The Kitchen House : The Kitchen House

  • by Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Series: The Kitchen House
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller and word-of-mouth phenomenon, this is perfect for book-groups and fans of The Help and The Postmistress.
"You must not become too friendly with them," she said. "They are not the same as us."
"How?" I asked. "How are they not the same?"
In 1791 when seven-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia’s skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent a real gem

This is my type of book, easy to follow, tear jerking great human story.
Loved the narration and could not wait to hear more and more.......
Any one recommend more like this?
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- sue

Will send you to sleep

I love my black history slavery audio stories and the best thing about this audio was the end.
I paid for this audio of The Kitchen House, so I continued to listen to it. In the first 20 chapters, so many characters passed away. So many confusing characters with the same names or nick names. I had to keep rewinding the audio to remember who was who. There was no story line and this audio just dragged on. By chapter 52 (in the last hour) I finally picked up the jist of this boring audio and then a whole new bunch of characters was added. Boring!
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- mizzy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks