using magical power sufficient to wake the Worm, which is capable of destroying the Land. And although the only hope may rest with Linden’s son, the boy could also bring disaster upon everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful language

  • By Jeph2005 on 06-11-11

I hate the heroes, but

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-11

I dislike Covenent and Linden, but the supporting cast are great characters! Of course, in my experience with Donaldsons books about this world, that is always my opinion. I once got so upset when a supporting cast character died, I threw the book off a balcony!
Of course, I retrieved it, had to finish it!
I do wish there was a female narroter, for these books in which Linden is the star.

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