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The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
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Jan 13, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: audiobook

I chose this book because the narrator who did the voice of Aibileen in The Help, Bahni Turpin, was a narrator in this book as well. Lesson learned, a good narrator is not enough.

I'm always irritated and angry after listening to this book. One horrible thing after another after another AFTER ANOTHER happens in this book with few moments of hope or joy. It's really just the biggest downer ever. I still have several hours left but the chance for a better outcome for the characters is not enough to compel me forward.

If you want to know just how lousy life was for slaves, for women, and for children in the 1800s - with one horrific example after another AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER - then you might like this book. If there was any chance for hope, if there was any deeper connection to the human spirit and perseverance, I could keep on, but I just feel nothing but dread and despair every time I revisit this book.

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message 1: by Dawn (new) - added it

Dawn so...I'm guessing this is a big "thumbs down?" :)

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