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.



  • 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.