Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

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The author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.Published in 2010, The Kitchen House became a grassroots bestseller. Fans connected so deeply to the book's characters that the author, Kathleen Grissom, found herself being asked over and over "what happens next?" The wait is finally over. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, only to discover that his aristocratic lover Caroline is pregnant. Before he can reveal his real identity to her, he learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. Pan's father, to whom Jamie owes a great debt, pleads for Jamie's help, and Jamie agrees, knowing the journey will take him perilously close to Tall Oakes and the ruthless slave hunter who is still searching for him. Meanwhile, Caroline's father learns and exposes Jamie's secret, and Jamie loses his home, his business, and finally Caroline. Heartbroken and with nothing to lose, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey, who is intent on getting Pan to the Underground Railroad. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive.



  • Once again, Kathleen Grissom delivers! She has a knack for including just the right amount of detail without going off on tangents. She has a talent for portraying history as it was. I absolutely adored this book, as well as her first novel, "The Kitchen House." Normally, I purchase books second-hand, but I admire this author so much that I decided to buy these two books, along with her third book, "Crow Mary," from Barnes & Noble to show my support and encourage her to keep writing. I must say, though, that I really cannot stand the narrator, Madeleine Maby. Her pronunciation of the letter "R" is absolutely ridiculous and highly annoying. Every time she utters an "R," it completely takes me out of the story. I'm almost relieved that her chapters were limited, even though I wanted more from the character she portrayed. Her pronunciation is simply atrocious, and I was glad when it was finally over.
  • As I listened to the audiobook, I found myself shedding numerous tears, but would also feel joyous whenever the characters experienced moments of happiness. It's crucial for our country to truly heal when we start acknowledging historical truths. Humanity, justice, and love all require that truth comes before healing.
  • I absolutely adored the characters once again. Even though you don't have to read the Kitchen House beforehand, Kathleen Grissom did a fantastic job of introducing and intertwining the characters in Glory over Everything. Personally, I decided to revisit the Kitchen House before starting Glory Over Everything just to refresh my memory, especially since the Kitchen House ranks high in my favorite books list. I genuinely hope there is another sequel in the future.
  • Once again, Kathleen Grissom has managed to captivate me with her novel, "Glory over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House." I found myself completely engrossed in the story and yearning for more. The only letdown for me was the absence of a sequel or continuation of the series. I truly hope that another book is in the works, as I have become deeply attached to the remarkable characters brought to life by Kathleen's exceptional storytelling.
  • I really dig how the transition between the first story and the second story was so smooth. You didn't necessarily have to read the first one to follow the second one, but if you did, it made the whole experience even better.
  • The narrators did a fantastic job in this audiobook. Their performance added to my overall enjoyment of the listening experience. However, I must say that I found the prequel, 'Kitchen House', to be much more convincing and captivating. In comparison, the storyline in 'Glory over Everything' felt rushed at times and relied heavily on coincidences. Moreover, I couldn't help but notice several inconsistencies throughout the book. One example is how James describes his childhood in this sequel, which contradicts what was previously established in 'Kitchen House'. In 'Glory over Everything', he claims his grandmother raised him, but in reality, she was heavily medicated and slept most of the time. It is disappointing when the storylines don't align and remain consistent. I really wanted to fall in love with this book, but unfortunately, it fell short of my expectations.
  • This audiobook is like a powerful force that resonates with your deepest emotions and compels you to feel a strong desire to make a difference. It's the perfect companion for a road trip, as it will captivate your attention and leave a lasting impact.